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Obama Reneges on promise to televise health care debate.

Just before New Year’s, C-SPAN Chairman and CEO Brian Lamb sent a letter to Congressional leadership, requesting permission to televise negotiations around the final health care reform legislation. The letter was addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, GOP Leader Rep. John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.
Read more: http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/05/c-span-asks-to-televise-health-care-negotiations/

Congressional Democrats are embarking on an abbreviated negotiation to save Reid the hassle of overcoming more procedural hurdles, but that means the resulting negotiations will be held behind closed-doors as the various stakeholders push for final changes. Liberal Democrats in the House have taken exception with the revised process, but most aides argue a drawn-out conference negotiation would give Senate Republicans too many opportunities to derail the process.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31152_Page2.html#ixzz0brFGsWVa

Obama vows to televise health care debate EIGHT TIMES.


edit: white house press sec dodging a question about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwBSQySYtw
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