February 8th, 2010
04:10 PM ET
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White House official: Feb. 25 health care summit to be televised

Washington (CNN) - President Obama's bipartisan meeting on health care reform planned for February 25 will be broadcast live, a senior administration official said Monday.

Coverage details were not complete, but the official said the White House expected "the whole thing to be live."

The half-day meeting is an attempt by the Obama administration to rescue health care legislation, a top domestic priority for the president. Televising it also would help fulfill a campaign promise by Obama that health care negotiations would be broadcast live.

On Tuesday, Obama will meet with Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate for bipartisan talks that the president promised in his State of the Union address last month. Tuesday's meeting now will help prepare for the February 25 health care talks.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Brice

    Republicans going to be a stoned-faces. They may be choked.

    February 8, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. sensible Cape Coral FL

    Do they plan on giving out Oscars?

    February 8, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Should be good. The stupid Republicans will sit there like rocks. Maybe the public needs to see the obstructionist GOP sitting there and doing nothing so they'll get it. GOP SUCKS.

    February 8, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. Tony

    This only happened because of Mass.

    February 8, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. Fan

    Will the GOP party takes the bait? We will be watching.

    February 8, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  6. annie against biased news

    Too little too late! We want 'reformed' health care not government rationed health care. The so-called president should have thought about that before using his arrogance/ignorance trying to cram it down everyone's throat.

    February 8, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. JGB

    Did Obama finally figure out we weren't going to let his lie be lived down? Nope, I think it has more to do with them losing control and not being able to hold closed door meetings anymore. Now they are looking to blame the Republicans..............how funny is that? These fools had 100% control for a year and they couldn't accomplish anything but spending us into oblivion............and they wonder why they got voted OUT of power.

    February 8, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
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