Obama defends closed door health care talks 

Obama answered a criticism from House Republicans, who he is meeting with in Baltimore, about not airing the health care reform talks on C-Span.

Obama told the GOP that most of the health care negotiations were televised during committee hearings, but he appears to be admitting the late-stage talks that took place in the closed offices of Senate and House Democratic leadership may have been a mistake.

"That was a messy process and I take responsibility," Obama said. "How do that logistically would not be as easy as it sounds," he added, referring to the request by C-Span to air the talks. "But I think it is a legitimate criticism, so on that one I take responsibility."

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