President Obama: Lack of transparency a ‘mistake’

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After weeks of denials from the White House that the health care reform effort failed to exhibit the transparency President Barack Obama promised on the campaign trail, Obama is conceding that locking the public out of key discussions was a “mistake.”

Obama: “The health care debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst supporters that we just don’t know what’s going on. And it’s an ugly process and it looks like there are a bunch of back room deals.”

Obama admits to a mistake in the health-care process

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Full story: President Obama: Lack of transparency a ‘mistake’ – Josh Gerstein – POLITICO.com