Why did the GOP agree to televise its meeting with the president Friday?

By many accounts, President Obama’s meeting with GOP House leaders was a success — for the White House. “[Obama], groping for a new strategy after the Massachusetts defeat, seemed to find the perfect foundation for one Friday: direct engagement with the GOP in front of a national TV audience,” Politico reported. Turns out the Republicans were hesitant about televising the exchange, but bowed to pressure at the last minute — a decision they regretted. “Sources say that …

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