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UPDATED: White House 'Message Meeting' For Pundits On List

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The source said Axelrod came in toward the end of the meeting.

Another source who attended said the group discussed health care "in terms of where we were at that point in the debate."

"It's a smart thing for the administration to do - bringing in Democratic pundits so they know what the message the White House is pushing," the source said.

The source said attending the meeting does not equal parroting the White House's talking points, but said they are helpful to have a sense of where the administration stands on key issues.

Ed. Note: This post has been updated as we found more attendees of the meeting.