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November 04, 2010

Obama invites GOP to dinner



President Obama invited leaders from both parties to dinner at the White House on Nov. 18, shortly after he returns from a trip to Asia. It's "not just going to be a photo-op," Obama said Thursday morning. The Democrats on the invite list: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois. The Republicans: Presumptive House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, presumptive Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona. “We’ve already talked internally about more things later in the year,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. “This is the first of many.” Obama also invited newly elected governors to meet with him at the White House on Dec. 2. And he is likely to meet with corporate CEOs in Washington later this year. He already has a planned meeting with US CEOs during his visit to Mumbai, India.

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nate roth

Will the Republicans send their regrets or accept the invitation?

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