First Word: The GOP is coming to dinner

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President Obama returning to the White House on March 5, 2013.
President Obama returning to the White House on March 5, 2013.
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Looking to smooth over flared tensions, President Obama plans to host a dinner with Republican senators on Wednesday night. Obama raised the idea earlier in the week during a phone conservation with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Other invitees include John McCain, Kelly Ayotte,  Tom Coburn, Pat Toomey, Bob Corker, Ron Johnson and Saxby Chambliss. Barring any cancellations due to major snow storm expected to hit D.C. later in the day, the group plans to meet at a hotel near the White House.

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First Word: The GOP is coming to dinner

Updated