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Obama invites top House budget writers to lunch

Obama invites top House budget writers to lunch
Posted March 7th, 2013 @ 11:00am by By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket

Pursuing his personal outreach to wary lawmakers, President Barack Obama has invited Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the panel’s top Democrat, Chris Van Hollen, to lunch at the White House on Thursday.

The three men will sit down in the White House’s private dining room at 12:25 p.m., Obama’s press office announced in an updated schedule.

The president has stepped up a charm offensive as he seeks a deficit-cutting “grand bargain” with reluctant congressional Republicans. On Wednesday, he dined at a swank Washington restaurant with a dozen GOP senators and picked up the tab personally.

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