12/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Reaches Out To GOP: Meeting With Leaders Today

President-elect Barack Obama will continue his efforts to reach across the aisle today, as his designated White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will hold meetings on Capitol Hill with House and Senate Republican leaders.

Transition officials say Emanuel will "discuss how to best work together and ensure they know that the White House will be open at all times for them." The meetings come after Monday's session in Chicago between Obama and his vanquished Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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