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Obama Charm Offensive

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor, Denis McDonough Meet For Dinner As Obama Continues Charm Offensive | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama played golf with senators on Monday and is having dinner with House Democratic leaders on Wednesday evening, but ...

Obama, Republicans Set Second Dinner Date

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will once again dine with Senate Republicans, Politico reported Wednesday. The dinner will be held on April 10 at a yet to ...

Obama Charm Offensive Produces No Breakthroughs

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Over dinner at a fancy hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would ...

The Charmingly Offensive Road Tour

Will Durst | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Doesn't matter how much you schmooze, unless you find a way to muzzle the home district pit bulls on their right, you might as well blow those flirty kisses at a brick wall.

Jim Inhofe: Obama Is Destroying The Country, But He Is Charming

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is not falling for President Barack Obama's so-called "charm offensive." Speaking with Laura Ingraham on her radio show T...

The Problem With Charm Offensives: If They Are Needed, They Have Already Failed

David Coates | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Please, Mr. President: no grand bargains with the defeated. No toleration of their scorched-earth policies. Stop inviting Republicans to dinner. Start eating them for lunch. Democratic charm-offensives focused on Republican lawmakers can come at too high a price.

Abrupt Obama Shift Reflects Political Reality

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

* Dinner, lunch, phone calls with Republicans were uncommon * Reporters had raised questions about Obama's "aloofness" *...

Sam Stein

White House: If It Takes 'Fancy Sea Bass' To Get Republican Votes, We'll Do It | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When President Barack Obama sits down for dinner Wednesday night with a number of Republican senators at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just up...

Obama Waging Private Charm Offensive On Congressional Republicans

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Obama is waging a charm offensive on congressional Republicans. In recent days he has personally called at least a dozen ranking GOP m...