02/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Invited To Address House Republican Conference

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan wars of the last two years in which congressional Democrats battled President Bush.

In a letter dated Jan. 9, the Republican leadership team asked Obama to attend one of their regular meetings with the 178-member GOP conference "at your earliest convenience" after he is sworn-in as the 44th president.

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