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Obama to Host McCain Dinner

Barack Obama talks a lot about changing politics as usual and crossing the ideological divide. He'll make good on that promise the day before he is sworn-in -- at least for dinner. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that Obama will hold a series of bipartisan dinners Jan. 19 for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), whom Obama defeated in the presidential election, Vice President-elect Joseph Biden and Colin Powell.

"In these times of great challenge and great change, leadership requires rising above the same old narrow partisanship," Obama said in a statement.

The dinners will take place at the National Building Museum, Union Station and the Washington Hilton. Tickets are required.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 10, 2009; 4:02 PM ET  | Category:  Presidential Inaugural Committee
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Ah, shucks -- he's not inviting Gov Palin??

Posted by: esthermiriam | January 10, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

obama is going to be one of the best presidents. he's a thinker. he's always searching for common ground. he reaches out. those qualities cannot be overestimated.
and he gets a medal for not inviting palin. shudder.

Posted by: frieda406 | January 10, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

I give two thumbs up for all those who are not speaking about Gov Palin, what could she offer. I still have yet to figure that out. Go quietly into the good night...

Posted by: easternstar25 | January 10, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Good start. We could use more we instead of me these days.

Posted by: Rocc00 | January 11, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

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