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Excerpt from the Washington Post today.
...... Murkowski was already planning to host the group at her home, and had even gotten the food already. According to her office, she accepted the change of venue without complaint, and even offered to have the Alaska halibut she’d been planning on presenting delivered to the White House.
No word on whether the fish delivery is taking place, but one thing is clear: in a political system defined by dysfunction at the moment, at least one group of players knows how to operate without a fuss..... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/23/what-president-obama-can-learn-from-his-dinner-date-with-female-senators/
A White House official said Obama "enjoyed continuing his discussion with the senators about a wide range of items on the agenda, including working together to find common ground on budget issues and new initiatives to grow our economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class."
The president also "discussed our continued focus on passing commonsense immigration reform that will strengthen our national security and our economy," as well as other priorities including "passing measures to reduce gun violence and expanding educational opportunities for all our children."
The president also spoke about cybersecurity and a range of other issues as each senator shared her priorities. The meal included Alaskan halibut as an entree and peach pie for dessert..... http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/04/obama-pushes-big-budget-deal-at-dinner-with-senate-162478.html