March 6th, 2013
09:14 PM ET

Obama dines with Republican senators, hoping to end gridlock in Washington

President Obama is wining and dining Senate Republicans at the swanky Jefferson Hotel in Washington. The White House says the dinner invite is part of an effort to break the gridlock with Republicans.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will be attending tonight's dinner says it's about time.

"The fact that there is a lot of interest in a dinner between president and a handful of Republican senators is a pretty good statement about where we're at as a nation." Graham added, "I'm not blaming anybody 'cause it takes both parties to get $16 trillion in debt. It's gonna take both parties to get out."

OutFront tonight: Ben LaBolt, former Obama campaign spokesman and Terry Holt, former press secretary for Bush-Cheney campaign.

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