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Obama Invites Pelosi, Other Lawmakers to White House

President Barack Obama on Thursday will hold separate private meetings with three lawmakers, having lunch with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and then afternoon sessions with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.).

The meetings are the latest in a series of one-on-one sessions Obama has held with lawmakers in recent days, including private chats with Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).

The president also continues his deliberations on Afghanistan, meeting with Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, via videoconference. He will also hold meetings with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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