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House Democrats Expect Obama at Retreat

President Barack Obama is tentatively slated to make an appearance at an issues conference this month for House Democrats, a Caucus aide said Monday.

House Democrats are regrouping following disheartening losses in the Nov. 2 midterm elections that returned them to the minority after four years in power. The session, which runs from Jan. 20 to 22 at a Hyatt hotel in Cambridge, Md., is an opportunity for them “to coalesce on a strategy” for the next two years, the aide said.

Obama is expected to attend, provided that his schedule stays open, the aide added. Cabinet secretaries and other administration officials may attend as well.

The aide said a main theme of the event would be Democrats’ manufacturing jobs initiative, known as “Make It in America.”

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