In the aftermath of Tuesday election, which took flipped control of the House of Representatives over to the Republicans, President Obama announced that he has invited John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi to the White House for bipartisan meetings in the first week of the lame duck session, on Thursday, November 18th.

“This is going to be a meeting in which I want us to talk substantively about how we can move the American people’s agenda forward,” Obama said from the Cabinet Room of the White House this morning, “It’s not just going to be a photo-op. Hopefully it may spill over into dinner.”…

The president said the immediate focus during these meetings will be focus on what needs to get done during the lame duck session – and ticked though a few of those priorities –tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and business extenders.