January 14th, 2009
02:54 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama meets with liberal commentators

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Trying to show a little bipartisanship, President-elect Barack Obama had an off-the-record meeting Wednesday with liberal commentators and columnists, the morning after a dinner with conservative writers at the home of columnist George F. Will.

Two sources close to the transition say Obama met Wednesday morning at his transition headquarters here with left-leaning writers like Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich of The New York Times, E.J. Dionne and Gene Robinson of The Washington Post, and MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow.

More moderate attendees included columnists Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal and Ronald Brownstein of National Journal magazine.

On Monday evening, Obama traveled to Will’s home in Chevy Chase, Md., to dine with a conservative cadre that included William Kristol and David Brooks of The New York Times.

Aides to Obama, who has been promising the most transparent administration ever, are refusing to divulge details of the meetings, saying the events were strictly off-the-record.


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    Peter (CA) – - -Just because someone doesn't use the left talking points and share the same ideology on everything doesn't make them a conservative jounalist or commentator.

    January 14, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
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