President Obama is requesting face-time with Republicans over food to discuss a possible budget deal.
President Obama invited a dozen Republican Senators to dinner at the White House Wednesday.
A week from today, he'll sit down with Senate Republicans over a meal at the Capitol.
They invited the President to their policy lunch - at his request.
The last time President Obama attended a Republican policy lunch was in 2010.
And-House Speaker John Boehner's office announced the President wants to meet with House Republicans next week as well.
85-billion dollars in automatic spending cuts took effect Friday...and will be spread out over the next seven months.