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Obama To Get His First Look At Oval Office

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Although Barack Obama has been to the White
House before, he's never been to the Oval Office.
That will change today. The president-elect has a meeting with
the man he's succeeding.
President Bush invited Obama for the private talk, a rite of
passage between presidents and successors that extends for decades.
Bush and Obama are expected to review the nation's enormous
economic downturn and the war in Iraq.
After visiting the White House, will Obama be returning to the
Senate to cast votes during the post-election session? His chief of
staff, Rahm Emanuel, wouldn't say.
Interviewed on CBS' "Face the Nation," Emanuel also would not
commit to a Democratic proposal to help the auto industry with some
of the $700 billion approved by Congress for the financial bailout.

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