After Stimulus Vote, Happy Hour's at the White House

Obama invites lawmakers for cocktails
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 4:26 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama drinks beer at Raleigh Times bar in Raleigh, NC, May 6, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A little liquor can buy a lot of goodwill. At least, that’s what President Obama is hoping—he’s invited key lawmakers to the White House for cocktails after the House votes this evening on the stimulus package, the New York Post reports. Keeping with Obama’s keenly diplomatic style, the invite list includes six House Democrats, six House Republicans, and five senators from each party.