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Having failed to get his way on the sequester, President Obama appears to be trying a charm offensive on Congressional Republicans. President Obama will join the GOP at their Senate luncheon next week.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing:

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The President will be joining Senate Republicans at their policy luncheon Thursday, March 14th.  The White House requested the opportunity and the GOP leadership agreed to it.  On Tuesday, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell commented on reports that the President had begun reaching out to individual Republicans he hoped to win over.

(Sen. McConnell) "Frankly, I wish he'd done more of that over the years.  We've had, all of us, very limited interaction with the President."

This meeting comes as the President tries to push gun control and immigration legislation, and with budget issues that remain to be resolved.

At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.