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Obama in rare briefing room appearence after meeting with Congressional leaders

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WASHINGTON--In a surprise move, President Obama made a very rare briefing room appearence on Tuesday afternoon, taking the podium usually occupied by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to report bi-partisan meeting with the House and Senate leaders.

He is also took several questions from the press, the first time he has taken questions from the White House press corps since a press conference on July 22.

Obama has been stepping up his outreach to Republicans. Obama said he hoped " this will be first of a series of meetings I will have with the leaders of Congress."

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