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Obama: Golfing with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama--who usually golfs on weekends with staffers--on Monday played with three Senators--two of them Republicans--who may be open to a bi-partisan deals.

The game, at Joint Base Andrews, included Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Col.) The golf game is just the latest move by Obama to try to woo GOP Senators--with the president having held several dinners in the past months as part of a strategy to find critical GOP votes.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said at the Monday briefing, "This is in keeping with his engagement with lawmakers of both parties, and in particular Republican senators, to see if he can find some common ground on some of the challenges that confront us."

"...He's looking for partners anywhere he can find them, including, you know, on the eighth hole," Carney said.

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