Article Photos: Eating out: Obama's new overtures to GOP lawmakers 3/7

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., left, and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., talk on Capitol Hill in Washington. Enveloped by political gridlock, President Barack Obama is reaching out to rank-and-file Republicans, hosting GOP senators for dinner at the White House Wednesday night and then visiting Capitol Hill next week for separate meetings with Senate and House Republicans.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)