Article Photos: Eating out: Obama's new overtures to GOP lawmakers 4/7

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. is seen 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/J. Scott Applewhite, File)