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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other members of Congress to discuss foreign policy in the Cabinet Room at the White House July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama met with the bicameral and bipartisan group before the Senate and House of Representatives recessed today for their 5-week summer break. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C), Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other members of Congress to discuss foreign policy in the Cabinet Room at the White House July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama met with the bicameral and bipartisan group before the Senate and House of Representatives recessed today for their 5-week summer break. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest details President Obama's willingness to work with the newly sworn-in, Republican-led Congress.

W.H.: Obama seeks common ground with Republicans

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest details President Obama's willingness to work with the newly sworn-in, Republican-led Congress.