Obama meets with Senate Democratic caucus

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Posted: Jun 25, 2014 5:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are meeting in what the White House bills as more of an informal get-together than serious policy discussion.

But with elections that will determine whether Democrats stay in control of the Senate quickly approaching, issues that could play a role in the eventual outcome — such as whether Obama gives the go-ahead for military strikes in Iraq — are unlikely to be avoided.

Every member of the Senate Democratic caucus was invited. The White House declined to say which senators attended the meeting.

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Spokesman Josh Earnest says there are no immediate plans for the White House to extend a similar invitation to Senate Republicans.