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Post Show Thoughts: Thawing the icy relationships in DC

 

President Obama's outreach to Congressional Republicans this week was hope for some that there would be a new wave a bipartisanship in Washington. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), a close friend of the president and one of the eleven GOP Senators that had dinner with him this week, said he thinks Obama's outreach is sincere. 

"I think he's genuinely reach out," Coburn said. Although he cautioned that it might take some time to find a willing partner in the GOP because of the "scabs and sores" leftover from the past partisan battles between the two sides. Coburn says it will take "a while for that to heal,"but hopes that they will be able to come together to solve the big problems.

One of those problems is Immigration reform , and former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) joined the discussion today to discuss his plan for comprehensively changing the system. Plus, he discuss why he thinks history will look at his brother's presidency favorably and whether or not he will run for the White House in 2016. (Watch the full interview with Jeb Bush here)

Plus, we featured a special roundtable discussion on the debate over women in the workplace started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In. David was joined by the author of “Why Women Should Rule the World” and former White House Press Secretary under President Clinton, Dee Dee Myers; Tennessee Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; former John McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt; and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.