Obama meets with liberal pundits

Following close on the heels of his dinner with conservative columnists, the president-elect talked with Frank Rich, Rachel Maddow and others.

Published January 14, 2009 6:10PM (EST)

Barack Obama may have dined with conservative columnists Tuesday night, but that doesn't mean the president-elect is leaving the liberals out. Politico's Michael Calderone reports that Obama met Wednesday at his transition headquarters with a group of pundits from the left, including Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne and Eugene Robinson. (Some moderates were included as well.)

Separately, the list of attendees at Tuesday's dinner has been fleshed out. Sadly, it didn't include Rush Limbaugh, but, in addition to the names that were already revealed, Larry Kudlow, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Paul Gigot were there.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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