President-elect Barack Obama is meeting with John McCain (Monday) in
their first face-to-face talks since Mr. Obama defeated the Arizona senator in
the presidential election November fourth.
The incoming president's transition office says the former rivals for the
presidency will discuss ways to bring about a "more effective and
Also attending the meeting are Republican Senator Lindsey Graham as well as
Congressman Rahm Emanuel, who is to become Mr. Obama's White House chief of
Mr. Obama has said he wants to work with both Democrats and Republicans to find
answers to the country's problems.
In a television interview broadcast late Sunday (on the CBS news program
"60 Minutes"), Mr. Obama said he intends to do whatever it takes
to stabilize the economy, restore consumer confidence and create jobs.
He said it is important to restore faith in financial markets to allow the
economy to move forward in a strong way.