Updated 9:53 pm ET
President Obama tonight “dropped by” a dinner Vice President Biden was hosting at his residence for Republicans senators to try to convince them to support the Syria bombing resolution.
Obama spent about an hour and twenty minutes with the GOP senators, the list of which so far remains secret.
A visit by the president to the vice president’s pad is very unusual – almost as unusual as Obama sitting in a room of Republican lawmakers.
It took Obama ten minutes to motorcade to the Naval Observatory, where the vice president’s residence is located. The president was back at the White House at 8:41 pm ET.
Update from the White House: Senators attending tonight’s dinner included: Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine); Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.); Bob Corker (R-Tenn.); Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
They ate Italian food served family style.