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Reid and McConnell Invite Colleagues to "Lincoln" Screening In Effort to Unite Senate

As we all wait to see if Democrats and Republicans will ever agree on how to avoid the so-called "fiscal-cliff," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) are making a last ditch effort at creating unity within the Senate before the holidays.

Their idea? Invite their colleagues to a screening of Lincoln.

On Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter obtained their joint invitation, which requested Senate members and their spouses attend the screening on Wed. Dec. 19 at 5 P.M. Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tony Kushner, Kathleen Kennedy and Doris Kearns Goodwin will attend the screening and answer questions following the movie.  

In the invitation, Reid and McConnell wrote:

Lincoln has captivated audiences across the nation and received outstanding reviews. ... the film depicts the good which is attainable when public servants put the betterment of the country ahead of short-term political interests. We believe that viewing this film would provide all senators with a positive opportunity to gather and reflect during this holiday season.

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