Before taking office, President Barack Obama began this week by reaching out to Republicans. He held dinners in honor of his election opponent, Arizona Senator John McCain, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The new president praised the willingness of both men to work with members of both parties. He said bi-partisanship is key to good government.
To talk about whether that's a feasible goal, we turned to one of the three remaining Republicans in the New England congressional delegations. Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire is beginning his seventeenth year in the U.S. Senate.
He spoke Thursday with WBUR'S Bob Oakes.
This program aired on January 23, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.