President Obama is going only one place this week, but his conversations will go everywhere.
He’s heading to Capitol Hill again and again, but he intends to talk not only about deficit reduction and other big-ticket items but also many smaller-bore issues such as cybersecurity and increasing the minimum wage.
Obama will visit lawmakers from both parties on their own turf for three consecutive days, an extraordinary shift for a president widely seen as aloof and disconnected from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue — even when he worked there as a senator for four years.
He will spend some time discussing the need to cut the budget deficit at the meetings beginning with Democrats on Tuesday, but will also touch on gun control, immigration reform and even the slow pace of judicial nominations, according to senior administration officials.
Obama will even offer a preview of sorts of his imminent trip to Israel, a White House official said.