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Bush to Host Obama, Former Presidents During Luncheon

The White House says President George Bush will host a lunch next month with President-elect Barack Obama and all the living former American presidents.

The White House said Wednesday Mr. Bush has invited his father, George H.W. Bush, along with former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, to the luncheon that is set for January 7.

President Bush has made a smooth transition to the next administration a top priority as his presidency winds down.

Last month, Mr. Bush and President-elect Obama held talks at the White House on major issues the incoming chief executive will face during his administration. Mr. Obama will be sworn into office on January 20.