President-elect Barack Obama waves to reporters as he arrives at a private residence for a dinner in Chevy Chase, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Also in attendance was William Kristol, another prominent conservative and the editor at the Weekly Standard as well as a columnist for The New York Times. Joining Kristol were David Brooks of The New York Times and Charles Krauthammer of The Washington Post.
Obama's transition office did not say what the president-elect and the conservative writers discussed. The writers in attendance had been skeptical if not opposed to Obama's campaign for the presidency.