Obama and Black Caucus reach common ground, published online at TheGrio.com

It wasn’t on the president’s public schedule, but Tuesday morning he and Valerie Jarrett held a meeting with the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and 12 African-American business leaders on job creation. Chairman Cleaver remarked, “I thought that the meeting was as good a meeting as I’ve ever had with a president and I’ve been going to the White House for meetings with presidents since the early 1980’s” dismissing talk of the occasionally icy relationship between black members of Congress and the White House.