Political Headlines February 17, 2013: President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods Play Golf Together

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President Obama, Tiger Woods Play Golf Together

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-17-13

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President Obama is in the middle of spending a three-day weekend at a posh Florida golf and yacht club. And if taking private training lessons on the links from Tiger Woods’ old coach Saturday wasn’t enough, on Sunday the Tiger himself joined Obama on the links. The meeting on the green is their first.

A White House official confirmed to the press that the president was playing with Woods, although media have not been allowed on the resort since the president’s Friday arrival to view any activity….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 17, 2013: White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

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White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-17-13

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Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration officials said on Sunday….READ MORE

Full Text Political Headlines February 17, 2013: Senator Marco Rubio Says President Barack Obama’s Immigration Plan Would Be “Dead On Arrival”

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Rubio Says President’s Immigration Plan Would Be “Dead On Arrival”

Source: Rubio.Senate.gov, 2-17-13

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding new details about President Obama’s immigration plan, as first reported by USA Today:

“It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress. President Obama’s leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. The President’s bill repeats the failures of past legislation. It fails to follow through on previously broken promises to secure our borders, creates a special pathway that puts those who broke our immigration laws at an advantage over those who chose to do things the right way and come here legally, and does nothing to address guest workers or future flow, which serious immigration experts agree is critical to preventing future influxes of illegal immigrants.

“Much like the President’s self-described ‘stop gap’ Deferred Action measure last year, this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. It would actually make our immigration problems worse, and would further undermine the American people’s confidence in Washington’s ability to enforce our immigration laws and reform our broken immigration system.

“If actually proposed, the President’s bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come.”

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