Political Headlines February 20, 2013: Conan O’Brien to Headline White House Correspondents Dinner

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Conan O’Brien to Headline White House Correspondents Dinner

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien is set to headline the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner, association president Ed Henry announced on Wednesday….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 20, 2013: Sen. Marco Rubio, PM Benjamin Netanyahu Bump Water Bottles in Israel

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Rubio, Netanyahu Bump Water Bottles in Israel

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s water bottle incident turned global Wednesday when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

A photo posted on Twitter showed the two bumping water bottles across a table where they met Wednesday….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 20, 2013: Pew Research Center Poll: Public’s View of Marco Rubio Mixed, Poll Shows

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Public’s View of Marco Rubio Mixed, Poll Shows

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

A Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday shows 26 percent of those polled viewed Rubio favorably, while 29 percent held an unfavorable opinion of the Florida senator. Forty-six percent said they were unable to offer a rating for Rubio….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 20, 2013: Sen. John McCain Defends Immigration Plan at Arizona Town Hall Event

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John McCain Defends Immigration Plan at Testy Town Hall

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

Sen. John McCain defended his immigration reform proposals during a contentious town hall event on Tuesday in his home state.

The Republican senator from Arizona is a member of a bipartisan group of eight senators crafting a bill that contains a pathway to citizenship for many of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. But he heard an earful from constituents who were unhappy about the plan and want more to be done to secure the border….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 20, 2013: Quinnipiac University Poll: Gov.Chris Christie Reaches Record Approval Rating in New Jersey

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Poll: Chris Christie Reaches Record Approval Rating in NJ

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

“How high is up?”  That’s the question Wednesday from Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which is out with a new New Jersey poll that’s a record breaker.

It shows a 74 percent approval rating for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the highest of any New Jersey governor in 17 years of Quinnipiac surveys.  New Jersey voters also say 71 to 23 percent that Christie deserves reelection this year….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 20, 2013: President Barack Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

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Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-20-13

President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuesday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Marco Rubio (Fla)….READ MORE
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