President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuseday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate: John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio. The calls come after Rubio called a White House immigration plan that leaked over the weekend “half-baked and seriously flawed”.
Huffington Post: Jay Carney: Despite Marco Rubio Staff Claims, White House In Touch On Immigration
Talking Points Memo: Rubio’s Office Insists Their Immigration Plan Isn’t The Same As Obama’s
CNN: Rubio and White House in war of words over immigration meetings
National Journal: Can Obama and Rubio be Immigration Frenemies?
ABC News: Rubio and Obama: Are They Talking Immigration Yet?
TIME: Yes, Rubio and Obama Mostly Agree on Immigration. No, That Doesn’t Mean Reform Is Inevitable.