Sides reach broad agreement on immigrant guest workers
March 30th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Sides reach broad agreement on immigrant guest workers

Washington (CNN) - Business and labor negotiators working to hammer out a deal on an immigrant guest worker program have reached broad agreement, a source familiar with the talks said Saturday, eliminating one major hurdle to legislation revamping the nation's immigration system.

Business leaders and labor groups had been working to develop a plan on guest workers, tackling major sticking points on how much workers would be paid and the number of workers that would be allowed into the country each year.

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Obama takes in Syracuse-Marquette game
March 30th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
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Obama takes in Syracuse-Marquette game

(CNN) – March is almost over, but the madness continues for President Barack Obama, who took in Saturday’s Syracuse-Marquette matchup at Washington’s Verizon Center.

Obama picked neither team to reach the Elite Eight on his NCAA bracket, which he described as “busted” earlier this week.

“I think my women’s bracket is doing much better than my men’s bracket,” he said after Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony for the new Secret Service chief.


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Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP
March 30th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
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Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP

(CNN) – Nearly a month after forced spending cuts prompted some Republicans to call on President Barack Obama to cease his weekend golf outings, the commander-in-chief returned to the links for a springtime round Saturday.

It’s the first time Obama has returned to the golf course since the spending cuts took effect March 1, though on previous weekend days he’s attended basketball games with his daughter. He also spent one Saturday in March returning from his trip to the Middle East.
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March 30th, 2013
01:39 PM ET
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As Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments, some debate GOP stance

(CNN) - As the justices of the Supreme Court now contemplate two same-sex marriage cases, and national polls show growing support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, a debate has broken out over whether Republican presidential candidates in 2016 will embrace the idea.

Karl Rove, the former White House political adviser in the George W. Bush administration, said this week he could envision the 2016 GOP nominee - whoever it is - backing same-sex marriage.
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Obama calls for reflection in weekly address
March 30th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
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Obama calls for reflection in weekly address

(CNN) - Members of the world’s religions are bound by a common belief in serving others, President Barack Obama affirmed in a politics-free weekly address on Saturday.

Describing his own family’s celebration of Easter, Obama said the holiest day on the Christian calendar was an opportunity to “recommit ourselves to following His example here on Earth.”
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Republicans continue call for Obama to approve pipeline
March 30th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
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Republicans continue call for Obama to approve pipeline

(CNN) – Republicans pressed President Barack Obama again Saturday to approve the controversial proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska said in the weekly Republican address the Keystone pipeline "is primed to give our economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable – and it won't cost the taxpayers a dime."
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