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Marco Rubio dines with President Obama

Sen. Marco Rubio is headed to dinner at the White House.

A frequent critic of President Obama's, Rubio accepted an invitation to dine with the president and a handful of other Republicans. It's the second time since the election Obama has reached out to Republicans.

The New York Times said Obama asked Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia to put together the invite list, which includes Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Orrin Hatch of Utah and John Thune of South Dakota.

--Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times