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  • Marco Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike U.S.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world — or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Rubio, not Bush, is the right name for the GOP in 2016

    Let's get one thing clear: If someone could wave a wand and make Jeb Bush president it would be a very good thing for the world and this country. As his mother said, he is the best-prepared person. But as his mother also said, he shouldn’t be running. And the reasons are becoming more clear...

  • Marco Rubio's chief of staff moves to his PAC

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • Two interviews, big contrasts: Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton

    Two interviews this week with two potential GOP candidates for president in 2016. Two very different reactions from Beltway media, and those differences tell us much about the GOP problems and opportunities ahead, especially when combined with the reaction to New York Times' columnist Thomas...

  • Chris Christie's top picks for president: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio

    During an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly aired Monday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was asked to name his top candidates for president. Christie said former Florida governor Jeb Bush would be an "outstanding candidate" for president, and also named Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and...

  • Non-candidate Huckabee 'encouraged' by poll showing 2016 lead

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won eight primaries and caucuses in the 2008 Republican presidential race, says a new poll showing him tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP primary race is "encouraging." The poll, done by Washington-based WPA Opinion Research, shows Huckabee and Rand Paul...

  • Soundbites of the week: What about Joe Biden?

    Not in my state "I don't believe that legalizing an illegal drug for purposes of governmental profit is something that we should be doing. I believe that this is a gateway drug into other more serious drugs. I think it sends a wrong message to our kids and I don't think it makes anybody a...

  • Marco Rubio: Media covers 2016 like it's March Madness

    On CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio sidestepped another question about the upcoming 2016 presidential election, pointing out that the media covered it like a sport. One of the hosts asked the Florida Republican if he believed that Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., still...

  • Marco Rubio sings a free-market populist tune on regulations

    Regulations kill jobs. Republicans say that again and again. This appeals to ideological voters' opposition to government. It appeals to non-ideological voters' concerns about employment and the economy. But it doesn't tap into the average voters' moral sensibilities. But here's the thing:...

  • VIDEO: Marco Rubio uses Uber to discuss lessening regulations

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., visited Uber's D.C. offices to explain why he believes the country will grow more economically without burdening governmental regulations.

  • Marco Rubio backs Senate package to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    Sen. Marco Rubio supports Senate legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia, despite his opposition to the International Monetary Fund reforms included in the bill. Breaking with some conservatives in the Senate and an aid and sanctions package approved by the GOP-controlled House, the...

  • Marco Rubio: US bandwidth better used by cell providers

    Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves as part of a package of pro-business initiatives he said would create "thousands upon thousands of high-paying jobs."

  • The week ahead in economics: Marco Rubio speaks, job openings survey and Jack Lew testifies

    After a big week for economic policy that began with the president unveiling his budget proposal and ended with a better-than-expected jobs report, this week will be a little slower. But there's still plenty happening. On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman from Florida and one of the GOP's...



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