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Potential 2016 contender Marco Rubio urges an interventionist foreign policy

Republican Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 White House contender, urges the projection of US global power in the name of liberty — an interventionist strategy at odds with isolationists in his party. Back home he spearheaded comprehensive immigration reform earlier this year, infuriating hardliners who helped elect him to the…

Rubio kills nomination of gay African-American judge to appease the far right

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has withdrawn his support of a gay African-American judge from Miami who was poised to make the leap to the federal bench, and possibly savaged the nominee’s professional reputation in the process. According to the New York Times, critics of the decision are crying foul, saying…

Rubio: Syria situation would be different ‘if I had been in charge’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered stern criticism of the Obama administration in an interview with Brett Baier of Fox News saying that if he were president, the situation would be very different now. According to Talking Points Memo, Rubio said that he is skeptical of the efficacy of President Barack…

Cuban-Americans Rubio, Menendez battle to be key voice on immigration reform

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the Senate debates the most far reaching immigration bill in a generation, all eyes are on Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio, wondering if he might walk away from it. There are concerns that the rising political star from Florida, crucial to attracting Republican support…

Rubio: ‘I just want to congratulate those like Fox News’ for pushing Benghazi

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday thanked the Fox News channel for everything they had done to promote the idea that President Barack Obama’s administration deliberately allowed four Americans to die in Benghazi, Libya last year. Following a day of near wall-to-wall Fox News coverage of the House Oversight Committee…

Rep. Paul Ryan: I’m ruling out thinking about 2016

House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has ruled out seeking the White House in 2016 — at least for now. “I’m ruling out thinking about it right now,” he said in video uploaded to YouTube by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. “I really don’t think it is in my interest…

Rand Paul narrowly wins CPAC straw poll over Rubio

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) scored a victory in the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, edging out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), NBC News reported on Saturday. Paul, whose father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), won the poll at the conference in 2010 and 2011, garnered…

W. Kamau Bell: At least Rubio didn’t bite a dog’s head off

W. Kamau Bell came to the defense of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday, asking people to get off his case for his response to the State of the Union address. “It could have been much weirder. He could have been reaching for this,” Bell said, before showing a version…

Conan’s ‘Watergate’ spoof: Marco Rubio smokes a bong

In a segment aired Wednesday night on “Conan,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) didn’t take a swig of water during his State of the Union response: he took a hit off a bong. “He could have waited, you know?” Conan said. Co-host Andy Richter replied: “They’re trying to reach out to…

Rubio: The water-bottle moment was a message from God

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a perfectly good explanation for why he awkwardly reached for a water bottle during his Tuesday night response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: It was a message from God. Throughout Rubio’s delivery of the Republican response to Obama’s speech, Twitter users…

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