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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…

Republican rebrand: Is it more than skin deep?

US Republicans are rebranding themselves in the wake of last year’s defeat, but the makeover is looking less like a genuine bid to woo women and minorities and more like a civil war within the party. The party was hammered in the November election, with voters rejecting Republican nominee Mitt…

Rubio to give response to Obama’s State of the Union

US Senator Marco Rubio has been tapped to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address, party leaders said Wednesday, boosting his stature as a rising national heavyweight. Rubio, a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Cuba, will deliver the address Tuesday in both…

Eight Senate Republicans vote against the Violence Against Women Act

Eight Republican senators voted Monday against proceeding to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), a bipartisan bill to aid victims of domestic and sexual violence. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James…

Undocumented students risk deportation to protest Rubio

At an event with tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday, activists supporting the idea that undocumented students should be given a path to citizenship were booed and threatened with arrest. “They were threatened with arrest, which for a young DREAM Act student means automatic deportation,” Presente Action…

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