May 12th, 2014
09:02 AM ET
3 months ago

Rubio says humans aren't behind climate change

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio says he doesn't believe humans are causing climate change and doesn't think any action can reverse course.

This as a new White House report indicated that Rubio's home state of Florida is one of the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.

"I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it," the first term senator said Sunday on ABC "This Week," after being asked by ABC News' Jon Karl whether humans were contributing to the heating up of the planet.

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Filed under: climate change • Global Warming • Marco Rubio • Poll • President Obama • Uncategorized
Rubio:  No ‘eject button’ if he runs for president
May 11th, 2014
12:25 PM ET
3 months ago

Rubio: No ‘eject button’ if he runs for president

(CNN) – Marco Rubio said that if someone wants to be president, they should fully commit to just that, adding that candidates shouldn't try to hold their congressional seats while pursuing the White House.

The Florida Republican said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC that, should he decide to launch a 2016 campaign, he won't run simultaneously for re-election for his seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
'The 20th century is gone': Rubio makes apparent dig at Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire speech
May 10th, 2014
08:30 PM ET
3 months ago

'The 20th century is gone': Rubio makes apparent dig at Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire speech

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio used his first visit this election cycle to New Hampshire, a key primary state, to take apparent shots at a potential 2016 presidential opponent - Hillary Clinton.

The Floridian was speaking Friday night to fellow Republicans at the Granite State’s “Freedom Founders” dinner, an annual event held by the Rockingham County Republican Committee.

Although not referring to Clinton by name, Rubio said: “They're threatening to nominate someone now who wants to take us to the past, to an era that is gone and is never coming back. The 20th century is gone. We live in the 21st century, a time of extraordinary challenges but also extraordinary opportunities. And that's where our party must step in.”

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC
May 8th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
3 months ago

Eyeing ’16, Rubio and Paul to speak at RNC

Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio will emphasize the need for the federal government to rethink how it addresses key programs by embracing “free market principles” and new technology in a speech to Republican leaders and activists meeting here this week to discuss political strategy.

The Florida GOP senator’s address is just one of several he has delivered on the topic of reform – already, he has spoken about how to transform education, innovation and poverty. And it is a subject Rubio will carry to New Hampshire on Friday and back to Washington, DC next week when he will appear at the National Press Club to talk about “retirement security in the 21st century and propose new reforms to strengthen entitlement programs,” the senator’s spokesman Alex Conant told CNN.

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Filed under: Marco Rubio • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • RNC • Tennessee
Rubio: Obama must enforce tougher sanctions on Russia
May 3rd, 2014
01:34 PM ET
3 months ago

Rubio: Obama must enforce tougher sanctions on Russia

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, slammed President Obama for not taking strong enough action against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, arguing that the president is setting a precedent that regional powers can hold vulnerable countries hostage to achieve their economic goals.

“We must never allow any nation or terror group to hold any region of the world hostage to their demands,” Rubio said in a weekly GOP address. “We should never have to ask a regional power for permission in order to conduct commerce with any nation. And we should always stand on the side of the vulnerable and the oppressed.”

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Marco Rubio
First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado
May 2nd, 2014
01:21 PM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Rubio backs GOP Senate candidate in Colorado

Washington (CNN) – Cory Gardner, the all-but-certain Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, picked up a marquee national endorsement on Friday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, is urging his supporters to contribute to Gardner's bid to unseat Sen. Mark Udall.
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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Cory Gardner • Marco Rubio
April 25th, 2014
10:48 AM ET
3 months ago

Inside Politics: The age question

Washington (CNN) – Forget, for now, the traditional debates over taxes and spending or national security.

The flashpoint in presidential politics, at the moment anyway, seems to be more about age.

Or experience. Or maturity. Or something like that.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Inside Politics • Marco Rubio • Ted Cruz
Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready
April 22nd, 2014
10:43 AM ET
3 months ago

Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready

(CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren't quite ready to take on the White House.

"A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco) Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy – Ted Cruz? All running for president now," he said in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "I don't think they've got enough experience yet."
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Filed under: 2016 • Bob Dole • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Rubio: Presidential candidates should only run for one office at a time
April 2nd, 2014
06:38 PM ET
4 months ago

Rubio: Presidential candidates should only run for one office at a time

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio appeared to take a jab at Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday, saying candidates shouldn't run for the presidency while trying to hold onto their Senate seat.

"I think by and large, when you choose to do something as big as that, you’ve really got to be focused on that and not have an exit strategy,” the Florida Republican said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.
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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul
Rubio to make first 'early state' visit this cycle
March 25th, 2014
10:58 AM ET
4 months ago

Rubio to make first 'early state' visit this cycle

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio's heading to New Hampshire.

The May visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state by the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender is raising eyebrows among those who cover national politics.

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
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