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
March 16th, 2014
08:30 AM ET
5 months ago

CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.

According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • CNN/ORC poll • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Marco Rubio • Martin O'Malley • Mike Huckabee • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ted Cruz
March 6th, 2014
06:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama's foreign policy a target of opportunity for CPAC speakers

(CNN) – Conservative heavyweights, some of whom might launch White House campaigns, contend a weak foreign policy under President Barack Obama emboldened Russia to intervene militarily in Ukraine.

The European crisis wasn't at the top of the agenda at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but a number of speakers put it at the top of theirs.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • President Obama • Russia • Ted Cruz • Vladimir Putin
Sunday chatter: Make Putin take notice
March 2nd, 2014
03:45 PM ET
5 months ago

Sunday chatter: Make Putin take notice

(CNN) - Russia’s escalation in Ukraine dominated the political talk shows Sunday morning. American politicians and Obama administration officials are calling Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deployment of troops to the Russian-friendly Crimean peninsula the latest provocation in a troubling series of events.

It’s also the latest foreign policy challenge facing President Barack Obama, whose tenure has been plagued by international crises ranging from two wars, an unruly North Korea and uprisings in the Middle East.

If you missed any of the Sunday chatter, we've got you covered:

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February 25th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
5 months ago

Rubio on 2016: Clinton would 'struggle'

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio questioned how formidable a candidate Hillary Clinton would be if she runs for the White House again.

And Rubio, in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," indicated that he and his political mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, could potentially go head-to-head as they both weigh 2016 presidential bids.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Marco Rubio • TV-The Situation Room
February 25th, 2014
01:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Rubio: U.S. in a 'geopolitical battle for influence'

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday the Defense Department's plan to reduce troop levels comes at a time when there's great unrest in parts of the world.

"In the middle of all of this, the U.S. announcing that we may have troop levels as a low as they've been since World War II. I think that's a pretty startling contrast in terms of where our priorities are and where the world's challenges look like," the Florida Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
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GOP slams stimulus on fifth anniversary
February 17th, 2014
10:16 AM ET
6 months ago

GOP slams stimulus on fifth anniversary

updated 1:00pm ET

Washington (CNN) – Five years after the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law, the measure, which is better known as the Stimulus or Recovery Act, was roundly criticized once again by Republicans.

"The Stimulus That Wasn't: Five Years Later, It's Clear Obama's Stimulus Was A Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars," was the headline on an email blast from the Republican National Committee Monday morning.
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Filed under: Economy • Marco Rubio • RNC
Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is
February 14th, 2014
04:43 PM ET
5 months ago

Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is kind of like Yoda.

Both have to contend with rebellious youth. For Boehner, it’s the tea party caucus. For Yoda, it was Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Joe Biden • John Boehner • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
February 11th, 2014
09:22 AM ET
6 months ago

Did Marco Rubio inhale?

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio isn't saying whether he ever smoked marijuana.

Asked at an education forum at Miami-Dade College on Monday whether he ever smoked marijuana, Rubio answered: "If I tell you that I haven't, you won't believe me. And if I tell you that I did, then kids will look up to me and say, 'Well, I can smoke marijuana because look how he made it. He did alright so I guess I can do it too.'"

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Filed under: 2016 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union
January 28th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
6 months ago

7 things you didn't know you didn't know about the State of the Union

Washington (CNN) – If you tune in to CNN’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, you’ll find plenty of intelligent reporting, insightful analysis, and a robust and thoughtful discussion of the most important issues facing our nation.

You won't find any of that here. But where else will you find the answers to burning questions such as, “What color necktie did Obama wear in 2011?” and “What the heck is that thing in front of John Boehner?”

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