(CNN) – Legislation funding the federal government for the next several months wouldn't gain support from Sen. Marco Rubio unless the bill de-funds President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law, the Florida Republican said on Thursday.
Rubio, long an opponent of Obamacare, said he could support a so-called continuing resolution bill if it includes an amendment stripping funding from the Affordable Care Act. Such an amendment has been offered by Sen. Ted Cruz, who like Rubio was elected with support from the tea party.
(CNN) - The decision not to invite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the Conservative Political Action Conference undermines the annual event's credibility, a New York Republican lawmaker said on Friday.
"That's a suicidal death wish," U.S. Rep. Peter King said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
(CNN) - New York has long been seen as something like a political ATM, one of several states ripe with cash for candidates who visit, collect checks and return to their districts or states to campaign.
Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, again blasted a member of his party who tapped the New York fundraising well but cast a vote against federal relief funds for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. This time, the candidate in his sights was Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, proposed the U.S. provide ammunition to the Syrian opposition Wednesday, warning that the rebels feel "abandoned" by the West.
"I think it behooves us to do everything we can to ensure that the strongest elements in Syria post-Assad are those that are listening to us, can be influenced by us and have a desire not just to keep the Syrian nation together but to respect the rights of the diverse country that Syria is," he said, told an audience at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio told Israeli leaders Wednesday he was glad President Barack Obama would be visiting the Jewish state this spring, and waded into the politically sensitive subject of Jerusalem's status as the capital of Israel.
Ahead of his meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Rubio said of the city, "Of course the capital of your country but the spiritual capital of million around the world."
Washington (CNN) - The temperature's rising between Sen. Marco Rubio and the White House over immigration reform. And it got to the point Tuesday that President Obama picked up the phone.
Earlier Tuesday the Republican senator from Florida's press secretary put out an email release stating President Barack Obama and his staff were not working with congressional Republicans on immigration reform.
(CNN) – Word that the Obama administration has circulated to federal agencies drafts of an immigration plan led the White House on Saturday to reaffirm its commitment to successful bipartisan negotiations to reach a plan on Capitol Hill.
"The president has made clear the principles upon which he believes any common-sense immigration reform effort should be based," White House spokesman Clark Stevens told CNN. "We continue to work in support of a bipartisan effort, and while the president has made clear he will move forward if Congress fails to act, progress continues to be made and the administration has not prepared a final bill to submit."
CNN has reported that the White House was drafting an immigration bill in case an effort among a group of senators - the Gang of Eight - does not produce legislation in the near future. A similar effort is under way in the House.
(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio has arrived in Jordan, where he kicks off a Middle East trip that also takes him to Israel in two days, an aide to the senator told CNN on Sunday.
The Florida Republican will meet with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as well as Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. In Jordan, he will meet with King Abdullah, he said.
(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be capitalizing on his really awkward reach for water Tuesday night on national television, as he gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
The senator from Florida and possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful was quick to react to the much talked about incident, which went viral on-line, and may be able to gain politically from all the attention.
(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio’s awkward sip of water Tuesday may have fueled jabs from his political rivals, but even his friends saw an upside to the viral moment.
The Reclaim America PAC, which was founded by Rubio to help elect conservatives to public office, emailed supporters Wednesday offering an “official line of Marco Rubio water bottles.”