Rubio wades into poverty politics with call for more state control
January 8th, 2014
04:22 PM ET
7 months ago

Rubio wades into poverty politics with call for more state control

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio declared the last 50 years in the war on poverty a failure on Wednesday, drawing a considerable line between his view on how to fight poverty and those of his Democratic colleagues.

In his policy address, which fell on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's call for an "all-out war on human poverty," Rubio bashed Democratic proposals to raise the minimum wage and lobbied for the states, not the federal government, to control anti-poverty programs.

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Rubio backed Obama judge pick, then pulled support
January 8th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Rubio backed Obama judge pick, then pulled support

Updated 7:39 p.m. ET, 1/8/2014

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio was for the nomination of Judge William Thomas, before he was against him.

Thomas was President Barack Obama's pick for a vacant federal judicial seat in Florida, Rubio's home state. The White House has now pulled the nomination, according to an administration official.
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Rubio: Culture keeps U.S.-U.K. bond strong
December 3rd, 2013
10:53 AM ET
8 months ago

Rubio: Culture keeps U.S.-U.K. bond strong

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, speaking in London at the leading think-thank the Chatham House, said Tuesday America's changing demographics won't affect the country's longtime relationship with the United Kingdom, pushing back at the notion that the U.S.- U.K. bond solely relies on its ancestral ties.

In a speech about foreign policy, the potential presidential candidate also said he was skeptical of the initial nuclear deal reached for Iran. He also focused a significant portion of his remarks on posing threats by the Russian government, even taking a sharp attack on its President, Vladimir Putin.
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Filed under: 2016 • China • Iran • Marco Rubio • Russia • United Kingdom
Marco Rubio blasts Obama administration, pushes American leadership abroad
November 20th, 2013
03:14 PM ET
8 months ago

Marco Rubio blasts Obama administration, pushes American leadership abroad

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio pushed his vision for American foreign policy Wednesday at an event by the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

"American leadership has been a force for tremendous good in the world," Rubio said, wondering aloud what kind of world we'd have today if the United States hadn't taken a leading role on the world stage.
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Filed under: Marco Rubio
November 6th, 2013
01:28 PM ET
9 months ago

Rubio: Don't jump to conclusions about meaning of Christie win

Washington (CNN) – In an interview with CNN, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio downplayed Wednesday any national takeaways from GOP Gov. Chris Christie's crushing victory in the blue state of New Jersey and Republican Ken Cuccinelli's loss in Virginia, saying what happened in Tuesday's elections carry little implications for the future of the GOP.

"I think we need to understand that some of these races don't apply to future races. Every race is different–it has a different set of factors–but I congratulate (Christie) on his win," he told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Marco Rubio
Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author
October 28th, 2013
02:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author

Washington (CNN) –  He was a leading member of a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" Senators who pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the chamber earlier this year.

But with that measure facing little hope of passage in the Republican-controlled House, Sen. Marco Rubio feels Congress should play small ball when it comes to approving any bills on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
October 25th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
9 months ago

Video: Sen. Rubio on Obamacare, immigration

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida talks Obamacare and immigration.


Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio • President Obama
Rubio calls for delay of Obamacare sign-up deadline
October 22nd, 2013
09:16 AM ET
9 months ago

Rubio calls for delay of Obamacare sign-up deadline

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, will introduce a bill next week that would push back the March 31 deadline to sign up for Obamacare because of the federal website's technical issues.

"It's not fair to punish people for not buying something that's not available," he said Tuesday on CBS' "This Morning."
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Filed under: Health care • Marco Rubio
Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight
October 20th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
9 months ago

Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight

Washington (CNN) – One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014.

McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Marco Rubio • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Shutdown vote 2016 impact
October 17th, 2013
01:18 PM ET
10 months ago

Shutdown vote 2016 impact

Washington (CNN) - The vote to end the shutdown took place in October 2013, but it may provide some clues about the 2016 race for the White House.

There are a bunch of potential presidential hopefuls in Congress, but since all Democrats voted lockstep to back a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, it's the Republican votes that are more interesting.
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Filed under: 2016 • Government Shutdown • Marco Rubio • Paul Ryan • Peter King • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
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