Political Circus: Boehner...A songbird he is
February 14th, 2014
04:43 PM ET
10 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
10 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
3 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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January 27th, 2014
10:24 AM ET
11 months ago

Rubio boosts foreign policy resume with Asia tour

Washington (CNN) – As Gov. Chris Christie continues to fend off accusations of corruption in New Jersey, another Republican with possible designs on the White House, Marco Rubio, spent last week 7,000 miles away from the controversy, burnishing his foreign policy resume with a three-country trip through Asia.

The Florida senator made a busy, weeklong visit to the Philippines, Japan and South Korea - a trip that brought him face to face with top officials from all three countries, the boxer Manny Pacquiao and a pair of DMZ-stationed North Korean soldiers, who took pictures of the man who one day may sit in the White House.

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Filed under: Marco Rubio
Rubio wades into poverty politics with call for more state control
January 8th, 2014
04:22 PM ET
11 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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Filed under: Marco Rubio
Rubio backed Obama judge pick, then pulled support
January 8th, 2014
03:47 PM ET
11 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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Filed under: Marco Rubio
Rubio: Culture keeps U.S.-U.K. bond strong
December 3rd, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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