Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton
May 24th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
11 months ago

Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton has the early edge in a key battleground state, should she choose to run for president in 2016.

Iowa voters picked her as their choice for commander in chief above top potential Republican contenders including Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in a new survey released Friday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Marco Rubio • Polls • Rand Paul
Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns
May 13th, 2013
10:23 PM ET
11 months ago

Rubio comes to Ayotte’s defense on guns

(CNN) - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose votes on gun background checks have haunted her back at home in New Hampshire, will receive some support from another GOP senator seen as a rising star.

Sen. Marco Rubio's political committee Reclaim America will begin running a TV ad Tuesday in her defense, joining a commercial the National Rifle Association put on the state's main broadcast channel last week.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
May 13th, 2013
10:56 AM ET
11 months ago

Outrage at conservative targeting by IRS

(CNN) – The admitted targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service prompted more calls for tough consequences and a congressional investigation Monday.

Even Democrats voiced concern at the IRS' actions, including Sen. Max Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
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Filed under: IRS • Marco Rubio • Tea Party
Rubio calls Heritage immigration report not 'legitimate'
May 7th, 2013
04:46 PM ET
12 months ago

Rubio calls Heritage immigration report not 'legitimate'

(CNN) – A report by the conservative Heritage Foundation criticizing the Senate "Gang of Eight" immigration reform plan for being too costly wasn't an accurate assessment of the bill, one of the Republican lawmakers authoring the measure said Tuesday.

The report, released Monday, takes particular issue with the Senate bill's pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already living in the United States, saying such a route to legal status would cost taxpayers trillions.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
Immigration reform pits Rubio against mentor DeMint
May 6th, 2013
02:01 PM ET
12 months ago

Immigration reform pits Rubio against mentor DeMint

(CNN) – On Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio described former Sen. Jim DeMint as a "great man" and a "mentor."

On Monday, DeMint ran roughshod over the Senate immigration reform effort in part spearheaded by Rubio.
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Filed under: Immigration • Jim DeMint • Marco Rubio
Rubio: Congress can make path to citizenship tougher
May 3rd, 2013
09:14 AM ET
12 months ago

Rubio: Congress can make path to citizenship tougher

(CNN) – The route to legal status for undocumented immigrants, spelled out in pending Senate legislation, could be made even tougher by Congress, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio wrote in an op-ed Friday.

Rubio is one of the most high profile members of a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators who unveiled immigration reform legislation last month that includes an eventual pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants. It also mandates tighter border security and better enforcement of current immigration laws.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
National Review on 'Rubio's Folly'
May 2nd, 2013
01:42 PM ET
12 months ago

National Review on 'Rubio's Folly'

(CNN) - The latest example of conservative backlash against Sen. Marco Rubio for his role as one of the Senate leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform came Thursday on the cover of the right-leaning publication "National Review."

The cover shows Rubio laughing at a press conference announcing the immigration bill last month, with the words "Rubio's Folly" underneath. Fellow Republican Sen. John McCain appears on the cover as well, along with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio: Immigration bill 'probably can't pass the House'
April 30th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
12 months ago

Sen. Marco Rubio: Immigration bill 'probably can't pass the House'

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he doubts the so-called Gang of Eight's bipartisan immigration reform will gain enough support in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.

"The bill that's in place right now probably can't pass the House," the junior senator from Florida said on Mike Gallagher's conservative radio show. "It will have to be adjusted, because people are very suspicious about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws now."
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
Rubio's rapid response to immigration reform critics
April 18th, 2013
06:30 PM ET
12 months ago

Rubio's rapid response to immigration reform critics

Washington (CNN) – Marco Rubio is on a full-court press on immigration reform.

On Thursday, when Rubio and the seven other senators who make up the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" formally introduced their comprehensive reform bill in a high-profile news conference, the first-term Republican senator from Florida did 10 interviews on conservative talk radio. That follows the four interviews he gave the previous day.
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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio • Senate
April 14th, 2013
10:35 AM ET
1 year ago

Jay-Z’s Cuba trip ‘hypocritical,’ says Rubio

(CNN) – Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé were bolstering an oppressive dictator when they traveled to Cuba for their anniversary, Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday.

The trip - which the Treasury Department said was officially sanctioned as cultural travel - only served to expose “the ridiculousness of the laws that we have in place,” Rubio continued on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Cuba • Marco Rubio
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