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Marco Rubio, and why senators may have it tougher this cycle

On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) outlined his lofty vision of a "New American Century" as he announced his candidacy for president in Miami before an enthusiastic crowd revved up by the music of U2 and Flo Rida and chanting "Marco! Marco!" On Tuesday, it's back to his day job as a junior member of a […]

Kelley Paul’s advice to husband Rand Paul: ‘You need to share a little bit about who you are, from the heart’

NEW YORK – As Rand Paul runs for president, wife Kelley Paul has a new role: helping soften the public image of her husband, an ophthalmologist who can be alternately prickly and blunt. Her prescription for the doctor: the policy is great -- just add in some of the personal. She urged him to share […]

Hillary Clinton asks for a redo in Iowa

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Tuesday to ask for a second chance in Iowa, the state whose unique mix of national politics, local organization and high expectations dealt a devastating defeat to Clinton’s 2008 run for president. The former secretary of state and New York senator, who declared her second White House bid […]

Marco Rubio has some advice for Rand Paul: Go big or go home.

Newly-minted presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Monday stressed that he will not simultaneously seek re-election to the U.S. Senate while running for president, saying that would "diminish your ability to succeed" -- indirectly taking a swipe at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is doing just that. “If you’ve decided that you want to serve […]

Clinton continues her adventurous road trip to Iowa

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's excellent road trip adventure continued Monday, as she drove to Iowa for the first scheduled campaign events of her new presidential bid. Clinton is riding in an armored black van she uses when in New York and which she has nicknamed "Scooby," because it reminds her of the van […]

How Marco Rubio 2016 sounds like Obama 2004

MIAMI -- In his presidential campaign kickoff speech Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) used language reminiscent of another big speech from over a decade ago that catapulted President Obama -- then a state senator -- onto the national stage. Here's Rubio: "I know my candidacy might seem improbable to some watching from abroad. After all, […]

How Marco Rubio addressed one of his biggest challenges in his kickoff speech

MIAMI — As Sen. Marco Rubio stepped briskly down the sun-splashed steps of the iconic tower here where he would later deliver his first speech as a candidate for president, he was greeted by a pack of reporters curious about how he would try to distinguish himself from others on the long list of 2016 […]

Full text of Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Monday officially jumped into the 2016 presidential race, announcing his candidacy in front of supporters in Miami. Here is a transcript of his remarks. RUBIO: Thank you. That is a lot of cellphones. Thank you. (LAUGHTER) Thank you, thank you for being here. After months of deliberation and prayer about […]

Marco Rubio announced he’s running for president. So who’s next?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's announcement Monday that he will seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination makes him the fourth major candidate to announce a White House bid in the last three weeks -- and he could be the last big candidate to join the fray until late May. Here's what we know about several candidates' timelines: […]

At last, President Obama to visit South Dakota

President Obama announced Monday he will make his first trip to South Dakota next month -- marking the 50th state he has visited during his time in office. Obama is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown on May 8. He broke the news in an interview with KSFY, […]

About Hillary Clinton’s ‘Scooby van’ road trip to Iowa…

After formally announcing her 2016 bid for the White House Sunday afternoon, the Democratic presidential candidate jumped into a van nicknamed “Scooby”and began a 1000-plus mile journey from her home in Chappaqua, N.Y. to the first official campaign event of her second campaign, in rural Monticello, Iowa. “Road trip! Loaded the van & set off […]

Marco Rubio announces presidential bid Monday

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the son of Cuban immigrants whose rapid political ascent was nearly blocked five years ago by national Republican leaders, began calling supporters on Monday to inform them he is entering the Republican race for president, according to two people familiar with his plans. The Florida senator will officially launch his campaign […]

5 big unanswered questions as Marco Rubio launches his presidential bid

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to officially put to rest questions about his political future on Monday when he launches his run for president in Miami. There are plenty of questions swirling around his presidential bid -- here are the five biggest right now: Will immigration hurt him in the primary? Rubio was part of […]

Congress is back, and it has plenty of work to do

Congress returns to work Monday after a two-week break that started on a high note, with the House passing a bipartisan fix to a long-standing Medicare headache. But the good feelings are unlikely to persist as lawmakers -- particularly in the Senate -- will immediately confront a host of nettlesome issues that have gotten more […]

Who’s in Marco Rubio’s inner circle?

As he launches his presidential campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is surrounding himself with a tight-knit, fiercely loyal cast of characters. It begins with his relatives, who live near his young family in West Miami. It extends to friends and associates across Florida -- and it includes battle-tested operatives who’ve worked at all levels of […]

6 things to know about Marco Rubio

What’s his name? Rubio’s family calls him “Tony,” an Americanized version of his middle name, which is Antonio. Don’t confuse the Cuban-American Sen. Marco Antonio Rubio (R-Fla.) with the Mexican middleweight boxing champ, whose name is – Marco Antonio Rubio. Show More Summary

READ IN: Trading Spaces Edition

By Reid Wilson -- Today, an abbreviated version of Read In, as your author takes what turned out to be an ill-timed vacation. -- Congress returns this week after two weeks back home. And while House Republicans will use this week to push their tax cut agenda, everyone's really waiting for the trade shoe to […]

Marco Rubio set to announce presidential bid Monday

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the son of Cuban immigrants whose rapid political ascent was nearly blocked five years ago by national Republican leaders, will formally launch his campaign for president Monday evening in his hometown of Miami. Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, will make the announcement in front of the city’s Freedom Tower, an […]

Hillary’s in. Everyone has something to say about it.

It's no surprise that Hillary Clinton's friends and foes were at the ready Sunday to respond immediately to the "news" that she is officially a presidential candidate. For every warm welcome to the race, there were Republican vows to stop her. Here's a round-up: Party leaders: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chair: “While we […]

Hillary Clinton is in. Who’s going to announce for president next?

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Sunday became the third major candidate from either political party to officially enter the 2016 presidential race, announcing her decision to seek the Democratic nomination in an energetic and youthful campaign video. So who’s next? All eyes now turn to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), whose presidential announcement is […]

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