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The Idea Men

What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out? House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who is considering running for president, offered his thoughts on poverty last week. Sen. Marco Rubio has been giving regular policy speeches on poverty, college loans, and helping the middle class. Show More Summary

Florida Poll: Hillary Leads Over All GOP Rivals

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Hillary Clinton easily beating all potential 2016 GOP opponents in the battleground state of Florida -- including the state's former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio -- by a seven to 21 point margin. In hypothetical head-to-head match-ups, Clinton tops Bush 49% to 42% margin and Rubio 53% to 37%.

Chamber of Commerce Hires Top Marco Rubio Aide to Push Amnesty

A year after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the face of the Senate's Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill, one of his top immigration aides will help the Chamber of Commerce push amnesty legislation. According to LegiStorm, " Jon Baselice,...Show More Summary

A few Republicans (but just a few) want to look (but only look) like they care about poor people

Sen. Marco Rubio is another member of the Republican "I care about poverty, honest! Please ignore my policy votes" caucus. Rep. Paul Ryan isn't the only Republican who's realized that maybe it would be a good idea, electorally speaking, to try not to seem entirely heartless: [Sen. Show More Summary

America Has A Fever And The Only Cure Is?Welfare Reform?

?Reform conservatism? is all the rage in the GOP these days. From middle class plans in ?Room to Grow? to anti-poverty reform ideas from Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, many on the right are rushing to prove they can ?govern?...

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: The Hill: Regulator assailed for quick ‘spin through the revolving door.

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: The Hill: Regulator assailed for quick ‘spin through the revolving door.’ Still waiting for someone to introduce my revolving-door surtax. Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Mike Lee? Marco Rubio? Hey, how about you, Elizabeth Warren? You’re supposed to be against regulators who are in bed with industry, right?

Senator Marco Rubio Accuses Marriage Equality Activists Of Intolerance

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In what should be regarded a part of a years-long run-up for his inevitable U.S. presidential campaign, Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio proved his conservative credentials in a speech he made at Catholic University in Washington on Wednesday. During the...

Give Us A Reason

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the question of marriage equality: While recognizing that “our history is marred by discrimination against gays and lesbians,” Rubio argued that “traditional marriage has such an extraordinary record of success at raising children” and must be perpetuated to the exclusion of same-sex unions. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Thinks Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Awful But Anti-Christian Discrimination Is Worse

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who pictures himself behind the desk in the Oval Office, just can’t figure out the modern GOP. First he staked his reputation on finding a reasonable middle ground on immigration reform, only to discover that for many in the party’s base, reform consists solely of pointing an uninterrupted row […]

Penny Nance: Rubio's Unifying Speech Contrasted Sharply With Obama's Divisiveness (Video Interview)

The unifying tone of Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Florida, Wednesday speech at the Catholic University of America contrasted sharply with President Barack Obama's divisiveness, Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, told The Christian Post in an interview after the event.

Marco Rubio Calls for End to Obama's Executive Amnesty for Minor Illegals

After meeting with Central American leaders on Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has called for an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—President Barack Obama’s 2012 amnesty program, via executive order, for illegal alien minors. Show More Summary

Russell Moore on Rubio's Tolerance Remarks: I Wanted to Say 'Amen' Very Loudly (Video Interview)

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, praised Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla., Wednesday speech at the Catholic University of America as both courageous and civil.

Marco Rubio: Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance Is Hypocrisy

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., condemned liberal intolerance toward those who support the traditional definition of marriage in a Wednesday speech at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Rubio Thinks Illegal Immigrant Children Need To Be Deported

Florida Senator Marco Rubio is taking another hard-line position on immigration reform, this time in regards to the thousands of illegal immigrant children and adults that have been flooding the U.S. Southern border. Rubio appeared on...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio: Letting Unaccompanied Minors Stay in U.S. Would Be 'Big Mistake'

On Fox News Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that letting the thousands of unaccompanied minors stay in the United States would be a “big mistake.” “That would be a big mistake,” he said, adding that although Americans wanted...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton leads Marco Rubio by 14 points -- in Florida

Hillary Clinton has yet to say whether she will get in the 2016 White House race, but if she does, another poll shoes she would be a formidable candidate. The former secretary of state tops every Republican matched against her in the key state of Florida — including a couple of GOPers with strong ties to the Sunshine State. Show More Summary

Rubio: Poor Opposers Of Same-Sex Marriage Face ‘Intolerance’

Talk about turning things around on their head. In Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s world, it’s the ones who are intolerant of gays who have to put up with intolerance. Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values [...]

Marco Rubio's social conservative manifesto.

Here's the full text. There's good, there's boilerplate, and there's the predictable effort at grappling with the discrimination against gay couples that some people feel sure belongs in the social-conservative platform:[T]raditional marriage... Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Accuses Gay Marriage Advocates Of ‘Intolerance’ And ‘Hypocrisy’

Rubio argued that "traditional marriage has such an extraordinary record of success at raising children" and must be perpetuated to the exclusion of same-sex unions. The post Marco Rubio Accuses Gay Marriage Advocates Of ‘Intolerance’ And ‘Hypocrisy’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

'I WILL BE ATTACKED AS A HATER': Marco Rubio Explains Why He's Still Against Gay Marriage

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), who is looking at running for president in 2016, gave a major speech on Wednesday outlining why he still holds fast to his socially conservative stance on same-sex marriage. In the speech, Rubio also attacked his political foes as hypocrites on the issue. Show More Summary

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