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  • Marco Rubio Finds Out the Hard Way: It Takes Two To Hug With Ivanka Trump

    06/22/2017 9:35:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | JUNE 22, 2017 9:55 AM | BY JOSE LAMBIET jose@gossipextra.com
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has been getting hammered on social media after a cringe-worthy photo of his awkward attempt to embrace the much taller Ivanka Trump popped up on political websites. The statuesque first daughter was on Capitol Hill this morning to talk about her new child tax-credit proposal in a meeting with lawmakers called by the second-term Republican senator. The conversation, which included a proposal to provide incentives for businesses to provide family leave for employees, must have gone really well. Despite being savaged by Donald Trump during last year’s presidential debates, Rubio, 46, appeared to feel some kind...
  • U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech - Again

    06/20/2017 9:11:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | June 20th 2017 | Judith Bergman
    On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, "Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States". The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). On April 6, 2017, EmgageUSA wrote the following on their Facebook page: "Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted...
  • Donald Trump To Dine With Two Senators Who Will Question James Comey

    06/06/2017 9:45:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/06/2017
    Donald Trump is dining at the White House Tuesday night with two senators who will question former FBI Director James Comey Thursday. Sens. Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Todd Young, Cory Gardner, and Reps. Francis Rooney and Lee Zeldin have all been invited to dinner with the president in the residence at 6:30 p.m. Rubio and Cotton, who are both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, are then scheduled to question Comey during an open and closed session hearing Thursday.
  • Issa distances himself from Trump: Rubio 'was my first choice'

    06/04/2017 9:05:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2017 | John Bowden
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) distanced himself from President Trump when confronted at a raucous town hall Saturday, telling voters that he would have preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) to be president. Issa was confronted by a Republican constituent who said he feared President Trump's agenda. “I voted for Reagan, I voted for both Bushes, and I never voted for Obama,” he explained to Issa. “However, I am afraid of President Donald Trump.” Issa wouldn't defend Trump, and instead pointed to his own support for Rubio during the 2016 Republican primary as a defense. “I was out of the district...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump Set To Roll Back Obama’s Cuba Policies

    05/29/2017 5:27:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    President Donald Trump is set to announce a rollback of former President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba, The Daily Caller has learned.Two sources told TheDC that the development is due to the behind-the-scenes efforts of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.This information coming from an anti-embargo group, which spoke on the condition of anonymity, was confirmed Sunday by John Kavulich of the nonpartisan U.S. – Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “The Trump Administration has been ‘ready’ since February 2017 to announce changes, but issues unrelated to Cuba have intervened,”...
  • McConnell: Trump's values 'indistinguishable' from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio

    05/24/2017 6:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | may | Max Greenwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.) said on Wednesday that he believes President Trump has settled into the conventional Republicanism touted by rank-and-file party members, like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). "What the administration is doing, not only am I comfortable with it, but I think the vast majority of Republicans in Congress feel that this is a right-of-center presidency, which is what we had hoped," McConnell told Reuters in an interview. "If you look at what the president is actually for, it strikes me as indistinguishable from what a President Jeb Bush or a President Marco Rubio...
  • Sen Marco Rubio Says Americans Got the White House Drama 'They Voted For' by Electing Trump

    05/22/2017 8:04:08 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 75 replies
    Indenendent Journal Review ^ | 5/21/2017 | Kara Pendleton
    During the presidential election campaign, as a GOP candidate running against Trump, Rubio called him a “con artist,” and he said he was “erratic” and therefore untrustworthy with the nuclear codes. Rubio reiterated this belief a few months later.
  • Marco Rubio to VA secretary: Employees who steal narcotics 'should be fired'

    04/26/2017 7:15:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Naseem S. Miller
    Some lawmakers want to give the VA secretary more authority to fire bad VA employees, including those who steal controlled substances. “VA employees who illegally divert or steal controlled substances are harming our families and communities,” wrote Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in a letter to the VA Secretary David Shulkin, on Thursday. “They should be fired and denied taxpayer-funded benefits.” Rubio has introduced legislation to help the VA secretary to discipline, demote and terminate employees, removing some of the rules and laws that currently bar him from doing so. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability First Act has passed the...
  • Syria's chemical program: Rubio 'gravely concerned' about Iran & Russia complicity

    04/21/2017 1:05:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    FOX News World ^ | 20 April 2017 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News he’s “gravely concerned” about Iran’s role in helping Syria develop its chemical warfare program that ended up killing dozens of people weeks ago. Rubio, a Republican, said he was troubled by reports that both Iran and Russia were complicit in Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program. While the Trump administration accused Moscow of covering up the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack, the U.S government has not mentioned Iran's possible role. {snip} “The thing that makes Iran so dangerous is it not only exports its weapons to proxies in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, but it brags...
  • The G.O.P. Race to Primary Trump Has Already Begun

    04/06/2017 1:09:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Vanity Fair | April 5, 2017 | Abigail Tracy
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/john-kasich-donald-trump-gop-2020
  • Rubio evicted from Tampa office because of protesters

    03/01/2017 2:08:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 2.28.17
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is looking for a new office location in Tampa after the owner of his previous space decided not to renew his lease because of constant disruptions from protesters. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the owner of the nine-story Bridgeport Center notified Rubio’s staff Feb. 1 that it would not renew its lease. They have to be out by Friday.
  • Rubio: Immigration reform will be 'difficult' but 'possible'

    03/01/2017 11:36:00 AM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/01/17 10:14 AM EST | Madeline Conway
    Rubio, speaking to Fox, endorsed Trump’s points on law enforcement and making the immigration system more merit-based. After movements on those two fronts, Rubio suggested, “then you can do something very reasonable with the people who have been here a long time who are not gang bangers, who are not criminals, who are not a threat to public safety.” As a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” Rubio pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013 that ultimately passed the Senate but not the House, though he later walked back his support for some of its provisions. Alongside other...
  • Trump envisions bill allowing many immigrants to stay in US

    02/28/2017 3:26:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28, 2017 | By Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer and Tal Kopan, CNN
    (CNN)President Donald Trump wants to pass an immigration reform bill that could grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US. "The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides," Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House. The President is eager to pass a compromise immigration bill in his first term that would stop short of granting a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, but would allow undocumented immigrants who aren't serious or violent criminals to live, work and pay taxes in the US without fear...
  • Sens. Cruz, Heller, and Rubio Introduce Bill To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 5:01:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act, which would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and therefore recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Currently, the U.S. Embassy is located in Tel Aviv. In a statement, Sen. Cruz said that it was "finally time" to move the embassy. “Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel,” Sen. Cruz said. “Unfortunately, the Obama administration's vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth - let alone the reality...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Senators move to limit Trump on Russia sanctions

    02/08/2017 12:30:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan group of senators is moving to check President Trump on Russia by bolstering congressional oversight before he can lift sanctions. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Wednesday setting up a period of congressional oversight before Trump could roll back financial penalties. The legislation, known as the Russia Sanctions Review Act, would require Trump to notify Congress before he lifts sanctions tied to the invasion of Ukraine or Russia's meddling in the White House race. “To provide relief at this time would send...
  • George Soros Poster Boy for Needed Campaign Finance Reform

    02/07/2017 9:12:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Like Obama, Soros seems to be blinded by his own corrosive hatred It was fully intended by George Soros that patriots would be shocked into despair that Republicans Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; steadfast anti-Trumpers John McCain and Lindsey Graham sold out their own country for roughly $2,700 apiece during the 2016 campaign season. The shock was somewhat blunted by the fact that millions already knew politicians on both sides of the political aisle are out for themselves and on the take.
  • Marco Rubio on CSPAN

    02/07/2017 6:55:39 PM PST · by Mrs.Z · 32 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 2-7-17 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio defends Sessions in the confirmation debates on the floor of the Senate. He really is getting it right (for a change).
  • They want Trump gone. Two dozen protesters are hoping Marco Rubio will lead the way

    01/31/2017 6:05:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/31/17 | Monique O. Madan
    With posters that read “Remove the POTUS,” about two dozen protesters gathered outside U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office in Doral Tuesday and chanted “Stop Trump’s Swamp’s Cabinet,” as cars honked along Northwest 36th Street.“To see a person of such little intellect in a leadership role and failing badly makes me sick; it makes us all fail,” said Palmetto Bay’s John Taylor, 73. “I am asking that Rubio make moves to remove [Trump]. Somebody has to step up and save this nation, save this democracy.” Some posters read “How about appointees that actually qualified?” while others sported signs with the names...
  • Marco Rubio Cracks: Announces He Plans to Vote for Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation

    01/23/2017 10:37:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 23,2017 | Katie McHugh
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday he will vote to confirm former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, providing Tillerson with a critical vote to get him through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I believe the president is entitled to significant deference when it comes to his choices for the cabinet,” Rubio wrote in a Facebook post. “I also believe given the uncertainty surrounding the future direction of our foreign policy that a higher degree of scrutiny is justified in evaluating whoever is nominated to serve as secretary of state.” Rubio said he remained “concerned” about the...