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  • Donald Trump Boasts He 'Destroys' Careers Of Republicans Who Say Bad Things About Him

    08/05/2018 11:31:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 5, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    President Donald Trump bragged to a crowd in Ohio that he could “destroy” the careers of Republican politicians who didn’t support him.Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 12th congressional district, the president’s message to Republicans to line up behind his agenda was clear.“How do you get 100 percent of anything? We always have somebody who says ‘I don’t like Trump, I don’t like our president, he destroyed my career,'” the president told the crowd, The Hill reported.“I only destroy their career because they said bad things about me and you...
  • Marco Rubio says the Carter Page documents don't prove the FBI spied on Trump's campaign

    07/22/2018 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-22-2018
    President Trump claims the FBI spied on and undermined his presidential campaign in 2016 for partisan purposes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not. Responding to Saturday's publication of the FBI's application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection to Russian election interference, Rubio said on CNN Sunday he "has a different view on it."
  • 'Deep State' Rubio: DOJ, FBI Did Not Do 'Anything Wrong' With Carter Page Surveillance

    07/22/2018 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the Department of Justice and FBI did nothing “wrong” while obtaining the FISA warrants for surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Rubio said, “I don’t believe that them looking into Carter Page means they were spying on the campaign......
  • Rubio, Scott Lead Assault on Conservative Judge, Take Down ‘Qualified’ Nominee

    07/20/2018 12:19:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott torpedoed a conservative nominee to the Ninth Circuit appeals court on Thursday whom even liberals called qualified for the bench, citing college-era political comments, energizing Democrats, and creating a new line of attack against the confirmations of dozens of other judicial picks, including Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Ryan Bounds, an Oregon federal prosecutor who clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit, had an impressive array of credentials that impressed people on the left and the right. Even the left-wing American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds as...
  • Rubio: ‘NATO Is Still a Good Idea — It Has to Be Modernized’

    07/12/2018 7:50:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/12/2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Daily Briefing,” Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was “still a good idea,” but it has to be “modernized.” When asked about President Donald Trump’s criticism of the alliance, Rubio said, “First of all, NATO is still a good idea. It has to be modernized, so it has a new purpose and a new meaning in the 21st century. I continue to believe and support NATO.”
  • Many have their doubts about Trump-Kim summit

    06/09/2018 10:19:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLUC-TV ^ | June 9, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The self-proclaimed master dealmaker is facing doubts from multiple corners as he prepares to negotiate with Kim Jong Un. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s landmark summit next week with the North Korean leader, U.S. allies and many Republicans are raising concerns that he may impulsively give in on issues they say should be deal-breakers for the United States. Ambiguity about exactly what “denuclearization” must look like has left some wringing their hands, while others fear he may yield on a longtime North Korean wish that the U.S. withdraw some or all of its military presence on the Korean Peninsula. There...
  • SOURCES: Trey Gowdy Blocked Investigation Into The FBI

    06/01/2018 3:02:01 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 111 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | May 31, 2018 | By Patrick Howley
    Top-level people in the world of intelligence and independent journalism report that House Oversight chairman Trey Gowdy effectively blocked investigations into the FBI spying on the President Donald Trump campaign. This is not the first time Gowdy, who endorsed Marco Rubio in the presidential primaries, has shut down an investigation on behalf of the establishment. But the fact that many traditional conservative outlets carry water and run interference for Gowdy, painting him as a hero, makes it harder to call Gowdy out. Thomas Paine, who represents the team of connected pro-America journalists and operatives at True Pundit, revealed Gowdy’s nefariousness.
  • Ron Paul: Republicans, Democrats Teaming Up for Federal Gun Confiscation Bill

    05/31/2018 6:25:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies
    IWB ^ | 3/25/2018 | IWB
    In an email Tuesday night, former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul released an ominous statement claiming that a source they have in the Senate revealed Democrats are teaming up with Republicans to push through a massive gun control bill. According to their source, as Paul explained, “Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are teaming up with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to ram through one of the worst nationwide gun confiscation schemes ever devised.” The gun confiscation bill, according to Paul, is designed to disarm Americans without any due process. The senators are using the recent tragic shooting in...
  • Rubio, in challenge to Trump, suggests Congress will act against ZTE

    05/27/2018 5:19:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2018 | Karoun Demirjian
    In a direct challenge to President Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio suggested Sunday that Congress would take steps to prevent the Chinese tech firm ZTE from being able to operate in the United States. Trump had announced last week that he would allow the telecom giant to ”reopen,” in a stunning reversal after the United States had imposed[snip] The senator did not go into specifics about what kind of legislative measure Congress might pursue to block the president. The annual defense authorization bills being considered in Congress already contain a prohibition on the federal government using Huawei and ZTE products. Rubio...
  • Rubio Defends FBI on Trump Probe — They Were Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Individuals

    05/27/2018 9:08:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 178 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) defended the FBI’s action during the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump by saying they were investigating individuals with suspicious histories connected to Russia. Rubio said, “As far as what I have seen to date, it appears that there was an investigation not of the campaign but of certain individuals who have a history that we should be suspicious of that predate the presidential campaign of 2015, 2016.” He continued, “When individuals like that are in the orbit of a major political campaign in America, the FBI, who is in charge...
  • Marco Rubio Defends Colin Kaepernick, Belongs In the NFL

    05/22/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Pelham · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 21, 2018 | tmz staff
    Sen. Marco Rubio is once again breaking from Donald Trump ... defending Colin Kaepernick's right to protest and telling TMZ Sports why he absolutely SHOULD be on an NFL roster. "Look, I support his right to stand for what he does," the republican senator tells us ... "I don't agree with what he did but I support his right to do it." "But if we're just talking football ... there aren't 63 better quarterbacks in the world." FYI, Rubio is assuming there are 64 quarterbacks currently on NFL rosters. Rubio said he's not sure if the NFL owners actually colluded...
  • Rubio: #ZTE issue should have nothing to do with broader trade talks.

    05/16/2018 12:22:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Marco Rubio Twitter ^ | May 16, 2018 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio ‏ Verified account @marcorubio Follow Follow @marcorubio More #ZTE issue should have nothing to do with broader trade talks. What is the point of cancelling Iran deal if we aren’t going to sanction those like ZTE who help Iran avoid sanctions? Plus ZTE helps #China spy on America & steal our intellectual property.
  • Marco’s Makeover Shows The Senator Doesn’t Understand Tax Policy

    05/01/2018 5:17:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | April 30, 2018 | VERONIQUE DE RUGY
    In a recent interview with The Economist, entitled “Marco’s makeover” in the U.S. print edition, senator Marco Rubio demonstrated that he doesn’t understand how tax cuts work. Here is one example from the interview: There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers. . . . In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker. Sorry, what? You expect this type of...
  • Rubio says asking citizenship question on census in Florida should be ‘no problem’

    03/28/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | 2/28/18 | Mary Ellen Klas
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio departed from his Miami colleagues Tuesday and said the decision by Commerce Secretary Ross on Monday to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is, essentially, no big deal. “I personally don’t see the problem with it,″ Rubio told reporters at a “pen and pad” briefing in Tallahassee Tuesday. “I think there’s a lot of noise being made about it.” Rubio’s comments diverge from the opinion of other members of Congress from South Florida who have said they fear some people could be dissuaded from answering the census if the citizenship question is asked. It...
  • Back in Florida, Rubio issues warnings -- for Trump on Korea and the NRA on the Second Amendment

    03/28/2018 7:56:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 83 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 03/28/2018 | Mary Ellen Klas
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was in full-alarm mode Tuesday on the second day of a two-week swing around the state during the spring recess. He warned that President Donald Trump‘s scheduled meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un is potentially “dangerous and counter-productive.” He warned of China’s “unprecedented” and steady attempt at displacing the U.S. as the world economic power. And he warned the National Rifle Association that if it doesn’t focus its energy on reducing mass shootings, the Second Amendment could be at stake. “I would argue today that perhaps the single, biggest threats to the Second Amendment are...
  • Protesters Say Sen. Rubio Has Blood on His Hands, Call Him 'Kid Killer'

    03/25/2018 2:48:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday at the March for Our Lives, thousands gathered to advocate gun control. While there was not any violence itself at the rally, there certainly were many in the crowd who blamed past violence on Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Some went even so far as to say the Republican had blood on his hands for the 17 innocent Americans lost in Parkland, FL. Parkland student and media 'icon' David Hogg kickstarted his speech by placing a price tag at the head of the podium. "I’m going to start off by putting this price tag right here as a reminder for you...
  • U.S. lawmakers want China's Confucius Institutes to register as foreign agents

    03/22/2018 11:37:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they wanted China’s Confucius Institute cultural centers in the United States to register as foreign agents, and to require all U.S. universities to disclose major gifts from foreign sources. Run by the Chinese government, the Confucius Institutes offer language and cultural programs at more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. They have been criticized as an attempt by Beijing to influence U.S. higher education. Senators Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton, and Representative Joe Wilson introduced the “Foreign Influence Transparency Act,” which would require the institutes to register under the Foreign...
  • Rubio: McCabe Should Have Been Allowed to Retire

    03/19/2018 5:19:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he disagreed with how former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Sessions two days before he was eligible for his pension. Rubio said, “I don’t like the way it happened. He should have been allowed to finish through the weekend.”
  • Marco Rubio introduces bill to keep nation on year-round daylight saving time

    03/14/2018 11:16:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 110 replies
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 03/14/2018 | Zac Anderson
    Responding to legislation that cleared the Florida Legislature last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has introduced a pair of bills in Congress, one allowing Florida to stay in daylight saving time year-round and the other putting the entire nation on year-round daylight saving time. Florida lawmakers passed a bill sponsored by state Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, that asks Congress to permit the state to maintain daylight saving time all year. Congress currently allows states to opt out of daylight saving time and stay in standard time year-round, but not the other way around. “Reflecting the will of the Sunshine State,...
  • Rubio Introduces Bills to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

    03/15/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 107 replies
    rubio.senate.gov ^ | 3/14/2018 | Unknown
    “Last week, Florida’s legislature overwhelmingly voted for permanent Daylight Saving Time for the State of Florida,” said Rubio. “Reflecting the will of the Sunshine State, I proudly introduce these bills that would approve Florida’s will and, if made nationally, would also ensure Florida is not out of sync with the rest of the nation.”Er, Marco, afaik Gov. Scott has yet to take action on the bill.The article states that DST "Benefits the economy""Benefits the agricultural economy""Reduces car crashes and car wrecks involving pedestrians""Reduces childhood obesity"bring "Increased physical fitness"and bring a "Positive impact on wildlife conservation"ff