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  • 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
  • CNN’s Tapper Sits Back as Student Equates Rubio to School Shooter

    02/22/2018 8:18:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | 02/22/2018 | By Nicholas Fondacaro
    Wednesday's CNN town hall to promote gun control and gun grabbing was off the rails from the start. So-called moderator Jake Tapper sat back as the wild crowd targeted Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) with boos and jeers for basically just being there. The wildest moment allowed by Tapper was when Parkland, Florida student Cameron Kasky smeared the Senator by equating him to the shooter that killed 17 of his classmates. And Tapper thanked him for all of it. “I'm sorry, I know I'm not supposed to do this, but I'm not going to listen to that. Senator Rubio, it's...
  • Senator Marco Rubio is called 'pathetically weak' as he refuses to support an assault weapon [tr]

    02/22/2018 5:17:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2018 | Abigail Miller
    Senator Marco Rubio was slammed as 'pathetically weak' Wednesday night as parents and victims of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, took the stage to confront him at a Town Hall meeting. Rubio received a chorus of boos when he said that a ban on assault weapons would not have prevented the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Town Hall meeting was hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, who noted at the beginning that President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Rick Scott both denied requests to attend.
  • Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

    02/22/2018 4:03:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/18 | I Schwartz
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV
  • This town hall on CNN looks scripted....Can conservatives even talk to liberals?

    02/21/2018 6:16:24 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | February 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Sen. Marco Rubio got shouted down and the crowd started clapping loudly. Is it time for America to SPLIT?
  • Sen. Rubio's Important Questions About China...Democrat Only Asks About Rob Porter...

    02/13/2018 8:11:03 AM PST · by Stayfree · 27 replies
    Fox News | February 13, 2018 | Self
    Sen. Rubio asks FBI director and others about the path that China is taking to become the world's dominant super power including using our own academic superiority to educate their future scientists, but the stupid democrat that followed him only wanted to know what our intel people knew about the Rob Porter situation...what a bumbling old fool who shouldn't even be a crossing guard, much less a Senator.
  • Rubio Dismisses Report About Dem Senator (Warner) Attempting to Contact Dossier Author

    02/09/2018 7:02:44 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 9, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    en. Marco Rubio (R-FL) dismissed a Fox News report that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) tried to contact Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial Russian dossier. The Florida senator said Warner had already “fully disclosed” his contacts and that they had “zero impact” on the Intelligence Committee’s work. “Sen.Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work,” he wrote, tweeting out a link to the story. Marco Rubio✔ @marcorubio Sen.Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.Has had zero impact on our work. http://fxn.ws/2nXIdM6 #FoxNews The report noted that Warner had...
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. –You can read the STORY HERE– Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Rubio on push for paid family leave: ‘We still have to work on members of my own party’

    02/04/2018 1:16:46 PM PST · by Kalamata · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    "Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is working with Ivanka Trump to craft a paid family leave plan that will appeal to fellow Republicans, Politico reported Sunday. “We still have to work on members of my own party. I think there will be significant initial resistance to it, because it’s just not an issue that’s been identified with the Republican Party,” Rubio told the news outlet."
  • Rubio Fires Chief Of Staff For ‘Improper Conduct’

    01/28/2018 11:29:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 28 January 2018 | Chris White
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio terminated the employment of his chief of staff Saturday evening after determining the official violated office policies regarding relations between supervisors and subordinates...The statement did not mention the staffer’s name, but multiple news outlets have identified the chief as Clint Reed.
  • Rubio calls Cuba sonic attacks a “documented fact” after GOP colleague questions evidence

    01/07/2018 11:52:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 07, 2018 | Franco Ordonez
    Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back Sunday against comments from a Republican colleague that the United States has found no evidence of “sonic attacks” in Cuba. The Florida Republican charged the attacks were a “documented fact.” In a series of tweets Sunday, Rubio dismissed comments by Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a longtime advocate for improving ties with Cuba, stating that any U.S. official briefed on the mysterious events in Havana “knows full well that while method of attack still in question, that attacks and injuries occurred isn’t.” “It’s a documented FACT that 24 U.S. govt officials & spouses were victims...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio thinks the GOP tax plan helps corporations too much

    12/30/2017 6:12:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 68 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Marco Rubio says the GOP "probably went too far" in slashing the tax burden on corporations. The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders — which "isn't going to create dramatic economic growth." "If I were king for a day, this tax bill would have looked different. I thought we probably went too far on (helping) corporations," Rubio told the newspaper in the interview published Friday. "By and large, you're going to see a lot of these multinationals buy back...
  • Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept

    12/16/2017 8:03:59 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2017 | Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept
    On the heels of its horrific failures to repeal Obamacare, the troublesome Senate has finally gotten its act together enough to pass a $1.6 trillion tax cut. If it passes as expected, Americans can finally get the tax cut for Christmas that they elected a Republican Congress for, following years of Obama-era tax harvestings and stagnation. But it was a close call. One name stands out as a stinker here, and it still stands out as a stinker even though he's now voting yes: Senator Marco Rubio. The supposed conservative from Florida was willing to derail the whole thing for...
  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Y ALEXANDER BOLTON AND AVERY ANAPOL
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has threatened to vote against the tax bill, putting the legislation in danger of being delayed past Christmas. Rubio has told Senate leaders that he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help lower-income workers who pay payroll taxes and not regular income taxes. “Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way,” said a spokesperson for Rubio. If Rubio votes against the bill,...