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January 16, 2016
What boxer Sonny Liston's manager said of him (Sonny had his good points, the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Rubio. His strengths include intelligence, articulateness, and, usually, cheerfulness. His misjudgments involve, in ascending order of importance, the Senate immigration bill of 2013, sugar, Libya, and S-590. Together these reveal a recurring penchant for ill-considered undertakings. Rubio's retreat, under withering political heat, from the immigration bill was undignified but not reprehensible.
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October 17, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
The two men are polar opposites on the political spectrum, and a quarter-century apart in age. One is taking what could be his final national campaign lap; the other, his first. But Bill Clinton and Marco Rubio share one thing: Both are known for their charisma on the stage and stump, and both brought those skills to the Philadelphia region Thursday. Clinton was raising money for his wife's presidential campaign; Rubio, for his own. Though Pennsylvania is considered a battleground state, candidates have to survive primaries and caucuses in about 30 other states before voters here get to punch a ballot.
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April 23, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to make a campaign stop Monday at Mustang Expediting in Aston. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who is thought to be among Romney's possible running mates, is expected to join Romney at the 12:30 p.m. town-hall meeting. - Miriam Hill
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March 12, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the 2016 presidential election. Bush, capping a media-heavy week that sparked chatter about a presidential campaign for a third member of his family, tried to keep the conversation focused on his book Immigration Wars . But as Bush wrapped up a conversation with NBC's David Gregory, he likened journalists and their questions about the 2016 campaign to drug addicts.
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February 5, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie said Wednesday that he had "no idea" what showing he needs in the New Hampshire Republican primary next week to remain viable as a presidential candidate, and continued to fire at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. "I won't worry about it yet," Christie said in a news conference at a state legislative office building. "The choice is between me and Marco Rubio. Everyone knows it. He knows it. " Christie is battling to become the alternative to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the moderate wing of the GOP. Rubio took a big step forward in that competition when he finished third in the Iowa caucuses Monday, a percentage point behind Trump.
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March 28, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari and Thomas Fitzgerald, STAFF WRITERS
The day after winning his home state, Ohio Gov. John Kasich eyed votes - and money - near Philadelphia. The Republican presidential contender held a town hall in Villanova, then convened a more intimate meeting at the posh Merion Golf Club, bringing together about 20 major Republican fund-raisers. Many had chosen other candidates before - Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush among them. But those two were now out, and Kasich asked their supporters to turn to him. Many have obliged. A cadre of Pennsylvania Republican players will host a Kasich fund-raiser Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia.
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June 21, 2012 | By Steve Peoples and Kasie Hunt, Associated Press
HOLLAND, Mich. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday that his campaign was "thoroughly vetting" Marco Rubio as it searches for a running mate despite reports that the Florida senator was not being considered. ABC News and the Washington Post cited unnamed advisers in reporting that the Florida Republican was not on the short list for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket. "I can't imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process," Romney told reporters in Michigan.
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November 9, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Even before his breakout debate performance and national surge, Marco Rubio was building momentum in Philadelphia. The Florida senator, ascendant in an Oct. 28 debate and subsequent polls, has raised more money in the city and its seven surrounding counties than any other Republican contender, according to an Inquirer analysis of the most recent Federal Election Commission filings - and that was before a lucrative swing through the...
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April 2, 2013 | By Philip Elliott, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, optimistic lawmakers on Sunday cautioned they had not finished work on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. The AFL-CIO and the pro-business U.S. Chamber of Commerce reached a deal late Friday that would allow tens of thousands of low-skill workers into the country to fill jobs in construction, restaurants, and hotels. Yet despite the unusual agreement between the two powerful lobbying groups, lawmakers from both parties conceded that the negotiations were not finished.
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April 11, 2013 | By David Nakamura and Paul Kane, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan Senate group is likely to announce a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration system in the next several days, and a committee hearing could be held on the legislation as early as next week, people familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. Members of the group said they were close to completing an agreement on the comprehensive proposal that is expected to include a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants and could serve as the template for a deal between Congress and the White House.
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March 28, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari and Thomas Fitzgerald, STAFF WRITERS
The day after winning his home state, Ohio Gov. John Kasich eyed votes - and money - near Philadelphia. The Republican presidential contender held a town hall in Villanova, then convened a more intimate meeting at the posh Merion Golf Club, bringing together about 20 major Republican fund-raisers. Many had chosen other candidates before - Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush among them. But those two were now out, and Kasich asked their supporters to turn to him. Many have obliged. A cadre of Pennsylvania Republican players will host a Kasich fund-raiser Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia.
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March 17, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITER
The demise of Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations may have just saved Ohio Gov. John Kasich's bid for the Republican nomination - at least in Pennsylvania. A Rubio supporter, University of Pennsylvania student Nathaniel Rome, had challenged in court Kasich's nomination petitions to appear on the April 26 Pennsylvania primary ballot. Rome dropped that challenge Wednesday afternoon, according to his attorney, John Bravacos - the day after Rubio, a Florida senator, ended his presidential campaign.
NEWS
March 2, 2016
Donald Trump's distinctive rhetorical style - think of a drunk with a bullhorn reading aloud James Joyce's Finnegans Wake under water - poses an almost insuperable challenge to people whose painful duty is to try to extract clarity from his effusions. For example, last week, during a long stream of semiconsciousness in Fort Worth, this man who as president would nominate members of the federal judiciary vowed to "open up" libel laws to make it easier to sue - to intimidate and punish - people who write "negative" things.
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February 29, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
I'm a genius. Donald Trump said so. It must be true. His observation came the night of his impressive victory in South Carolina, after I noted on CNN that the total vote garnered by Marco Rubio (22.5 percent), Jeb Bush (7.8), and John Kasich (7.6) bested his total (37.9 vs. 32.5). My observation that a coalescing of the establishment vote could topple Trump was also something I'd tweeted: (Marco + Kasich + Jeb = more than Trump. But it needs to happen soon or it will be too late.
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February 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In the year of the outsider, the big money from the Philadelphia region is standing with the establishment. Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio, the presidential picks of most Democratic and Republican insiders, lead the local race for campaign money by far. Through Jan. 31, Clinton had collected $1.7 million from donors in Philadelphia and seven surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and South Jersey - more than the next four contenders combined,...
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February 25, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
On Thursday, Donald Trump called Pope Francis a "pawn" of the Mexican government and accused the leader of the world's Catholics of "disgraceful" rhetoric. On Friday, he approvingly retold an apocryphal story about a U.S. general ordering Muslims shot with bullets dipped in pig's blood. On Saturday morning, he wondered on Twitter whether President Obama would have attended Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral "if it were held in a mosque. " And yet, on Saturday night, Trump won the South Carolina primary, affirming him as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
NEWS
February 10, 2016
What will be the impact of the beatdown Marco Rubio took in Saturday's Republican debate?   New Jersey Gov. Christie slapped around Rubio, a first-term Florida senator, mocking him as a lightweight coasting on glibness and memorized talking points. It didn't help that Rubio repeated the same line three times as Christie drilled him. Rubio had been on the rise, a threat to consolidate mainstream Republican support and emerge as the chief alternative to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, champion of the tea party right.
NEWS
February 9, 2016
ISSUE | ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE Marco Rubio is hardly a moderate Today's Republican Party has moved far to the right of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Many leading Republicans compete for funding from billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, whose views are far-right-wing. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is one of today's conservatives. He only seems moderate because he is less abrasive than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Rubio occasionally recognizes the need to negotiate to legislate and govern, but he clashed with moderate Republicans in Florida and rejected the overwhelming consensus of scientists on climate change.
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February 8, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
MANCHESTER, N.H. - At times toward the end of last week, it seemed somebody had flipped a switch, and the hive mind of the Republican Party mainstream decided that Marco Rubio might be The One. With his third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses Monday, Rubio rolled into New Hampshire with that fickle but powerful force - momentum - and began to consolidate GOP establishment support in the drive to stop real estate entrepreneur Donald Trump and Texas...
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February 5, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
CONCORD, N.H. - Gov. Christie said Wednesday that he had "no idea" what showing he needs in the New Hampshire Republican primary next week to remain viable as a presidential candidate, and continued to fire at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. "I won't worry about it yet," Christie said in a news conference at a state legislative office building. "The choice is between me and Marco Rubio. Everyone knows it. He knows it. " Christie is battling to become the alternative to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the moderate wing of the GOP. Rubio took a big step forward in that competition when he finished third in the Iowa caucuses Monday, a percentage point behind Trump.
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