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.
October 17, 2015 |
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.
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
May 9, 2016 |
Pat Toomey is a Republican U.S. senator from Pennsylvania Donald Trump has dominated the political discussion for the better part of the last year. While I would prefer to focus on my work in the U.S. Senate, and on my own campaign for reelection, there is an unlimited interest in all-things Trump, so I'll offer a few thoughts about the presidential race. At the beginning of the primary process, I endorsed Marco Rubio for president. I felt then, and still do, that Rubio possessed the best combination of policy knowledge, dedication to conservative principles, and an inspiring vision to successfully lead our country in these troubled times.
March 12, 2013 |
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.
February 5, 2016 |
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.
May 1, 2013 |
Marco Rubio, Florida's junior senator, is pushing immigration reform because he needs a major legislative accomplishment to cement his credentials as a rising GOP star. Haley Barbour, former GOP governor of Mississippi, is campaigning for an overhaul because he knows that the Republican Party will be doomed if it does not make peace with Latino voters. John McCain, Arizona's senior senator, is once again advocating a path to citizenship for undocumented workers because, well, his ego won't allow him to be outdone by a young upstart named Rubio.
June 21, 2012 |
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.
February 29, 2016 |
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.
April 2, 2013 |
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.