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  • Inside the Campaign Merch Graveyard

    10/18/2017 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GQ Magazine ^ | October 18, 2017 | Elaina Plott, Washingtonian Magazine
    Where do all those Jeb!-festooned tees, cufflinks, and yard signs go when the game is lost? To the Girl Scouts, obviously. Last week, Hammerstone, a company that sells tchotchkes and apparel—you know, like golf shirts festooned with corporate logos—sent out a rather curious email. Hammerstone, which sometimes works with political campaigns, wrote to announce it had on hand a heft of surplus gear from the presidential campaigns of Jeb(!) Bush and Marco Rubio. The items for sale, the email noted, included such indispensables as Criquet polo shirts, cufflinks, challenge coins, and drinkware, all emblazoned with the logos of two long-defunct...
  • Marco Rubio Headlines Fundraiser for Anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake

    10/10/2017 8:51:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Ben Kew
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attended a fundraiser for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Monday in a bid to support his 2018 Senate reelection campaign against challenger Kelli Ward. Rubio was the headline speaker at the exclusive event in Scottsdale, Arizona, for which lunch tickets cost $100 and VIP tickets cost $500. Thanks to @marcorubio for coming out to Arizona to support @JeffFlake! #AZSen pic.twitter.com/Zq4Ewz1ALg — Flake for Senate (@FlakeforSenate) October 9, 2017 Both Rubio and Flake were part of the “Gang of Eight” that proposed the 2013 immigration bill that sought to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Flake...
  • Sunday Political Brunch—Will Florida Mark the End of Trump Presidency? (Jeb? Hahahaha!)

    08/20/2017 12:18:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Telegram & Gazette ^ | August 20, 2017 | Mark Curtis
    The “brunch” is on the road for the next two weeks, assessing what’s going on in the politics of some key states. Those states might decide the fates and fortunes of the Trump Presidency and the Republican-led Congress in 2018 and 2020, so let’s “brunch” on that this week: “As Florida Goes; So, Goes the Nation” – The Sunshine State is becoming a bellwether of American politics, not only a key battleground for the White House, but for Congressional influence as well. In the last ten Presidential elections, Florida has been on the losing side only once. Now, as the...
  • Rubio to Trump: Your comments give white supremacists "a win"

    08/15/2017 7:13:56 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 152 replies
    Axios ^ | 8/15/2017 | Shane Shavitsky
    Sen. Marco Rubio issued a statement via Twitter on Tuesday denouncing President Trump's repeated statements that "many sides" were responsible for this weekend's violence in Charlottesville during his press conference this afternoon, telling Trump that spreading the blame for the events would allow white supremacists to count it "as a win."
  • Powerful Venezuelan lawmaker may have issued death order against Rubio

    08/14/2017 8:08:57 AM PDT · by cll · 19 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 8/13/17 | Patricia Mazzei
    One of Venezuela’s most powerful leaders may have put out an order to kill Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a fervent critic of the South American country’s government, according to intelligence obtained by the U.S. last month. Though federal authorities couldn’t be sure at the time if the uncorroborated threat was real, they took it seriously enough that Rubio has been guarded by a security detail for several weeks in both Washington and Miami. Believed to be behind the order: Diosdado Cabello, the influential former military chief and lawmaker from the ruling socialist party who has publicly feuded with Rubio. At...
  • Marco Rubio Tweet: "important for the nation to hear @potus..."

    08/12/2017 3:09:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/12/17 | Marco "Let Me Assume" Rubio
  • Politico Attacks Rubio for Tweeting Proverbs, the 'Most Republican Part of the Bible'

    07/10/2017 2:09:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Politico's Joel Baden attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday, accusing him of tweeting "the most Republican part of the Bible," namely the book of Proverbs. "Proverbs is notable in that it presents a fairly consistent view of the world: The righteous are rewarded, and the wicked are punished," Baden argued, chiding Rubio. He compared "some of the statements in Proverbs" to statements from "modern-day conservative policymakers." "In short: Proverbs is probably the most Republican book of the entire Bible." Rubio had the perfect response to this attack. "Proverbs is the Republican part of the Bible? I don't think Solomon...
  • Rubio Hits Politico After They Accuse Him Of Tweeting ‘Republican’ Part Of Bible

    07/10/2017 4:09:52 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7.10.17 | Amber Athey
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio had a pithy tweet for Politico, who argued in a piece Sunday that Rubio has been tweeting the “Republican” part of the Bible.
  • Rubio: Trump cyber pact with Putin like a 'Chemical Weapons Unit' with Assad

    07/09/2017 3:19:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9, 2017 | Fox News
    Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday blasted President Trump for announcing he’s partnering with Russian President Vladimir Putin on cyber security, saying such a deal is like partnering with Syrian President Bashar Assad on a “Chemical Weapons Unit.”
  • 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.