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  • Marco Rubio, unclear on the concept

    12/16/2017 8:03:59 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 55 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,...
  • Marco Rubio threatens to vote against the GOP tax bill unless leaders meet demands.

    12/14/2017 11:36:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/14/2017 | Bob Bryan
    Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday said he will vote against the final GOP tax bill unless leaders meet his demands on the child tax credit. Rubio told Republican leadership that he will not vote for the bill — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) — unless the child tax credit is more generous. "Senator 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," a Rubio spokesperson told Business Insider. Rubio introduced an amendment during the first...
  • Senate Cloture vote going on for over an hour

    12/11/2017 3:42:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Cloture on 8th circuit nominee Leonard Grasz. The vote has been 47-47 for 45 minutes. Where the shell are the missing 5 republicans?? And after this (if the nominee gets through cloture), they have to wait 30 hours to vote. This is why they don't get much done.
  • Republicans Will Cut Social Security And Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio

    12/02/2017 7:19:50 AM PST · by Mariner · 180 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | December 2nd, 2017 | Nicole Goodkind
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it. Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims. “We have to...
  • The Rubio-Schumer Amendment

    11/30/2017 11:29:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2017 | The Editorial Board
    Sub-headline: Florida’s Republican tries to blow up the Senate tax reform. The GOP is pushing forward on tax reform, though a receiving line of Republican holdouts are slow-rolling progress. One who deserves special mention is Marco Rubio, who contributed nothing to ObamaCare repeal and now aspires to dilute the tax bill.On Wednesday Mr. Rubio and his political sidecar, Mike Lee of Utah, announced that they’ll file an amendment to the tax bill to change the $2,000 child tax credit. They want to make the credit refundable up to a person’s payroll tax liability, among other expensive tweaks. To pay for...
  • Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

    11/15/2017 4:21:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2017 5:12 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation on Wednesday to take a swig of water — twice. […] At first, he couldn’t find any in his presidential lectern. “They don’t have water? That’s OK,” he said. When he was informed it was sitting on a small table to his right, the president unscrewed the cap, took a drink and then resumed his speech. He took another swig later in the speech. Trump’s water break drew instant comparisons to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2013...
  • Marco Rubio says Trump needs to work on his water drinking

    11/15/2017 2:32:54 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Victor Morton
    President Trump interrupted his speech Wednesday on his Asia trip a couple of times to drink from a bottle of Fiji water — and Sen. Marco Rubio said his drinking game needs some work. When Mr. Rubio, Florida Republican, gave the Republican response to then-President Obama’s State of the Union speech in 2013 — his first big moment in the national spotlight — he interrupted his speech to drink some water. The moment became an internet phenomenon and widely snarked at, a history that led Fox News producer Pat Ward to copy Mr. Rubio on his tweet of the Trump...
  • FBI Bombshell: Far-Left U.S. Radicals Colluding With ISIS

    10/30/2017 9:15:49 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 10-30-2017
    A new book by a former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine and best-selling author reveals for the first time an FBI field report about the collusion between American anti-Trump radicals and foreign ISIS/al-Qaeda operatives.
  • WHO is Paul Singer? It's not about RUSSIA, It's about immigration....Rubio/Ryan/Norquist/Conda!

    10/30/2017 10:16:58 AM PDT · by AuntB · 14 replies
    Thetowncrier ^ | Oct. 30, 2017 | TheTownCrier
    Oh, please! The information is all over the place. ALL this push and propaganda against Trump is ALL about immigration. The Russia Scam was brought to you by the DNC/Hillary, but FIRST.... There was Paul Singer! TTC reported it before! http://towncriernews.blogspot.de/2015/11/media-superpacs-picking-our.html Sunday, November 01, 2015 Media & SuperPacs Picking our candidatesÂ…push on for Rubio! Who is Paul Singer? It's ALL about amnesty, cheap labor and bad TPP like trade deals! Follow the $$ PBS's David Brooks doesn't seem to know there is another GOP candidate besides Marco Rubio and the rest of the leftist media is pushing the great 'Latino'...
  • 'Little Marco' Rubio denies he funded the dirty dossier before Clintons and the DNC...

    10/27/2017 1:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2017 | Geoff Earle, Deputy US Editor
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday his presidential campaign wasn't involved in research behind the infamous dirty dossier – a day after President Donald Trump said the campaign's identity will 'probably' be revealed. Rubio got asked about the dossier amid a new round of intrigue over who paid for the research, after the Washington Post reported that Democratic lawyer Marc Elias hired a political intelligence firm, Fusion GPS, who in turn hired ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who compiled it. It has long been reported that a Republican anti-Trump donor initially paid for the research that begat the dossier. But...
  • 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.”