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  • Obama Admin Covering Up Key Iran Deal Details in Final Days

    11/22/2016 4:23:58 PM PST · by FreedomUS · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov-22-2016 | Adam Kredo
    Rubio spox: Senator looks forward to helping Trump shred Iran deal Senior Obama administration officials in their final days in office are seeking to cover up key details of the Iran nuclear deal from Congress, according to documents and sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the United States. As leading members of Congress petition the Obama administration for answers about what many describe as a $1.7 billion ransom payment to Iran, Obama administration...
  • Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race

    11/08/2016 5:15:17 PM PST · by Kevin C · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/8/2016 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    MIAMI Senator Marco Rubio, who stumbled badly in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination and then jumped back into the race for his Senate seat, was re-elected on Tuesday to a second term.
  • Marco Rubio's Massive Lead in Florida Senate Race Has Virtually Disappeared

    11/03/2016 12:31:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 67 replies
    IJR ^ | 11/2/16 | BY JOE PERTICONE
    Marco Rubio's lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida's Senate race has collapsed in the last two months, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.
  • Rubio on Trump: First a Con Man, Now Better Than Clinton

    08/23/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/23/2016 | brendan farrington
    A dangerous, erratic, con man with the worst spray tan ever. That's how Sen. Marco Rubio described Donald Trump when they were both seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Now that Trump is the nominee and Rubio is running for re-election, his tone is different. He is no longer criticizing Trump, but he isn't exactly gushing praise. Democrats are trying to make him look like a hypocrite for backing the man he previously said shouldn't have access to nuclear weapon codes, and for jumping back into the Senate race after he said he wouldn't. "Sen. Rubio is actually the real con...
  • Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

    06/22/2016 8:14:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22,2016
    Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: I changed my mind. The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate. Rubio for months had spoken about his frustrations with the Senate, in explaining his original decision to run for the presidency only and defending himself against criticism for missed votes. But he told Fox News Chris Wallace on Wednesday while hes frustrated with the Senate, it is also...
  • Beck Shreds Rubio Over Trump Support: You Have No Credibility With Me Any More

    05/30/2016 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 107 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 30, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Glenn Beck used to talk about harboring respect for Marco Rubio, but now that Rubio has basically thrown in with Donald Trump, Beck tore into Rubio yesterday over what he deemed as a betrayal. Rubio has indicated in various Twitter spats over the past week that hes behind Trump by default because there are no other good options to take down Hillary Clinton. But thats not good enough for Beck. He wrote, Can you have any credibility when you said one thing on the campaign trail and then the opposite after. Were you lying to us then or now Marco?
  • What We Missed About Rubio

    03/16/2016 4:37:58 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 22 replies
    In February 2013, Senator Marco Rubio let me sit in on the politics course he taught part time at Florida International University. He knew I was writing a cover story about him for Time magazine, but he still gave his students a master class in self-promotion in my presence, explaining the machinations he had used to persuade his colleagues to elect him speaker of the Florida House of Representatives: You raise money for them. You befriend them. You make sure your kids are friends with their kids. And then you cut the best deal you can. He also candidly described...
  • Rubio suspends campaign!

    03/15/2016 5:26:02 PM PDT · by doghorse · 55 replies
    Idiots in MN that voted for him at the Caucuses caught saying "say what"?
  • Marco Rubio Suspends Campaign After Losing Florida Primary

    03/15/2016 5:41:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 15 March 16 | Staff
    I want to congratulate Donald Trump on a big victory in Florida. With those words, Marco Rubio opened his speech to supporters in Miami Tuesday night after learning Trump won the GOP primary in Rubios hometown state. While it is not Gods plan that I be President in 2016 or maybe ever and while today while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that Ive even come this far is event of how special America truly is and all the reason more while we must do all that we can to ensure that this nation remains a special place. I...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign in Disarray as Questions Forcibly Surface

    03/08/2016 6:21:54 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 169 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/7/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    FULL TITLE: Marco Rubio Campaign in Disarray as Questions Forcibly Surface About His Viability as Presidential Candidate ----- The presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is in disarray as the first-term Florida Senators window of opportunity for the White House seems to be slamming shut. Questions about his supposed viability as a presidential candidate forcefully surface, even inside his own inner circle, amid horrendous performances by the establishment-backed candidate. CNNs Jamie Gangel and Tal Kolpan reported late Monday: A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubios campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential...
  • Vanity - Prediction: Rubio will Suspend; Endorse Cruz

    03/06/2016 12:15:46 PM PST · by ziravan · 121 replies
    06 March 2016 | Ziravan
    Last night was brutal for Rubio. He has no path forward and now he cannot risk the career ending humiliation of being beat in his home state. The writing is on the wall. Either tonight, after PR or latest Tuesday after MS and MI, Rubio will have no choice but to withdraw. He's done. So. Strategy. If Rubio endorses Cruz and pledges his delegates to Cruz, it's a brand new game. Unspoken but plainly in view is the idea that Rubio will be Cruz' VP choice. Ordinarily, this would be a lack of balance on a ticket to be avoided....
  • Marco Rubio cancels rallies in Kentucky and Louisiana

    03/03/2016 5:51:03 AM PST · by · 126 replies
    Marco Rubio quietly cancels rallies in Kentucky and Louisiana KENTUCKY - Marco Rubio was scheduled to appear at two campaign rallies in Kentucky and Louisiana this Friday. Both events are now cancelled according to the Rubio campaign. Disappointed Rubio supporters planning to attend the Baton Rouge event received an email saying: "In order to use Marco's time as efficiently as possible efore Saturday's contests, Marco will not be making a stop in Louisiana Friday night." Rubio was scheduled to appear Friday morning 10:15 AM March 4 at the Lexington, KY Center's Bluegrass Ballroom and again at 6:45 PM Friday in...
  • Rubio releases partial tax returns

    02/27/2016 5:01:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/27/16 | BRIAN FALER
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, who has been dogged by questions over his personal finances, released portions of his tax returns Saturday, but the documents don't reveal details like which tax breaks he claimed or how much he gave to charity. -snip- Rubios release is aimed at increasing the pressure on GOP front-runner Donald Trump to produce his own returns, but the fact that Rubio only released partial returns may undermine his case. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, who has also been demanding Trump produce tax documents, missed his own self-imposed deadline of Friday for providing his returns.
  • Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam endorses Marco Rubio

    02/25/2016 8:28:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Just ahead of Tennessee’s Super Tuesday primary, the state’s governor backed Marco Rubio. Gov. Bill Haslam endorsed the Florida senator on Thursday.
  • Graham floats Rubio-Kasich ticket

    02/22/2016 9:31:40 AM PST · by kevcol · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Rubio-Kasich, Kasich-Rubio - I think those combinations, if they could consolidate and come together, would be [a] very potent ticket in the fall and maybe help us stop Trump," . . But I can tell you this, that I think I understand the nation pretty well in terms of what problems we have as Republicans," Graham said, ripping Trump's rhetoric on Hispanics and his "race baiting and religious bigotry."
  • Republican Marco Rubio winning Wall Street fundraising race

    02/22/2016 11:29:49 AM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 8 replies
    Twitter and Twitchy via ^ | February 21st, 2016 at 09:00 PM2/22/2016 | Twitter and Twitchy
    Republican Marco Rubio's presidential run has drawn more money from Wall Street donors than any other candidate, according to a Reuters review of campaign finance disclosures, shoring up his position as his party's establishment alternative to front-runner Donald Trump. The U.S. senator from Florida has received more than $4 million from the employees of banks and investment firms like Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) since launching his bid for the presidency last year, according to the analysis of individual donations totaling more than $200 each.
  • GOPe Endorsements for Rubio Piling On.

    02/22/2016 12:09:59 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 125 replies
    538 ^ | 02/22/2016 | 538 blog
    In the last two days the following have endorsed Marco Rubio: 2/22 Asa Hutchinson GOV. (R-ARK.) 2/22 Jeff Flake SEN. (R-ARIZ.) 2/22 Thom Tillis SEN. (R-N.C.) 2/22 Gus M. Bilirakis REP. (R-FLA.) 2/22 Jeff Miller REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Carlos Curbelo REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Mario Diaz-Balart REP. (R-FLA.) 2/21 Mark Amodei REP. (R-NEV.) 2/21 Cresent Hardy REP. (R-NEV.) 2/21 Dean Heller SEN .(R-NEV.)
  • Bob Dole Endorses Marco Rubio in 2016 Race

    02/22/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2016, | Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Arlette Saenz
    "Now that my good friend Jeb Bush is no longer running, I'm supporting Rubio," . . Dole said that if Trump were to become president, the real estate mogul might "surprise" people with his performance, especially if he surrounds himself with qualified and experienced advisers. . . "I'd be happy to be his adviser," Dole added.
  • The Case for Rubio-Kasich

    02/22/2016 12:18:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | by Ross Douthat
    Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina was not quite the train wreck for the not-Trump portion of the party that seemed likely after New Hampshire's multi-candidate pileup. Boosted by Nikki Haley's endorsement, Marco Rubio basically saved his campaign with a second-place finish, while Jeb Bush finished far enough back that dropping out became the only honorable option. But of course Kasich is still in the race, and showing no signs of departing. I haven't ever written about his path to the nomination, mostly because I've never thought he had one. But then again this year has defied reasonable expectations. The...
  • Rubio inherits establishment support but is on a narrow path to stop Trump

    02/22/2016 12:53:44 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 28 replies ^ | February 22 at 2:20 PM | Sean Sullivan
    Rubio inherits establishment support but is on a narrow path to stop Trump By Sean Sullivan February 22 at 2:20 PM LAS VEGAS — Mainstream Republican donors and elected officials are swiftly flocking to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) amid a growing sense that is he is the last best chance to prevent Donald Trump from running away with the Republican nomination. But Rubio’s path remains narrow and perilous. He has yet to win a state, and a raft of major March 1 contests known as “Super Tuesday” offers few obvious chances for him to do so. And if Trump keeps...
  • Orrin Hatch endorses Marco Rubio

    02/22/2016 2:44:52 PM PST · by pilgrim · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/22/16 3:49 PM | Ryan Lovelace
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president, the senator's staff confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Hatch is one of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress, and he is third in the line of the succession to the U.S. presidency as president pro tempore of the United States Senate. The six-term senator had previously endorsed Jeb Bush and sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000. Hatch's endorsement could be interpreted as a sign of the party's governing class rallying to Rubio.
  • Report: Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 9:42:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies ^ | 21 February 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is finally getting off the sidelines to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in a final effort to defeat Donald Trump after the billionaire took early states in New Hampshire and South Carolina by storm. According to the Huffington Post’s Scott Conroy, Romney had been waiting for Jeb Bush to exit the race before endorsing Rubio citing “respect" for the former Florida governor.
  • Larry Ellison gives another $1 million to boost Marco Rubio

    02/20/2016 8:00:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20th, 2016 | By Kenneth P. Vogel
    A super PAC supporting Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign raised $2.5 million in January, including $1 million from tech billionaire Larry Ellison, according to a report filed Saturday with the Federal Election Commission. The donation from Ellison, the executive chairman of Oracle Corporation, brings his total spending on behalf of Rubio to $4 million, making him among the top donors of the 2016 cycle. Conservative Solutions PAC spent nearly $11 million last month, mostly on ads and direct mail attacking Rubio’s rival for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz and his former rival Chris Christie, who has since dropped out. The...
  • Ann Coulter: Rubio Running 'Anti-White Men Campaign'

    02/20/2016 6:51:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Greg Richter
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is running an "anti-white men campaign" in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination, says conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter. Rubio, whose parents are from Cuba, said in a CNN town hall event on Wednesday that he was taunted in his youth over his ethnicity, and told the story of a friend who is black and a police officer who has been pulled over multiple times, though he never is given a ticket. (SNIP) The only law enforcement officers Rubio likes are in the Village People. - — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 20, 2016...
  • On Eve of South Carolina Vote, Nation’s ICE Officers Detail How Marco Rubio Betrayed Them

    02/19/2016 6:52:33 PM PST · by MLL · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/19/2016 | Juliana Hahn
    In an exclusive Q&A with Breitbart News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane provides never-before-heard details about the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration fight that are likely to shake up an already tumultuous presidential race. ICE Council President, Crane represents the nation's approximately 5,800 frontline ICE officers, agents and personnel who are responsible for enforcing America's immigration laws in all 50 states and U.S. territories. For the first time ever, Crane details his behind-the-scenes interactions with Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% as Crane sought to protect the nation's ICE officers and national security. Crane was...
  • Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform: ‘We’re Not Going to Ram It Down Your Throat’

    02/12/2016 10:14:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    During town hall meetings in South Carolina yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% was asked about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. In response, Rubio repeated his usual list of policy proposals to fix the border, citing plans for mandatory E-verify and an entry-exit tracking system for visas, and additional walls and fencing. He also repeated his promise to secure the border before addressing the problem of what to do with illegal immigrants who are here. But Rubio added a new promise to any notion of immigration reform under his presidency: We won’t ram it down your...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Founder: Rush, I Love You, But You’re Dead Wrong About Marco Rubio…

    02/06/2016 1:38:20 PM PST · by Critical 1 · 83 replies
    Politistick ^ | February 6, 2016 | Keli Carender
    "Rush, I love you, but you're dead wrong about Marco Rubio - he's a sleazy snake and his electability is a myth." ~ Keli Carender, Founder of the modern day American Tea Party movement I love Rush Limbaugh. I'm not afraid to admit it. I am a 30-something Ditto Head. He's one of my heroes, and always will be. Therefore, it pains me to write this, but it must be done. I can't listen to this defense of Marco Rubio as a full-throated conservative any longer without going a little crazy. So, here it goes. Rush, I love you, but...
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    02/05/2016 8:38:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 153 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 6:19:27 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/4/16 | j hahn
    Following Rick Santorum’s inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes, a “major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn’t have all that many accomplishments in the Senate.” “When Rubio is asked to name his single greatest achievement in the Senate, do you hear crickets?” tweeted the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are...
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements In U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 4:35:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies ^ | February 4
    Following Rick Santorum's inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza writes, a "major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn't have all that many accomplishments in the Senate." Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are indeed several accomplishments that are quite noteworthy. Below are a few of Sen. Rubio's achievements that Rick Santorum could have identified on MSNBC this...
  • Goldman Sachs Employees Shift to Rubio as Bush Support Fades [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/02/2016 8:22:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 1, 2016 | William Allison
  • Marco Rubio’s Surprise Surge in Iowa

    02/02/2016 5:53:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 35 replies ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    In the hours before the Iowa caucuses opened, supporters of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) began hinting that the Florida senator would perform better than expected — and better than the latest polls were showing. The Des Moines Register Poll released right before the Iowa caucus showed Rubio at 17 percent, and support was fading in the closing days before the caucus. Rubio’s team correctly predicted a third place win for their candidate. Few predicted, however, that he would finish one point behind the frontrunner Donald Trump, who had 31 percent in the latest poll but only 24 percent in the...
  • Surprising Performance By Rubio in Iowa

    02/01/2016 7:26:39 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 98 replies
    2/1/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    If there was any one shock out of the Iowa Caucus, it was Marco Rubio's performance. He was extremely low-profile in Iowa, yet the numbers (at 99% counted) were: Ted Cruz: 43,221, or 28% Donald Trump: 38,029, or 24% Marco Rubi: 35,791, or 23% I'm not sure how this is even possible, except for this possibility: If Iowa has an open primary, the Democrats went in to vote for Rubio. I note that the ENTIRE Democrat field didn't even register 1,500 votes. The establishment has been very busy, and it may well be that they pulled a Thad Cochran /...
  • Bloomberg’s Ramesh Ponnuru: Immigration Is the New Litmus Test for GOP

    01/09/2016 6:34:17 PM PST · by Rockitz · 29 replies ^ | 9 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a Friday Bloomberg op-ed, Ramesh Ponnuru details how “immigration is rapidly becoming a defining issue for American conservatism.” Ponnuru suggests that this may prove problematic for donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who supports immigration expansions—which Pew Research says are opposed by more than 9 in 10 GOP voters. Just as conservative candidates for President cannot be selected if they support abortion, Obamacare or gun control, Ponnuru explains that the new litmus test of conservatism is immigration. “Conservatives are now starting to see a candidate’s position on immigration as an index of his conservatism in general,” Ponnuru writes. Ponnuru...
  • Marco Rubio: I’m The Best When It Comes To Fixing Illegal Immigration

    01/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PST · by Rockitz · 32 replies ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that no one who has ever run for president knows more about fixing immigration in the United States than he does. In a New Hampshire town hall meeting, the Florida Senator argued that he was not a supporter of amnesty – even though his immigration bill proposed by the Senate “Gang of Eight” offered illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. “No one who has ever run for president understands this issue personally better than I do and that’s why I can tell you and you should tell your friends that no...
  • Marco Rubio On Fox News: Let’s Make America Great Again!

    12/30/2015 4:49:21 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), under fire on the campaign trail just four weeks ahead of Iowa’s all-important caucuses on Feb. 1, appears to have changed his tune on whether America is great or needs to be made great again. Rubio is amid a full-scale pander to conservatives as he’s found himself trapped in the ever-compressed GOP establishment lane of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. This week he’s endorsed Mark Levin’s Convention of States, trotted out Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as an endorser, and framed himself as a “conservative” while his own campaign team refers to him as a “moderate.” And now...
  • Trey Gowdy Endorses Marco Rubio As ‘Rock Solid Conservative’

    12/26/2015 2:37:34 PM PST · by Rockitz · 109 replies ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has earned the support of conservative favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who will join the freshman Senator for a three-day trip to Iowa to rally support for his campaign. “Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust,” Gowdy said in a statement proved to reporters. “I look forward to campaigning in Iowa with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state.” Gowdy is a celebrity among many conservatives, thanks to his tough prosecutorial grilling of members of the administration officials during congressional hearings and because he has chaired...
  • How Romney And McCain Could Help Propel Rubio To Victory In New Hampshire

    12/23/2015 8:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Could Mitt Romney and John McCain turn out to be the hidden arrows in Marco Rubio's political quiver in New Hampshire?[continued]
  • Rubio Is the Future of the GOP

    12/23/2015 7:49:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Journal-Advocate ^ | December 23, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Marco Rubio may be the most gifted natural politician to come out of the GOP since Ronald Reagan. But the GOP base seems in no mood to rally around a principled conservative who happens also to be an optimist. That may change, but it hasn't yet. The problem is, Rubio is competing in a primary with two demagogues willing to say pretty much anything to win; several other candidates long on experience but with little personal appeal; and one neurosurgeon who should stick to medicine. Donald Trump tapped into a deep well of anger in the Republican grassroots, driven by...
  • Per WMAL - Rep Comstock Endorsed Rubio this morning

    12/16/2015 8:05:17 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Per WMAL - Rep Comstock Endorsed Rubio this morning
  • Marco Rubio 'Mistress Bomb' About to Detonate - Sources

    12/04/2015 5:51:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies ^ | December 4
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is about to be rocked by a "mistress bomb," multiple sources familiar with the allegation tell FITS. In fact, we're told this explosive rumor could detonate in wide circulation within the next forty-eight hours. "There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place," one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to "multiple mainstream media outlets" this week.All...
  • Marco Rubio's Alleged Mistress Comes Forward (Unsubstantiated Rumor)

    12/04/2015 9:10:03 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 146 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 12/3/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Looks like Marco Rubio has been fooling around with a Washington, DC lobbyist. This was discovered as people dug through his sketchy finances. I will remind you that Rubio accused Cruz of making the US unsafer and aiding the terrorists because Cruz insists that the intelligence agencies adhere to the Constitution. Then Rubio ran false ads in Iowa against Cruz and is having to pull them. Is this the kind of guy we want as president? I don't think so. It looks like this is being leaked from multiple sources now. Rubio's run is just about done. From Qpolitical: As...
  • Immigration issue makes Marco Rubio #1 with GOP establishment

    11/16/2015 6:08:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 11/16/15 | Tom Tancredo
    This week it became official. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), not Jeb Bush, is now the Republican establishment’s candidate for President. How do we know that? FOX News pundit Charles Krauthammer has announced it. Since his record for reading the political tea leaves is at least as good as mine, who am I to argue? Krauthammer says the “final four” in the race to the GOP National Convention will be Trump, Carson, Rubio and Cruz. Of those four candidates, there is zero debate over who represents the Republican establishment now that Jeb Bush is no longer in the picture. Since Bush...
  • Rubio vows to release credit card records amid claims of financial mismanagement (2005-06 records)

    11/06/2015 7:35:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11/5/15 | Fox News Latino
    GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Wednesday he'll release in the next few weeks all of the statements detailing his use of an American Express card he shared with the Republican Party of Florida. Rubio, a former speaker of the Florida House, had the party-issued card from February 2005 to November 2008. During his successful 2010 bid for U.S. Senate, news broke that Rubio had charged items such as grocery bills, plane tickets for his wife and repairs to the family minivan to the card. His spokesman, Alex Conant, said Wednesday that those expenses were for party business, and that...
  • A $10K Family Reunion: Marco Rubio's Mysterious Business Expenses Land Him in 2016 Campaign Hot Seat

    11/04/2015 12:29:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    People ^ | 11/4/15 | TIERNEY MCAFEE
    As Marco Rubio rises in the polls, his financial past is coming back to haunt him - namely two years of credit card transactions from his time as speaker of the Florida House, the details of which remain a mystery. During the GOP presidential hopeful's 2010 Senate race, the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald obtained his 2006 and 2007 credit card statements, which allegedly showed that he regularly charged personal expenses - including a four-day, $10,000 family reunion and repairs to his family minivan, according to the Times. The investigation also found he failed to disclose $34,000 in...

    11/02/2015 6:17:04 PM PST · by onyx · 131 replies
    FULL TITLE: MARCO RUBIO TO JORGE RAMOS: I WILL KEEP OBAMA’S FIRST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY IN PLACE UNTIL LEGISLATIVE AMNESTY ENACTED In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA…applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don’t think we can immediately revoke that… I’m not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week,...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Grow Apart As Their Ambitions Expand

    11/01/2015 3:26:10 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/1/2015 | Jason Horowitz
    When he ran for Senate from Texas in 2012, Ted Cruz welcomed the comparisons on Captitol Hill and in the news media to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, another 41 year old Cuban American and oratorically gifted conservative who, two years earlier, had ridden a wave of Tea Party support to victory over his states Republican establishment. But Mr. Cruz also sought a more direct connection to Mr. Rubio, making several pilgrimages to his Washington office for advice, as well as an endorsement, according to people who were members of Mr. Rubios staff at the time. Mr. Rubio, by then...
  • Paul Singer, Influential Billionaire, Throws Support to Marco Rubio for President (GOPe is uniting)

    10/31/2015 8:46:24 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 93 replies
    mytimes ^ | October 30, 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    One of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors in the country is throwing his support to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a decision that could swing millions of dollars in contributions behind Mr. Rubio. The decision by the donor, Paul Singer, a billionaire New York investor, is a signal victory for Mr. Rubio in his battle with his rival Jeb Bush for the affections of major Republican patrons and the party’s business wing. It comes as a major blow to Mr. Bush, who is seeing his once vigorous campaign imperiled by doubts among supporters, and whose early dominance of...
  • Rubio Shows Republicans How to Win

    10/29/2015 3:34:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | October 29, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    In Wednesday night's CNBC Republican debate, Marco Rubio found the thus-far mysterious and elusive juju that only Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been able to tap into in a primary dominated by otherwise utterly unexplainable forces. How, for example, have Trump and Carson been able to rise through the polls while offering little substance and making dozens of controversial statements that would be disqualifying for any other candidate? While many have insisted it's merely the fact that they aren't politicians, I think it goes deeper than that, and Rubio is perhaps the first so-called "establishment" candidate to figure it...
  • Rubio gives up on Senate: He hates it

    10/26/2015 8:28:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just cant stand it anymore. I dont know that hate is the right word, Rubio said in an interview. Im frustrated. This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate the very place that cemented him as a national politician as a place hes given up on, after less than one term. Its too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. Its the White House or bust. Thats why Im missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I...