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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Marco Rubio
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday it took him "three to four hours" to sign up for Obamacare, but he made it through eventually.
Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that he is skeptical of the deal that world powers recently stuck with Iran over its disputed nuclear program and said a group of lawmakers are working out the details on a new legislative package of sanctions against Iran.
The contest to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee is a jump ball in Iowa, where even with the caucuses more than two years away, potential candidates are making the trek to see and be seen by the voters who will decide the first cut.
With America's mainstream media taking the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the nation's lonely and underworked pollsters stepped up to feed the beast. Not surprisingly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a big winner, even if the 2016 election is three years away.
In the Information Age, some educators rank the ability to use and program computers alongside reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic as basic life skills children should learn.
Eager to set himself apart from tea party figures in his own party skeptical of U.S. interventions abroad, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio warned Wednesday that it would be a grave "mistake" if the United States disengaged from world affairs during the years ahead.
President Obama's relentless bridge-burning strategy to get his way on the budget and health care legislation turns out to have an unexpected advantage for Republicans still smarting from the sting of defeat at the hand of the president. They might not be interested in surrendering to another licking on another big-ticket legislative item.
Once, the nation was all about "hope and change." Now, the White House simply hopes for some change upon confronting these numbers of woe: 54 percent of American voters disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, 39 percent approve.
Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Thursday that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy — putting the veteran lawmaker in the middle of a national debate over late-term abortions that has picked up speed in conservative states.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who cast his own ballot in the Virginia governor's race Tuesday morning, says he's still making calls to undecided voters and that reading tea leaves on any broader implications for the race is best left to the professional prognosticators.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II made their last-minute appeals to voters across Virginia on Monday, as the final polls showed a close contest heading into Election Day.
After months of waiting and speculation about who would take the lead, Sen. Lindsey Graham — not Sen. Marco Rubio — will be the chief sponsor of a bill designed to ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks, or the point at which some scientific evidence says fetuses may feel pain.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a tea party and libertarian hero, will campaign for Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II on Monday — a day before voters go to the polls to choose Virginia's next governor.
Rep. Jeff Denham has become the first House Republican to sponsor Democratic leaders' immigration bill in a move Hispanic activists said shows a fracturing of Republican opposition and momentum toward passing a bill this year that would legalize most illegal immigrants.
Democrats forget their own history of prejudice
Mr. Rubio, Florida Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said a bipartisan coalition of senators appears poised to move forward with legislation that would tighten sanctions if Iran fails to live up to its end of the six-month agreement it struck last week with the so-called P5+1 group of nations — the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany.
"Diplomacy, foreign assistance and military intervention are tools at our disposal," he said. "But foreign policy cannot be simply about tactics. It must be strategic, with a clear set of goals that guide us in deciding how to apply our influence."