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Marco Rubio

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Sorry Bill O'Reilly, Marco Rubio Is Not The GOP's Golden Ticket to Attracting Hispanic Voters

    Despite winning the majority of white voters, the Republican Party had their asses handed to them by minority voters last Tuesday. The beat-down has left the GOP in a race to figure out how, at the very least, to get more of the Hispanic vote.Bill O'Reilly has a novel idea. No, it has nothing to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Fans Call Him a "Pussy," "Idiot" and "Sell Out" for Congratulating Bill Nelson

    Last night, Senator Bill Nelson cruised to an easier than expected reelection, and, because Marco Rubio has some decency, Florida's junior senator took to Facebook to congratulate Florida's senior senator. However, a lot of Rubio's Facebook fans were just not having it.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Daughter Released from Hospital Following Golf Cart Crash

    Marco Rubio was campaigning with Mitt Romney in Central Florida on Saturday when he got the call that every parent fears: his 12-year-old daughter Amanda had been airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital after being involved in a golf cart accident.Luckily, Amanda has now been released from the hospit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Conan O'Brien Spoofs Marco Rubio's Latest Ad for Mitt Romney Telenovela Style

    Mitt Romney has enlisted Marco Rubio in his efforts to reach out to Latino voters, and the Florida senator recently cut two ads for the campaign in both English and Spanish. TBS late night talk show host Conan O'Brien spoofed the Spanish ad last night by cutting it up with ridiculous scenes from tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Poll: Marco Rubio Is Republicans' Favorite for 2016 Prez Run, Jeb Bush Second

    So, just in case Mitt Romney fails to deliver, Public Policy Polling decided to jump way ahead of things and conducted a poll asking Republican voters who they'd like to see as their candidate in 2016. Surprisingly, two politicians from Florida took the top two spots: Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. Rubio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2012

    Marco Rubio Is Not The Vice Presidential Nominee; Romney Picks Paul Ryan

    From the first moment Marco Rubio toppled Charlie Crist in a senate primary in 2010, pundits have declared him a golden boy destined for a run at the White House. Rubio's spent the last two years positioning himself for a national campaign, and a couple days ago Republican voters picked Rubio as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Poll: Marco Rubio Big Favorite Among Republican Voters For VP Pick

    Mitt Romney's still mum on who he'll pick as his VP to share the stage at this month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, but conservative voters sure aren't conflicted about who they'd choose. A new poll by CNN finds GOP-leaning voters want Marco Rubio as the veep by a wide margin.Of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Obama Supports Marco Rubio's "Stop Taxing Olympians" Stand

    Marco Rubio introduced the The Olympic Tax Elimination Act, which aims to end the taxing the winnings and medal value of Olympians, with a bit of old fashioned, conservative anti-tax zeal. "Our tax code is a complicated and burdensome mess that too often punishes success, and the tax impos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Marco Rubio Wants To Stop Taxing Olympic Medal Winners

    Marco Rubio has been studying the American tax code, and at last he's discovered the scourge that's been dragging down the U.S. economy. No, it's not Obama's higher taxes on the top-one percent, and it's not Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.It's Uncle Sam's tax on Olympic medalists, who, yeah, appa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Poll: Romney Would Lead in Florida With Rubio or Rice as Running Mate

    The latest poll from Democrat-affiliated polling firm Public Policy Polling [PDF] shows Barack Obama with a teeny, tiny lead in Florida. It's 48-47 in favor of Obama, but since the race is so close Mitt Romney's choice of running mate could play a pivotal part of Florida's choice. Picking either Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Your Marco Rubio for Vice President Dreams Are Almost Dead and Buried

    There's never been a Floridian anywhere close to getting in the White House, and it appears Marco Rubio will not be running as vice president this year. Following earlier reports that he wasn't even being seriously considered by Mitt Romney for the spot, bits of Romney's supposed VP shortlist had le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Marco Rubio Was on The Daily Show Last Night And Coined a New Word

    Senator Marco Rubio stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to promote his new memoir, An American Son. After some brief talk about Rubio's time as a college football player at a now bankrupt school, the two got into some real "Senateyish" discussion. Yes, Marco Rubio coined the new wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Marco Rubio Used to Throw Up Drunk on People, Go to Foam Parties

    Before he was a Tea Partier, Marco Rubio was just a plain old hard partier. His new memoir, An American Son, is out today, and while reviews seem to indicate it's what you might call sort of boring and politically safe, Florida's junior Senator does admit to drinking and partying in his past. In fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Marco Rubio Nearly Dropped Out Of Senate Race Until Charlie Crist Pissed Him Off

    Early in his surprise Senate run against Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio was being badly out-raised and was this close to dropping out to run for attorney general. Then Crist made a strategic error: He really pissed off Rubio. After Crist's campaign leaked rumors that Rubio was soon to drop out of the ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Marco Rubio Still Has More Than $100,000 in Student Loans

    Still bogged down by ridiculous student loans? Don't even worry about it. Obviously, if you work real, real hard in the name of this great country of America and love capitalism enough you'll pay them off in no time.Oh, wait, what's that? Senator Marco Rubio, who is 41 years old, is still bogged dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Ego-fueled Book Tour Runs Through Swing States

    Is there such a thing as reading too much into the schedule of a book tour? Maybe, maybe not, but the Associated Press just got a hold of Marco Rubio's touring schedule to promote his upcoming memoir, An American Son, and, well, what do you know, it hits up a whole lot of battle ground states. Appar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Mitt Romney Not Seriously Interested in Marco Rubio as Running Mate, Politico Says

    Speculation that Marco Rubio could be the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee dates back to pretty much his first day in office as senator, and even Mitt Romney has mentioned Rubio as a possible candidate. Politico, however, reports that Senator Rubio is not being seriously considered as a potentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Marco Rubio Fined $8000 by FEC, Which No One Would Care About if There Wasn't VP Buzz

    Senator Marco Rubio can say he does not want to be Mitt Romney's running mate a million times, but that won't stop the media from buzzing about the possibility. Rubio could do cartwheels down the Senate floor before singing "I Don't Wanna Be VP" to the tune of Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Grandpa Was Nearly Deported, Book Reveals, Complicating Immigration Policy

    As if Marco Rubio's attempts to moderate the GOP's immigration stance weren't difficult enough: A Washington Post reporter has released part of a biography revealing that Rubio's grandfather ignored deportation orders from a Miami immigration court -- a detail that, combined with Rubio's own call fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Marco Rubio Receives "Credible" Threats, Police Watch Miami House and D.C. Office

    Marco Rubio at the moment is trapped in that strange limbo -- let's call it the Biden Zone -- where half of America assumes he's going to be a vice presidential nominee but nothing is official yet. That means despite daily national press and a starring role this week sharing a stage with the GOP's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Poll: Marco Rubio Is Second Most Popular Pick Among Potential Romney Running Mates

    Two separate polls now have shown that Florida's junior senator, Marco Rubio, wouldn't give Mitt Romney much help in his home state against President Barack Obama in November, but that hasn't stopped voters in the rest of the nation from thinking he'd be a pretty decent Republican running mate. He c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Marco Rubio Hates Disco Music, Says Civil Rights Movement Was Part of "A Scary Time"

    Marco Rubio has some interesting taste in music. He loves Nicki Minaj, but apparently hates disco. He attacked the dance genre at a Lincoln Day Dinner in Pinellas, Florida, over the weekend and hurled an insult to the Bee Gees in a bizarre, fear-mongering speech filled with spooky stories, bad jokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Ann Coulter Disses Marco Rubio During VP Talk

    Well, at least one prominent Republican doesn't want Marco Rubio running as the party's VP candidate. Always polarizing pundit Ann Coulter was on ABC's "This Week" yesterday, and she said that picking the exciting but still unproven Rubio would be a "mistake." 

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Marco Rubio Endorses Mitt Romney in Possible First Step Toward VP Bid

    ​Marco Rubio finally stepped off the sidelines of the GOP primary last night, backing Mitt Romney for president in an interview on Fox News. While the endorsement isn't all that surprising, Rubio's timing sparks a key question: Is he backing Romney because it's clear Mitt will hold off the competi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Tween Marco Rubio Was a Mormon, But Does Anyone Really Care?

    ​Buzzfeed, the site about cute cats and "penis size math" that apparently has a political habit on the side, is out with a new shocker about Florida Senator Marco Rubio that, according to journalist McKay Coppins, could be "potentially damaging" and complicating to Rubio's political future. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Marco Rubio Tops Vice Presidential Poll

    Marco Rubio has certainly been mentioned several times by Republican candidates as a possible running mate, and it appears that GOP voters agree. Fairleigh Dickinson University released the findings of a poll today in which they asked 799 registered Republicans across the country who they'd like to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski Not Happy with Obama's Contraception Compromise

    ​Caving to demands voiced by Senator Marco Rubio, Catholic leaders and others, President Obama today announced a compromise on a portion of his health care reform laws that would have required all employers to offer female employees free birth control even if the employer had religious objections. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Marco Rubio Bitches About Obama and Senate Colleagues at CPAC

    ​Last year, while delivering the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference Florida Senator Marco Rubio talked about grand ideas. This year he was in total Mean Girls mode while speaking at the Conference this morning, and made digs at his veteran colleagues in the Senate, lib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Marco Rubio Sticks Up for Romney, Scolds Gingrich

    ​Marco Rubio is sticking to his promise to stay officially neutral in the GOP primary, but earlier this week Newt Gingrich started running around the state and basically inferring that he was the Marco Rubio to Mitt Romney's Charlie Crist. At least when he wasn't busy calling Romney "anit-immigran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Marco Rubio Drops His Support of Online Piracy Bill on Day of Wikipedia Blackout

    ​Maybe Marco Rubio is addicted to late-night Wikipedia binges. You know, the type where you go to look up the director of whatever movie you're absentmindedly watching on cable and then somehow, an hour later, end up reading about the indigenous bird species of Alabama. Because this morning, the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Hillary Clinton is Pretty Much the Most Popular Politician in Florida

    ​Maybe it's because as secretary of state, she's not directly involved in DC's tense fight over economic policy. Maybe it's because people have a nostalgia for her husband's terms as president where our biggest national issue was a blowjob. Maybe Hillary Clinton is just a badass. Whatever the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Marco Rubio Targeted by Democratic PAC Over Family Story Flip-Flop VIDEO

    ​A week ago, the Washington Post slammed Florida's freshman Sen. Marco Rubio for "embellishing" his family story by claiming his parents arrived in Miami after Fidel Castro took over Cuba when, in fact, they arrived three years earlier.Well, it didn't take Democrats very long to recognize the oppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Marco Rubio Caught Lying About His Family Story by Birthers, National Media

    ​American politics is a fickle bitch. One day you're Marco Rubio, Tea Party pretty boy and front-runner for the Republican vice presidential nomination. The next day, you're just an asshole who distorted his family history to play on the sympathy of constituents, including fellow Cuban-Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Marco Rubio Calls Washington Post's Allegations "Outrageous" and an "Insult"

    ​The fallout from this morning's take down of Marco Rubio's supposed family story in the Washington Post has been fierce and fast. First, The Miami Herald came to Rubio's defense and challenged some of the Post's assertions. Now Rubio has penned his own editorial for Politico and calls the story a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Marco Rubio has Higher Disapproval Ratings than Bill Nelson

    Who's Florida's political golden boy? Well, based on all the fawning press and attention he's received, you might believe it's our first-time Republican Senator Marco Rubio. Well, apparently the honeymoon is coming to end. Now more Floridians disapprove of the way Rubio is handling his job than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Republican Univision Debate: Fear, Not Rubio, the Driving Factor

    Five Republican candidates -- iincluding Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry -- have pulled out of a Univision debate in January. Why? Allegedly it is because of a comment the head of the blockbuster Spanish language channel's made to Florida Sen Marco Rubio's people attempting to blackmail him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Marco Rubio Under Fire From Birthers Who Don't Believe He's a "Natural Born Citizen"

    ​Believe it or not, the right wing is targeting Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rumored vice presidential contender. They argue he is ineligible for the job because his Cuban parents weren't U.S. citizens when he was born in Miami in 1971.It is the same argument of twisted logic and handpic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Marco Rubio Says Obama's Jobs Plan Won't Work, Moody's Top Economist Says It Will

    ​Yesterday, President Obama outline a proposed $447 billion jobs bill that would cut payroll taxes, increase spending on infrastructure and public works programs, and extend unemployment benefits.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with lightning-fast speed, released a statement and video response last nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Ed Schultz Rips Marco Rubio for Insulting America

    ​So, Marco Rubio is going around calling America "weakened." He blames it on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Well, MSNBC host Ed Schultz takes exception to the claim, and ripped Rubio in a 16-minute segment aired last Friday."Rubio is stupid, he doesn't even know he's offensive," says Schu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Allen West Is Not on a "Marco Rubio Level"; Sorry, Club for Growth

    ​Republican insiders aren't exactly thrilled with the crop of candidates who have entered the race for the GOP nomination to take on incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, a powerful and influential fiscally conservative 527 group that endorsed Marco Rubio in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Marco Rubio Refuses to Compromise, Will Vote "No" on Debt Ceiling

    ​Let's put it in perspective. The left is pretty much aghast today that President Obama has rolled over for a compromise in the debt ceiling debate that gives in to a staggering number of Republican demands. Paul Krugman is curled up in a ball somewhere whimpering about "economic disaster." Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Latino Republican Group Says Marco Rubio is Unfriendly to Latinos

    ​Florida senator Marco Rubio is supposed to be the Republican party's great Latino hope, but an upstart Latino Republican group, Somos Republicans, has just dubbed Rubio "unfriendly to Latinos." The group claims that because of Rubio's Cuban-American "privilege" he fails to appreciate the importan ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    June 7, 2011

    Marco Rubio Tricked The Tea Party

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke reassesses Sen. Marco Rubio's Tea Party credentials.I need to thank Marco Rubio. He really stuck it to the Tea Party. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Miami-Dade May Name Street "Marco Rubio Way"

    ​Senator Marco Rubio has only been in office for a few months, but Miami-Dade County may soon name a street in his honor. Commissioner Rebecca Sosa is sponsoring a resolution that would rename a stretch of Southwest 15th Street between 57th Avenue and 67th Avenue as "Marco Rubio Way."

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Marco Rubio Doesn't Understand How Grass Works

    via Wikimedia Commons user MoserB A federal agency is very against one of the things in this picture.​Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson have taken a stand -- keep planting grass for people to mow.The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance -- which held its first conference in March ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Praise Obama on Bin Laden Mission

    ​Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, the two most high-profile Republicans in the state, both got elected on the backs of campaigns that never skimped on criticizing Barack Obama, but the two have nothing but praise for the president after he announced the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Marco Rubio Promises He Won't Be GOP VP Candidate in 2012

    ​Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has said time and time again he won't run for president in 2012, and while he hadn't exactly been stoking the flames, he had left the door just a crack open that he'd perhaps consider running for vice president. Well, yesterday he shut that door, announcing on Meet th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Marco Rubio Really Admires Dead Racist Jesse Helms

    ​Asked to name a senator he'd like to pattern his own career after, Marco Rubio told the National Review that he really admires Jesse Helms. Yes, Helms, the late North Carolina Republican senator with notorious and well-documented racist and homophobic views. He once called the landmark Civil Righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Marco Rubio Loves Nicki Minaj

    ​Marco Rubio wishes he could have this moment for life. He's a young, superstar senator the likes of wish D.C. hasn't quite seen, diverging politics aside, since President Obama. ABC's Nightline scored what they call "the first national television interview" with Rubio since taking office, and got ... More >>

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