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Rubio Issues Challenge to MLB Commissioner

He says he should give up his membership of Georgia golf club after moving All-Star Game

(Newser) - Republicans are hopping mad about Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia—and they're using the word "woke" a lot. In a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio slammed the "woke corporate virtue signaling" of moving the...

Hate March's 'Spring Forward'? There's Some Promising News

15 states hope to make daylight saving time permanent

(Newser) - If you hate losing an hour of sleep each spring owing to daylight saving time, we have good and bad news. The bad news is that most Americans will still have to move clocks forward one hour at 2am Sunday. The good news is that "momentum for ending the...

Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump
Rubio Uses a Term
Sure to Displease Trump
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Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump

He is calling Joe Biden 'president-elect'

(Newser) - Marco Rubio joined a select club on Monday with a seemingly humdrum response to question regarding Joe Biden. "Well, that'll be the president-elect's decision obviously," Rubio said when asked about the possibility of a fellow senator, Angus King, joining a Biden Cabinet. By NPR's count,...

China Sanctions Cruz, Rubio for 'Egregious Behavior'

11 US citizens sanctioned in tit-for-tat Hong Kong move

(Newser) - As police in Hong Kong stepped up a crackdown on pro-democracy figures, China slapped sanctions on 11 American citizens for behaving "egregiously on Hong Kong-related issues." Those sanctioned include Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Tom...

2 GOP Senators Honor the Wrong Black Congressman

Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan post photos of Elijah Cummings instead of John Lewis

(Newser) - Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan were so upset by the death of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis that they posted photos of themselves with ... the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is also a long-serving Democratic Black congressman, but quite a different person who died back in October...

Rubio Responds to Getting Sanctioned by China

'I guess they don't like me?" tweets senator

(Newser) - Last week, the US sanctioned three Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the region of Xinjiang. On Monday, China retaliated with sanctions of its own against four US officials—Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Rep. Chris Smith, and Sam Brownback, who is the US ambassador...

Rubio Seems to Threaten Maduro With Gadhafi Pics

Fla. senator being criticized for 'remarkably stupid' tweet some see as hint at US military intervention

(Newser) - Marco Rubio is known for his biblically themed tweets , but a different sort of post made waves over the weekend. On Sunday, the Florida senator sent out side-by-side photos of Moammar Gadhafi—one showing the late Libyan dictator in his prime, the second showing him bloodied and roughed up, right...

Marco Rubio Goes After Celebrity Chef

Senator denounces Salt Bae for celebrating his lavish dinner for Venezuelan dictator

(Newser) - If people hadn't heard of the celebrity chef Salt Bae before now—he is Internet famous for his distinctive way of salting meat—a series of slams from Marco Rubio is helping change that. The Florida senator went after the Turkish chef, real name Nusret Gokce, because Salt Bae...

Alex Jones, Marco Rubio Get Into It Outside Hearing

InfoWars host approached Rubio as he spoke with reporters

(Newser) - The biggest stars of Wednesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing seem to be an empty chair and Alex Jones of InfoWars. The former was reserved for Google's leadership, which unlike Twitter and Facebook was a no-show. The latter got into it with Sen. Marco Rubio outside the hearing, which...

Cables Were Being Tightened Before Bridge's Deadly Collapse

Brand-new FIU bridge flattened cars

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a "signature project" that people would identify with Florida International University. Instead, it's the scene of a still unexplained tragedy that left at least six people dead. At least nine injured people were pulled from the rubble Thursday after a pedestrian bridge collapsed...

Rubio, NRA Spokeswoman Jeered at Florida Town Hall
Victim's Father Calls
Rubio 'Pathetically Weak'
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Victim's Father Calls Rubio 'Pathetically Weak'

Senator, NRA spokeswoman jeered at an emotional town hall

(Newser) - Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA national spokeswoman Dana Loesch encountered the raw emotion of school shooting survivors and the parents of victims at a town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday night. In one of the most heated exchanges, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting, told...

Allegations of 'Improper Conduct' Hit Rubio's Office

Senator fires his chief of staff

(Newser) - Sen. Marco Rubio fired his chief of staff Saturday over "allegations of improper conduct," CNN reports. "I had sufficient evidence to conclude that while employed by this office, my chief of staff had violated office policies regarding proper relations between a supervisor and their subordinates," Rubio...

Rubio on Tax Bill: We 'Probably Went Too Far' in Helping Firms

Though he says he thinks Americans will still be all for the bill once they see their paychecks boosted

(Newser) - One of the facets of the GOP tax bill now signed into law is the tax break given to corporations, with the rate lowered from 35% to 21% . But Goldman Sachs says it won't capitalize as much as everyone thinks from the new bill, noting it will take a...

Republicans Gain 2 Key Votes for Final Tax Bill

Rubio, Corker make passage of tax bill increasingly likely

(Newser) - It now appears Republicans will have the votes to pass their major tax overhaul next week. USA Today reports Sen. Marco Rubio flipped to a "yes" on Friday a day after saying he wouldn't support the tax bill without an increase in the child tax credit. A senior...

Rubio Deals Blow to Hopes of Passing Tax Overhaul

Senator demands change to child tax credit

(Newser) - President Trump's hopes of passing a tax overhaul before Christmas have taken a big hit from the man he used to call "Little Marco Rubio." In what Politico describes as a surprise move, the Republican senator announced Thursday that he won't support the legislation. Rubio said...

Trump Aims for the Moon
Trump Aims for the Moon

Trump Aims for the Moon

The president signs a new space directive

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to see Americans back on the moon, the Hill reports. Today, at a White House ceremony marking the anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, 1972's Apollo 17 mission, Trump gathered with Vice President Mike Pence and two former astronauts, Harrison Hagan "Jack"...

Florida's Senators Aren't Happy With Trump's NASA Pick

Rep. Jim Bridenstine has 'political baggage'

(Newser) - President Trump has finally named his pick for NASA administrator—and lawmakers from both parties are not happy with the choice. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, an Oklahoma lawmaker first elected to the House in 2013, is being criticized as overly political and as lacking aerospace experience, Newsweek reports. The 42-year-old Republican,...

WH Memo: Trump 'Entirely Correct' on Charlottesville

Talking points call on GOP to back what he said about 'both sides' acting 'inappropriately'

(Newser) - Republicans including Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio were quick to speak out against President Trump's comments Tuesday that "both sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. But that wasn't at all what the White House had planned. A memo of talking...

Rubio May Have Been Target of Assassination Plot: Memo

Venezuelan pol he's been feuding with reportedly was trying to have Rubio killed

(Newser) - Marco Rubio has been an especially vocal critic of Nicolas Maduro, and the Florida senator's public lambasting of the Venezuelan president, as well as other Rubio remarks, apparently ticked off one powerful politician in that country enough that he wanted Rubio killed for it. The Miami Herald reports on...

Twitter Goes Wild Over Rubio's 'Failed Hug'

Senator, Ivanka Trump played along

(Newser) - Sometimes all you can do is surrender to Twitter. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio may have started out his day Tuesday thinking about deep issues. But when Twitter went wild over an awkward photo of him leaning in for a hug with Ivanka Trump at a Capitol Hill meeting, Rubio was...

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