Right Turn: Rubio


Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Rubio reverses on aid bill

The Florida senator rethinks his stance on Ukraine aid

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ukraine

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/14/2014

McCain to GOP: Get your priorities straight!

Sen. John McCain indicts “Reagan conservatives” for foreign policy hypocrisy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ukraine

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Marco Rubio flakes out again

Marco Rubio blows it on an aid bill by getting sidetracked on an IMF issue.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ukraine

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Why is Rubio shying away from immigration reform?

Sen. Marco Rubio has a pro-growth message -- minus immigration reform?!

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Tags:  2016 GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Is it the person or the ideology?

The presidential race may come down to intangible personal qualities.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 elections, 2016 GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The return of Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wows them at CPAC.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, CPAC, Marco Rubio, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Rubio and Christie: Different politicians, different problems

Chris Christie and Marco Rubio have different challenges and weaknesses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2014

What about Rubio?

Sen. Marco Rubio fell from grace in 2013, but what now?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Presidential contenders’ travails in the Senate

It isn’t easy running for president from a conservative soap box in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, GOP Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014

A real policy debate: Fighting poverty

Republicans are serious about anti-poverty policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poverty, Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2014

No perfect candidates

Many good candidates may run in 2016 for the GOP presidential nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Election 2016, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Rubio’s fecklessness alienates supporters

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds like another right-wing crank.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, conservative movement, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Rubio gives a better speech, but it’s still a speech

Sen. Marco Rubio goes to London.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Foreign policy, Iran, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Rubio needs to step up

Sen. Marco Rubio restates his foreign policy views.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Battling people in a parallel universe

The Cruzans are in their own universe where facts don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruuz

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Are they casualties or escapees?

The shutdown fiasco takes its toll on 2016 aspirants.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shtudown, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republicans 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Immigration reform, after all this?

Immigration reform might survive if hardliners take a beating in the CR and debt-ceiling fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dream Act, Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Who is Marco Rubio?

The freshman Florida senator has confused and annoyed conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Republicans 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Rubio and others run from internationalism when it matters

Why are Republicans flinching on Syria?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Republicans choose sides on Syria

The Syria vote is a defining moment for many GOP lawmakers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Syria, Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Rubio voting no on Syria?

The Florida senator risks losing his foreign policy credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013

What are GOP leaders doing on Syria?

GOP House and Senate leaders will support the president on Syria, but say the president has to sell the attack himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013

A way out of shutdown bluffing?

Is Sen. Marco Rubio wavering on the government shutdown gambit?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Prepping for 2016: Marco Rubio

How does Sen. Marco Rubio position himself for 2016?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Oh, never mind, says the shutdown caucus

The shutdown caucus has few GOP troops behind them.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Ten reasons Sen. Marco Rubio should think twice

The Florida senator shouldn't be sitting at the kids' table.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Rubio rakes it in

Sen. Marco Rubio's fundraising prowess increases.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Rubio in trouble?

Rubio's foes claim he is hurting from the immigration fight, but where is the evidence?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, GOP 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Will GOP primary voters behave like Dems. in 2016?

Voters won’t elevate a mere celebrity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013

A speech for all times

Sen. Marco Rubio gives a speech of a lifetime.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Getting Hispanic support by voting against immigration reform?!

The idea that Republicans can win Hispanics by opposing immigration reform is nutty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Hispanics, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 06/23/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who punched above his weight?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Gang of 8, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Rubio is doing fine

Contrary to critics, Sen. Marco Rubio's support for immigration reform isn't dragging him down.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:17 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Gang of Eight borders on success

Sen. Marco Rubio is in the final lap on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Need to challenge dangerous cluelessness about Iran

Three Republicans help explain the nature of the Iranian theocracy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sanctions, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Border security is the key

Can Dems take yes for an answer on immigration reform?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Syria aid: Unconscionably late and an object lesson

President Obama belatedly acts to arm Syrian rebels and foreign policy internationalists fight back against isolationists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Immigration comes down to border security and gay marriage

Will Democrats try to sink immigration reform?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Gang of Eight moves forward

The Gang of Eight is picking up support while opponents are defined by anti-immigration extremists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Rubio choreographs immigration reform

Sen. Marco Rubio is gathering allies and chiding opponents in his effort to get an immigration bill that will pass the Senate with bipartisan support.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013

What's the Gang of Eight outlook?

What is going on in the immigration reform effort, and who is most critical?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, immigration, Lieberman, Morning Bits, Obama, Rubio, Syria

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Immigration reform proponents on offense, Rubio quarterbacks

Rubio is leading the charge against feeble oppposition to Gang of 8 plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration refrm, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Put up or hush up on immigration reform

Sen. Rubio swats down complaints about immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Can the Gang of Eight plan get passed?

Six hurdles loom for the Gang of 8 plan to make it through the Senate and House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Full steam ahead on immigration reform

National security concerns may well bolster, not hurt, the push for legislation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Rubio team's view of the rollout

How the Rubio team viewed its roll out of the Gang of 8 plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Rubio's onslaught continues

Sen. Marco Rubio is everywhere, talkking to whomever will listen about his immigration reform effort while opponents scramble for arguments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013

How did Rubio's immigration rollout go?

Sen. Marco Rubio had an impressive rollout of the Gang of 8 legislation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gang of 8, immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Seven pluses for Rubio

Seven reasons immigration reform may make Sen. Marco Rubio the front-runner in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Immigration goodies for conservatives

Republicans on the Gang of 8 got tough border security measures and a long, difficult road to citizenship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, immigration, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Wrong assumptions about the GOP and immigration reform

By davisc  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013

A day of Rubio everywhere

On the Sunday shows, the freshman senator shows the face of the GOP's future.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Republicans making mistakes

The Republican Party will make mistakes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Rubio: All in on immigration reform

The mainstream media have Sen. Marco Rubio wrong, maybe intentionally so, on his devotion to immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Rubio knows his party and how to get an immigration deal

Rubio's sage advice on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Idle threats on gay marriage

Social conservatives' threats about gay marriage ring hollow.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Gay marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Rubio's right: Don't skip hearings on immigration reform

Sen. Marco Rubio is right to warn against a rush to a vote on a bill no one has yet seen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illegal Immigration, immigration, Immigration reform, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013

GOP primary voters open to immigration reform, with conditions

Results of new research shows GOP primary voters aren't as opposed to immigration reform as some anti-immigration exclusionists in the pundit class would have you believe.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, immigration, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 03/17/2013

It won't be your father's GOP

The GOP will not be made up of the Reagan coalition because that coalition no longer exists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Rubio in Israel

Sen. Marco Rubio makes news in Israel and shows his foreign policy chops.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Middle East, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Rubio is everywhere!

Sen. Marco Rubio is leading the GOP, at least for now.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:27 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, State of the Union

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Rubio responds and shines

The senator shows off the new GOP party and his own political persona.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:22 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Marco Rubio, SOTU response

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Gang of Eight immigration plan: Reality-based legislating

A bipartisan immigration reform proposal holds promise, fi both sides can resist shuttling it.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:05 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immmigration refoorm, path to citiizenship, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Paul Ryan enthusiastic about Rubio immigration plan

Rep. Paul Ryan steps up to the plate on immigration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration reform, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 12/12/2012

New Hispanic polling data: Most don't like GOP

Republicans are turning off Hispanics and can't win national eelctions without changing that.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:21 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, immigration, Immigration reform, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Marco Rubio picks up the pace

The Florida senator wades into policy in a way he has not done before.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education policy, Marco Rubio

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012

In 2016, another Bush vs. Clinton race?

The 2016 campaign may amount to a blast from the past.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Jack Kemp, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan