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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Ted Cruz: Will he or won’t he?

Will Cruz run for president?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Rand and Ron Paul’s family business

Rand Paul relies on his father’s team as he tries to expand his base of support and donors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ron Paul, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Rand Paul is wrong: We need a president with experience

The inexperienced junior senator from Kentucky says -- surprise! -- experience doesn’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Obama ducks on pipeline, bipartisan fury flows

President Obama won’t decide on the Keystone XL pipeline, but voters get to register anger in November.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Energy, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions

Two freshmen senators go in opposite directions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Rand Paul claims ‘nuance,’ reveals incoherence on Iran

Sen. Rand Paul’s foreign policy gobbledygook.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidental election, Iran, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Rand Paul’s foreign policy extremism

Rand Paul’s foreign policy attracts conservative critics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidental election, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Rand Paul gives an interview that will haunt him

The senator from Kentucky blew it in an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Iran, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Rand Paul is a tough sell

The Kentucky senator has an uphill climb with establishment Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidental election, 2016 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Why right-wing isolationists are losing

Rand Paul’s world view is out of step with his party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Everything’s coming up roses for Chuck Schumer’s friends

The show must go on -- with taxpayer dollars.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broadway, Sen. Chuck Schumer, taxes

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/08/2014

To curb Iran, should we give Israel bunker busters?

What will we do when there is no Iran deal in July?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Democrats’ campaign of distortion shouldn’t be rewarded

So much distortion, not enough pushback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Rand Paul’s unwelcome 2009 accusations about Dick Cheney

His 2009 comments about Dick Cheney sound like MoveOn.org propaganda.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul, VP Dick Cheney

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Harry Reid’s toxic influence on politics

There’s never been a worse Senate leader than Harry Reid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Is the U.S. too ‘provocative’?

Fear of provoking bad actors leads to appeasement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foriegn policy, Iran, Russia, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

With the U.N. ambassador nomination, Iran shows its stripes

The president continues to ignore the nature of the Iranian regime

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Rand Paul’s problematic views

Sen. Paul’s views track far right-wing ideologues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Rand Paul trashed military option for Iran and blamed the U.S. for WWII

Sen. Rand Paul’s own words attest to his extremism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Democrats keep us cringing

It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Obamacare, Sen. Chuck Schumer

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Rand Paul’s pandering and Paul Ryan’s political courage

‘Political courage’ doesn’t mean playing to your base

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poverty, Race, Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Rand Paul’s shape-shifting

The Kentucky senator tells each audience what they’d like to hear.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Rand Paul panders at Berkeley

Rand Paul runs left, pleases the New York Times

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, NSA, Sen. Rand Paul

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 03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Ted Cruz 2, Rand Paul 0

Sen. Ted Cruz runs right of Sen. Rand Paul on two fronts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Congress nearly unanimous in its dismay over Obama’s Iran policy

The House and Senate give a thumbs down on Obama’s Iran policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul, WMD's

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/17/2014

McCain leads from the front

Thank goodness for Sen. John McCain.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Sen. John McCain, Ukraine

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Ted Cruz not so popular back home

Ted Cruz’s electability problem

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Rand Paul under fire

Conservative backlash against Rand Paul’s foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

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 08:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Rand Paul seems confused

Sen. Paul might not understand foreign policy -- even a little.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

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

Where are all those Rand Paul voters?

Where are the Rand Paul voters?

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Tags:  2014 Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul

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, 03/10/2014

Rand Paul’s fake foreign policy

Sen. Rand Paul falsifies a foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Will Cruz learn a valuable lesson?

Sen. Ted Cruz might learn a good lesson from the post-CPAC dust-up.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Paul the Younger: Libertarian vs. the GOP

Who outside of CPAC is going to buy Rand Paul’s script?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul

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 02:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Rand Paul is the odd man out of the GOP on foreign policy

The GOP vs. Sen. Rand Paul on foreign policy

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/03/2014

McCain blasts Obama

John McCain blasts Obama, and AIPAC cheers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. John McCain, Ukraine

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Governors: Stand and deliver

Governors can’t have a rhetorical position at the expense of a governing result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Rand Paul defends Putin, earns scorn from the right

Sen. Rand Paul defended Bashar al-Assad and now Putin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014

A bad bet on toppling McConnell

The senior senator from Kentucky isn’t as vulnerable as foes imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans 2014, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014

‘Yond Cassius . . . er . . . Ted Cruz’

He makes far too many enemies for too little positive result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Time to take on Obama/Rand Paul foreign policy

It’s time to take on isolationist right-wingers

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, gitmo, NSA, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Why continue to negotiate with Iran?

President Obama is stalling, just like the Iranians.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Fighting Franken

Sen. Al Franken has real competition as the anti-Obamacare wave builds.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Al Franken, Senate 2016

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The administration’s pathetic defense of Syria policy

It’s impossible to defend the White House on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sen. John McCain, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Mark Warner by 6?!

The Virginia Senate race is no slam dunk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Reid under fire for defying majority on sanctions

A pro-Israel group lays blame for sanctions impasse at Reid’s feet.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Corker and Menendez try to implant spine in administration

Sens. Corker and Menendez try to implant a spine in the Obama administration

By  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Bob Corker

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Cruz vs. Obama on foreign policy

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) attacks Obama’s foreign policy weakness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 10:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Where’s the beef, Sen. Paul?

Rand Paul’s message is a turn off.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, Republcians 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

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 12:05 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Mike Lee’s thoughtful response

Sen. Mike Lee gets it mostly right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inequality, poverty, Sen. Mike Lee, SOTU

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Is Rand Paul trying to help Hillary Clinton?

The senator from Kentucky sounds like he works for “Ready for Hillary.“

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Rand Paul’s shaky weekend sheds light on weaknesses

Sen. Rand Paul’s problematic personality and biography were on display this weekend.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, presidential 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014

What if Vitter leaves?

If Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) leaves the Senate, it’s not clear what kind of conservative will follow him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Seante GOP, Sen. David Vitter

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Yes, Mark Warner is beatable

Ed Gillespie is going after Mark Warner’s Achilles heel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, Sen. Mark Warner, Senate 2016

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 04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Why Jeanne Shaheen should be nervous

Jeanne Shaheen is vulnerable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, 2014 Senate, Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Iran sanctions turmoil

Sen. Harry Reid is blocking bipartisan sanctions legislation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Iran sanctions, Sen. Harry Reid

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

McConnell leading big

The tea party’s top Senate challenger is losing by a mile.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014, Senate Republlicans

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Tipping point on Iran sanctions?

With 54 senators now for a Iran sanctions bill, anti-sanction advocates fret about possible passage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul, Senate Democrats

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 09:45 AM ET, 01/06/2014

No more free passes for Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul’s constant prevarication deserves stronger rebukes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, NSA, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Obama has begun repealing Obamacare

Obamacare is on the way out, thanks to the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Jeff Flake

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Schumer for the defense

Even if he doesn’t want it, Congress has to help President Obama turn around his Iran policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Chuck Schumer, WMD's

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The NSA review report should be tossed in the trash

The NSA review panel’s recommendations could hurt the nation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, Rep. Mike Rogers, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Terrorism

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Isolationists are losing the argument

Internationalism is stronger than you might think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Sen. Rand Paul

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 11:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Stockman is a laughing stock

Flaky tea party candidates spell the end of the movement.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP 2014, Heritage Action, Sen. John Cornyn

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013

A snapshot of South Carolina

South Carolina voters may surprise national pundits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP Senate 2014, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Run, Ed, run!

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is more vulnerable than people think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, GOP Senate 2014, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Thanks, Ted

Thanks to the Texas senator, the Republican Party is back on track.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, GOP, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Where are Brown and Warren now?

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren embody their parties’ trajectories.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Scott Brown, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate 2014

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 02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Now it’s the Senate’s turn to be dysfunctional

While the House has gotten its act together, the Senate is now the dysfunctional body.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, House Republicans, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The marriage mission

If we can promote recycling, why not make marriage popular again?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marriage, Sen. Mike Lee, social conservatives

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 11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Mike Lee’s war against poverty

Sen. Mike Lee continues on his road to responsible governance.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, poverty, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Pretty platitudes aren’t enough, Sen. Paul

Presidential aspirants can’t get by with foreign policy platitudes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Hillary fatigue -- in 2013?!

Trying to make the Hillary Clinton presidential run interesting is hard work.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Rand Paul has another problem

Another controversial issue may dog the senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

‘Don’t be so cute’

President Obama and Rand Paul are both being too ‘cute’ for their own good.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

What’s wrong with Rand Paul?

Sen. Rand Paul has some major blind spots and no one watching out for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

The truth is now optional

President Obama isn’t the only one who thinks the truth is optional.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Axelrod, Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Character matters most

In evaluating candidates and officials, we need to focus more on core traits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic Party, GOP, Obamacare, Presidential elections, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013

‘So if you like your plan, too bad’

Ordinary Americans and the media are learning conservative critics of Obamacare had it right all along.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:42 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2013

The new and improved Mike Lee

The senator from Utah takes a turn for the better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Enough already, say respected conservatives

Incentives must change for the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Government shutdown, Jim DeMint, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Wearing out his welcome, already?

It is easy to wear out your welcome in politics, especially if you yell non-stop.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Republicans 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Mike Lee: Man of the people actually isn’t one

Sen. Mike Lee has become what he ran against -- an out-of-touch insider.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Mike Lee, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, utah

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Rick Perry vs. Ted Cruz

Gov. Rick Perry shows a governor’s advantage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Gov.. Rick Perry, Republicans 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Rand Paul’s no legislator

Sen. Rand Paul should try actually legislating.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  constituional amendment, Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul

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 12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Can’t Mike Lee do better?

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) chooses short-term attention over support of voters and respect of colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Mike Lee

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Advancing the interests of whom, exactly?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and company misrepresented their fight from start to finish.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013

What will mainstream conservatives do?

We know what the right-wingers will do, but what about mainstream conservatives?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 09:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Rand Paul’s shaky world view

He does not have a well-thought out or consistent foreign policy message.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Republicans 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Who's in touch with those 'grassroots'?

Which segment of the GOP is in touch?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Government shutdown, Obamacare defunding, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Cruz crumbles

The Texas senator is no longer the top dog in the CR fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate GOP

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Sen. Graham: And what about national security?

Sen. Lindsey Graham finds out the shutdown imperils the NSA’s mission and frets about a ‘phony’ Iran deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:04 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Shutdown prognosis: Dicey but not dire

Don’t take the mainstream media, House GOP zealots or Sen. Ted Cruz too seriously in estimating the chance of a shutdown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Peddling snake oil

Sen. Ted Cruz and friends continue to tell their followers a gigantic whopper.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Ted Cruz’s logic problems

Gov. Rick Perry calls Sen. Ted Cruz’s tune?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov.. Rick Perry, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013

The GOP’s fork in the road

Republicans lack a single figurehead so they must collectively decide what they want the party to be.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cosnervative movement, GOP, Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz, William F. Buckley

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Where are we? Why is Cruz surrendering time?

Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21 hours of fame are over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:23 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Ten things more productive than a phony filibuster

Ten ideas better than a Cruz talk-fest

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Cruz looking for way out, Coburn nails Heritage Action

In the world of Heritage Action up is down, spending caps are irrelevant.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013

So long and farewell to the Obamacare fight, you appeasers

Is Cruz going to do what he promised?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Govenrment shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013

What happens when the fake filibuster stops?

After the current jabbering stops, won’t Cruz have to vow to filibuster anything the Senate and House can pass?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Cruz’s end game

This end game isn’t about Obamacare, it’s about Sen. Ted Cruz.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Why do Cruz and Heritage Action do what they do?

There is a serious disconnect between right-wing media and the electorate as a whole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

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

Why Cruz’s filibuster isn’t really a filibuster

In the end, Cruz is almost alone, without even a real filibuster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013

An interesting Tuesday lunch

Question time for Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mie Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013

What matters and what doesn’t in the Obamacare fight

Despite the headlines, certain things this week just don’t matter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Who is helping the GOP in the Senate?

Insiders hurt the GOP in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate 2016

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Cruz and Lee found out: They’ve got nothin’

The shutdown squad has no clothes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Cruz’s blunder enrages House GOP

Sen. Ted Cruz slipped, revealing he’s got nothing more than talking points on defunding Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  continuing resolution, Government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Rand Paul angers Jewish and Christian Republicans

The Kentucky senator’s foreign policy views set off a firestorm among conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:29 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Republicans 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Rand Paul clueless about the 9/11 attackers’ motives

Rand Paul doesn’t understand 9/11.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  9-11, Sen. Rand Paul, War on terrorism

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Ted Cruz knows nothing about Jesse Helms

Ted Cruz doesn’t understand Syria or Jesse Helms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, Syria

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Snatch defeat from jaws of victory on Obamacare?

Only the GOP can destroy its advantage on Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

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 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

McCain rejects narrow resolution language

The president loses ground, risks defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John McCain, Syria, 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 11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham: I'm not going to support a strike with no plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Lindsey Graham, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Is Obama saying the same thing to everyone?

There is confusion about what President Obama's "limited" strike entails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Syira, WMD's

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Where isolationism leads

Isolationism is dangerous and ultimately immoral.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013

10 things you need to know about Kerry’s remarks

Kerry gives the speech of his life on Syria, Obama nowhere to be seen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John Kerry, Syria, WMD's Iraq War

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Why Rand Paul should never, ever be commander in chief

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) demonstrates why he would endanger American security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013

How smart is Ted Cruz?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) isn't dumb, which makes his antics worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Look on the bright side

Look on the sunny side. Not everything is in chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Foreign policy, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013

The Pauls: Rand is still in Ron's shadow

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) couldn't repudiate the Southern Avenger, so how's he going to handle his father?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Ron Paul, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Chris Christie should thank Sarah Palin

The New Jersey governor benefits from her antagonistic attitude.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rand Paul's aversion to facts

Sen. Rand Paul isn't lying; it's just that he doesn't know better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

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 08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Don't bother: The pols who won't make it in 2016

The candidates who will fade fast, if they try to run in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:02 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Rick Santorum, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Rand Paul favors domestic pork instead of foreign aid

The senator's argument is peculiar, even for him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign aid, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Running away from his own words already?

The Texas senator tries to wriggle away from his own words.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Did the South win Pickett's charge, Sen. Cruz?

If the Texas senator thinks the Clinton-Gingrich government shutdown was a win for the GOP, then he wasn't paying attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Christie flattens Rand Paul

The New Jersey governor shows how to dissect an opponent, in this case the clueless Kentucky senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Cruz is right: The GOP should be 'scared'

Ted Cruz has it partially right about 'scared' Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Ted Cruz and the company he keeps

The Texas senator shows he's not smart or sophisticated, but is intoxicated by right-wingers' attention.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:00 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Face-off on national security

Gov. Chris Christie takes on libertarian know-nothings on terrorism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Rand Paul's dangerous demagoguery

Rand Paul cuts loose the Southern Avenger and lets loose a string of untruths in a speech to veterans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:09 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Cruz has it wrong, again

Sen. Ted Cruz misunderstands presidential politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Can a popular Wyoming conservative be beaten?

Beating Mike Enzi will be hard but it's not impossible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2016

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/21/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood head and shoulders above the rest?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Sen. Max Baucus

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Like father, like son: Rand and Ron's dark vision

The Kentucky senator really is his father's son.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Why run against Mike Enzi?

The question is whether Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has done anything to justify his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2014

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 01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Rand Paul digs deeper

The Kentucky senator digs himself into a deeper hole.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Jack Hunter and Rand Paul 'playing the game'

Sen. Rand Paul's association with and defense of an avowedly pro-secessionist aide may have permanently damaged his campaign to gain respectability.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/10/2013

Rand Paul needs to recover from his rehabilitation

Sen. Rand Paul's office won't denounce aide's racist views, continues string of belly flops.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The world according to Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul's foreign policy ignorance wouldn't be of much mention, except that he aspires to be commander in chief.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul

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 10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Ted Cruz's adversarial relationship with facts

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) would do well to stick to the facts.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP, Hispanics, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 12:11 PM ET, 06/27/2013

How Portman put himself in a corner

Sen. Rob Portman blew his chance to get his amendment and vote yes on the Gang of 8 plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E-verify, Immigration reform, Sen. Rob Portman

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 11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013

The anti-immigrant crew goes off the rails

Immigration reform opponents have gone beyond the pale in their attacks on colleagues, the press and Senate protocol.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Reality intrudes on the libertarian delusion

Edward Snowden's flight from prosecution wakes up some who previously excused his treason.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Ups and downs

Who is gaining traction and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Rand Paul, Syria, Ups and downs

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 01:13 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Drones, the NSA and phony constitutionalism

The president and his critics both misunderstand the Constitution when it comes to national security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:13 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drones, Fourth Amendment, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Cruz: So much heat, so little light

Sen. Ted Cruz shows his true stripes on immigration reform.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz

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 08:47 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Why is Rand Paul praising a traitor?

His admiring words for Edward Snowden suggest Sen. Rand Paul understands neither the Constitution nor his obligations as a U.S. senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edward Snowden, NSA, Sen. Rand Paul

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 09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Rand Paul might not understand his own policies

Senator's chief of staff objects to his boss being called out on policy confusion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, National Security Syria, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Rand Paul's dilemma: Selling foreign policy to the left of Obama

Sen. Rand Paul's to NSA anti-terrorism tactics point to the dilemma he would face running for president in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Can Rubio make a deal on border security?

More Republican Senators than Gang of 8 critics imagine may be interested in making a deal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Johnny Isakson

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

More facts for Gang of Eight

Yet another study supports the fiscal benefits of immigration reform, but to die-hard opponents, any legalization plan is unacceptable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Rand Paul goes West

While Sen. Rand Paul is in California wooing donors, they should ask hard questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Immigration reform, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Breakthrough on immigration reform?

The Gang of 8 claims support of a critical GOP senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gang of 8, Immigration reform, Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Orinn Hatch

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 11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Rand Paul moves toward a 2016 presidential run

Sen. Rand Paul looks like he'll run for president in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, conservative movement, GOP, Sen. Rand Paul

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 11:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Spending on Medicaid doesn't actually help the poor

A new study undermines the effort to expand the entitlement program.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Medicaid, Obamacare, Sen. Orin Hatch

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 05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Don't be a jerk, Sen. Cruz.

The Texas senator isn't helping himself by publicly complaining about his colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate