Marco Rubio giving a ‘major speech’
Marco Rubio is giving a major speech, Romney loved France, the Minnesota GOP is being evicted and Herman Cain will be on the Daily Show.
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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
* Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is giving a “major speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy” at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday. Rubio, who says he will no longer talk about the whole vice-president thing, will discuss “whether U.S. global leadership is sustainable and even necessary in the 21st century.”
* No White House staff were involved in hiring prostitutes (or any other inappropriate behavior) on the president’s recent trip to Cartagena, an internal review has determined. Twelve Secret Service members and 11 military personnel have been implicated in the scandal.
* Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney today gave his first press conference in over a month. He ducked immigration questions while appearing with Rubio, who has put forth his own version of the DREAM Act. But Romney did tell a French TV reporter about his time in France: “The best memories were with my wife on vacations, from time to time,” he said. “I look forward to occasional vacations again in such a beautiful place.”
* The Minnesota Republican Party is not getting kicked out of its offices for failing to pay rent. That’s “an exaggerated press story,” Chairman Pat Shortridge said in a statement. The debt-plagued party just got an eviction notice from its landlord, that’s all. The Minnesota GOP owes nearly $1 million to vendors and has not paid rent in eight months.
WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T MISS:
* A possible headache for the Georgia Democratic Party: former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.), best known for her high-profile stunts and gaffes, has filed to run against Rep. Hank Johnson (D) in the state’s 4th district as the Green Party candidate. Johnson unseated McKinney in the 2006 Democratic primary.
* Elizabeth Warren (D) is out with her second ad in the Massachusetts Senate race, in which she addresses student loan debt while emphasizing her middle-class roots. America used to invest in “kids like me,” she says, but now “kids are left drowning in debt to get an education.” The ad is running statewide; a Republican media buyer told Roll Call that it’s a $770,000 buy.
* Herman Cain will appear on “The Daily Show” tonight — not as a guest but in a taped segment with John Oliver. In a spoof of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio,” the two will take a look back at the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO’s failed presidential campaign.
* Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his family have beaten out George Soros to become the top all-time donors to independent groups in an election cycle. Adelson and family have given $26.5 million to super PACs this cycle compared to Soros’ $23.7 million in 2004. They have former House speaker Newt Gingrich to thank for the title.
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