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Why Jeb Bush Isn't Keeping Marco Rubio Out Of 2016 Presidential Race
Newly-minted presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio said on Monday he won’t let his bid for the White House come between him and his long-time mentor, fellow Republican -- and likely 2016 rival – former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Jeb is my friend, he's still my friend, he will continue to be,” Rubio said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor
Californians Love Teachers, Feel So-So About Tenure
Californians trust their public school teachers and want to spend more money supporting public schools, according to a recent poll. California voters also say they oppose the state’s strong tenure laws and believe that all public school teachers should be held accountable through regular performance evaluations, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles
Full Text of Sen. Marco Rubio's Campaign Launch in Miami
After months of deliberation and prayer about the future of our country, I have come here tonight to make an announcement on how I believe I can best serve her. I chose to make this announcement at the Freedom Tower because it is a symbol of our nation’s identity as the land of opportunity. And I am more confident than ever that despite our troubles
U.S. protests 'sloppy,' unsafe Russian intercept of spy plane
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it has expressed its concerns to Moscow over a Russian fighter jet's "sloppy" and unsafe intercept of a U.S. spy plane in international airspace, in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries. The incident took place on April 7 over the Baltic Sea, when a Russian SU-27 Flanker intercepted
Republican Rubio calls 2016 White House race a 'generational choice'
MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a "generational choice" for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech. "Before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America
Rubio 'Very Confident' He's Ready To Be President On 'Day No. 1'
Readiness to be president is a threshold question for many candidates. That's especially true when that candidate is 43 years old and a freshman senator. No, not Barack Obama, but Marco Rubio, the Republican senator from Florida, who announced Monday that he's running for president. "I'm certainly capable from Day 1," Rubio told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview
Marco Rubio Would Reopen Gitmo, Reverse Obama Foreign Policy
Sen. Marco Rubio's foreign-policy platform has a theme: undoing some of President Obama's biggest decisions. That would include reopening the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, if Obama succeeds in closing it as the president promised at the outset of his first term in the White House. "Absolutely," the Florida Republican said when asked whether
After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic
Marco Rubio has also denounced President Obama's decision to thaw diplomatic relations with Cuba. A hard line against Cuba was once a reliable way to draw votes from the influential and Republican leaning Cuban-American constituency in southern Florida. But sociology professor Guillermo Grenier of Florida International University says that's changing
Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton's Ideas 'Will Not Help Everyday Americans'
"This notion that somehow if we just increase the size and scope of the federal government, it helps people who are trying to make it has been disproven," Rubio said at his West Miami home. "The bigger the federal government, the more the people who can hire lobbyists and law firms to help them navigate it are going to do." "This attachment to more government
Clinton hits the road in 'Scooby' van as newly minted candidate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a private citizen, Hillary Clinton flew on private jets to lucrative speaking engagements. As a Democratic presidential candidate, she is logging her first 1,000 miles in a GMC van. Clinton's decision to drive 16 hours to her first campaign appearance in Iowa in a van nicknamed "Scooby" is a statement of purpose for a candidate