Higher Education and Liberal Education
More than most of the presidential candidates, Marco Rubio tends to make a point of talking about higher education reform in his stump speech. He mentions rising costs and loan burdens, and talks about making college more affordable by breaking …
Some more observations from the Q poll:
#*#At 2 percent, Rand Paul continues his descent out of the top tier and toward the third tier.
#*#Not only does Trump’s support come from across the ideological spectrum, so does Carson’s.
Marco Rubio Addresses the Anger in the GOP Electorate
If you’re Marco Rubio, and you’ve launched your campaign on a theme of sunny optimism and cheery confidence that America’s best days are ahead of it, how do you adjust when the GOP electorate seems to be …
Poll: Rubio Beats Clinton in Three Swing States — Including Pennsylvania
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) leads Hillary Clinton in three battleground states, including the delegate-rich Pennsylvania, according to new polling of the hypothetical presidential matchup.
Quinnipiac conducted the survey over eleven days following the first Republican presidential debate, as Clinton …
Saving Social Security in the 21st Century
This week, America marked two significant milestones in its history. Friday was the 80th anniversary of Social Security, a program that has helped millions of seniors, including my parents, retire with dignity. Saturday is the 70th anniversary of the end …
Senator Rubio recently reiterated that he would enforce federal laws against marijuana — even in states that have legalized the practice.
I think he’s right that federal laws should be enforced so long as they are constitutional. And the view …
Carly, Rubio Rising in NV
Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are on the rise in Nevada. A new survey has the Republican presidential candidates in second and third place respectively, behind the current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
The Silver Bullet survey, shared first with National …
Marco Rubio looked like a winner last night–like a candidate who can win in 2016, I mean. Yet he’ll want to sort through a discrepancy that CNN cites:
Fact check: Marco Rubio on allowing abortions in certain instances.
Sen. Marco Rubio …
Ohio’s Republican Treasurer Sticks with Rubio, Raising Eyebrows among Kasich Supporters
Cleveland — Now that Ohio governor John Kasich is officially running for president, most Buckeye State elected officials have either endorsed him or opted to stay on the sidelines.
Not state treasurer Josh Mandel.
#ad#Back in May, while Kasich was …
Lee, Rubio, Cotton, and More Move to Block AFFH in Senate
Senator Mike Lee has just introduced a bill to defund President Obama’s federal takeover of local government via the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation. Lee’s bill is called the “Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act” (it’s too …
Rubio: Our National Security Depends on Sugar Subsidies
You may not know this, but Brazilian sugar is a threat to U.S. national security. At least, that is the view of Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.).
Asked this month about his support for sugar subsidies, Rubio said he …
Jeb and Rubio Battle for Vital Mormon Support in Nevada
The race for the Mormon vote is on.
In 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney’s unprecedented mobilization of LDS voters helped propel him to an important early victory in Nevada’s caucuses. This time around, no one candidate is likely to dominate …
Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Benefited From Birthright Citizenship
Jeb Bush’s defense of the term “anchor babies” marks a departure from the messaging instructions that a GOP Hispanic outreach group he advised gave to Republican lawmakers in 2013.
Bush used the term while rejecting Donald Trump’s call for …
Rubio Says Trump’s Immigration Plan Not ‘Workable’
Des Moines, IA — Marco Rubio dismissed Donald Trump’s immigration plan today as not feasible, and said he disagreed with the billionaire about ending birthright citizenship.
“I’m open to doing things that prevent people who deliberately come to the U….
Rubio vs. Legal Pot, Ctd.
An email from a reader:
The question whether Rubio would enforce federal marijuana laws is artificial. The federal government cannot enforce its marijuana laws without a massive expansion in the federal police force. It depends utterly on the states to …
Pro-Life Republicans Should Not Fight Exceptions for Rape and Incest
During last week’s presidential debate, Senator Marco Rubio said that he believed that abortion should be prohibited with no exception for cases of rape and incest. He has reiterated this view in follow-up interviews. Some other Republican candidates who …
Arthur Caplan vs. Marco Rubio on Abortion
Medical ethicist Arthur Caplan criticizes Senator Rubio and other “conceptionists,” i.e., people who believe that human lives begin at conception.
So is Rubio right? Does science show that life begins at conception? Science supports no such view.
Rubio on Abortion and Rape
A lot of media outlets are pouncing on Senator Rubio for suggesting in last night’s debate that he has never “advocated” for exceptions to pro-life legislation in the cases of rape and incest, when he has strongly supported bills that …
Video: TMZ Ambushes Rubio About Cecil the Lion, but Rubio Turns the Tables
More of this, please:
The TMZ reporter asks Rubio about Cecil the Lion, and Rubio offers a sensible response: “Obviously there’s laws in that country, so whatever laws there were, that guy should have followed them.” Then, however, he …
Evaluating the Lee-Rubio Tax Plan
Of the top three candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, judging from the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, only one has released a detailed tax plan: Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida. Not surprisingly, then, his proposal — made along …