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Tillerson

By A Narrow Margin, Senate Panel Clears Tillerson’s Path To Be Secretary Of State

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson, with every Republican backing the former oil executive and every Democrat opposing him. Democrats said they voted against Tillerson over fears he might lift sanctions on Russia.

January 24, 2017
Seth Meyers reviews 2016's political train-wreck

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Looks Back At 2016’s Political Train-wreck

Late Night host Seth Meyers reviews many of the most amusing moments we might have forgotten, following a year we may well prefer to forget: from Clinton’s awkward appeal for the youth vote to the trashy insult contest between Marco Rubio and Trump that concluded with the latter advertising his genitalia. He clearly feels special affection for Ben Carson, Trump’s clueless nominee for housing secretary, whose long, strange political trip culminates in a remarkable moment.

January 2, 2017
Trump's cuba policy

How Will Castro’s Death Shape Trump’s Cuba Policy?

Will Trump’s business interests prod him to take a more pragmatic course regarding Cuba, even if that angers the hard-core, anti-Castro elements of both parties?

November 26, 2016

Rubio Keeps Eyes On The Prize In 2020

When pressed, Rubio says he intends to serve the full term as a senator. Who believes that? There’s only one job he cares about, and he’s going to try again in 2020.

October 31, 2016
kayfabe

Trump’s ‘Celebrity Candidate 2016’ Will End — Even Without A Concession Speech

So now “Celebrity Candidate 2016” is about to be canceled. What’s more, there’s no audience for repeat broadcasts after everybody knows who won.

October 26, 2016
Constitutional Crisis, GOP

5 Reasons The GOP Needs To Be Punished For Trump

How could a party that gave us a sober-minded guy who looks like he escaped from a razor commercial be blamed for the sudden rise and imminent fall of a brutally bombastic bigot?

October 23, 2016
McCain

Can Trump Fan Rubio Hold On To That Last Shred Of Dignity?

This is the stretch of the political season when presidential nominees swoop into key states to appear at rallies with candidates running for other offices. The big question facing top Republicans on the ballot is: Do I really want to be seen in public with Donald Trump?

September 6, 2016

Primary Elections: McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Win Races

In primary voting Tuesday night, incumbent Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) were all victorious against their opponents.

August 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves goodbye as he leaves the stage after his wife Melania concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Hovers Over McCain, Rubio Senate Re-Election Races

Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

August 30, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogate Calls For Banning Abortions For Mothers With Zika

Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes appeared on CNN to discuss Zika’s spread and Sen. Marco Rubio’s opposition to abortions for pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause microcephaly.

August 8, 2016
A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The GOP Senate Blocked Zika Funding — Now Marco Rubio Wants Obama To Foot The Bill

Federal officials took nearly $600 million that had been aimed at fighting Ebola and shifted it to battle Zika instead when Congress first balked at approving $1.9 billion in funding that the administration had requested. The White House continued to press for the larger amount, but Congress failed to agree and then left for a seven-week summer recess.

August 3, 2016

Rubio Is Running For Reelection After All… Against Donald Trump?

Marco Rubio spent months after dropping out of the presidential election failing to rebuke Donald Trump in any forceful way, but now plans to make Trump a central part of his campaign platform.

June 22, 2016
Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik raises his arm in a Nazi salute as he enters the court room in Skien prison, Norway March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix

Are All Nazis Terrorists?

Donald Trump has made the threat of terrorism a central premise of his campaign, doing terrorists’ work for them by inflating the threat they pose. To steal a phrase from The Don Himself about this despicable tactic: “He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands.”

June 19, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Senator Marco Rubio laughs while speaking during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina on September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Rubio Running For Senate Re-Election: Florida Lawmaker

“Marco is saying he’s getting in,” said Jolly, a fellow Republican who has been running to fill the seat.

June 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Marco Rubio: The Latest #NeverTrump’er To Jump On The Trump Bandwagon

“I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there’s something I can do to help that from happening, and its helpful to the cause, I’d most certainly be honored to be considered for that.”

May 27, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami

You Know What They Say About Men Who Make Jokes About Small Hands? Not Much, Anymore.

As one of the biggest disappointments of this election cycle, Rubio is a walking demonstration of how resoundingly Republican primary voters have rejected the establishment candidates.

March 18, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How Rubio’s Campaign Failed: Problems From The Start

Marco Rubio had all that you need in a Republican presidential candidate: fluency on the issues, a conservative outlook, crossover appeal as a Cuban-American, and youthful good looks.

March 16, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Savannah Center in Cincinnati

Under Fire, Trump Seeks Breakthrough In Republican Primaries

Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries.

March 15, 2016
Who's For Veep?

Cartoon: Who’s For Veep?

Trump has his pick.

March 15, 2016
Donald Trump

Republicans Praying For Brokered Convention To Stop Trump

“The Republican Party does not have the superstructure to resolve a convention deadlock. There are no more bosses. The state party leaders are largely impotent. The party lacks elder statesmen.”

March 15, 2016
Susan Wantz of Boca Raton, Florida, sits as she argues with Patricia Lobracco, a supporter of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before Trump's scheduled campaign rally at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

America, Don’t Count On Florida To Stop Donald Trump

Every four years since Bush-Gore, Floridians silently offer a collective prayer that goes something like this: “Please, God, don’t let us be the ones to decide who wins the presidency.”

March 15, 2016
marco rubio

Rubio Confronts Trump Support: ‘Being Angry Is No Excuse’

He warned that the country would be “ripped apart at the seams” if the polarization deepens.

March 14, 2016

Endorse This: Okay, Don’t Vote For Rubio!

Rubio spokesman, on the Ohio primary: “I’m just stating the obvious.”

March 11, 2016

Rubio Says He Regrets Getting Personal With Donald Trump

“My kids were embarrassed by it. My wife didn’t like it. “

March 9, 2016

Polls: Trump Slaughtering Rubio In Florida, And Ahead Of Kasich In Ohio

A raft of new polls in the past few days show Donald Trump remaining on track for big victories in next week’s big-state contests.

March 9, 2016