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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio
Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is an American politician and lawyer. Rubio was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives during the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions. He was first elected to the Florida House as a Republican on January 25, 2000, from the 111th district.
Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is an American politician and lawyer. Rubio was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives during the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions. He was first elected to the Florida House as a Republican on January 25, 2000, from the 111th district. « Show less

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  • US-Cuba's complex political puzzle

    MIAMI Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say "Cuba libre" or "Cuba si, Castro no." Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama's...
  • Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?

    Is the GOP right to oppose Cuba policy shift?
    Prediction:  If President Obama found a cure for cancer, Congressional Republicans would denounce him. “Outrageous,” Sen. Marco Rubio would say. “A sellout”,”  another congressman would holler. ""Unconstitutional,"...
  • U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of...
  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Officials: US will have embassy in Havana soon

    WASHINGTON The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time. Although President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to normalize relations with the Castro government in Havana upends long-standing...
  • Some in congress balk as White House plows ahead with Cuba policy

    BOGOTA, Colombia Even before President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba on Wednesday, his congressional opponents were vowing to undermine any attempt at rapprochement. With Republicans in control of the House and Senate...
  • The Cuba sanctions: Farewell to a Cold War relic

    There may be some elderly Cubans in Havana who long ago gave up hope that the U.S. embargo against their country would ever end. On these shores, however, the 50-year policy of isolating Cuba has seemed so useless for so long that many people assumed it...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

    Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

    For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...