Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Marco Rubio

BY ERICA WERNER and RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to ...
In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port that handles the majority of Venezuela's food imports. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

BY HANNAH DREIER and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of ...
governor rick scott speaking in naples

Governor Rick Scott had harsh words for President Barack Obama on Friday and his administration’s decision to rescind the “wet foot, dry foot” policy for Cuban migrants entering the United States. “President Obama’s Cuba policy can be summed up this ...
In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

BY EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA faces a Senate confirmation hearing amid a testy standoff between the president-elect and the spy community. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a four-term conservative Kansas Republican, ...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio greets Florida House family members on the House floor during a Republican conference in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. (Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

BY ANNE FLAHERTY WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban government must move toward enacting greater freedoms for its people and giving Americans something in return if it wants to keep warmer U.S. relations initiated by President Barack Obama, top aides to ...
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a campaign rally in Sanford, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2016.

Cuban American Senator, Marco Rubio, utilized the passing of dictator, Fidel Castro, to remind constituents of the Cuban leader’s cruelty and human rights violations. Rubio’s parents, Mario and Oriales, emigrated from Cuba in 1956 and were naturalized in 1975. “Fidel ...
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks to supporters at a primary election party, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Kissimmee, Fla.

BY | JIM TURNER As both major presidential campaigns blanket Florida in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 election, Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican Donald Trump in the state is down to three points, according to a poll ...
In this May 30, 2016, photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, watches during a Phoenix Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate candidates are jumping on news of sharply rising premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law as they seek advantage in the closing days of the election. The unpopular law was already ...
In this June 29, 2015, file photo, protesters gather across the street from a restaurant in Chicago before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to members of the City Club of Chicago

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said ...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with local farmers at Bedners Farm Fresh Market, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Boynton Beach, Fla.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and JONATHAN LEMIRE ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump blamed his worsening campaign struggles on “phony polls” from the “disgusting” media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to ...
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