Friday, March 24, 2017

Marco Rubio

marco rubio in the middle east

During an official visit to the embattled Middle east, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, investigated United States programs in the region. Rubio initially met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri to discuss the ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending months rehashing the brutal GOP primary campaign and bragging about his victory, President Donald Trump has quietly launched a charm offensive, reaching out to former rivals whose help he now needs. The ...
In this Feb. 10, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

BY MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has agreed in principle to a White House proposal to slash foreign aid and diplomatic spending by 37 percent, but wants to spread it out over three years rather ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speak on Capitol Hill before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Republicans are panning the emerging outlines of President Donald Trump’s first budget, complaining that he’s cutting too much from already lean department accounts while leaving untouched the massive benefit programs blamed for ...

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 ...
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