Marco Rubio http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32418/all en Obama must end tax hike 'obsession,' Republicans say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-must-end-tax-hike-obsession-republicans-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Senator Marco Rubio, in the Republican response to President Barack Obama's speech, will challenge him Tuesday to abandon his tax "obsession" and find a way to boost growth and cut the deficit.</p> <p>The rising political star from Florida, widely tipped as a 2016 presidential candidate, will lay out the framework of his party's economic vision in his formal response released ahead of Obama's State of the Union address.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/obama-must-end-tax-hike-obsession-republicans-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Marco Rubio Politics Social Issues United States AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754011 at http://www.globalpost.com Rubio responds to Obama: end tax hike 'obsession' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rubio-responds-obama-end-tax-hike-obsession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Senator Marco Rubio, in the Republican response to Tuesday's State of the Union, challenged President Barack Obama to abandon his tax "obsession" and find a way to boost growth and cut the deficit.</p> <p>The rising political star from Florida, who is regularly mentioned as a 2016 presidential candidate, laid out the framework of his party's economic vision, in excerpts of his formal response released ahead of Obama's address.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/rubio-responds-obama-end-tax-hike-obsession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Marco Rubio Politics Social Issues United States AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754064 at http://www.globalpost.com In rebuttal to Obama, Senator Rubio tries to soften Republicans' tone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rebuttal-obama-senator-rubio-tries-soften-republicans-tone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Speech raises profile of possible presidential candidate</p> <p>* Rubio rejects Obama call for tax increases on rich</p> <p>* Senator delivers speech in Spanish to some audiences</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rebuttal-obama-senator-rubio-tries-soften-republicans-tone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Law Marco Rubio Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:46:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755151 at http://www.globalpost.com Netanyahu, Rubio in water-bottle toast to US, Israel ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/netanyahu-rubio-water-bottle-toast-us-israel-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JERUSALEM, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toasted their nations' close ties on Wednesday with a click of plastic water bottles reminiscent of the Republican's sip seen 'round the world in Washington last week.</p> <p>Photographers captured the cross-table gesture in Netanyahu's office moments after Rubio remarked how Israel resides "in a challenging neighbourhood," and he was "pleased" President Barack Obama would be visiting Israel next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/netanyahu-rubio-water-bottle-toast-us-israel-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Jews Marco Rubio Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761599 at http://www.globalpost.com Plan ahead for Syria transition, U.S. Senator Rubio says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/plan-ahead-syria-transition-us-senator-rubio-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Seeks to "empower" responsible Syria opposition</p> <p>* Says must avoid repeat of Libya chaos</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The United States must ensure that a new Syrian leadership is well armed and can run the country after the fall of President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/plan-ahead-syria-transition-us-senator-rubio-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Fertile Crescent Marco Rubio Middle East Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762721 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senator Rubio says China 'tortures' its people http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senator-rubio-says-china-tortures-its-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Republican Senator Marco Rubio mounted a fierce criticism of China Thursday as it named its new president, saying the Asian giant tortures its citizens, uses forced labor and is bent on global superiority.</p> <p>Rubio, a rising political star seen as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, offered his critique at the conservative policy conference CPAC, where he said communist Beijing's goal was to surpass US influence.</p> <p>"While we are bickering (about budget and tax and spending policies), there is a nation trying to supplant us as the leading power in the world," Rubio warned.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senator-rubio-says-china-tortures-its-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Marco Rubio Marco Rubio Rubio Tea Party movement Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783765 at http://www.globalpost.com Rubio vows long, hard path to US citizenship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/rubio-vows-long-hard-path-us-citizenship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican point man for immigration reform, on Sunday expressed support for a long and arduous path to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.</p> <p>Appearing in a string of Sunday talk shows, Rubio appeared keen to reassure more hardline Republicans opposed to giving "amnesty" to illegal immigrants, promising tighter border security and a sharp uphill climb to citizenship.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/rubio-vows-long-hard-path-us-citizenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes Environment Health Human migration Illegal immigration Marco Rubio Politics Social Issues AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815302 at http://www.globalpost.com Supporters of U.S. immigration bill unsettled by Rubio message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/supporters-us-immigration-bill-unsettled-rubio-message <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caren Bohan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio's repeated criticism of parts of the sweeping U.S. immigration bill he helped craft has unsettled immigration reform advocates and others who support its passage.</p> <p>Rubio, a Cuban-American lawmaker from Florida seen as a possible 2016 presidential contender, has consistently defended the bill's centerpiece - providing legal status for roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/supporters-us-immigration-bill-unsettled-rubio-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Republican Institute Law Marco Rubio Military personnel United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 May 2013 06:05:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5848512 at http://www.globalpost.com Rubio: immigration reform lacks enough votes to pass the Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130605/rubio-immigration-reform-lacks-enough-votes-pass-the-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Jun 4 (EFE).- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that the immigration reform bill doesn't have the necessary votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate.</p> <p>"I think even the Democrats would concede that," he said in response to a question on the Fox News program "Fox and Friends."</p> <p>Rubio is a member of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" senators who drafted the reform bill that was given preliminary approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130605/rubio-immigration-reform-lacks-enough-votes-pass-the-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Marco Rubio Politics Politics of the United States United States Senate Agencia EFE Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:38:35 +0000 Agencia EFE 5851707 at http://www.globalpost.com In shift, Republican Senator Rubio now fully embraces U.S. immigration bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/republican-senator-rubio-says-hes-now-satisfied-us-immigration- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caren Bohan</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio, shifting his tone on the U.S. immigration bill he helped to write, said on Tuesday he is now fully satisfied that the measure will do what it takes to secure the southern border with Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/republican-senator-rubio-says-hes-now-satisfied-us-immigration-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Immigration to the United States Marco Rubio Tea Party movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:31:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5867358 at http://www.globalpost.com Rubio threads conservative needle as White House race looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/rubio-threads-conservative-needle-white-house-race-looms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Republican Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 White House contender, urges the projection of US global power in the name of liberty -- an interventionist strategy at odds with isolationists in his party.</p> <p>Back home he spearheaded comprehensive immigration reform earlier this year, infuriating hardliners who helped elect him to the Senate in early 2011.</p> <p>But since then the lawmaker and hip-hop aficionado from Florida has mostly hewed to the right, voting the Tea Party line on social issues and fiercely opposing President Barack Obama's health care reforms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/rubio-threads-conservative-needle-white-house-race-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Labor Marco Rubio Marco Rubio Politics Social Issues Tea Party movement United States War AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5995560 at http://www.globalpost.com Sen. Rubio to meet President Park in Seoul this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140119/sen-rubio-meet-president-park-seoul-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, one of the potential Republican presidential candidates, will visit South Korea this week for meetings with President Park Geun-hye and other senior officials, his office announced Sunday.</p> <p>The Florida senator, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, plans to arrive in Seoul on Thursday. He will meet the South Korean president the next day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140119/sen-rubio-meet-president-park-seoul-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marco Rubio Marco Rubio Rubio Tea Party movement Yonhap News Agency Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:48:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6047417 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Republican Rubio backs Abe's push for collective self-defense http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140120/us-republican-rubio-backs-abes-push-collective-self-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican rumored to be a major candidate for the next presidential election, on Monday threw his support behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's initiative to enable Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense, or defending an ally under armed attack.</p> <p> Rubio, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, voiced his support in a meeting with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, according to a Defense Ministry official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140120/us-republican-rubio-backs-abes-push-collective-self-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Japan–United States relations Marco Rubio Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Kyodo News International Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:01:29 +0000 Kyodo News International 6047965 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Republican Rubio backs Abe's push for collective self-defense http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140120/us-republican-rubio-backs-abes-push-collective-self--0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican rumored to be a major candidate for the next presidential election, on Monday threw his support behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's initiative to enable Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense, or defending an ally under armed attack.</p> <p> Rubio, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, voiced his support in a meeting with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo, according to a Defense Ministry official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140120/us-republican-rubio-backs-abes-push-collective-self--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Japan–United States relations Marco Rubio Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Kyodo News International Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:01:29 +0000 Kyodo News International 6047966 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe stresses importance of alliance in talks with U.S. Sen. Rubio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140121/abe-stresses-importance-alliance-talks-us-sen-rubio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed the significance of the Japan-U.S. alliance in a meeting Tuesday in Tokyo with U.S. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, the Foreign Ministry said.</p> <p> Rubio is considered to be a possible contender for the next presidential election.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140121/abe-stresses-importance-alliance-talks-us-sen-rubio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marco Rubio Marco Rubio Shinzō Abe Tea Party movement Kyodo News International Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:33:36 +0000 Kyodo News International 6048874 at http://www.globalpost.com