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Marco Rubio

  1. vision 2024
    Has Trump Spoiled the GOP for More Rational Leaders?If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, other Republican presidential contenders will have a hard time rivaling his unique demagogic appeal.
  2. vision 2024
    Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders Already Auditioning for Vice-President?It’s one theory for why she’s running a savage culture-war campaign for Arkansas governor. The others are scarier.
  3. the national interest
    Republicans Won’t Investigate Trump’s Coup Because It’s PartisanThat’s exactly why it’s such a threat.
  4. immigration
    Reconciliation May Not Solve Democrats’ Immigration WoesAs with the $15 minimum wage, a path to citizenship could succumb to a Senate parliamentarian’s ruling. And then there’s Joe Manchin.
  5. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  6. conservatism
    Rubio Endorses Labor Unions (As a Punishment for ‘Woke’ Companies)Rubio’s endorsement of the union drive at Amazon is an ultimatum to capital: If you want the GOP to help you crush labor, don’t go “woke.”
  7. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  8. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  9. conservatism
    Why the Right’s Principled Populists Will LoseThe vanguard of “pro-worker conservatism” has a clear-eyed view of the Trump era’s lessons — but little hope of making the GOP learn them.
  10. vision 2020
    Who Could Lead Trumpism Without Trump?There are several paths Republicans could take to maintain Trump’s political appeal without all the baggage.
  11. the national interest
    Marco Rubio Supports Trump’s Authoritarian Political Violence NowA barometric measure of the party’s descent over four years.
  12. conservatism
    ‘Working Class’ Conservatism Doesn’t Work Without UnionsSelf-styled “populist” Republicans — who oppose pro-labor policies — are just Reaganites in different clothes.
  13. vision 2020
    Could Dumping Pence Be a Last-Minute Game Changer for Trump?Incapable of changing his ways to salvage reelection, Trump might decide blaming the coronavirus mess on Pence and dropping him is the only option.
  14. coronavirus
    Marco Rubio Looks Panicked in Video Urging People Not to Panic Over Coronavirus“It’s not time to panic,” Rubio says, in a video that looks like it was recorded in his doomsday bunker.
  15. vision 2020
    Debate Infighting Won’t Kill Democrats’ Chances in NovemberUntil Democrats argue about their genitals, there’s a long way down to the behavior Republicans modeled before winning everything in 2016.
  16. the national interest
    The Circular Reasoning of the Senate Republican Trump Cover-upThey don’t want to support Democrats impeaching Trump because it’s partisan.
  17. the cost of doing business
    Marco Rubio ‘Disgusted’ by NBA Deference to China. He Should Feel Right at Home.The senator regularly decries autocrats abroad while declining to fight them at home.
  18. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  19. the national interest
    Rubio Defends Trump’s Collusion Offer As Not a ‘Real Request’It was … a pun?
  20. vision 2020
    Trump Relies on Maduro-Bashing to Win Florida Next YearTrump’s attacks on Maduro are key to winning Florida’s Latino immigrants and boosting his advantage among Cuban-Americans despite his other policies.
  21. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris the New Marco Rubio?Intelligencer staffers discuss the similarities between a certain 2016 also-ran and a certain 2020 contender.
  22. #metoo
    How Would We Deal With Bill Clinton If Hillary Had Won?On the 42nd president’s 73rd birthday, he’s probably chafing at being forgotten, but as First Gentlemen, he could have been experiencing a nightmare.
  23. vision 2020
    Iowa State Fair Is for Fried Food and Politics23 presidential candidates are set to speak at the fair, which kicks off today, all trying to avoid gaffes and the consumption of perilous fair food.
  24. ilhan omar
    Profiling Doesn’t Bother Conservatives Unless It Targets White PeopleA deceptively edited video of Ilhan Omar describing the pitfalls of racial profiling has conservatives accusing her of racism.
  25. venezuela
    Marco Rubio Mistakes Venezuelan Journalist Named Germán Dam for an Actual DamIn a tweet over the weekend, the Florida senator mistook a journalist covering the crisis in Venezuela, Germán Dam, for a hydroelectric barrier.
  26. 2020 presidential election
    What ‘Lanes’ Will the 2020 Democratic Candidates Run In?In a field this large and complicated, it will be tempting to imagine sub-primaries to winnow the numbers. But it may not work out that way.
  27. the wall
    Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real OneMarco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
  28. 2020 elections
    Could a Huge Field Lead to the Democrats Nominating Their Own Donald Trump?A huge upset by an outsider on the Democratic side is possible but not terribly likely.
  29. 2020 elections
    Did Trump’s Win Mean Anybody Can Be President?The huge Democratic 2020 field that’s taking shape is an alarming sign that all standards of presidential viability have been eliminated.
  30. foreign interests
    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
  31. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  32. florida recount
    Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Elections by Counting All the VotesThe Republican senator argues that Democrats are illegitimately trying to steal elections in Florida by insisting on a legally mandated recount.
  33. the national interest
    Republicans Defend and Cover Up Trump’s Tax FraudRepublicans in Congress justify their cover-up of the president’s seemingly illegal activities.
  34. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  35. beef
    ‘Dumbass’ Alex Jones and ‘Thug’ Marco Rubio Trade Insults in Senate Hallway“I just don’t know who you are, man. I don’t read weird websites.”
  36. the national interest
    Marco Rubio Credits Trump With 18 Nuclear War–Free Months in OfficeThe commander-in-chief clears a high bar.
  37. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Plot Against AmericaThe more we’ve seen of him, the clearer it’s become that he does have a consistent ideology — and that it aligns with Putin’s.
  38. president trump
    GOP Senators: Trump’s Obvious Russia Lie Is Good Enough for UsCongress is getting back to business as usual one day after the president’s national embarrassment.
  39. A Couple Republican Elites Just Admitted Their Agenda Is Built on LiesTom Price just said repealing the individual mandate raises premiums — while Marco Rubio confessed that corporate tax breaks aren’t helping workers.
  40. Every Brutal Marco Rubio Exchange From the CNN Town Hall on Gun ViolenceWhile they gave him credit for showing up, Parkland survivors took apart his talking points on banning assault weapons and accepting NRA money.
  41. select all
    Marco Rubio Shades Trump’s State of the ‘Uniom’ Typo on TwitterRubio: one. Trump administration: zero.
  42. politics
    Senator Marco Rubio Fires Chief of Staff Over Misconduct AllegationsRubio didn’t specify that the misconduct was sexual harassment, but it seemed to be implied.
  43. Marco Rubio’s Endless Drift to the Right on Immigration Policy ContinuesEver since he was wrong-footed by conservative opposition to the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has fought to look “strong” on immigration.
  44. Here’s What’s in the Final Draft of the GOP Tax BillSome of the worst provisions in previous bills have been scrapped. Most remain.
  45. Rubio Threatens to Sink Tax Bill If Child Tax Credit Isn’t ExpandedMeanwhile, other Republicans are worried that their bill gives too much to the middle class, and too little to millionaires.
  46. Senate GOP Working Overnight to Pass Its Hastily Revised Tax BillIt was brought to the Senate floor in an unwieldy mess after long delays, but that won’t keep Republicans from passing this unpopular tax bill.
  47. select all
    Donald Trump Pulls a Rubio and Gulps From a Big-Boy Bottle of WaterThe president’s thirst is real.
  48. Trump’s Immigration Flip-FlopHis astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
  49. How the GOP Can Prove It Isn’t a Party for White SupremacistsRepublicans need to do a lot more than say the right words about Nazis to atone for their role in the revival of the racist right.
  50. Making Sense of Trump’s Announcement About DreamersHe left in place a policy protecting young undocumented immigrants while canceling protections for their parents. It’s unclear what’s next.
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