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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.
Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real One Marco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
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.
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.
Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. Resident Erdogan 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.
Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing Elections Republicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
Rubio: Democrats Are Trying to Steal Florida Elections by Counting All the Votes The Republican senator argues that Democrats are illegitimately trying to steal elections in Florida by insisting on a legally mandated recount.
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Republicans Defend and Cover Up Trump’s Tax Fraud Republicans in Congress justify their cover-up of the president’s seemingly illegal activities.
Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death Toll The president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
Frank Rich: Trump’s Plot Against America The 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.
GOP Senators: Trump’s Obvious Russia Lie Is Good Enough for Us Congress is getting back to business as usual one day after the president’s national embarrassment.
A Couple Republican Elites Just Admitted Their Agenda Is Built on Lies Tom Price just said repealing the individual mandate raises premiums — while Marco Rubio confessed that corporate tax breaks aren’t helping workers.
Every Brutal Marco Rubio Exchange From the CNN Town Hall on Gun Violence While they gave him credit for showing up, Parkland survivors took apart his talking points on banning assault weapons and accepting NRA money.
Former Marco Rubio Intern Writes Powerful Letter Begging Him for Gun Control “In my short lifetime of 21 years, I’ve been within the vicinity of four mass shootings where 152 people have been murdered or injured.”
Senator Marco Rubio Fires Chief of Staff Over Misconduct Allegations Rubio didn’t specify that the misconduct was sexual harassment, but it seemed to be implied.
Marco Rubio’s Endless Drift to the Right on Immigration Policy Continues Ever since he was wrong-footed by conservative opposition to the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio has fought to look “strong” on immigration.
Here’s What’s in the Final Draft of the GOP Tax Bill Some of the worst provisions in previous bills have been scrapped. Most remain.
Rubio Threatens to Sink Tax Bill If Child Tax Credit Isn’t Expanded Meanwhile, other Republicans are worried that their bill gives too much to the middle class, and too little to millionaires.
Senate GOP Working Overnight to Pass Its Hastily Revised Tax Bill It 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.
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Trump’s Immigration Flip-Flop His astonishing (if shaky) deal with Democrats is a miniature version of the immigration reform efforts that divided the GOP in the recent past.
How the GOP Can Prove It Isn’t a Party for White Supremacists Republicans 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.
Ivanka Trump’s Paid-Leave Plan Is Going Nowhere Fast She met with a handful of Republican senators this week, but they couldn’t agree on a plan.
Ivanka Trump Seeks Sponsors for Her Paid-Family-Leave Plan The First Daughter will meet with Senators Marco Rubio and Deb Fischer to talk over the plan.
Making Sense of Trump’s Announcement About Dreamers He left in place a policy protecting young undocumented immigrants while canceling protections for their parents. It’s unclear what’s next.
Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio Are Reportedly Working Together on Paid Leave Rubio’s involvement could make Ivanka’s plan more palatable to Republicans.
Marco Rubio Wins Florida Senate Race, Saves Career After a disastrous presidential bid, Rubio retains his Senate seat — and the hope that he might be the future of his party again, someday.
Despite Close Race, Democrats Stop Spending Against Rubio in Florida The DSCC cancels $6 million in ad reservations, leaving Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy on his own down the homestretch.
Trump Has Forced Establishment Republicans to Switch Sides in the TPP Fight GOP Senate candidates Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey were staunch supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then Trump seized control of their party.
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Marco Rubio Is a Good Reminder That We Need More Women in Politics Because abortion shouldn’t be discussed in a room that’s mostly men.
What Cruz, Rubio, & Walker Need to Do at the RNC Three pols who lost to Trump but probably still see a future president in the bathroom mirror each morning face interesting challenges.
Republicans Hope to Give Marco Rubio His Dream Opponent in Florida Senate Race A scandal involving the Establishment Democrat may help prop up his less-electable primary opponent.
Rubio Comes Full Circle, Will Run for Reelection He has discovered he doesn’t have anything better to do with himself than to run for a second term in the Senate.
Will Rubio Risk Running for Reelection? He is hardly a slam dunk if he jumps into the Senate race at the last minute. If he loses, he’d be severely damaged goods.
Marco Rubio: Orlando Shootings Are My Excuse to Break Senate Promise Some good can come of this tragedy, if Republicans can save a Senate seat.
Marco Rubio Flips, Then Flops, Then Flips Again Rubio’s circuitous path continues with sudden enthusiasm for Trump and maybe a reconsideration of his retirement from the Senate.
Marco Rubio Will Support Trump Because Anyone Is Better Than Hillary Clinton The Republican nominee’s once-promising challenger says he wants to “be helpful.”
Rubio: I Will Vote for the ‘Con Artist’ Rubio says he “stands by” his past statements about Trump, but will still vote for the candidate whom he has called “wholly unprepared to be president of the United States.”
Marco Rubio Goes From #NeverTrump to Ready for Trump How shocking to see Rubio abandon the principles he had expounded with such conviction!