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Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans said that the White House’s delay in calling the assault on the consulate in Libya an act of terrorism set back efforts to truly confront the attack.“On Sunday, to hear Ambassador Ri…

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Rubio, McCain Criticize Administration’s Calling Libya Attack ‘Spontaneous’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans said that the White House’s delay in calling the assault on the consulate in Libya an act of terrorism set back efforts to truly confront the attack.“On Sunday, to hear Ambassador Ri…

Marco Rubio Calls Romney’s I-Wish-I-Were-Latino Comment ‘a Joke’

Marco Rubio Calls Romney’s I-Wish-I-Were-Latino Comment ‘a Joke’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Mitt Romney’s I-wish-I-were-Latino comment, which came to light in a leaked videotape this week, a “joke.”“I t…

Marco Rubio Likens Mitt Romney’s Personal Story to His Own

Marco Rubio Likens Mitt Romney’s Personal Story to His Own

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — As he introduced the Republican nominee Thursday night, Marco Rubio linked Mitt Romney’s personal history to his own family’s immigrant narrative and the stories of people across the country striving to ach…

Romney to Rubio on VP Pick: ‘You’re Going to Be Excited’

Romney to Rubio on VP Pick: ‘You’re Going to Be Excited’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — It was just hours before Mitt Romney would unveil Paul Ryan as his running mate, but Florida Senator Marco Rubio didn’t know anything about it. Rubio spent the evening out on a boat with his child…

Christie to Give Keynote Speech, Rubio to Introduce Romney at RNC

Christie to Give Keynote Speech, Rubio to Introduce Romney at RNC

Joe Raedle/Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Two new stars of the Republican party will be featured speakers at the Republican National Convention in two weeks. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced on Tuesday…

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Eliminate Tax on Olympic Prizes

Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Eliminate Tax on Olympic Prizes

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Cal(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill today in the Senate that would exempt U.S. Olympic medal winners from paying federal taxes on their medals and prize money earned in the Olympics.“Our tax code…

Marco Rubio to Campaign for Romney This Weekend

Marco Rubio to Campaign for Romney This Weekend

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is set to make some high profile surrogate appearances on behalf of Mitt Romney this weekend in Colorado and Nevada, campaigning solo for the presumptive GOP nominee for the first time, ABC News has le…

Marco Rubio: Romney VP Pick Will Show a ‘Good Decision Maker’

Marco Rubio: Romney VP Pick Will Show a ‘Good Decision Maker’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Marco Rubio, Tea Party darling and U.S. senator from the largest electoral battleground state of Florida, holds his cards close when asked about his place on Mitt Romney’s vice presidential vet list.“I don’t co…

Exclusive: Marco Rubio ‘Honored’ By Tea Party’s VP Nod

Exclusive: Marco Rubio ‘Honored’ By Tea Party’s VP Nod

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio today got the nod to be the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee — from the nation’s largest Tea Party group, not Mitt Romney.The Florida senator — the only Republican whom Romney has conf…

Obama Says Hugo Chavez Not ‘Serious Threat,’ Rubio Pounces

Obama Says Hugo Chavez Not ‘Serious Threat,’ Rubio Pounces

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez — a leftist dictator who flaunts close ties with Iran and has become a bugbear for American conservat…

Marco Rubio to Fundraise for Mitt Romney

Marco Rubio to Fundraise for Mitt Romney

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will fundraise on behalf of Mitt Romney on Friday at a luncheon in Boston, the city where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s headquarters is based.An invitation obtai…

Neb. Senate Candidate Seeks Romney, Obama, Rubio Combo Approach to Immigration

Neb. Senate Candidate Seeks Romney, Obama, Rubio Combo Approach to Immigration

Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and senator and the current Democratic nominee for the open senate seat in the state, appears to have a very open mind when it comes to immigration reform.“…

Rubio Says Immigration Shouldn’t Be About Politics

Rubio Says Immigration Shouldn’t Be About Politics

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Both parties are playing politics on the issue of immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio told a crowd of Latino officials Friday.“I proposed some specific ideas and I publicly talked about it.  The reaction from many on the l…

VP Beat: Potential Picks Gather, Rubio Explains His Absence

VP Beat: Potential Picks Gather, Rubio Explains His Absence

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — ‘VEEPS’ DO PARK CITY: A number of vice presidential contenders are set to descend on Park City, Utah, this weekend for the exclusive donor retreat hosted by Mitt Romney, giving them the chance to show off their skills w…

Romney Says Marco Rubio is Being Vetted for Veep

Romney Says Marco Rubio is Being Vetted for Veep

ABC News (HOLLAND, Mich.) — Marco Rubio is being vetted for the vice presidential spot, Mitt Romney told reporters in Michigan Tuesday afternoon.“Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” Romney said, adding reports f…

Romney Won’t Comment on Rubio Report

Romney Won’t Comment on Rubio Report

ABC News(DeWITT, Mich.) — Mitt Romney today declined to comment on ABC News’ report that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is not being vetted as a potential running mate, saying that only he and adviser Beth Myers truly knows who is being considered.&ld…

VP Beat: Count Rubio Out, Romney Team Not Vetting Him

VP Beat: Count Rubio Out, Romney Team Not Vetting Him

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — RUBIO’S NOT THE ONE: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl scoops that the Romney campaign is not vetting Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for the VP spot. “Knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is no…

Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody’s list of vice presidential candidates.  The reasons are obvious: …

Sen. Marco Rubio Talks About His Mormon Childhood

Sen. Marco Rubio Talks About His Mormon Childhood

ABC News(MIAMI) — In his new autobiography An American Son, which goes on sale Tuesday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, writes about his Christian faith and a fact that is not widely known — as a child he and his cousins were baptized in the Mormon church….

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