Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
The tea party risks scaring away voters - Washington Post Pelosi: Constant talk of impeachment hurts U.S. standing abroad - Washington Post 07/10/2014 - 8:45 am | View Link
Poll: New Hampshire GOP still split, Hillary the favorite for Dems - CNN She's followed by Vice President Joe Biden at 15%. Eight percent would pick ... Marco Rubio of Florida and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mike ... 07/10/2014 - 8:23 am | View Link
Zogby Poll: Rand Paul Starts to Build Lead Over 2016 GOP Rivals - NewsMax.com 2016: Rand Paul Opens Up Lead in Zogby Poll - Breitbart.com 07/10/2014 - 6:49 am | View Link
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Sweetwater School District’s Interim Superintendent Starts ... - KPBS Standoff in Lees Summit ends peacefully, subject wanted for ... - Lee's Summit Journal 07/9/2014 - 1:06 pm | View Link
Rubio, Ryan and Paul Looking to Expand Republican Base Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman and 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, today detailed a new set of policies aimed at reducing poverty and increasing upward mobility throughout the U.S. in a speech in Washington. His plan would consolidate ... 07/24/2014 - 8:31 am | View Link
Obama In Slump, But Clinton Scores In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rubio Narrows GOP Gap As Jeb Bush Sags Secretary Clinton takes 67 percent of Democratic presidential primary voters, compared to 64 percent May 1, followed by Vice President Joseph Biden and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 8 percent each. Another 11 percent are undecided. 07/24/2014 - 6:31 am | View Link
Hillary Clinton Leads in Florida for 2016; GOP Backs Favorite Sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Clinton leads the Democratic pack with 67 percent. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are tied in distant second with 8 percent each. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., garners 1 percent. Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., and former Gov. 07/24/2014 - 5:25 am | View Link
Republicans back Santorum, Rubio for vice president The 40-year-old Cuban-American senator was backed by only 4 percent of independents, behind other top Republican names mentioned in the vice presidential stakes. There has been speculation he might help Romney win over Hispanics, with whom he trails Obama ... 05/3/2012 - 1:59 pm | View Link
Vice President: Marco Rubio? For our May issue, the Townhall editorial team compiled a list of the hottest vice presidential contenders out there and made the case for their selection. We had a a few criteria when crafting the list: a statesman (or woman!) who has led on conservative ... 05/3/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Marco Rubio Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously ... 07/24/2014 - 8:44 am | View Website
Rubio: Human activity isn’t causing climate change ... Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, doesn’t believe climate change is caused by humans. “I do not believe that ... 07/23/2014 - 5:35 pm | View Website
L2 TReC People Fernando Rubio. Fernando Rubio is one of L2TReC's Co-Directors and Associate Professor of Spanish. Professor Rubio helps launch L2TReC in 2012. 07/23/2014 - 8:02 am | View Website
U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour The Senate Chamber The Senate moved into its current chamber when the north wing of the Capitol was completed in 1859. Since the Civil War era, senators have ... 07/23/2014 - 5:18 am | View Website
Michael Rubio Michael J. Rubio (born August 24, 1977) is a former California State Senator representing the 16th Senate District before resigning on February 22, 2013. He ... 07/23/2014 - 3:52 am | View Website
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Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue "Clear Skies" shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, this week. But they might as well have been wearing boxing gloves.
Shannon Greenwood is an intern at ThinkProgress. People talk from a window above the Naouri market which was set alight after a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive clashed with police CREDIT: AP Photo/Thibault Camus In the suburbs of northern Paris, dozens of masked youth descended the streets of Sarcelles on Sunday, ransacking Jewish-owned businesses, targeting synagogues and setting fire to cars and bins and anything in between.
The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.
Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play.