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Rubio calls for greater American involvement in Latin America

By | 04.26.12 | 9:19 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke at the Brookings Institution Wednesday, discussing foreign policy and American leadership around the world and in the western hemisphere.

Romney campaign changing faces to court the Hispanic vote

By | 04.18.12 | 9:06 am

Mitt Romney’s campaign hired GOP campaign strategist Ed Gillespie, while Kris Kobach’s “advisor” status was put in doubt, according to news reports.

Rubio to travel to Summit of the Americas

By | 04.11.12 | 12:46 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will travel Thursday to the sixth Summit of the Americas, which will take place Friday and Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia.

DREAM Activists open to Rubio’s ‘conservative-Republican alternative’

By | 04.05.12 | 4:47 pm contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. writes Thursday, “I call the GOP approach to the DREAM Act something else: A common sense solution. It could break a stalemate and improve millions of lives. And it could only be opposed for ugly partisan reasons.” That sentiment is stirring up debate among longtime DREAM Act supporters.

Reps from Florida take positions on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law

By | 04.05.12 | 12:27 pm

In the ongoing legal battle over Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration enforcement law, which will be taken up by the Supreme Court later this month, members of Florida’s congressional delegation have signed court briefs on both sides of the issue.

Rubio’s ‘conservative-Republican’ DREAM Act may not fly with immigration restrictionists

By | 04.04.12 | 11:47 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stirred up the immigration debate last week when he announced a proposal to offer a “conservative-Republican alternative” to the DREAM Act, but it might not be enough for “attrition through enforcement” supporters, including Mitt Romney and his immigration advisor Kris Kobach.

Rubio’s ‘conservative-Republican alternative’ to the DREAM Act draws criticism

By | 04.03.12 | 9:42 am

Sen. Marco Rubio’s recent proposal to offer a “conservative-Republican alternative” to the DREAM Act continues to draw criticism from media outlets that say it could result in “a half-measure that produces only a different sort of legal limbo” for immigrants.

Rubio, GOP drafting ‘conservative-Republican alternative’ to the DREAM Act

By | 03.30.12 | 11:22 am

GOP elected officials, including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are working on “a conservative-Republican alternative” to the DREAM Act, in an effort to reach out to Latino voters before the November presidential election.

VIDEO: Rubio says we shouldn’t debate national security

By | 03.29.12 | 4:46 pm

In a press conference today addressing proposed cuts to defense spending, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., suggested that issues of national security should not be debated.

Rubio endorses Romney on Fox News

By | 03.29.12 | 9:38 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday night, arguing that President Obama has deliberately divided the country.

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