Strong Values for a Strong America

National Review Online By: Marco Rubio July 23, 2014 Judged by most modern standards, my background is certainly not one of privilege. My parents worked service-sector jobs, never made much money and had no connections to power or influence. And yet I consider myself to be a child of privilege. I was raised by two…

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THE RUSSIAN THREAT TO THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Power Line By: Marco Rubio July 16, 2014 Russia-Cuba Cooperation a Sign of Growing Threats in Latin America Following the news in recent months has sometimes felt as if we’ve opened a time capsule from the Cold War – when Soviet Union aggression was the norm along with its determination to prop up U.S. adversaries…

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Driving the American Dream

Townhall.com By: Marco Rubio July 2, 2014 As we gather with family and friends this week to mark the Fourth of July, let us keep in mind the defining value that sets this nation apart – the founding principle that stands as our greatest cause for pride and celebration: that every American deserves an equal…

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Marco Rubio Delivers Big Economic Policy Speech

Business Insider By: Hunter Walker June 25, 2014 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is regarded as one of the top potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016, delivered a major speech Wednesday afternoon outlining his economic policies at Hillsdale College in Washington D.C. He framed his platform as an effort to stop the “erosion of the…

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Rubio: Take Iraq threat seriously

Politico By: KATIE GLUECK June 22, 2014 Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday urged more forceful steps toward derailing the jihadist group at the center of unrest in Iraq and didn’t rule out a proposal that Iraq’s prime minister step down. Rubio called the rise of the group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an…

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Changing the future of higher education today

Alligator: The Independent Florida By: Marco Rubio June 16, 2014 When my parents first came to America in the mid-1950s, higher education was an option rather than a necessity. By the time I attended the University of Florida in the early 1990s, times had changed and a college degree was vital to securing a well-paying job.…

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Marco Rubio Zeroes In on Wireless Policy Proposals

Roll Call By: Anne L. Kim June 12, 2014 Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at the startup group 1776 on Wednesday about what he wants to see in wireless policy. The prospective Republican presidential candidate says his proposal to reallocate 200 megahertz of government spectrum is his “entrance into the discussion.” The Floridian’s speech follows talks at the…

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Marco Rubio Calls for Eric Shinseki’s Resignation at VA

Sunshine State News By Kevin Derby May 29, 2014 On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign after a critical inspector general’s report focusing on altered wait lists at VA medical centers across the nation. Rubio called for the Senate to pass his bill which would make it…

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Hold VA to account

Tampa Bay Times By: Marco Rubio May 24, 2014 Memorial Day has always been a time of unity for our nation. It’s a time when we put aside partisanship and politics, come together, and honor the memory of all those who have given what President Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion” to…

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Marco Rubio grabs the ‘third rail’ of entitlement reform

WASHINGTON EXAMINER BY JOEL GEHRKE MAY 13, 2014 AT 4:25 PM Marco Rubio, R-Fla., grabbed the third rail of American politics Tuesday, outlining proposals to reform Social Security and Medicare and facilitate increased retirement savings in a speech at the National Press Club. Rubio called for raising the retirement age for people under the age of 55, reducing the rate…

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