Marco Rubio http://blog.wlrn.org en Florida Senators In Doral To Make Stronger Call For Venezuela Sanctions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-senators-doral-make-stronger-call-venezuela-sanctions <p><span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Not one but both Florida Senators came to Doral Thursday morning to show solidarity with the state's large Venezuelan community.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:34:53 +0000 Tim Padgett 30956 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Senators In Doral To Make Stronger Call For Venezuela Sanctions Was "Cuban Twitter" Dumb Or Defensible? Or Both? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/was-cuban-twitter-dumb-or-defensible-or-both <p>Confession: When <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/cuba-clueless-covert-twitter-scheme-tweets-us-policy-failure">I criticized ZunZuneo</a> </strong>as the story emerged earlier this month, I left something important unsaid.</p><p>I support its basic intent. That is, the effort to help Cubans or anyone else access news, information and opinions that authoritarian governments around the world try to block.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:56:43 +0000 Tim Padgett 30729 at http://blog.wlrn.org Was "Cuban Twitter" Dumb Or Defensible? Or Both? For Venezuelan Protesters, A Time To Ask: What's The Endgame? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/venezuelan-protesters-time-ask-whats-endgame <p></p><p>There comes a moment in every political upheaval when the sound and fury of protests have to hook up with the clarity and practicality of platforms.</p><p>For anti-government demonstrators in Venezuela, that moment's arrived.</p><p>Since Feb. 12, the oil-rich but deeply divided country has been rocked by student-led unrest. Protesters are lashing out at President Nicolás Maduro’s heavy-handed socialist government and its inability to solve a raft of economic and social crises, including South America’s worst inflation and murder rates.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:56:30 +0000 Tim Padgett 28556 at http://blog.wlrn.org For Venezuelan Protesters, A Time To Ask: What's The Endgame? Marco Rubio Wants To Change College http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marco-rubio-wants-change-college <p>When Sen. Marco Rubio was growing up, his parents gave him an edict:</p><p>“From a very early age they used to tell us, ‘tu tienes que estudiar,’ which means, ‘you have to study.’ So growing up I don’t ever recall not considering going to college,” Rubio told an audience at Miami Dade College on Monday.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:13:15 +0000 Sammy Mack & Wilson Sayre 27742 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marco Rubio Wants To Change College Blog Roundup: Politics, Politics, and Classical Music Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/blog-roundup-politics-politics-and-classical-music-politics <p><em><strong>The Blog Roundup&nbsp;is a weekly look at noteworthy South Florida blogs and posts:</strong></em></p><p><strong><a href="http://shark-tank.net/2013/06/11/rubio-introduces-immigration-reform-amendment-mandating-english-proficiency/" style="line-height: 1.5; ">Rubio's Immigration Reform Amendment&nbsp;Flops</a></strong></p><p>Sen. Marco Rubio's amendment &nbsp;to the immigration reform bill, which mandates English proficiency for those seeking citizenship, is getting attacked from all sides, even his conservative base.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:47:49 +0000 Isabel Echarte 15693 at http://blog.wlrn.org Blog Roundup: Politics, Politics, and Classical Music Politics Florida Roundup: Gun Control, Medicaid, Venezuela http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-gun-control-medicaid-venezuela <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Join us for an hour of conversation about the week's news on The Florida&nbsp;Roundup, live at noon on&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">:</span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 12684 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Roundup: Gun Control, Medicaid, Venezuela Miami's Pitbull Responds In Kind After Jay-Z Raps About Cuba http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miamis-pitbull-responds-kind-after-jay-z-raps-about-cuba <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87828788" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:22:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks 12447 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami's Pitbull Responds In Kind After Jay-Z Raps About Cuba U.S. Immigration Overhaul Kicking Into High Gear Backers Say http://blog.wlrn.org/post/us-immigration-overhaul-kicking-high-gear-backers-say Thousands of supporters will descend on the U.S. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:22:35 +0000 Liz Halloran 12150 at http://blog.wlrn.org U.S. Immigration Overhaul Kicking Into High Gear Backers Say Dolphins Stadium Deal Close; Rubio's Role In Immigration Reform Grows http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dolphins-stadium-deal-close-rubios-role-immigration-reform-grows <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Marathon talks between the Miami Dolphins and Miami Dade County officials appear to have delivered a tentative deal.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 12123 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dolphins Stadium Deal Close; Rubio's Role In Immigration Reform Grows Rubio On The Move, At Least Once The House Sells http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rubio-move-least-once-house-sells Remember Sen. Marco Rubio's paean to his Florida neighborhood in giving the Republican <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLmZbBh83-I" target="_blank">response</a> to the State of the Union address?<p><blockquote><p>"Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in," <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/02/12/171859173/rubio-a-new-face-delivers-a-familiar-message-in-response-to-obama" target="_blank">he said</a>. "My neighbors aren't millionaires. They're retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:06:16 +0000 editor 9440 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rubio On The Move, At Least Once The House Sells The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-floridas-union-thirsty-marco-rubio-and-spanish-second-language <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup, we take a look at the week in news in our region and state:</p><ul><li>As President Obama addressed the Congress and the nation, how is the state of Florida’s union?&nbsp; From voting and gun rights to climate change, we take a look at what resonated here from the President’s speech. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 9452 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language As National Proxy, Florida's A State To Watch http://blog.wlrn.org/post/national-proxy-floridas-state-watch <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has always been a state to watch, if only as a guilty pleasure or perhaps in self-defense. But some major political stars are aligning and the pundits are beginning to agree, Florida will really be a State To Watch from now at least through the 2016 election.</span></p><p>The personalities-of-the moment are here. The game-changing demographics are here. And the Florida stage is set for epic -- and deeply symbolic -- political confrontations.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 9360 at http://blog.wlrn.org As National Proxy, Florida's A State To Watch Transcript: Marco Rubio's Response To State Of The Union Address http://blog.wlrn.org/post/transcript-marco-rubios-response-state-union-address <em>Full text of the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery and given by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.):</em><p>Good evening. I'm Marco Rubio. I'm blessed to represent Florida in the United States Senate. Let me begin by congratulating President Obama on the start of his second term. Tonight, I have the honor of responding to his State of the Union address on behalf of my fellow Republicans. And I am especially honored to be addressing our brave men and women serving in the armed forces and in diplomatic posts around the world. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:36:53 +0000 editor 9309 at http://blog.wlrn.org On Immigration, Rubio Surrendered To Win http://blog.wlrn.org/post/immigration-rubio-surrendered-win <p></p><p>How did Florida U. S. Sen. Marco Rubio seize the leadership of the Republican Party from Paul Ryan, the Minnesota congressman who ran for vice-president with Mitt Romney?</p><p>By leading the trend to the party's nose-holding surrender on the immigration issue, <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/02/marco-rubio-taking-over-republican-party.html?mid=google">argues New York Magazine</a>. Writer Jonathan Chait says Rubio has tapped into a new GOP school of thought, which is that Republicans have <em>no other problems</em> except for immigration.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 9073 at http://blog.wlrn.org On Immigration, Rubio Surrendered To Win Rubio's Path Through Immigration Politics May Be Tough As Illegals' Path To Citizenship http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rubios-path-through-immigration-politics-may-be-tough-illegals-path-citizenship <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that a group of key senators and the president have proposed their plans for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">immigration reform, what would some of the proposed changes mean to South Florida's unique </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">immigrant communities? We hear from &nbsp;University of Miami immigration law specialist David Abraham.</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:26:15 +0000 Phil Latzman 8707 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rubio's Path Through Immigration Politics May Be Tough As Illegals' Path To Citizenship