Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo and the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo discuss the government shutdown, including how local politicians are handling it, and whether Ted Cruz has replaced Marco Rubio as the hot Cuban-American for 2016 among conservatives. The three also discuss the Sunrice drug stings scandal.
The GOP-led government shutdown looks like it will continue for an undetermined amount of time, even as more workers begin to lose their pay checks and the debt limit is avoided.
With the government shutdown plan pitched by Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee looking less and less likely; the GOP-led House is preparing to threaten to crash the U.S. economy if President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats don’t acquiesce to Republican policy demands.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who threatened to shut down the entire government if the Affordable Care Act wasn’t defunded, now says it’s not him who is threatening a shutdown but rather President Barack Obama.
As he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard bearer, Republican Senator Marco Rubio has renewed his outreach to tea party supporters.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has found himself on the wrong side of a debate with U.S. Senator John McCain over the GOP desire to conduct regular business in Congress.
Senator Marco Rubio reiterated his pledge to prevent any meaningful gun control regulations from even getting a vote in an op/ed column on RollCall.com Thursday. But, Rubio’s position, which is supported by fellow Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, is becoming increasingly tenuous amid strong public opinion.