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Marco Rubio has spent years trying to cut Medicare

Florida is home to more seniors benefiting from Medicare than almost any other state in the country. But as Floridians mark the anniversary of Medicare being signed into law, Marco Rubio is doubling down on his years-long efforts to undermine seniors’ health care: Rubio supported a 2012 budget plan that aimed to “end Medicare as

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Opinion

MAGA Republicans don’t speak for America. So Democrats should.

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, July 14, 2022 Women’s rights to autonomy and health care are being eradicated. There has been minimal progress on gun safety. Republicans are either defending or downplaying an attack on the U.S. Capitol motivated by lies of a stolen election. But for those despairing about our capacity for rational self-government, there is

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Opinion

Republicans have become the anti-family party

The following letter to the editor appeared in The Daily Sun on June 27, 2022. Our Florida representatives in Congress, Matt Gaetz and Greg Steube voted against a bill to get the country out of the baby formula crisis. It seems they only vote to protect the unborn. After the school shootings in Texas, the

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Gun Violence

Democrats should be clear: A radical GOP is holding the country back

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, June 5, 2022. Washington is broken. Politicians can’t get anything done. They don’t listen to voters. Voters have been making these complaints for decades, but never have they been truer than they are today. The preferences of a supermajority of voters, whether that’s investigating an armed insurrection to topple

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Republicans

Florida Democrats respond to arrest of Seminole County Republican Party Chair

Miami, FL – Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement after reports that Seminole County Republican Chair Ben Paris, candidate Jestine Iannatti, and a consultant were all arrested and charged with multiple counts of election fraud relating to the 2020 election in Senate District 9. “Today’s indictments of Republican operatives in Seminole County for election fraud when viewed

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Republicans

Marco Rubio is breaking Senate ethics rules…again 

Marco Rubio is once again using the taxpayer-funded resources of his Senate office to promote himself and his campaign. Last year, Rubio gave an interview about his campaign from behind his desk in his Senate office, a potential violation of Senate Ethics rules. Now his campaign’s Twitter account is using photos, videos, and other materials Rubio’s campaign

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Opinion

Steube snubs NATO, fails his constituents

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on May 6, 2022.  Keep those cards and letters coming! U.S. Rep. Greg Steube has given us another reason to replace him this November. Steube joined 62 other Republicans voting in opposition to a resolution supporting NATO. Citing the threat posed by “authoritarian regimes,”

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Analysis

How DeSantis transformed Florida’s political identity

By Patricia Mazzei, The New York Times, April 28, 2022. MIAMI — Florida feels like a state running a fever, its very identity changing at a frenetic pace. Once the biggest traditional presidential battleground, it has suddenly turned into a laboratory of possibility for the political right. Discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity prohibited in early

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Analysis

DeSantis turns attention to his own national politics as Florida is declared the least affordable place to live in the USA

Miami, FL — Ron DeSantis has again continued to focus on his own national politics instead of focusing on Florida families and addressing the skyrocketing housing and rental costs they are facing. CBS recently reported what Florida has felt for too long, that “Florida is the least affordable place to live in the U.S.” In fact, while Floridians

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Republicans

Greg Steube is one of 63 Republicans who voted against a resolution expressing support for NATO

By Charles R. Davis , BusinessInsider.com, Apr 5, 2022.  The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution expressing support for NATO on Tuesday. The resolution passed 362-63, with support from 143 Republicans and 219 Democrats. Sixty-three members of the GOP caucus voted against the measure. Republicans on Tuesday voted against a resolution expressing support for NATO and

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Republicans

Marco Rubio votes against bipartisan bill to create new good paying jobs in America 

On March 28th, Marco Rubio voted against advancing the America COMPETES Act, bipartisan legislation that would improve America’s supply chains, lower costs for consumers, and create good paying jobs across the country. Despite telling Floridians he wants America to compete with China, Rubio voted against action on legislation that would do just that. “Marco Rubio is

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Republicans

South Florida Sun Sentinel dubs missing Marco Rubio “The man who wasn’t there”

A new editorial from the South Florida Sun Sentinel slams Marco Rubio for skipping out on his job and voting against Floridians’ interests. Citing Rubio’s votes against infrastructure funding and new reporting that revealed Rubio failed to attend years’ worth of hearings on European security issues, the Sun Sentinel criticized Rubio for putting his self-serving

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Coronavirus

Vaccines work for children. Ignore the nonsense spoken in Florida.

By The Washington Post Editorial Board, March 8, 2022. The final decision about whether youths should get vaccinated against the coronavirus is up to them and their parents. We think they should receive the shots; scientific evidence shows that vaccines protect young people from serious illness and death. Unfortunately, though, the message about the efficacy and

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Opinion

Politics over country, not in Ukraine

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on March 2, 2022. OUR POSITION: Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis went out of their way to snub President Biden Tuesday night and that conduct won’t heal the nation. Two of Florida’s top three politicians were in the news for the wrong reasons Tuesday.

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Opinion

There Republicans go again, siding with thugs

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post Columnist, Feb 16, 2022. The Republican Party has completed its transition from the “law and order” party to the party of thugs, violence and harassment. Eight Senate Republicans — Cynthia M. Lummis (Wyo.), Mike Lee (Utah), James Lankford (Okla.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Ted Cruz (Tex.), John Hoeven (N.D.)

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Analysis

Marco Rubio condemned for attacking bipartisan investigations into the January 6 rioters

Marco Rubio’s recent interview on Face The Nation was a complete disaster. Unable to answer basic questions about where he stands on issues surrounding the January 6 attack, Rubio denounced the bipartisan committee investigating the rioters who violently stormed the Capitol and attacked police officers in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election. Rubio’s interview

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Republicans

PolitiFact calls out Rick Scott’s failed attempt to get credit with Marco Rubio for Everglades funding

At a recent visit to a dam surrounding Lake Okeechobee, Senator Rick Scott touted the Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act’s $1 billion in funding allocated for Everglades restoration, claiming that he and Marco Rubio secured one of the largest single investments on record for the Everglades. There’s just one problem: both Rubio and Scott voted against the

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