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Sen. Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a press conference to show support for the Venezuelan community at the El Arepazo 2 Restaurant on April 17, 2014 in Doral, Florida. Rubio and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke about the need for the United States to support the opposition in Venezuela against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Imposes Travel Ban On Some Venezuelan Officials

Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on opposition protests.

CBS Tampa–07/30/2014

Kathryn Cohen Allen pleaded guilty to mailing letters filled with white powder to the offices of Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.  (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Fake Anthrax Letters

47-year-old Kathryn Cohen Allen pleaded guilty to mailing letters filled with white powder to the offices of Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.

CBS Tampa–05/20/2014

Fighting to revive his political prospects, Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Rubio Heads To New Hampshire Weighing 2016 Presidential Options

Fighting to revive his political prospects, Sen. Marco Rubio is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid.

05/09/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ridiculed Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s switch to the Democratic Party, saying his accusations of GOP racism are “ridiculous and silly,” and that Democrats themselves will be “embarrassed” to associate with such a “phony.”  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rubio: Crist A ‘Phony,’ Dems Will Be ‘Embarrassed’ To Associate With Him

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ridiculed Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s switch to the Democratic Party, saying his accusations of GOP racism are “ridiculous and silly,” and that Democrats themselves will be “embarrassed” to associate with such a “phony.”

CBS Tampa–05/08/2014

File photo of Sen. Marc Rubio. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rubio: US Should Let Private Companies Build Nationwide Pipeline For Oil, Natural Gas

Sen. Marco Rubio says the government should give cellphone companies more airwaves and allow private companies to build a nationwide pipeline for oil and natural gas.

CBS Tampa–03/10/2014

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rubio: Obama’s ‘Flawed’ Foreign Policy Led To Russian Push Into Ukraine

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says the United States is the one nation that can rally people around the globe against the rise of totalitarian governments.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Rubio To Propose Higher Education Overhaul

Addressing what he calls a “growing opportunity gap” between people with and without advanced educations, Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for state-accredited alternatives to four-year colleges and income-based repayments for college loans.

CBS Tampa–02/10/2014

One of President Obama's nominees is Florida state judge Darrin Gayles, who would be the first openly gay black man to serve on the federal bench if confirmed by the Senate.  (credit: Thinkstock)

Obama Nominates Second Openly Gay Black Man To Federal Bench In Diversity Bid

President Barack Obama nominated a diverse group of candidates Wednesday to be federal judges as the White House tries to address concerns from black lawmakers about minority representation, one nomination, Darrin Gayles, would be the first openly gay, African-American man to serve on the federal bench.

CBS Tampa–02/06/2014

Quinnipiac gives Hillary Clinton the edge in a 2016 race vs. Sen. Marco Rubio or former Gov. Jeb Bush. (credit: Getty Images)

Florida Poll: Clinton Leads Bush, Rubio In Matchups

Quinnipiac poll give Hillary Clinton the edge in a hypothetical 2016 race.

CBS Tampa–01/31/2014

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rubio: Loss Of Trust In Obama Stalled Immigration

A Republican senator who’s a major player on immigration policy says there’s no chance now of passing a broad overhaul.

CBS Tampa–01/29/2014

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