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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is scheduled to appear on Fox News Sunday to talk about his foreign policy views with host Chris Wallace. The show airs at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fox News channel. Rubio's appearance... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Naked Politics
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Henry Cisneros, who was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for former President Bill Clinton, adds more fuel to the growing fire that former San Antonio Mayor and current HUD Secretary Julián Castro is at the top of Hillary Clinton's... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei In case you were not yet convinced that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is (almost) running for president: His famously private wife, Columba, joined Twitter and Instragram on Friday. She will travel Saturday with her husband to Iowa, and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Politico: Sen. Marco Rubio now has another billionaire in his corner: Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Ellison will host a fundraiser for the Florida Republican’s White House bid at his mansion in Woodside, Calif., on June 9, according to an... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Washington Post: WASHINGTON -- A nonprofit group allied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is playing a more expansive role in his current political operation than previously known, housing several top policy advisers expected to join his eventual... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Gov. Rick Scott's office: Governor Rick Scott today signed Executive Order 15-102 which makes significant reforms in Florida’s prison system to improve safety, transparency and accountability. The measures included in Executive Order 15-102 were recommended by Department of Corrections... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @ngameztorres The newly formed New Cuba political action committee, which will raise money to promote travel and trade with the island, has found an unexpected spokesman: Alan Gross, the USAID subcontractor who was imprisoned for five years in Cuba... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei TMZ, asking the questions the people really want to know the answers to, caught up with likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Washington D.C. to find out which famous person he'd bring to a baseball game. Bush,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @MrMikeVasquez For more than a decade, “accountability” has been the education buzzword in Florida. Schools are assigned A-to-F letter grades, teachers are evaluated using a complicated mathematical formula and third-graders can be held back if they don’t pass a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Bloomberg News: Last summer, Sen. Marco Rubio asked the U.S. Department of Education to “demonstrate leniency” toward Corinthian Colleges by permitting the wealthy for-profit company to continue accessing millions of dollars in federal financial aid while it was cooperating... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @MichaelDoyle10 A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Florida’s ban on judicial candidates directly soliciting campaign funds. In a ruling that affects many of the 39 states where voters elect trial or appellate judges, the high court concluded that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @adamsmithtimes A new Super PAC has been formed to help elect U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, to the U.S. Senate seat now held by Marco Rubio. Floridians for a Strong Middle Class, which filed papers with the state earlier... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports Marco Rubio laid it down this week on Instagram. “I will oppose and veto ANY and ALL efforts to increase taxes.” The declaration followed his re-upping of Grover Norquist’s tax “Pledge,” which Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform celebrated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
Ok, that was awkward. It’s Day 58 of the Florida Session, and the House has already gone home. Well, let’s not have that ruin the day. We still have the Senate here. Here are five things to watch. The Senate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is warning that China is exploiting a rift between Japan and South Korea over World War II “comfort women,” and he hopes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Bloomberg: Governors running for the presidency including, potentially, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are inherently inferior because they lack the foreign policy experience held by members of Congress, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is speaking up for traditional marriage. But in remarks to social conservatives, he isn’t weighing in explicitly on whether gay marriage should be allowed. The Republican presidential candidate won a standing ovation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @stevebousquet Senate President Andy Gardiner says he has no plans to confirm a dozen of Gov. Rick Scott's agency heads before the May 1 end of the regular legislative session. The Orlando Republican said two weeks ago he wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect. Rubio takes 15 percent of the GOP primary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: DES MOINES, IOWA -- The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
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@PatriciaMazzei NASHUA, N.H. -- That Jeb Bush’s surprise decision in December to explore a 2016 Republican presidential run would complicate the ambitions of his erstwhile Florida protégé Marco Rubio seemed a given. That Rubio’s now-declared candidacy might also make things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
Tensions remain high in Tallahassee as the verbal arrows fly over the fate of the state’s handling of health insurance for the uninsured. Meanwhile, the House will meet in a full sessionWednesday but much of the action will be in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
It's Children's Week in the Florida Capitol when kiddie hand prints stream down the rotunda and child advocates fill the halls. But it is also do-or-die week for the budget, as legislators must either make progress or accept the stalemate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Naked Politics