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It's All Politics
4:50 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Rubio 'Very Confident' He's Ready To Be President On 'Day No. 1'

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has to figure out how he stands out in what's likely to be a crowded Republican primary.
AP

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 9:39 pm

This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET

Readiness to be president is a threshold question for many candidates. That's especially true when that candidate is 43 years old and a freshman senator.

No, not Barack Obama, but Marco Rubio, the Republican senator from Florida, who announced Monday that he's running for president.

"I'm certainly capable from Day 1," Rubio told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview in Miami hours before he announced. "I'm very confident that I have the capability from Day No. 1 to lead this country."

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Politics
4:40 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

After Years Of GOP Support, Cuban-Americans Become More Democratic

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University, about the likelihood that Cuban Americans will support a Republican candidate with a hard line towards softening U.S. relations with Cuba. He is leading a multi-year survey tracking the political attitudes of Cuban Americans.

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Asia
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Chinese Women's Rights Activists Released From Jail

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

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Politics
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review a bill Tuesday that intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement. The bill would take away the president's power to lift sanctions on Iran for 60 days after an agreement is reached, so Congress would have time to review it.

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Technology
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 11:26 am

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz. He talks about the Russian ruling banning the use of a public figure's image in a meme if it has nothing to do with the celebrity's "personality."

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Politics
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Clinton Announcement Video Alludes To Unfairness Of American Life

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

In announcing her run for president, Hillary Clinton said "the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to pollster Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about whether Americans agree with her.

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Politics
3:56 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

After Low-Key Announcement, Hillary Clinton Heads To Iowa

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 6:53 pm

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It's All Politics
3:51 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Who Needs One SuperPAC When You Can Have Four?

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign recently leaked claims that the four superPACs backing him would pull in $31 million in the campaign's first week.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 1:59 pm

As Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., prepared for his official announcement of a White House run, so had Conservative Solutions PAC. It's a superPAC focused exclusively on helping Rubio reach his goal.

Technically, Conservative Solutions has no ties to Rubio. His campaign can't coordinate messages or strategy with it.

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It's All Politics
2:07 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

7 Things You Should Know About Marco Rubio

Rubio in 2008 as Florida House speaker, unveiling a portrait that would hang in the House chamber.
Phil Coale AP

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 5:32 pm

This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his bid for president Monday, was elected in 2010 as a Tea Party favorite. He's now trying to position himself as someone who represents a broad cross section of the Republican Party.

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The Two-Way
12:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

JFK Profile In Courage Award Going To Former GOP Rep. Bob Inglis

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:15 pm

In 2010, Republican Bob Inglis lost his congressional seat to a Tea Party candidate because, among other things, he accepted climate change. Today, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation named Inglis the 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for political courage.

The foundation said in a statement:

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The Two-Way
10:29 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Marco Rubio Officially Announces He's Running For President

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addresses an event held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in January 2014 in Washington.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 7:56 am

Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT.

Florida senator Marco Rubio officially announced that he is running for president during a speech in Miami on Monday. He told prospective donors he was launching his candidacy earlier today.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Mon April 13, 2015

'Hillary Clinton' Is Back, But Will There Be A Return Of The Rodham?

Hillary Clinton is running with all the advantages and challenges of someone who has been in the public eye for more than two decades.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 2:14 pm

When the former senator, secretary of state and first lady announced for president on Sunday she smiled into the camera and said, "I'm Hillary Clinton."

Those who were hoping for a return of Hillary's family name, "Rodham," as part of her public identity might have felt some disappointment. For many of her admirers, Hillary Rodham Clinton was the embodiment of aspiration for a woman in public life. This was the woman they wanted to elevate to the White House in her own right.

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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Mon April 13, 2015

With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

President Obama, seen shaking hands with Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, engaged in the first substantive face-to-face U.S.-Cuba talks in more than 50 years.
Scott Horsley NPR

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 1:40 pm

The hemispheric summit meeting that just wrapped up in Panama was the first to include the president of Cuba.

But even if Raul Castro and his brother Fidel were kept out of sight at past Summits of the Americas, they were never out of mind.

Six years ago, President Obama stood on a rooftop in Trinidad, talking with reporters about his first summit. Scott Wilson, a Washington Post correspondent with lots of Latin-America experience, asked the president what he'd learned from listening to his fellow leaders.

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Politics
4:01 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Marco Rubio Expected To Announce Presidential Bid

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 am

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3:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:00 pm

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