Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky

The Florida senator is a talented politician, but he met his match in a 17-year-old who called him out over NRA cash<p>Marco Rubio is a very talented politician. He walked into an arena full of 7,000 Floridians who were determined to heckle him for siding with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for …

Opinion

Who knew how inspiring it could be to watch teenagers gang up on a U.S. senator on live TV?

<i>CNN</i> generally only rises to the level of compelling, have-to-watch television when something awful happens; a terrible accident, maybe, or (yet …

TV

Marco Rubio booed at town hall

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is booed during a CNN Town Hall when the father of a Parkland shooting victim demands that he address the role of guns in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Justice

School shooting survivor asks Marco Rubio to refuse NRA donations – here’s how he replied

A Parkland school shooting survivor asked Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) if he would deny donations to his political campaign from the National Rifle Association to great applause at the CNN gun violence town hall. <b><br>Here’s video of the interaction:</b><p>Cameron Kasky, a high school junior who survived the …

Conservative View

Marco Rubio's Warning Against Full Assault Weapon Ban Backfires When Crowd Loves the Idea (Video)

Rubio appeared with fellow senator Bill Nelson at a CNN Townhall with friends and parents of Parkland, Florida shooting victims<p>Marco Rubio’s attempt …

Guns

Florida lawmaker's aide fired after claiming high school students are actors

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida representative's aide lost his job Tuesday after sending an email to a reporter falsely alleging that two students who survived the Florida school shooting -- and were speaking out on TV -- are "actors."<p>Benjamin Kelly, who worked as district secretary for Florida State …

U.S. Politics

Grieving Parkland Father Tears Into Marco Rubio Over Gun Control

A man whose daughter was killed in the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday night on gun …

Guns

This Parkland Student’s Shattering Question Exposed Marco Rubio Once & For All

On Wednesday night, CNN held a powerful town hall event officially called Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action. And demand action …

Government

Six things we learned from the Florida town hall on gun control

At event held a week after Stoneman Douglas massacre, Marco Rubio dodged NRA questions while assault rifle ban divided the crowd<p>How will gun control be discussed at a conference of conservatives this week? Follow developments in an experimental format for mobile<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school …

Guns

NRA spokesperson: 'Insane monster' shouldn't have been able to get a firearm

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dana Loesch, the spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, says a shooter who killed 17 people last week at a high school in Florida should not have been able to get a firearm.<p>"I don't believe this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm," Loesch said …

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

What would parents do to their kids if they ridiculed a senator? Give them ice cream, apparently

Wednesday's <i>CNN</i> town hall on gun violence was always going to be a heated affair.<p>But the forum also presented numerous opportunities for the students, …

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Florida survivors confront NRA spokeswoman in heated town hall – as it happened

Spokeswoman Dana Loesch faces tough questions from students Father of victim calls Marco Rubio’s response ‘pathetically weak’ Break the Cycle: help us challenge the orthodoxy on gun control

Politics

The NRA’s step-by-step playbook for responding to a mass shooting

The National Rifle Association has been the focus of anger after the Parkland, Florida shooting that killed 17 high school students last week. Protestors outside the group’s Virginia headquarters blamed the group for the student’s deaths, while others called it a terrorist organization.<p>The …

Guns

Audience Member Calls NRA Rep a 'Murderer' During CNN Town Hall

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch had to contend with shouts from the crowd as she discussed gun control with Parkland school shooting survivors<p>Members of …

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

Marco Rubio’s Wikipedia Changed To Include Date Of Death After Stoneman Douglas High School Town Hall

On Wednesday evening, the students, teachers, and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held a town hall to speak with politicians and …

Government

Colbert Is in Awe of Parkland Student Activists: “This Country Belongs to Them”

On Tuesday, late-night praised the students who are demonstrating for gun control, as some of the teenagers themselves expressed a simple message: “We want children to stop getting shot.”<p>Gun control discussions tend to fade all too quickly even in the wake of traumatic mass shootings—but so far, …

Hollywood

Students said 'wake up' and America is finally listening

<b>(CNN) —</b> At one point in the course of a difficult evening in which he was pressed on his record and rhetoric about gun control, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio worried aloud that the national debate about gun control might trail off into yet another deadlock.<p>"Our attention span in this country on …

Justice

Rubio takes new gun control positions in intense town hall

Sen. Marco Rubio was the lone Republican official to accept an invitation to participate in a CNN town hall with teachers, students and families …

U.S. Politics

Florida's moment on guns

'Am I surprised? Yeah,' said a Republican lawmaker. 'But the world is watching for us to act and we have to.'<p>MIAMI — In America’s national debate over guns, Florida is having a moment.<p>From the grieving students swarming Tallahassee Wednesday to the public grilling of Sen.<p>Marco Rubioat a CNN forum …

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

Marco Rubio is being called out for having it both ways on guns, and he doesn't appreciate that

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Liberal View

Powerful New York Times ad calls out lawmakers funded by the NRA

The <i>New York Times</i> has "all the news that's fit to the print" — and all the ad spreads too.<p>Gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Mom's …

Guns

Watch the teen survivors of Stoneman Douglas confront Marco Rubio

#StudentsStandUp<p>It's been just one week since a horrifying shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left seventeen dead. …

Guns

Marco Rubio's Talking Point About Banning Assault Rifles Did Not Go Over The Way He Intended

At a CNN town hall with the Stoneman Douglas community, Senator Marco Rubio tried to score a rhetorical point by saying "you would literally have to …

Guns

Marco Rubio Vanquished in Gun Control Town Hall Debate by Parents and Teens

I cried actual tears of joy and clenched my fists in righteous fury while watching Marco Rubio get owned so hard in the CNN-broadcasted town hall …

Government

David Clarke: Fla. students' gun control push has 'George Soros' fingerprints all over it'

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr. insinuated Wednesday that student survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting were being manipulated …

George Soros

Marco Rubio becomes 'the face of congressional inaction' on guns

Without giving too much away, the main character in the film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” rents three billboards in order to pressure …

Government

WATCH: CNN Crowd Wildly Cheers Full Gun Ban

On Wednesday, CNN hosted a town hall in Florida in response to the recent school shooting. The theme of the evening had less to do with open debate …

Conservative View

Conservative Twitter Users Lose Thousands of Followers, Mass Purge of Bots Suspected

Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren’t happy about it. Twitter has yet to make a public statement …

Internet

Teachers are not meant to carry AR-15s, student survivor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Florida school shooting survivor Alfonso Calderon said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's suggestion of arming teachers and school staff with weapons to enhance school safety was a "terrible idea."<p>"I don't know if Donald Trump has ever been to a public high school, but as far as I'm …

Justice

Seniors Get a New Simplified Tax Form for 2019 | Investopedia

If you are 65 or older (or turn 65 anytime in 2019), you will have the option to use a new simple tax form for seniors, known as the 1040SR, when you …

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