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Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed talks about immigration reform as he and other religious leaders and social conservatives from Miami urge Congress to act on bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform during an event at Ekklesia Global on April 9, 2013 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fight For Direction Of GOP Will Be On Display During Faith And Freedom Coalition Conference

A fresh debate has erupted this week within the GOP over explosive social issues, as House Republicans press for a restrictive abortion measure and a prominent religious conservative urges the party’s 2016 prospective presidential candidates to embrace conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage.

06/13/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference on May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: I Believe Obama, Senate Dems ‘By Design Destine This Bill To Be Voted Down’

In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the “moment is now” to give 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a chance at citizenship.

06/12/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Rubio’s Immigration Presentation Was ‘Unconvincing’

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sought support from House conservatives Wednesday for far-reaching immigration legislation, but many lawmakers emerged from their meeting deeply skeptical of any comprehensive bill with a pathway to citizenship for immigrants here illegally.

06/06/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, listens to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during a news conference on immigration reform on April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio Looks To Sell Conservative Lawmakers On Immigration Legislation

Senate debate on a far-reaching immigration bill is becoming a test of Sen. Marco Rubio’s influence over fellow Republicans as the Florida conservative works to sell GOP lawmakers on landmark legislation that also may help determine the fate of his presidential ambitions.

06/05/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addresses a breakfast meeting of the 2013 Annual Legislative Summit of U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) March 19, 2013 at Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Paul: ‘I Want To Be Constructive In Making’ Immigration Bill Strong Enough For Conservatives To Vote For

Republican senators criticized border security provisions in a new immigration bill Tuesday, arguing that the landmark legislation can’t pass Congress unless the measures are strengthened.

05/07/2013

Beyonce is seen in a balcony of the Saratoga Hotel in Havana next to her husband Jay Z, on April 5, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio: Jay-Z, Beyonce Cuba Trip ‘Hypocritical’

Sen. Marco Rubio says entertainers Beyonce and Jay-Z missed a chance while in Cuba to see firsthand the effects of political oppression.

04/15/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Rubio Says Immigration Deal Needs Tough Terms

A bipartisan deal on immigration legislation would need tough enforcement and even stricter penalties for those who came to the United States illegally, a leading Republican at the center of negotiations said Sunday.

04/14/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., responded to Republican lawmakers threatening President Obama with impeachment, saying that is not the “right approach” to the U.S. release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – a move which didn’t follow protocol for notification of Congress. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rubio Makes Clear He Has Make-or-Break Role For Immigration Legislation

Whatever immigration deal might be claimed by labor and business, or by Democrats and Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is serving notice it has to go through him.

04/02/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Thursday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Marco Rubio: Reports Of Immigration Deal ‘Premature’

Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, lawmakers on Sunday cautioned much work remains and that no final deal has been reached.

03/31/2013

Thousands of activists who packed into suburban Washington's national conservative summit gave Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul a narrow victory over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in their unscientific presidential preference poll. Paul had 25 percent of the vote and Rubio 23 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 8 percent. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Rand Paul Pulls Narrow Victory in Early 2016 GOP Prediction Poll

Thousands of activists who packed into suburban Washington’s national conservative summit gave Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul a narrow victory over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in their unscientific presidential preference poll. Paul had 25 percent of the vote and Rubio 23 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 8 percent.

03/16/2013

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