All stories featuring Marco Rubio

Sorting the facts on Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba jaunt

The celebrity couple drew crowds in Havana and questions back home.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.

Fact-checking Florida at CPAC

What did Florida's conservatives have to say at their annual gathering? We check the facts.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Katie Sanders, Amy Sherman :: Published on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.

Fact-checking CPAC, the 'Woodstock for conservatives'

The Conservative Political Action Conference has become a prominent event for conservatives. We put the speeches to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

Fact-checking Marco Rubio on the fiscal cliff

Rubio voted against the deal, but before that he tweeted about who supported Social Security changes -- the GOP or Obama?

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

Olympians will owe $9,000 in taxes on their medals?

We fact-check a claim from Americans for Tax Reform that Olympians are taxed 35 percent on their medals.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 07:18 p.m.

The veep-stakes

With the question of who will be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket looking more and more settled, attention is turning to the No. 2 spot. Who will be the vice presidential pick?

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.

Fact-checking CPAC

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and other Floridians attended the Conservative Political Action Conference recently. We checked their facts. 

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 09:01 a.m.

Contest for Hispanic vote heats up GOP primary

We fact-check two claims as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich fight for the Hispanic vote in the Republican primary for president.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 06:41 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011

We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.

Marco Rubio's Cuba history gets tested

Did Rubio's parents come to America following Fidel Castro's takeover?

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 10:27 a.m.

Marco Rubio's Cuba history gets tested

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio now says he got his dates wrong when he told reporters that his parents left Cuba in the middle of Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 11:36 p.m.

Mailbag: Readers don't like our ruling on Marco Rubio's Social Security claim

We recently said Marco Rubio was right to claim that the number of workers per retiree in the Social Security system had dropped from 16 to 3. Readers let us have it.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 01:50 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida wins two Green Eyeshade awards

See the five fact checks that we submitted to the judges.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 09:39 a.m.

PolitiFact Florida turns 1!

We've been so busy covering the hectic first weeks of the 2011 Florida legislative session, we forgot to celebrate an important milestone. We've turned 1. Read about our busy first year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 06:42 a.m.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 items of 2010

PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 04:16 p.m.

The best of 2010 from PolitiFact state sites

We launched partner sites in eight states in 2010 and found the Truth-O-Meter worked as well on governors and mayors as it does on the president.  To end the year, we review some of our favorite state Truth-O-Meter items.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.

Marco Rubio, Florida's new U.S. senator

After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him. 

By John Bartosek, Lukas Pleva, Aaron Sharockman, Amy Sherman, Cristina Silva :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:40 a.m.

Fact-checking the unbelievable 2010 election campaigns

No matter the results Tuesday, the biggest loser in Florida's epic 2010 election season may be the truth.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 09:03 p.m.

Candidates in Florida's three-way U.S. Senate race stay on the attack

Independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek went on the offensive against Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Marco Rubio during a live CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate on Oct. 24, 2010. Who scored points with the Truth-O-Meter?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 06:02 p.m.

CNN/St. Petersburg Times debate brings attacks old and new

Did Marco Rubio really say MSNBC's Keith Olbermann should leave the country? Is Kendrick Meek's tax cut math right? Can Charlie Crist finally shed the flip-flop label? These are just a few of the questions PolitiFact Florida examined following the Oct. 24, 2010, hourlong debate on CNN.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 05:56 p.m.

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