Read the complete text of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's remarks as prepared for delivery on Tuesday. Rubio gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
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President Obama challenged a divided Congress to raise the minimum wage and make government work for "the many" in a State of the Union speech focused on economic fairness for the middle class. read more
After decades of promoting traditionally conservative causes, many evangelical leaders are now wielding their formidable influence to persuade Republican lawmakers to back one of President Obama's top priorities. read more
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated an openly gay attorney to serve on the U.S. appeals court for patent cases. He would be the first openly gay circuit judge in the country if confirmed. read more
Democratic lawmakers began a drive to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois by Valentine's Day, but the fate of the effort is in doubt. read more
Stephen W. Briscoe, an evangelical Christian who objects to being forced to provide coverage for abortifacients, is working to challenge the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate. Can he win?
The Arkansas state Senate approved a bill on Thursday to ban most abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move that would prohibit the procedure as early as five weeks into pregnancy. read more