March 7, 2014

Foreign Policy Is Back, and So Is Rubio

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The Associated Press

With the Russian seizure of the Crimea from Ukraine refocusing the public of the vital importance of America’s standing in the world, Rubio seems to have not only rediscovered the confidence that he seemed to lack at times last year but reminded a lot of Republicans of the reasons he was on everyone’s short list for president at the start of 2013.

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