4:01 PM, Apr 13, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Marco Rubio told ABC News's George Stephanopoulos that the United States is at a "generational moment"—a further sign the 43-year-old Republican senator will make his youth a focus of his presidential campaign against older candidates in both the primary and general election.
Rubio, who will give a speech Monday evening in his hometown of Miami to launch his White House bid, did not mention former Florida governor Jeb Bush nor former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in the interview excerpts released by ABC News. But Rubio's implict message was that Bush and Clinton, both Baby Boomers and both related to former presidents, represent a past generation.
"I think this country's at a generational moment where it needs to decide not what party it wants in charge but what kind of country are we going to want to be moving forward," Rubio said. "I think the 21st century can be the American century, and I believe that I can lead this country in that direction. I can help lead it there from the Senate. I can lead it there as president.”
Stephanopoulos asked if the first-term senator was the most qualified to be president, to which Rubio replied he "absolutely" thought so.
"We've reached a moment now, not just in my career, but the history of our country, where I believe that it needs a Republican Party that is new and vibrant, that understands the future, has an agenda for that future," Rubio said, "and I feel uniquely qualified to offer that. And that's why I'm running for president."
Rubio told a group of donors earlier Monday that he would be running and, according to reports, explicitly mentioned Clinton at the beginning of his pitch. Clinton announced Sunday she is seeking the Democratic nomination for president.
But would it be counterproductive?9:29 AM, Oct 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Amid increasing calls for a travel or visa ban on those trying to enter the United States from West African nations ravaged by the Ebola virus, the federal government continues to be steadfastly opposed. But why? Officials continue to argue that the travel ban would make it more difficult to track potentially infectious people who somehow enter the U.S. anyway.
8:01 AM, Jul 14, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The boss, joined Cokie Roberts, Ana Navarro, and David Plouffe, joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week to discuss the border crisis, attacks on Israel, and more. Watch the video below:
5:33 PM, Apr 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Elizabeth Warren, the freshman Democratic senator from Massachusetts, did not say whether or not she thought her fellow Democrat, Hillary Clinton, would make a good president. ABC News's David Muir asked Warren the question in an interview airing Monday night on ABC.
"Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?" Muir asked.
"I think Hillary Clinton is terrific," Warren said. "We've gotta stay focused on these issues right now."
9:05 AM, Mar 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss, with Matthew Dowd, Michael Eric Dyson, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Greta Van Susteren, yesterday on ABC:
First successful nuclear test was more than four years ago.11:40 AM, Dec 15, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Secretary of State John Kerry told ABC News in an interview that North Korea "potentially" having a nuclear weapon would be "even more unacceptable." North Korea first tested its nuclear weapons capabilities in 2006 and had a more successful test in 2009. The country's most recent nuclear test was earlier this year.
ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz asked Kerry, who was in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, about the execution of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's uncle.
8:31 AM, Jul 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Charles Gibson, a former anchor with ABC News, is narrating a new online video touting the benefits of Obamacare and instructing viewers how the law will affect them. The video, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation and running nearly seven minutes, informs Americans that they will fall under one of four categories when it comes to purchasing health insurance under Obamacare: employer-covered, government-covered, self-covered, or uncovered.
9:35 AM, May 22, 2012 • By JAY COST
For some reason, the ABC News/Washington Post poll really gets the tongues wagging. I'm not exactly sure why; as polls go, it is one of my least favorite, in part because it often has a ridiculous tilt toward the Democrats. I suppose because it is the Post poll, and that's the newspaper of record in the government town.
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."10:25 AM, Mar 1, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
"We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ABC's This Week yesterday.
Would those be the same Tea Partiers whom Pelosi smeared as "un-American" protesters "carrying Swastikas"?
2010 is off to a wild start.10:26 AM, Feb 10, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
After they slept through Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts, the new Washington Post / ABC News poll ought to be a wake-up call for congressional Democrats and the Obama administration. Obama's approval rating is at 51 percent, but the only issue area where he has higher than 50 percent approval is terrorism.
Only 43 percent of the public, for example, approves of the way Obama is handling health care -- and yet the White House continues to bring up the issue despite public opposition and the inability of congressional Democrats to pass a final bill.
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