Rubio to deliver GOP’s State of the Union response

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver Republicans’ response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, GOP leaders announced Wednesday.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., selected Rubio — an influential Latino conservative who was first elected in 2010 — to speak for Republicans in their official response to the president’s speech.

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GOP embraces cosmetic makeover, tweaking tone not principles

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After their electoral drubbing last November — their second straight in a presidential contest — Republicans have faced a choice. Do they change their policies or their tone?

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