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Rubio says Rand Paul has 'no idea what he's talking about' on Cuba

Sen. Rand Paul responds with a Twitter barrage after Sen. Marco Rubio takes him to task for saying opening trade with Cuba is "probably a good idea" …


  1. Read the winning 2014 Letters of the Month


    Readers of the Tampa Bay Times are an opinionated bunch. Each week, they send several hundred letters to the editor on issues ranging from foreign policy to health care to recycling. They often disagree, and that is a good thing.

  2. Some can't-miss light displays in North Pinellas


    While economic uncertainty may have put a damper on the size and scope of illuminated holiday displays in recent years, rest assured that making the season bright is still a priority for some.

    The place is ablaze with lights at 90 Harbor Oaks Circle in the Harbor Oaks neighborhood of Safety Harbor. A Ferris wheel, teeter totter and many other twirling animations were all built by the 36-year-old concrete mason Jason Bothwell.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 20


    Fleetwood Mac: After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie will be re-joining her rock band mates for a show at 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $46.25-$176.25. (813) 301-2500.

  4. St. Petersburg Pier's inverted pyramid a designer's dilemma


    And the Lens died for this?

    Few civic debates have been as filled with frantic Sturm und Drang hand-wringing as what to do with the Pier, the city's answer to a rusting Yugo sitting on blocks in the front yard.

  5. A dozen gifts for the novice cooks on your list


    There is always someone on the holiday gift list just starting out in the kitchen: the recent college graduate, the newlyweds setting up house, the niece who has discovered baking, the cousin who has gone crazy for grilling. Here's a list of a dozen basic tools to help get them started.

    1 Cast-iron skillets

    Bowl and whisk for baking.

    Rubio says Paul has 'no idea what he's talking about' on Cuba

    UPDATE 12:46 p.m. : Paul just fired his own salvo via Twitter:...


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    It's a quirky statistical footnote in what has been a disappointing Bucs season, but just the same, rookie Mike Evans and veteran Vincent Jackson could become the first Bucs teammates to reach 1,000 receiving yards in the same season Sunday against the Packers....


    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

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    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...