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“Marco Rubio is the Republican Party’s hottest politician,” Brett LoGiurato reports for Business Insider.

“He’s on the cover of Time Magazine as ‘The Republican Savior,’” LoGiurato reports.

“He will deliver the response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union next week,” LoGiurato reports.


TIME Magazine: Marco Rubio, February 18, 2013

LoGiurato reports, “And now, he says in a tweet that he’s thinking about leaving Apple.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida)’s tweet:

Why do I have to get so many different chargers for #apple? I am edging closer to #samsung with each passing day.

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 7, 2013

MacDailyNews Take: We’ll rephrase the same general criticism we doled out to the BlackBerry-toting Obama years ago:

A U.S. Senator should support U.S. companies, especially over derivative, foreign-based, convicted patent infringers. Not to mention that Apple makes superior products and choosing inferior knockoff wares brings into question the Senator’s basic decision-making abilities.

We responded as such to Senator Rubio via Twitter here.

Related article:
Photos of Mitt Romney with his Apple iPhone and iPad at his Lake Winnipesaukee home – July 15, 2012
Republican candidate Mitt Romney confirmed Apple iPad user (with video) – March 19, 2012
Steve, buy that man an iPhone: Obama vows to keep his Blackberry despite security, legal concerns – January 8, 2009
John McCain: Confirmed Mac user, Barack Obama: Confirmed Mac user (and BlackBerry sufferer) – July 21, 2008
Karl Rove loves his Apple iPhone and MacBook Air – March 22, 2008
Rush Limbaugh’s on-air appeal to Apple CEO Steve Jobs – February 13, 2008
President Bush’s Senior Advisor Karl Rove confirmed Apple iPhone user (with image) – August 06, 2007
President Bush shows off his Apple iPod (link to video) – December 16, 2005
U.S. President George Bush a confirmed Apple iPod user (images included) – December 22, 2004

“U.S. stock futures fell, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will drop for a fifth day, amid concern talks between President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers may not yield a budget deal by the year-end deadline,” Tom Stoukas reports for Bloomberg.

“Obama summoned Republican and Democratic leaders to a White House meeting three days before a year-end deadline to avoid $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases, amid increasing concern that the time is too short to reach a deal,” Stoukas reports. “The president, who had been negotiating one-on-one with House Speaker John Boehner, will meet today with Republicans Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Washington time.”

Stoukas reports, “The S&P 500 pared losses to 0.1 percent yesterday as the House of Representatives planned a session on Dec. 30. The gauge has rallied 13 percent this year, its largest annual gain since 2009.”

Read more in the full article here.

CNBC reports, “Investors will also keep an eye on economic data for clues on the health of the economy. November pending home sales numbers are due at 10 a.m. and crude inventory data is out at 11 a.m.”

“Apple is among stocks in focus after a Chinese court fined the iPhone maker $160,000 for hosting third-party applications on its App Store that were selling pirated electronic books, Xinhua news agency said,” CNBC reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Any investor who’s focusing on AAPL for that reason needs to get their eyes checked.

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