Rubio Embellished Facts About Family

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the Atlantic Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington. The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum presented the third Annual Washington Ideas Forum, which drew together more than 60 policy makers, business leaders, and top journalists for a series of conversations and in-depth interviews about the direction of the country. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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    Good thing he’s not running for president this year. Senator Marco Rubio has often called himself the “son of exiles,” claiming that his parents fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. But documents reveal, and Rubio’s office has confirmed, that Rubio’s parents came to the United States in 1956, years before Castro came to power. In an interview on Thursday, Rubio said, “I’m going off the oral history of my family. All of these documents and passports are not things that I carried around with me.”

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