Marco Rubio wanted an answer: Would the United States limit its meetings with democracy activists as a condition for the Cuban government allowing an embassy in Havana? The new Cuban-American chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Western Hemisphere panel, in his first hearing with a gavel, was determined to get a commitment from the State Department’s Roberta Jacobson that this would not happen as the U.S. steps toward normalizing relations with Cuba. The potential 2016 presidential hopeful asked Jacobson three times to respond to remarks this week from a Cuban official who said one condition for opening a full-fledged embassy would be an agreement to restrict the movement of U.S. diplomats.