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  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: The Patriot Act Provides No Security At The Cost Of Our Liberty

    05/26/2015 8:33:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    Supporters of the NSA’s large scale spying on the American people claim the program has made our country safer. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
  • SEN. RAND PAUL VISITS SECRET ROOM TO READ OBAMATRADE

    05/13/2015 8:27:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% —an opponent of the secretive Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track the Pacific Rim trade deal Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)—went inside the secret room inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning to read the TPP text and told Breitbart News exclusively afterwards that he believes President Barack Obama should make it public now. The deal’s text is kept in a room behind double doors that each have signs: “No Public Or Media Beyond This Point.” “I think the staff signed an agreement [which didn’t include a non-disclosure]—they signed in, it’s a normal procedure,” he explained....
  • Rand Paul´s Obamacare Hypocrisy

    05/11/2015 3:33:41 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5/11/2015 | David Catron
    In every speech he has made since announcing his presidential bid, Rand Paul has vowed to repeal Obamacare. At a Las Vegas rally he put it thus: “I will make it my mission to heal this nation ... and to repeal every last bit of Obamacare!” But if Paul’s behavior in the Senate is any guide, this is empty rhetoric. Shortly after his Vegas speech, he aided the Democrats in obstructing an investigation into falsified documents submitted to the D.C. Small Business Exchange so that members of Congress and their staffers could receive subsidies to which they aren’t legally entitled....
  • Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Opens "Tech Hub" in SF, Talks About "Disrupting Democracy"

    05/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/9 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul was in San Francisco Saturday to speak about "Disrupting Democracy" in an attempt to woo Millenials and the Silicon Valley crowd. Paul took questions about net neutrality, NSA surveillance and Millennial voters during the discussion, formally titled "Disrupting Democracy: A New Generation of Voter Engagement." The event was co-hosted by Lincoln Labs, a Libertarian-leaning "technology and policy think tank" and Brigade, billionaire Sean Parker's civic engagement startup. Brigade's CEO Matt Mahan also joined the conversation along with the San Francisco Chronicle's political reporter Carla Marinucci. "Some people might be thinking what the hell is...
  • Rubio, Paul, Cruz vote to allow Obama to lift Iran sanctions

    05/08/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2015 | Newsmachete
    As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Ted Cruz, but when he does something wrong, it's important to call him on it. In this case he, along with Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, voted for a bill that will effectively allow the President to lift sanctions on Iran. Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote to approve, or ratify, the...
  • Mark Levin: Rand Paul has some explaining to do

    05/07/2015 9:07:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/7/15 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin believes blackmail or something may be going behind the scenes in the Senate. Here’s why: NATIONAL REVIEW – The rumors began trickling in about a week before the scheduled vote on April 23: Republican leadership was quietly pushing senators to pull support for subpoenaing Congress’s fraudulent application to the District of Columbia’s health exchange — the document that facilitated Congress’s “exemption” from Obamacare by allowing lawmakers and staffers to keep their employer subsidies. The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business...
  • Senators Running for President Face a Delicate Balancing Act

    05/01/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2015 | ASHLEY PARKER
    [SNIP] ".........While the joke goes that every senator looks in the mirror each morning and sees a potential occupant of the Oval Office, senators do have automatic fund-raising bases and little difficulty attracting the spotlight. Still, since 1960, only two — John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barack Obama of Illinois — have risen directly to the White House.... [SNIP] ....For now, Republican Senate colleagues are optimistic about the presidential aspirants’ ability to make it back to Washington for crucial votes, and about the party leadership’s willingness to try to work around their campaign schedules, when possible. “Remember when Obama...
  • Conservative media take early sides in GOP 2016 primary

    05/01/2015 3:05:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Prominent voices in conservative media have already begun deciding on favorites in the Republican presidential primary. Most of the candidates and potential candidates have received at least some praise from influential voices in the right-leaning news media, but since the start of 2015, there have been clear signs of who is warming up to who. After Sen. Marco Rubio announced his candidacy in mid-April, the Wall Street Journal editorial board, representing the corporate pro-immigration wing of the GOP, sang the Florida freshman's praises in ways unfelt by others in the field. "The senator … has the rhetorical gifts to make...
  • Anyone Arguing Iran Isn't 'Really' Pursuing a Bomb or is 'Not a Threat' Is NOT To Be Taken Seriously

    04/28/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Iran -a country floating on sea of petroleum- only ever pursued nuclear technology for military purposes- and any intellectually-honest person can tell you that. There exists no reason this otherwise 2nd-or-3rd rate country needs nuclear anything (supplied by the world's devil-on-the-shoulder, Russia) when they could fuel conventional power plants for next to nothing...  On the other hand, you've got the Rand Pauls of the world: somewhat like the Soviets, he increasingly finds the truth doesn't fit reality as purported by his political world view (in his case, pacifism). That means he has to make arguments that twist him into a pretzel and make...
  • Paul urges GOP to be the "Party of Civil Rights"

    04/27/2015 3:19:21 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., urged his fellow Republicans Saturday to become the "party of civil rights" by embracing limits on the courts and law enforcement. It was both good policy and good politics, he argued, and would fill a vacancy created by Democrats turning away from these issues. Paul, a 2016 presidential hopeful, made the case for this during a speech to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, a major gathering of socially-conservative voters in the key early primary state. He began by noting that the GOP had lost Iowa in the last two presidential elections and said it needs...
  • Conveniently Latino

    04/23/2015 12:54:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Taki's Magazione ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jim Goad
    About three weeks ago I had already grown Officially Tired of Election 2016, so I imagine the next year and a half will be torture for me. If there is any real difference between Republicans and Democrats, it is only in the sense that there are different types of cancer. The only official candidate for the Democrats so far is a white suspected lesbian and erstwhile Tammy Wynette impersonator who has a steely fanged vagina that at any moment threatens to chomp through her pantsuit and devour the world. Her target demographic, obviously, is chicks.
  • Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It?

    11/04/2014 7:21:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It? By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a story of St. Paul’s arrest, beating, and imprisonment at Philippi that serves as a kind of metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. The Christian faith, its message, and the transformation it can effect can be very unsettling to a world that figuratively and literally “banks on” sin. Let’s consider this lesser- known story of Paul and see what it ought to mean for us if we take the Christian...
  • The GOP's Daddy issues

    04/19/2015 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    There are not many people who once fought on the same side as Fidel Castro and are now heroes to American social conservatives. But that is exactly the trajectory taken by Rafael Cruz, father of 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The elder Cruz now regrets his fight on the side of the pro-Castro rebels in his native Cuba, ascribing it to dislike of Castro’s arch-enemy, U.S.-backed President Fulgencio Batista, rather than any sympathy for Communism. Rafael has travelled a complicated path in the United States, encompassing two divorces, business reversals and a second career as a preacher. But...
  • Levin: Cruz,Paul,Rubio Among Best Young Conservatives Since Reagan

    04/16/2015 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin said that the GOP field has a group of young conservatives that included, but was not limited to, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, who were “smarter, wiser, quicker on their feet, more principled than any group of young conservatives seeking the presidency I’ve seen since Reagan” on Wednesday.
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • Here Comes Trouble For Scott Walker

    04/13/2015 11:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 109 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | W. James Antle III
    "........The Wisconsin governor leads in the latest Fox News poll..,leads in most Iowa polling and is either tied or ahead in New Hampshire.Even with Paul,Cruz,Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee all at or near double digits,Walker is within 1.2 percentage points of Bush in the RealClearPolitics polling average.And even that is mainly attributable to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that has Bush up by a bigger margin than any other recent survey.Since his announcement,Cruz has been pretty consistently been polling in the double digits.PublicPolicyPolling found his national support exploding from 5 percent to 16 percent.What if that happens to Rubio and...
  • Marco Rubio takes a shot at Rand Paul over potentially running for Senate and White House

    04/13/2015 2:45:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took a shot at Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., when asked about the possibility of running simultaneously for re-election to the Senate and for the presidency in 2016. "If someone decides to run for president of the United States, you run for president of the United States," Rubio said at the National Press Club. "I don't believe you can run effectively for an office of that magnitude while having some exit strategy in mind."
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his “official” candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. “We limit the...
  • MFP’s Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis… (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand… (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to “crush” conservatives… (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King… (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to “get over” Thad Cochran election fraud… (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton…
  • Rand Paul calls for repeal of drug laws; reaches out to minority voters

    04/11/2015 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 145 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-7-2015 | Jason Russell
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., formally launched his presidential campaign Tuesday with a speech in Louisville. Among the notable quotes from Paul's speech was a comment seemingly meant to raise minority support by calling for reform of federal drug laws that disproportionately lead to incarceration of black Americans. "I see an America where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed," Paul said. Paul went on to address other topics without expanding much on what kinds of laws he meant. But given his past comments, it's not hard to guess he was talking...
  • Prickly Paul Predicts Clinton Revelations Will Shock People

    04/10/2015 10:21:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 71 replies
    abc news ^ | 4-9-2015 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    Sen. Rand Paul spent part of his second day as an officially declared presidential candidate hinting that big revelations are coming "soon" about the foundation headed by the Clinton family, but declined to divulge specifics, pointing out "it wouldn't be a secret anymore" if he did. "I think there are things that went on at the Clinton Foundation that are going to shock people, and I think they're going to make people question whether or not she should be president or not," the Kentucky Republican said, speaking to reporters after his first campaign rally in New Hampshire, ABC's JORDYN PHELPS...
  • Rand Paul Exposes Democrat Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Death Culture

    04/09/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/9/15 | Steve Berman
    Thank you, Rand Paul, for sticking it to The Woman.  The AP threw him “the question” on abortion Wednesday during his NH campaign swing, and Rand threw it right back. Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?" "You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life...
  • Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: Co-workers from hell

    04/09/2015 8:54:39 AM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | 4/9/15 | J. Rubin
    Conservatives have lambasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose sometimes over-the-top behavior has been captured on video, as a “bully.” They castigate the president for being aloof and arrogant. But when it comes to two conservative favorites, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the right-wing suddenly tolerates all manner of bad and alarming conduct. Paul reminded us yesterday what a low threshold for criticism and mildly probing questions he has. He has demonstrated that behavior over and over and also wound up in hot water for hiring and briefly defending the Southern Avenger, for plagiarizing speeches and for...
  • Paul Blooms As Clinton Wilts In Colorado, Iowa, Virginia, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 6:14:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.quinnipiac.edu ^ | 05-09-2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie her in Iowa. Secretary Clinton has lost ground in almost every matchup in Colorado and Iowa since a February 18 Swing State Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State...
  • Rand Paul schooling the media on abortion debate (2nd video a must watch!)

    04/08/2015 1:58:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 90 replies
    The media is attacking Rand Paul for not giving them what they want on abortion details. Paul told the AP in an interview that he was pro-life, but that wasn’t good enough for them. They wanted to know if he thought there should be exceptions to his pro-life stance, but he wouldn’t go there because he doesn’t believe in framing the abortion debate the way the media wants to frame it. Watch: Later today a reporter asked Paul about it again, on behalf of the DNC, and Paul schooled him (cued to begin at 8 minute mark):
  • Van Jones: Except For Rand Paul, GOP Doesn't Care About Minority Communites

    04/08/2015 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on CNN’s “Newsroom,” former Obama “green czar” Van Jones discussed Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential bid and said the Republican Party “when it comes to people of color,” “Are not in touch,” and, “They don’t care about some of these communities.”
  • Will The Real Rand Paul Stand Up?

    04/08/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by ziravan · 5 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 4/08/2015 | Hal Hawkins
    The Iowa caucuses are still 284 days away, but Republicans now have a second candidate for President, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Labeling himself a conservative, Paul is primarily known as being the son of former Congressman Ron Paul, an ardent libertarian with a history of making many controversial statements and endorsements. Sen. Paul has retained many of his father’s followers, but it seems that Sen. Paul has also tried to distance himself from the elder Paul. It’s become a delicate balancing act for Sen. Paul, as he has to grow his base by appealing to more traditional conservatives while...
  • Paul hints at Clinton Foundation scandal (More on the way!)

    04/08/2015 3:00:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Just minutes after officially announcing he’d be seeking the Republican nomination for president, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) went hard after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with Sean Hannity that was taped midday Tuesday but didn’t air until late Tuesday night, Paul told the Fox News Channel host that “hypocrisy” is the first word that comes to his mind when describing the former secretary of State. “She wants to be a champion for women’s rights, and yet she takes money from countries that are some of the worst abusers,” Paul said. The Kentucky Republican...
  • Rand Paul'we have come to take our country back' DOESN'T mention illegal immigration or Obamacare

    04/07/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 18 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 4/7/2015 | David Martosko
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul told a raucous crowd in Louisville on Tuesday that he will build his presidential campaign on 'a message that is loud and clear, and does not mince words: We have come to take our country back.' He will blast 'special interests that use Washington, D.C. as their personal piggy bank' if he wins the White House, Paul promised a cheering, packed ballroom. 'The Washington machine,' he said, 'must be stopped.' Paul's official announcement Tuesday that he would run for president in 2016 came at the beginning of what observers are already calling an unconventional campaign....
  • MP reax to Rand Paul’s insane campaign announcement

    04/07/2015 2:47:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Real time reax… 1. That’s an insanely long slogan. Obviously, the result of a compromise between senior advisor Doug Stafford’s harem of super-passive aggressive, power-tripping female staffers… No strategerist in their right mind approves a slogan that long. 2. Team Rand trots out far-left RINO J.C. Watts to prove he’s not racist… 3. Another black guy. Team Rand, subtle as ever…
  • Rand Paul accidentally proposed legalizing murder

    04/07/2015 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    vox ^ | 4-7-2015 | Dara Lind
    We knew Rand Paul had a pretty deep commitment to ending mass incarceration. But his speech announcing a 2016 run for president might have promised something more radical than even he would want: legalizing every type of crime, including murder and assault. Paul said that in his vision for America, "Any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed." The problem is that that describes pretty much every law that incarcerates a lot of people in America — the nonviolent drug offenses that Paul often rails against, sure, but also violent crimes and property crimes. The majority of people in...
  • Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Is 2016 big enough for both of them?

    04/07/2015 10:41:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 7, 2015 | Francine Kiefer
    Two peas in the tea party pod, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are actually looking to do opposite things as candidates for the presidency. Mr. Paul wants to expand the Republican brand, Mr. Cruz wants to narrow it.
  • Ted Cruz Welcomes Rand Paul To The 2016 Race

    04/07/2015 8:46:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Caroline May
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) welcomes Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) into the race for the Republican nomination.
  • Rand Paul’s delicate balancing act

    04/05/2015 5:17:32 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 2015 at 4:17 PM | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    He prepares to make his formal announcement Tuesday, Paul is a candidate who has turned fuzzy, having trimmed his positions and rhetoric so much that it’s unclear what kind of Republican he will present himself as when he takes the stage. “He’s going to get his moment in the sun,” said David Adams, who served as campaign chairman for Paul’s insurgent 2010 Senate campaign. “What he does with it from there will have bearing on the Republican Party.”
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • What are the individual strengths of Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul?

    04/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT · by pinochet · 60 replies
    1. Rand Paul is strong among libertarian Republicans and anti-war isolationists on foreign policy. 2. Ted Cruz is strong among pro-life evangelicals and those in favor of a hawkish interventionist foreign policy. He is also favored by those who see the elimination of Obama Care as a priority. 3. Scott Walker, as a governor, is favored by those who want someone with executive experience. He stood up against public sector unions, just like Reagan stood up against the air traffic controllers. The unions forced a recall election against Governor Walker but lost. Scott Walker is also favored among supporters of...
  • How Rand Paul Supporters Provided Awkward Backdrop for Ted Cruz’s 2016 Announcement

    03/23/2015 11:02:02 AM PDT · by Kaled · 96 replies
    ABC ^ | 03-23-2015 | A.J. Feather
    Sen. Ted Cruz no doubt wanted everything to be just right for his official presidential roll-out today at Liberty University in Virginia. He even went to the trouble of practicing everything from his wave to a kiss with his wife on Sunday. Enter a group of Rand Paul supporters. Several students wearing “Stand With Rand” shirts made their way into seats directly behind Cruz on stage this morning. The students' shirts were blurry yet visible in many of the shots during Cruz’s speech....
  • Rand Paul hits up SXSW, wants to ‘legalize freedom’

    03/23/2015 10:31:27 AM PDT · by Kaled · 55 replies
    Death And Taxes ^ | 03-16-2015 | Drew Salisbury
    Rand Paul stopped by the SXSW Festival last weekend to show the tech savvy youth of today that he is a pretty cool dude who gets it when it comes to the issues they care about like privacy and cool apps. “I do Snapchat,” the Republican and probable candidate for president at one point said. During an interview with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith, the Senator from Kentucky did his best to woo the young tech crowd by linking concern over NSA spying programs with the libertarian narrative of an intrusive and abusive government. He referred to those in the...
  • Support for Government Surveillance Could Imperil GOP's 2016 Hopefuls

    03/23/2015 10:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaled · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03-16-2015 | Dustin Volz
    Most of the likely Republican presidential candidates are supportive of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. But Americans who identify as Republican or lean that way appear to disagree. That’s according to a new survey from Pew Research, released on Monday, gauging post-Snowden attitudes on digital privacy and surveillance. Of respondents who were familiar with the NSA spying revelations, 70 percent of Republicans and those leaning Republican said they were losing confidence that the agency’s surveillance programs served the public interest. Just 55 percent of Democrats and those leaning Democratic said they had lost faith.... But the strong majority of...
  • Rand Paul to kick off 2016 bid April 7 with ambitious five-state tour

    03/23/2015 5:14:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/22/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Rand Paul will formally declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with a five-state, five-day announcement tour next month, Republicans knowledgeable about the Kentucky senator’s plans told The Washington Times. Mr. Paul will make his announcement first in Louisville at noon on April 7, then head to New Hampshire on April 8, Charleston, S.C., on April 9, Iowa City on April 10 and Las Vegas on April 11. Traditionally, presidential candidates enter the race by declaring in their home state and then flying to at least two of the first four states that hold presidential preference contests the...
  • Rand Paul: Foreign donations to Clinton Foundation ‘thinly veiled bribes’

    03/21/2015 9:54:13 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/2015 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO on Friday that foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation are “thinly veiled bribes,” and said Hillary Clinton should return any donations from Saudi Arabia or other countries that abuse the rights of women.
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • The Fearsome Foursome: Bush, Paul, Walker, Rubio

    03/17/2015 9:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A veritable bevy of Republican presidential hopefuls have already hired staff, wooed deep-pocketed contributors and made speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, proving what we already know: The 2016 nomination preseason is well underway. Fundraising, organization, the size of the field and the calendar all will play a significant role in affecting how the race unfolds. The outcome is uncertain. The current conventional wisdom is, in spite of changes intended to shorten the nominating process, the race for the GOP nomination could be more of a marathon than a sprint. The last two Republican presidential nominating fights — with John...
  • $100 Trillion American Economic Collapse with Jim Rickards

    12/11/2014 8:11:12 AM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | Jim Rickards
    I don't know too much about Jim Rickards, just found this to be an interesting video about the overall economy and some tidbits about what our government agencies are up to. The video is a 45 minutes long interview of sorts and discussion. Just posting in the event other are interested.
  • Exclusive — Rand Paul Slams Jeb As ‘Democrat-Light,’ ‘Almost Like Hillary Clinton But Not Quite’

    03/15/2015 8:34:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/15 | Matthew Boyle
    AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as a “Democrat-light” who’s “almost like Hillary Clinton but not quite,” in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at the South By Southwest conference. Paul also laid out his vision for his pathway to victory, should he jump in with a race for the White House as many expect him to—and explained how he plans to build a unique coalition of voters to win the GOP nomination and then the general election. Paul told Breitbart News: “We believe that the message of ‘leave me alone’ that forms...
  • [US Senators] Paul, Booker, Gillibrand to introduce medical marijuana bill

    03/09/2015 3:18:58 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | March 09, 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce on Tuesday a Senate bill that would legalize medical marijuana under federal law, another possible step towards relaxation of once strict policies toward the drug. The Kentucky Republican and his New Jersey and New York Democratic colleagues will propose legislation that allows states that have passed medical marijuana laws to enact those programs without operating illegally under federal law. That bill would also allow veterans in states with medical marijuana programs to receive care from the government, according to guidance issued by their offices
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul Join Forces for Pot

    03/09/2015 6:11:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jaime Fuller
    Senators Kristen Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul announced that they plan to unveil legislation that would lift the federal ban on medical marijuana on Tuesday. The bill, which adheres to the unfortunate and by no means necessary rule that all attention-grabbing legislation must feature a tortured acronym, is called the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, and would “allow patients, doctors and businesses in states that have already passed medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution," according to a statement released by the co-sponsors. Medical marijuana is legal in 23...
  • Unenthused Rand Paul Lifelessly Applauds Netanyahu Speech

    03/03/2015 9:43:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 3, 2015 | Brandon Bordelon
    With his outspoken views against foreign aid and a muscular foreign policy, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul was less-than-enthused by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on the Iranian nuclear threat.
  • Rand Paul Draws Liberal Fire As The Left Discovers Its Inner Love Of The Fed

    02/24/2015 11:57:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    The New Republic, in its February 8th issue, carries an article by Danny Vinik entitled Rand Paul Has the Most Dangerous Economic Views of Any 2016 Candidate. It appears that TNR’s fact checkers decamped along with its top journalists. Vinik: Speaking in front of more than 150 Iowa activists, Paul ripped into the Federal Reserve and promoted his “Audit the Fed” bill, which he introduced earlier this week. “I think there needs to be some sunshine,” he said, according to reports of the event. …Paul’s bill …would significantly damage the Fed’s independence, which exists so that politicians cannot influence the...
  • Obama dares Rand Paul to show up on the South Side of Chicago now - as he mocks GOP contender's...

    02/20/2015 4:58:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/20/15 | Myriah Towner
    Obama dares Rand Paul to show up on the South Side of Chicago now - as he mocks GOP contender's claim that Republicans are 'the party of jobs and opportunity' As President Barack Obama hit out at Republicans who have criticized his economic policies, he singled out Republican Senator Rand Paul - who previously said income inequality has worsened under Obama's administration. During the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting today, Obama remarked on Paul's 2013 comment that the Republican party needs to show up on the South Side of Chicago and shout: 'We are the party of jobs and opportunity'....