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  • Paul: America Doesn’t Want ‘Pitiful,’ ‘Buffoon’ Trump Who Calls Woman Ugly

    09/17/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% said, “America is about done with” his opponent GOP front-runner Donald Trump because he is a “buffoon who insults women and calls them ugly,” and that has “become pitiful.” Paul said, “I think America is about done with him. I think we are ready to move on. I sensed that in the debate. There was up a silliness and lack of seriousness on his part that I think America will be done with him. The debate I think will reshuffle the pack. And I think...
  • Dear Trump: stop attacking the other candidates - focus on the real enemies...Boehner & McConnell

    08/25/2015 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 73 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Donald Trump has a unique opportunity in the next 5 weeks to further shake up the GOP race, and to increase his support among the GOP base. It could also shape the race to his advantage, and put considerable pressure on his opponents.
  • Paul transfers $250k to RPK for caucus; McConnell still supporting plan

    08/18/2015 6:45:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/17/2015 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is seeking support from the Republican Party of Kentucky’s central committee in his bid to pursue an early presidential caucus in the commonwealth. Paul, R-Ky., transferred $250,000 to the RPK account to fund the caucus with plans to move an additional $200,000 “roughly mid fall after all the budgets and rules are finalized,” Paul told members of the RPK central committee in an email and letter sent Monday. The GOP presidential contender also has plans to host a conference call with central committee members this week in his endeavor to skirt a state statute that stipulates...
  • Despite telling Republicans otherwise, Rand Paul hasn't transferred money for proposed caucus

    08/18/2015 6:49:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 18, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wrote in a letter last week to nearly 350 members of the Republican Party of Kentucky's central committee that he had transferred $250,000 to a state GOP account to cover the initial costs of holding a presidential caucus next year. But committee members told the Herald-Leader on Tuesday that Paul hasn't provided a dime. In his letter, which was mailed about a week before the committee is to vote on whether to move forward with the caucus that Paul has requested, Paul wrote that he had already "transferred $250,000 in an RPK account to begin the...
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 12:34:16 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 166 replies
    The [Leftist] Hill ^ | August 12, 2015, 01:33 pm | Bradford Richardson
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone . Ventura said he’d support Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. “I shocked my staff today,” Ventura said. “I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.’”
  • Rand Paul Rails Against ‘Chameleon’ Donald Trump

    08/08/2015 2:04:59 PM PDT · by z taxman · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Aug. 8, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul lashed out at Donald Trump during a campaign event Saturday in South Carolina, arguing conservatives can’t trust the New York businessman because he has “been on both sides of every issue.” “My goodness,” Paul said in Goose Creek to the Berkeley County GOP. “He’s been on both sides of every issue. Where is our sense? Where is our common sense?” Added the Kentucky senator: “This is a guy who has been pro-choice before he was pro-life. This is a guy who was liberal before he was conservative. This is a guy who was a Democrat...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: I Plan On "Mixing It Up" And "Standing My Ground" In Debate

    08/06/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively that he’s “keyed up” and ready to roll in Thursday night’s debate hosted by the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. In an interview in the lobby of the Radisson hotel in downtown Cleveland about 12 hours before the first GOP presidential primary debate—which will happen across the street at the Quicken Loans Arena—Paul said he plans on “mixing it up” on Thursday night with his fellow top 10 GOP contenders and plans on “standing my ground” on issues that matter to him.
  • Sen. Paul announces legislation to block “sanctuary cities” from federal law enforcement grants

    07/13/2015 11:02:26 AM PDT · by Plummz · 19 replies
    Office of Sen. Rand Paul ^ | 07.09.15 | Office of Sen. Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced plans to introduce legislation that would prevent “sanctuary cities” from harboring violent and dangerous criminal aliens. The legislation would require state and local law enforcement to notify the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following the arrest of an illegal immigrant and detain an illegal immigrant if requested to do so by ICE. If the Bureau of Prisons receives a request from ICE to transfer an illegal immigrant to their custody, that request will take priority over the request from state and local agencies. Under this legislation, localities will be required...
  • Rand Paul, struggling in his presidential bid, works to court evangelicals

    06/17/2015 3:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, running for president on a platform of keeping the government out of people’s business, took a deep breath when asked at a recent stop in Philadelphia whether he’d make addressing abortion a part of his campaign. “I didn’t run for office because of the social issues,” Paul answered. “It wasn’t what got me to leave my practice. I ran for office mainly because I became concerned that we’re going to destroy the country with debt.”(continued)
  • It’s Rand Paul vs. Almost Everybody on Patriot Act

    05/31/2015 5:29:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 108 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 05/30/2015 | Steven Dennis
    Rand Paul’s presidential campaign wants to portray his fight to block any Patriot Act extension as a faceoff against President Barack Obama. But the Kentucky senator is waging an increasingly lonely battle. Some of his usual tea party allies are abandoning him. House Republican leaders are not pleased with his antics. And then there’s Paul’s feud with the senior senator from Kentucky and the most prominent Republican to endorse his presidential campaign, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Put it this way — there aren’t many times that Obama, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Speaker John A. Boehner, House Majority Leader...
  • Rand Paul: ‘I Call For The President to Obey the Law,’ End NSA’s Unlawful Spying on Americans

    05/18/2015 5:47:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    “Here in front of Independence Hall, I call for the president to obey the law,” Paul said when he took the microphone, as hundreds of his supporters shouted “President Paul! President Paul! President Paul!” outside Independence Hall after a separate event inside the Constitution Center across the street. The crowd went wild. “The court said last week that it is illegal to collect all of your phone records all of the time without a warrant with your name on it,” Paul said. “I call on the president today to immediately end the bulk collection of our phone records.”
  • Rand Paul has been taking poker lessons from the notorious 'King of Instagram' and Snapchatting it

    04/26/2015 8:06:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 24th 2014 | CAROLINE MOSS
    In Rand Paul's most recent Snapchat story, the presidential hopeful shared a clip of himself taking poker lessons from famed "King of Instagram," Dan Bilzerian. Welcome to 2015! Bilzerian, who has become an internet superstar after amassing millions of followers on Instagram — following his photos of naked women, guns, and piles of cash — is a renown poker player.
  • 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...
  • Rand Paul is too strong on the Second Amendment, according to the NRA

    04/09/2015 8:58:58 PM PDT · by Plummz · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | Red State
    The NRA’s annual convention is coming up. They invited possible/announced 2016 candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush. Two people they didn’t invite: Chris Christie and Rand Paul. It is not surprising that the New Jersey moderate was not invited. But the lack of an invitation for Paul stands out.The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request an invitation to the convention, but was denied: However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”Further, the...
  • Rand Paul Has Something to Bring to 2016, But Be Wary

    04/09/2015 4:40:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | The Editors
    Senator Rand Paul is the second Republican to announce his official run for the 2016 presidential nomination. He brings some strengths to the race, and some glaring weaknesses. On the positive side of the ledger, he has emphasized outreach to members of minority groups, especially black Americans. Paul can be an appealing politician with a knack for political theater, so he has had some success in front of unfavorable audiences. Such efforts are necessary to broaden the party’s appeal, and other candidates would do well to emulate Paul’s work (if not his chummy pow-wow with racial provocateur Al Sharpton). The...
  • There is one way to describe Rand Paul's latest trip to Iowa: Perfect

    02/12/2015 1:54:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 26 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2/12/2015 | Craig Robinson
    e is what you need to remember – Rand Paul is never going to get Andy Cable’s, Don Kass’, or Doug Gross’s vote. Spiker is tasked with organizing the people who he has a good rapport with. This is nothing new to politics. Campaigns of every shape and size target certain coalitions of voters, and Spiker is tasked to work with the libertarian leaning voters. Besides all of that, Spiker proved that he was one of the better organizers in Iowa in 2012. People tend to overlook the fact that his candidate received more votes at the Ames Straw Poll...
  • Yet Another Image to Haunt Sarah Palin if She Ever Does Run for Office?

    01/23/2015 6:42:15 PM PST · by Drew68 · 238 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 23 Jan 15 | Andrew Kirell
  • What Happens When The Senate Majority Leader Supports Rand For President?

    01/22/2015 9:44:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | January 21, 2015 | Kate Nocera
    For now, senators say it’s not a problem that one of the most powerful Republicans in D.C. already has a likely presidential candidate. “I work with Sen. McConnell on stuff, I make sure he knows what I’m doing to try and get it across the finish line,” Paul said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made no secret that he’ll support his fellow Kentuckian, Sen. Rand Paul, should Paul run for president in 2016. And Paul has also made no secret that he very, very likely will do just that. But there’s a lot of time between now and the...
  • GOP Already Losing 2016

    01/16/2015 5:15:00 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 35 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 16, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Republicans won the 2014 midterms in a landslide. They have the most House seats since World War Two and they won the Senate. We’re two weeks into the new term and the Republicans are already losing to Obama and the Democrats. What is the Republican agenda? Rather than having bills up and ready to go, the Republicans have dithered. Rather than taking the fight to the Democrats in the Senate, McConnell is balking at the House’s effort to defund executive amnesty. Keystone XL should have been a simple bill to pass onto the President, it still hasn’t happened. What...
  • Ron Paul On Paris Attack: Bad Foreign Policy “Invites Retaliation”

    01/07/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/07/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says bad foreign policy is to blame for the Paris terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left at least 12 dead and 11 wounded. “Well, you know, partially what the Secretary of State said is true — this is pretty obscene, when it comes to violence, and libertarians are pretty annoyed by anybody who initiates violence,” said Paul on NewsMaxTV’s Steve Malzberg Show Wednesday. “This is pretty bad.” Paul said the context for the attack, however, was France’s involvement in the Middle East. “But in the context of things,...
  • House Resolution 758 (Condemnation of Russia) This bill is frightening

    12/11/2014 3:26:15 PM PST · by castlegreyskull · 91 replies
    113th Congress Website ^ | December 4th, 2014 | U.S. Congress
    Supports the efforts by President Poroshenko and the people of Ukraine to establish a lasting peace for Ukraine that includes: full withdrawal of Russian forces from its territory, full control of its international borders, disarming of separatist and paramilitary forces in eastern Ukraine, adoption of policies to reduce the Russian Federation's ability to use energy exports and trade barriers as weapons to apply economic and political pressure, and an end to interference by the Russian Federation in Ukraine's internal affairs.
  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • Alabamian’s anti-veterans rant lands him in serious hot water

    11/13/2014 2:29:11 AM PST · by GailA · 71 replies
    Yellowhammernews ^ | 11/12/14 | NA
    It looks like what we have here is a classic case of when “keeping it real” goes wrong. On Veterans Day, while most Americans were thanking members of the U.S. armed forces for their service and enjoying their community’s holiday festivities, Michael Schuette of Anniston, Alabama took to Facebook to explain that veterans are not American heroes. In fact, he believes they “kill for profit,” “terrorize” other countries, have “never sacrificed for this country” and do “nothing for the American citizens.”
  • Rand Paul Attacked by Social Conservatives Over Plan B

    10/02/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins broadsided the GOP frontrunner on Twitter for his insistence that the morning-after pill isn’t a form of abortion.Rand Paul’s opposition to abortion may not be enough to convince certain social conservatives that he warrants their support.Not even a week after the Kentucky senator and early frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination took to the stage at the Family Research Council-hosted Values Voter Summit, he has found himself at war with the group’s president over his contention that Plan B is birth control—not the abortion-inducing drug that some have made it out to be.While campaigning...
  • Obama gets go ahead from Congress for new round of arming Islamic State jihadis

    09/23/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Noremac · 14 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | September 23, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    ISIS needs more trained fighters – Obama and Congress to the rescueThere was an expression I heard somewhat frequently growing up – particularly when working with my father. “Don't just stand around, do something, even if it's wrong!” I recognized this for the negative and facetious comment that it was, and filed it in the mental '86' compartment where it belonged, because I knew that screwing something up just to appear busy, would really get me in hot water with the old man. Whatever nasty, venomous edge that lurks beneath my ordinarily good nature, is from the paternal side. I...
  • Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades

    09/27/2014 5:43:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2014, 05:11 pm | Alexandra Jaffe and Cameron Joseph
    It was Ted Cruz's party at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday.The Texas Republican senator began the event with a deeply religious and emotional speech, pacing the stage and speaking with the cadence of a preacher, repeatedly rallying the crowd to its feet and jumping into an eager throng of supporters after his address. ADVERTISEMENT But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged as a surprising star of the conference with an alternately fiery and funny address to the crowd Friday evening, which brought them to their feet for a standing ovation with his closing declaration that “we are ready...
  • An 'LBJ law' for Kentucky?

    09/09/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    "My policy on cake," the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, "is pro having it and pro eating it." Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren't buying it. Paul was elected to the US Senate in 2010, and he has said clearly that he intends to run for reelection in 2016. But almost from the moment he took office, he has also shown every sign of wanting to run for president in 2016. And that poses a problem:...
  • What Have we Accomplished in Iraq? (Barf Alert!!!)

    08/19/2014 3:50:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Ron Paul
    We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack. This month, yet another US president...
  • Ron Paul: US 'likely hiding truth' on downed Malaysian Flight MH17

    08/10/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 50 replies
    Russia Propaganda Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | unattributed, naturally
    Former Congressman Ron Paul said the US knows ‘more than it is telling’ about the Malaysian aircraft that crashed in eastern Ukraine last month, killing 298 people on board and seriously damaging US-Russian relations in the process. In an effort to inject some balance of opinion, not to mention pure sanity, into the ongoing debate over what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17, Ron Paul is convinced the US government is withholding information on the catastrophe. "The US government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a...
  • Ron Paul: US ‘hiding truth’ on downed Malaysian plane

    08/10/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/14 06:08 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) accused the U.S. government of “hiding” the truth behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last month. “The U.S. government has grown strangely quiet on the accusation that it was Russia or her allies that brought down the Malaysian airliner with a Buk anti-aircraft missile,” Paul said on his news website Thursday. […] “It’s hard to believe that the U.S., with all of its spy satellites available for monitoring everything in Ukraine, that precise proof of who did what and when is not available,” the former lawmaker and GOP...
  • Ron Paul: Don't Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves Too?

    08/10/2014 7:11:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 57 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | August 5, 2014 | RPI
    Ron Paul: Don’t Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves Too? Ron Paul Institute August 5, 2014 Speaking on Voices of Liberty, RPI Chairman and Founder Ron Paul explains that, while he agrees with the often repeated in the media declaration that “Israel has a right to defend herself,” he wonders why more people in the media don’t voice support for Palestinians’ right to defend themselves too. Paul elaborates: And [Israel Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu says 'Don’t second-guess me, don’t push a peace treaty on me because I’m gonna defend this country.' I think Israel absolutely has a right to...
  • BREAKING: Rand Paul To Shed Isolationist Image with Speech at National Defense University (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:36:03 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 3 2014 | Jay Stephenson
    On CNN's Inside Politics, Politico’s Mike Allen reported on an new effort by Rand Paul to address the current view that he is allegedly an isolationist, reports Political Ticker. Allen said on the show that Rand is planning a high-profile speech at the National Defense University this fall to address critics, and attempt to reposition himself on the foreign policy spectrum. “He’s going to argue that he’s smack in the middle - the same place that George H.W. Bush was, that Reagan was, and that Ike was,” said Allen. There will be a lot of truth in Rand's attempt to...
  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • Scarborough Outright Dismisses Rand Paul 2016: He’s ‘His Father’s Son’

    07/14/2014 7:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Monday, Morning Joe played a game of “Fact or Fiction” and Joe Scarborough had a lot to say when they arrived at this prediction: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will win the 2016 GOP nomination. “Fiction, fiction, fiction,” Scarborough declared. Scarborough admitted that if Paul runs he will probably do well in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but beyond that, “he will be his father’s son.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he “would have agreed” with Scarborough assessment, but does not know who on the Republican side has what it takes to beat Paul. “I have to continue to look...
  • The Noninterventionists Told You So

    06/18/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2014 | Sheldon Richman
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in March 2003 — not to mention his father’s war on Iraq in 1991 and the sanctions enforced through the administration of Bill Clinton — were right. The noninterventionists predicted a violent unraveling of the country, and that’s what we’re witnessing. They agreed with Amr Moussa, chairman of the Arab League,...
  • Ron Paul: Nevada Standoff a Symptom of Increasing Authoritarianism

    04/21/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RON PAUL INSTITUTE ^ | 04/21/2014 | Ron Paul
    The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by assessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government's use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience in support of the family. The protests seem to have worked, at least for now, as the government appears to have backed off from direct confrontation. Sadly,...
  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul: Opposite directions

    04/20/2014 3:29:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | April 20, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    In 2013, freshmen senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) seemed like two peas in a pod. Both railed at the NSA, backed the government shutdown, opposed intervention in Syria and championed the tea party faithful. But 2014 has been a different story. Cruz has become a serious, vocal proponent of a tough foreign policy and harsh critic of President Obama’s approach to Iran and Russia. He gave serious speeches on the importance of standing up to Vladimir Putin and on the folly of expecting Iran to give away its nuclear weapons program without stringent sanctions and/or the threat...
  • Michigan Miscellany (Rand Paul Polling First In Michigan)

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Two Claims for Reagan’s Mantle (Ted Cruz and Rand Paul)

    03/29/2014 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 23, 2014 | Albert R. Hunt
    Two newcomers, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party’s contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan. In a short time, these first-term lawmakers have electrified elements of the party’s base and rattled the Senate establishment. The top two Republican leaders in the chamber, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, have had to defer to the political popularity of their junior colleagues. Both are outside the party mainstream, rock stars...
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Social Issues in Order to Expand Party

    03/14/2014 12:08:38 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 111 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 14th, 2014 | by Andrew Kirell
    In an interview with Vocativ.com, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed a desire for factions within the Republican Party to “agree to disagree” on hot-button social issues so that the GOP tent may expand to include more young people and alternative viewpoints. Asked whether the general consensus at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference was that the party must butt out of social issues, Paul replied: I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues. The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Breaks with Sen. Rand Paul on Foreign Policy

    03/09/2014 11:56:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    WABCRadio ^ | 12:05PM SundayMarch 9, 2014
    (NEW YORK) -- It may be the opening salvo of the 2016 Republican primary. During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a friend, but drew a distinction between himself and the Kentucky senator on foreign policy, saying the U.S. “has a responsibility to defend our values.” “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. He and I are good friends. But I don’t agree with him on foreign policy,” Cruz said. “I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that...
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand builds bridges with GOP, raises profile in Washington

    08/10/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    The junior senator has the support of Republican colleagues Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz on a measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations. Her work has garnered praise from GOP members as a Democrat they’d like to work with and is helping her own set of issues in Washington.,/i> WASHINGTON — It was a head-turning sight on Capitol Hill. There was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, standing with firebrand Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to showcase their support of her measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations....
  • Rand Paul is no isolationist

    08/08/2013 12:24:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 | JUSTIN LOGAN
    Remember when your older brothers and sisters used to prank you by warning about the monster under your bed? In a similar way, Washington’s war hawks are gearing up to scare you with another phantom devil: isolationism. If you feel like you’ve already been hearing increasing warnings about isolationism, you’re right. Pundits, journalists, and now a whole new think-tank initiative are warning about this dangerous ideology.
  • Wormwood’s Woes - Why Obama's Affectionate Uncle Is Worried

    06/24/2013 10:42:00 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 6/24/2013 | Guy Smith
    Congressional approval ratings have sunk to their lowest level in recorded history. Anyone expressing surprise, please board the short, yellow bus. Congress has always been held in low esteem, ranking on trust surveys somewhere between used car salesmen and Satan. Some call this cynical while others call it realistic. Then again the difference between cynicism and realism is vague. Cynics are either disappointed optimists or well informed optimists depending on how cynical you are to begin with. It’s not that they view the glass to be half empty, just that they don’t expect anyone to fill the glass soon. Such...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain legal status

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by WCH · 371 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3.19.2013 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    The dramatic shift in the Republican Party on immigration continued Tuesday, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative tea party icon and possible 2016 presidential contender, endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would allow the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain legalized status. “Immigration will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. That’s why I’m here today: to begin that conversation and become part of the solution,” he said in a breakfast speech Tuesday morning before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
  • Here's the Video: Rand Paul gives the Tea Party SOTU response

    02/13/2013 7:16:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    As I didn't watch the State of the Union speech live, I also missed the two responses to it from Barack Obama's opposition. The networks carried Marco Rubio's speech live, but most viewers had to go to the Tea Party Express website to watch Rand Paul rebut Obma's SOTU address. While some may complain about that decision, it is arguably fair. If Mitt Romney had won the election, would we have cheered while the networks not only provided live coverage of Harry Reid's rebuttal, but also one from Senator Bernie Sanders representing the Center for American Progress? Somehow, I doubt...