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  • Rand Paul Rand-splains Cuba to Marco Rubio [Sides with Obama over Rubio]

    12/19/2014 2:53:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Libertarian icon Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embarrassed himself on Friday when he took to Twitter to respond to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) who recently insisted that the junior senator from Kentucky “has no idea what he’s talking about” with regards to his support for lifting restrictions on bilateral relations with the Cuban government. By attempting to defend himself, Paul ably proved the Florida senator correct. Paul began… Hey @marcorubio if the embargo doesn't hurt Cuba, why do you want to keep it?— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) December 19, 2014 And this one got the libertarian supporters cheering in the...
  • Arizona senators disagree on Cuba. McCain against, Flake for

    12/19/2014 10:01:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Carol Broder
    FORT HUACHUCA They may be both Republicans and represent Arizona in the upper chamber of Congress but they dont agree on the recent decision of the Obama Administration of the reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after six decades. After about 90 minutes on Fort Huachuca Thursday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake discussed the announcement with the Herald/Review during a quick walking interview to a plane waiting to take them to Yuma.
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing fair about President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's Americas Forum. Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent residents card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...
  • Cubas Fidel Castro Condemns Primitive Accusations of Russias Role in Boeing Crash

    08/05/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    ria.ru ^ | August 5, 2014
    BUENOS AIRES, August 5 (RIA Novosti) Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dismissed Tuesday accusations of Moscows alleged role in the deadly Malaysian passenger plane crash as primitive. Accusing the Russian Federation of destroying the Malaysian Boeing during the flight is horrifying primitivism, Castro wrote in an article published in Cubas Granma newspaper. Neither President Vladimir Putin, nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov nor other Russian leaders could have ever done such a stupid thing, Castro stressed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board,...
  • Rand Paul breaks with other 2016 GOP contenders to back Obama's opening to Cuba

    12/19/2014 6:13:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 18, 2014 | Doug Mataconis
    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky is breaking with many members of his own party and other potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 inoffering at least some support for the presidents opening to Cuba, highlighting yet another area where he seems likely to offer a contrast but which is also likely to become an area of attack against him in a primary race: Sen. Rand Paul broke with other likely Republican presidential contenders on Thursday by saying that opening up more trade with Cuba is probably a good idea and declaring that the US embargo on the country just...
  • Egypt jails 40 Morsi backers for church fires

    12/19/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said. Followers of Morsi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The criminal court in Assiut in southern Egypt sentenced two defendants to 15 years each, while the others were given jail terms ranging from one year to 10, the source said. They were accused of taking part in acts of violence...
  • Shaking Hands with the Devil, from Ninety Miles Away

    12/18/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 18, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A long time ago, on an island not too far away, a pair of brothers was ejected from a good Jesuit school. The one was reportedly a better student, the other less impressive, but together, they preferred other things politics, rabble-rousing, war. When the brothers grew up, they fell in with a bad crowd the worst of crowds, in fact. Far across the oceans, Chinese communists were consolidating their power, Soviet communists were drawing an iron curtain down the center of Europe, Korean communists were settling in for the long haul in Pyongyang, Vietnamese communists were revolting against...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 3:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WDIV-TV / CNN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul broke with the field of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run on Thursday, calling President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba a "good idea" since the American embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked." Paul, a likely presidential candidate, made the remarks in an interview with News Talk 800 WVHU's Tom Roten, just a day after his potential competitors for the Republican nomination -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz -- slammed the decision to normalize relations as a dangerous move. Rubio and Cruz are sons of Cuban immigrants. Paul...
  • The More, the Merrier for the GOP in 2016

    12/18/2014 2:58:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 18, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    In the aftermath of President Obama giving the Castro regime diplomatic recognition, Senator Marco Rubio has been pretty much everywhere, including multiple television appearances and authoring this Wall Street Journal op-ed. According to Senator Rubio, By conceding to the oppressors in the Castro regime, this president and his administration have let the Cuban people down, further weakened Americas standing in the world and endangered Americans. Whether or not one agrees with Rubios positionand Im sympathetic to ithe makes his case clearly, intelligently, and with passion. Despite some differences with him now and thenI found his advocacy for the tactics that...
  • Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes is back, and shes taking aim at Rand Paul

    12/18/2014 12:59:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Once hailed in the press as the Democratic candidate in 2014’s “marquee race,” which could see the Republican Senate minority leader unceremoniously defenestrated by Kentucky’s voters. Grimes’ loss to Mitch McConnell was among the first heartbreak of election night for liberal Democrats when her race was among the earliest to be called for the Republican candidate. When all the votes were counted, Grimes lost by just over 15 points. It wasn’t even close. If you missed Kentucky’s secretary of state, she was not gone for long. Having failed in her mission to oust McConnell, the former Democratic U.S. Senate...
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably a Good Idea'

    12/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DEC 18, 2014, 11:54 A.M. E.S.T.
    WASHINGTON Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." Paul became the first potential Republican presidential candidate to offer some support for President Barack Obama's decision to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. The president's surprise announcement on Wednesday was slammed by several potential GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said it amounted to appeasing the Castro regime. Paul said in a radio interview with Tom Roten of...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes: Rand Paul cant run for president and Senate

    12/17/2014 9:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 17, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Defeated Democrat declines to address her political future.Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentuckys secretary of State, is threatening to take Rand Paul to court to block him from running both for president and reelection to the Senate in 2016. In her first television interview since Sen. Mitch McConnell routed her by 15 points last month, the Democratic Senate nominee declared that she will not be bullied by Paul, who is a heavy favorite to win a second Senate term if hes allowed to stay on the ballot. The law is clear, Grimes told WHAS-TV in Louisville. You cant be on the ballot...
  • Jeb Bushs Rivals Already Running

    12/17/2014 12:22:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    OpenSecrets.org ^ | December 17, 2014 | Russ Choma
    Former Florida Governor and ex-First Brother Jeb Bush announced his plans to start a fundraising committee next month, and immediately some big names in GOP money such as Florida developer Mel Sembler got behind him. Bush has recently proven his ability to raise big bucks, but some of Bushs likely competitors for the 2016 GOP nomination already have a head start. Three of them Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) have the advantage of a national podium in the Senate and plenty of places to start stashing away cash. All three...
  • Rand Paul is Already Running an Ad Against Jeb Bush

    12/16/2014 11:31:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 16, 2014 | Zeke J. Miller
    That didn't take long The 2016 Republican primary battle is up and runningat least on Google. Hours after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he would actively explore a run for the White House, the political action committee for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who appears certain to announce a bid for the Oval Office in the coming months, took out a Google search ad on his name, with a not-so-subtle dig at the more moderate Republican. Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it, the ad states, with a link to RandPAC, Pauls longstanding federal leadership committee, and...
  • Elizabeth Warren Is Not the Ted Cruz of the Left: She's more like the Rand Paul of the left.

    12/16/2014 5:49:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 16, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    The symmetry was irresistible. Last weekend, as Ted Cruz almost blew up the budget deal over immigration and Elizabeth Warren almost blew it up over banking regulations, pundits seized upon an analogy. Both senators are articulate, ideological, media-savvy, beloved by party activists, and problematic for party leaders. Thus, Warren is the Cruz of the left. Bad analogy, argues Voxs Matthew Yglesias, noting that its Cruz and the GOP that want to use government funding as leverage to undo policy measures Democrats enacted in the 111th Congress. Warren just doesnt want to pay the ransom. The Washington Posts Sean Sullivan is...
  • How Big Is the Ted Cruz Caucus? (very interesting analysis)

    12/14/2014 5:28:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Steven Dennis
    Its a question that will prove crucial next year when Mitch McConnell takes the reins of a new Senate: Just how big is the Ted Cruz caucus? Three votes on the cromnibus late Saturday night suggest it could be as large as 22 senators a dangerously high number for McConnell or as few as a handful. Lets break down the three votes on filibustering the $1.1 trillion package, on Cruzs point of order aimed at targeting the presidents immigration action, and final passage. The high-water mark for the Texas Republican came on his point of order vote,...
  • The Eric Garner Tragedy: Yes, Stupid Laws Help Kill People

    12/05/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    After news of the baffling decision by the New York grand jury not to indict a police officer in the killing of Eric Garner, I sent out a (slightly) hyperbolic tweet that wondered why Americans would want to entrust their free speech and health care to an institution that will kill you over failure to pay a cigarette tax. Since then, Ive seen numerous tweets arguing that bringing up the tax is preposterous, that its akin to blaming jaywalking for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) touched on the issue in an interview...
  • Protest Eric Garners Death Based On Taxes Not Race

    12/04/2014 5:10:23 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 53 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 4, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    A New York City Grand Jury has refused to indict police officer Danial Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. Garner was taken down by four police officers conducting a raid against illegal cigarette sellers, of which Garner was one. Garner had a history of selling illegal cigarettes, having been arrested for it a number of times in the past. Unlike the death of Michael Brown, this death was caught on video. The video clearly shows several things. It absolutely shows Garner saying he cant breathe. It also shows a very large man who starts out the confrontation making...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 9:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • Bill Clinton: If not for the U.S. invasion, none of whats in Iraq right now would be happening

    06/26/2014 5:24:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, an easy lay-up here for a guy who (a) warned the world about Saddam’s WMD threat more than once as president, (b) cautiously declined to take a firm position against the war at the time, and (c) is of course married to someone who cast a vote in the Senate to invade.But never mind that. This is an interesting counterfactual: What would have happened to Iraq during the Arab Spring and Syrian uprising if Saddam had endured? Clinton implicitly assumes that ISIS advancing on Baghdad is the worst possible outcome of the past 10 years, which is...
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • National Security Heavyweights Allege Muslim Brotherhood Ties to GOP

    02/12/2014 10:40:44 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 13, 2014 | Matthew Boyle and Jonathan Strong
    A heavyweight lineup of former national security officials banded together late Tuesday to accuse Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist and high-ranking GOP political operative Suhail Khan of connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The officials authored a 45-page dossier on the issue to Cleta Mitchell, the top lawyer for the American Conservatives Union who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney. The signatories include numerous powerful and respected former officials, including former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt....
  • Anthony Weiner praises Rand Paul's 2016 strategy

    12/12/2014 10:13:24 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/12/2014 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) -- Anthony Weiner thinks Rand Paul is playing it smart. The former Democratic congressman from New York, who resigned in 2011 amid a sexting scandal, offered up some 2016 insight Friday, saying the Kentucky Republican senator is wise to make privacy concerns a big part of his potential presidential platform. "Paul's strategy could put him in a great place in a Republican primary," Weiner wrote in a column for Business Insider. ~snip~ "(Paul's) looking to build a White House bid with his own new age coalition of privacy-concerned, party-non aligned, previously-non voting, SOPA hating, pot tolerant youth," he wrote....
  • Is Graham a RINO, or a reasonable conservative? (Incredible) [Poll to FReep]

    12/12/2014 5:01:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | December 12, 2014 | Brian Hicks
    So Lindsey Graham is on the warpath ... again. In the past month, South Carolina's senior senator has been busy - which stands in stark contrast to most members of Congress this time of year. Or any time, for that matter. Not only has the hawkish Graham renewed his call to send troops into Syria, he also criticized the release of a report that detailed the CIA's rather torturous methods of extracting information from suspected terrorists. Graham didn't exactly endorse waterboarding, mind you, but he made it clear that enemy detainees really don't want to be locked in a dark...
  • What choice does the right have in 2016? (She's finally lost her mind)

    12/11/2014 7:14:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 11, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The most conservative candidates are, with the exception of 1964, invariably the bridesmaid and never the bride in the GOP presidential primary. (In 1980, there were candidates such as Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois to Ronald Reagans right.) Part of the explanation is that the most conservative voters divide their support among candidates, leaving a path for a more moderate figure to coast to victory. And part of the explanation is that they tend to set upon candidates who self-destruct, are not qualified or are simply too extreme and often all three. In 2016, how can they break this...
  • The GOP base will win the 16 primary (So wrong he's right)

    12/11/2014 11:12:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's GOPLifer blog ^ | December 11, 2014 | Chris Ladd
    For fifty years the Republican nominating process has been the avenue through which the party chooses the nominee for the next election season. This years nominee is never in doubt. Whoever finished second last time simply steps up for his turn. If the second-place finisher from the last campaign decides not to run, as in 68 and 00, the nominee is appointed by the party leadership and presented for ratification in the primary process. This is no historical accident, but rather a product of the institutional structure of the party. That institutional structure has broken down. Priorities and practices that...
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 414 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • Rand Paul The GOP Front Runner? Not Likely

    12/10/2014 7:45:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Outside The Beltway ^ | December 10, 2014 | Doug Mataconis
    In a post ranking the potential Republican candidates for President, Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake put Kentucky Senator at the top of the list: 1. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.). People used to roll their eyes when we said Paul had a real chance to be the Republican nominee in 2016. Not anymore. Paul has a unique activist and fundraising base, thanks to his fathers two runs for president, and has shown considerable savvy in his outreach to the establishment end of the party over the past few years. Paul still says odd things his blaming of high cigarette taxes...
  • Rand Paul Ready To Hire Controversial Ex-McConnell Campaign Manager

    12/09/2014 3:31:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | December 9, 2014 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that Jesse Benton, the former campaign manager for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), will be part of Paul's campaign team in 2016. Benton, served as McConnell's campaign manager for much of the 2014 cycle until he resigned amid questions about the role he allegedly played in a 2012 Iowa pay-for-votes bribery scandal. Paul, in an interview with WHAS11, said that he thinks "Jesse is honest, he's good at politics and I don't think he's done anything wrong." It wasn't clear from Paul's comments if he was referring to his Senate re-election campaign or the...
  • Rand Paul: Officer involved in chokehold death shouldn't be a policeman

    12/09/2014 6:50:59 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 138 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 9:28 AM EST, Tue December 9, 2014 | Ashley Killough
    Washington (CNN) -- The New York officer involved in the death of Eric Garner should no longer be on the police force, Sen. Rand Paul argued Monday. The Kentucky Republican said Daniel Pantaleo lacked "discretion" when he placed Garner in a chokehold for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.
  • Senator Rand Paul To Headline Mississippi Republican Party Victory Event

    12/06/2014 1:57:52 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Senator Rand Paul To Headline Mississippi Republican Party Victory Event ON:5 December 2014 BY:Admin IN: Media Advisory WASHINGTON, DC Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will join Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Republican Party in Jackson, Mississippi on Monday, December 8 for a fundraising event benefiting the state party. MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014 WHAT: Mississippi Republican Party Victory Lunch TIME: 11:30 am (CST) WHO: Senator Rand Paul & Governor Phil Bryant WHERE: The Old Capitol Inn 226 North State Street, Jackson MS 39201
  • The Why not me? race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 (Their list is laughable)

    12/05/2014 9:33:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 5, 2014 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    If there's one think you can say about the 2016 Republican presidential field, it is this: It is going to be HUGE. There are currently 23 names on the long, long list of potential candidates. That's twice (!) as many people as have ever run for the GOP nomination in the past. Now, not all of those "candidates" will actually run -- Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Marsha Blackburn don't make much sense as presidential candidates, to name just two -- but that's a huge field of prospective candidates. And while all two dozen names being mentioned won't make...
  • Asked about marijuana, Paul says I made mistakes (i.e. Rand)

    12/05/2014 3:56:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2014 6:35 PM EST
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hinted in an interview Friday that he smoked marijuana in his youth, adding that voters should not confuse his push for reduced criminal penalties for drug offenses as an endorsement of drug use. [] I think drugs, marijuana included, arent good for you, Paul said. I dont want to be someone who is seen as being this person advocating for drug use. I think theyre not a good idea. [] Paul told WHAS he has focused on reducing criminal penalties for some nonviolent drug offenses, which he said have been administered unfairly and disproportionally (sic) impact...
  • Early Rumblings of 2016 Presidential Campaign ("Two most serious contenders" Ted and Hillary)

    12/05/2014 9:06:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jim Malone
    WASHINGTONIn terms of Washington politics, we have entered what a lot of people like to call the silly season. In the months to come there will be endless speculation as to who will make a run for president in 2016. There will be plenty of interest in both major parties since President Barack Obama is barred by law from seeking a third term. This is the time for trial balloons, fits of fancy and the rather far-fetched notion that anyone of about two dozen potential White House contenders could become the next President of the United States on January 20,...
  • Rand Paul Is Right about Eric Garner: NY cigarette taxes are partly to blame for his death.

    12/05/2014 7:45:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people dont want to hear it, reasonable people can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garners arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 5:30:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • Rand Paul wins AL.com's presidential poll and now, he's coming to Alabama: Today's political update

    12/04/2014 2:33:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Alabama Republicans will host Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at its winter dinner on Feb. 20. If a new AL.com poll is any indication, he will get more than a warm welcome. A recent AL.com poll puts Paul ahead of nine other leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Paul garnered 43 percent of the vote, followed by Ted Cruz at 31 percent and Dr. Ben Carson at 14 percent. Of course, the poll is not scientific. And it's interesting to note the poll was shared widely among Paul supporters, showing up on sites such as dailypaul.com. Paul, a favorite among...
  • Rand stands with Obama and Kerry on Iran

    12/04/2014 8:35:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | December 4, 2014 | Philip Klein
    There may be disagreements on foreign policy among conservatives, but one thing that there's near universal agreement on is that President Obama's foreign policy has been an abysmal failure. That's why it was especially noteworthy that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., already facing an uphill battle in winning over conservative primary voters on foreign policy, has embraced the disastrous, John Kerry-led negotiations with the radical Islamic Iranian regime. Speaking at a meeting sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. Paul said he doesnt favor increasing sanctions on Iran as the U.S. continues diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the Iranian nuclear weapons...
  • Rand: "No Excuse" For Someone To Die Over A Cigarette Tax

    12/04/2014 6:02:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Ian Hanchett
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to a grand jury's decision to not indict a New York City Police Officer in the death of Eric Garner by saying he was "horrified" by the video and blasting politicians for passing "bad laws" that "put our police in a difficult situation" in an interview broadcast on Wednesday's "Hardball" on MSNBC.
  • Rand Paul Shows Weakness in announcing re-election bid for his US Senate race

    12/04/2014 3:46:36 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2014 | Craig Robinson
    On Monday, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul announced his intention to run for a second term in the United States Senate. Paul was elected to the Senate in 2010, but his meteoric rise to national prominence turned the first term Senator into a prospective 2016 presidential candidate as soon as Mitt Romney lost to President Obama in 2012. There is just one slight problem for Paul Kentucky law does not allow for one person to be on the ballot twice, meaning that he would have to pick between running for President in 2016 or running for a second term...
  • Black People The Media Hate (And Rand Paul Isn't Wild About)

    12/03/2014 4:00:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Now that the Ferguson grand jury documents have been made public, even MSNBC has had to quietly drop its fantasy of Michael Brown being gunned down like a dog in the street by Officer Darren Wilson. Instead, MSNBC is defending the looters. On Monday night, MSNBC's Chris Hayes objected to anyone referring to the people who "set fires or looted as 'thugs.'" His guest, former Seattle chief of police Norm Stamper, said, "I could not agree more." (Stamper did such a bang-up job dealing with the World Trade Organization riots in 1999 that he was forced to resign -- which...
  • Ron Paul: Evangelicals' Support for War at Odds With Fundamental Teachings of Jesus

    12/02/2014 2:48:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / FTM Daily ^ | December 2, 2014 | Jerry Robinson
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., -- In an exclusive interview with FTMDaily's (http://ftmdaily.com/) Jerry Robinson, former Congressman Ron Paul discusses some of his core values as an American and as a human being. "On Faith and Family: A Conversation With Dr. Ron Paul" provides compelling insight on the problems facing the nation today, as well as reflections on Paul's three presidential campaigns. Paul explained that war and strong-arm diplomacy, both part of America's compulsion to police the world, are fundamentally unsound policies. Most disturbingly, he said, is that a vocal minority of the Christian Evangelical community is strongly in favor of such foreign...
  • Professors examine influence, roots of tea party on politics (Better educated, wealthier than avg.)

    12/01/2014 10:41:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ruth Campbell
    In the past few years, political-science professor Jeremy Walling and former colleague Will Miller have delved into the tea party's influence on politics and policies, and some of what they found surprised them. Walling and Miller -- a former political-science professor at Southeast Missouri State University, now director of Institutional Research at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida -- edited "Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections: Stuck in the Middle to Lose" and "The Political Battle Over Redistricting." November's midterm elections were a victory party for the Republicans and the tea party. But, while Miller said the tea...
  • 2016 retirements could complicate Dems' comeback plans (RATS Boxer, Reid - OUT!)

    11/30/2014 8:30:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats hope to take back control of the Senate in 2016, but their plans could be complicated by potential retirements. The two Democratic senators most likely to retire are Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who represent both sides of the partys ideological spectrum. Boxer, whose fourth term expires at the end of 2016, has a paltry $149,000 in her campaign account, less than almost every other senator facing election next year. As the nations most populous state, California is expensive to cover with advertising. If Boxer decides to run for reelection, she would face a major fundraising...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Hurl Anti-Semitic Remarks

    A young belligerent union member hurls anti-Semitic remarks at an old Jewish man. He claims to be enlightening people intellectually but Ill let you be the judge
  • WHY I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!

    01/31/2012 3:54:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 74 replies
    a sick twisted mind... ^ | 01/31/2012 | RaceBannon
    I have decided, finally, I am going to vote for Ron Paul. Scroll down to see why
  • VIDEO: Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street (Blasts America's "Obsession with war")

    12/13/2011 9:15:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 34 replies
    Amherst Patch ^ | 11-22-2011 | Robert Michaelson
    UPDATE: Ron Paul told voters today that America's obsession with war is hurting the economy. Ron Paul is one of the few Republicans who said he agrees with both the Tea Party and Occupy protesters. The Republican candidate defended both movements at a Q&A session with Patch editors in Concord today. When asked about Occupy Wall Street, he said it was unfair to dismiss the concerns that are being expressed by the protesters. He added that, much like the Tea Party, there are always individuals who make the movement look bad. While he supports public anger towards government and banks,...
  • Paul supports anti-Wall Street protests

    10/03/2011 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Baladas · 27 replies
    The Hill's BLOG BRIEFING ROOM ^ | 10/03/11 | Justin Sink
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the "militarization of our police forces." "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed I would say, good!" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive. The Occupy Wall Street...
  • Occupy Wall Street Supporters Push Ron Paul for President

    10/09/2011 9:25:35 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/9/11 | Aurelius
    The 'Occupy Wall Street' "movement" demands free money, free living, free education, and free jobs from the government. Another thing many of their supporters are pushing for: Ron Paul in 2012. The amount of pro-Paul writing is quite surprising, particularly because the group has stated that they believe "all politicians" are corrupt and evil. Apparently Mr. Paul is an exception. That's why you have declarations like this on OccupyWallSt.org: And comment: After comment: After comment: After comment: