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  • Rand Paul's exchange with Dr. Fauci was exactly what America needed

    07/04/2020 5:40:17 PM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 3 | BY CLIFF MALONEY
    Between an economic recession and civil unrest in every corner of the country, perhaps it should come as no surprise to see heated exchanges between public officials on national television. In a spirited parley on Wednesday with Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a much-needed condemnation of the political elite and the hubris Americans have grown so tired of hearing from Washington. “It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior,”...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Passes Legislation to Stop Stimulus Payments to Dead People

    07/04/2020 6:01:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2 | Sen.Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul provides an update on his bill to stop sending stimulus checks to dead people which PASSED the US Senate! Click excerpt Link to Watch >>>
  • Rand Paul rips Fauci’s coronavirus response, says schools should be reopened

    06/30/2020 10:30:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30th | Bob Fredericks
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday ripped into Dr. Anthony Fauci and what he called government “central planners” during a hearing on COVID-19 response, asserting that Americans should not be “sheep” — and that US schools should reopen. “It is a fatal conceit to believe any one person or small group of people has the knowledge necessary to direct an economy or dictate public health behavior. I think government experts need to show caution in their prognostications,” Paul, a Republican and libertarian, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing featuring the Trump administration’s top coronavirus experts. “It’s...
  • The Federal 'Anti-Lynching' Bill Sacrifices Justice for Symbolism. In the name of fighting lynching, the bipartisan bill authorizes 10-year sentences for minor crimes like vandalism.

    06/25/2020 2:05:49 PM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    A few days ago, someone spray-painted "BHAZ" (for "Black House Autonomous Zone") on the pillars of St. John's Episcopal Church, the site of President Donald Trump's notorious June 1 photo op during protests against police brutality in Washington, D.C. Under the D.C. Code, that act of vandalism, assuming the damage costs less than $1,000, is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail. But under an "anti-lynching" bill that is part of the police reform packages backed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans, the same act could qualify as a felony punishable...
  • Massie: Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for stopping John Bolton becoming Secretary of State

    06/23/2020 10:28:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 22 | Thomas Massie
    @RepThomasMassieIf, as John Bolton supposedly implies in his book, @RandPaul convinced @realDonaldTrump not to make John Bolton his Secretary of State, then Rand Paul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! (and a thank you from POTUS) -- Can't link to article on here so click through via twitter...
  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/19/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts.Two high court decisions this week brought that reality into focus, when the George W. Bush-appointed chief sided with leftist justices to say sexual orientation is “sex,” and that the current commander in chief can’t undo unlawful executive action from a past president because of his reasons.Roberts has quite the...
  • Lock Him Up: Date set for resentencing of man who attacked Rand Paul

    06/18/2020 7:47:21 PM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | June 18th | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A new sentencing date has been set for a Kentucky man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, breaking several of the lawmaker's ribs. Rene Boucher was scheduled to be resentenced on July 27 on a count of assaulting a member of Congress, the Bowling Green Daily News reported. Boucher had served a 30-day sentence, paid a $10,000 fine and performed community services after pleading guilty to attacking his then-neighbor Paul over a lawn maintenance issue along their property line in 2017. Paul had six broken ribs and later suffered bouts of pneumonia and underwent surgery to remove part of his...
  • Rand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants

    06/11/2020 9:09:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/2020 | Jordain Carney
    Paul's legislation, titled the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, would prohibit federal law enforcement from carrying out a warrant "until after the officer provides notice of his or her authority and purpose." It would also apply to state and local law enforcement that receive funding from the Justice Department. A proposal unveiled by House and Senate Democrats earlier this week would ban the use of no-knock warrants in federal drug cases and tie law enforcement funding to state and local agencies on a similar ban.
  • Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up Anti-Lynching Bill in Senate. A dispute over legislation to make lynching a federal crime has grown fierce as Congress turns its attention to issues of race and law enforcement amid protests across the country.

    06/06/2020 8:45:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2020 | Nicholas Fandos
    As Congress prepares to wade into a contentious debate over legislation to address police brutality and systemic racial bias, a long-simmering dispute in the Senate over a far less controversial bill that would for the first time explicitly make lynching a federal crime has burst into public view. The bill, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act [...], passed the House this year by a vote of 410 to 4, and has the backing of 99 senators, who have urged support for belated federal recognition of a crime that once terrorized black Americans. But the private objections of one Republican, Senator...
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul - Facts matter (Sen.(Doctor) Paul on corona virus immunity)

    05/27/2020 1:36:29 PM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    800 WVHU ^ | 27 May 20 | Rand Paul
    U.S. Senator Rand Paul - Facts matter May 27, 2020 US Sen. Rand Paul (KY-R) was attacked in an opinion piece from KPR. The author was literally lecturing one of the few elected officials who actually has the scientific background and medical training to comment on the COVID studies. The following op-ed is Sen. Paul's response: I don’t think any medical professional would enjoy receiving a lecture from someone who is clearly scientifically illiterate. Ryland Barton’s charged, leftwing diatribe scolding me for making “claims [not] backed up by science” is itself ignorant of and misrepresentative of abundant scientific evidence. Take...
  • Rand Paul Unloads On Fauci: He ‘Emasculated The Medical Care System And Ruined The Economy’

    05/22/2020 7:54:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    trendingpolitics ^ | 5/21/2020
    While writing in an op-ed with Republican representative Andy Biggs in the USA Today, Republican Senator Rand Paul unloaded on director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, accusing him of destroying the medical care system and ruining the economy. Paul and Biggs did admit that they appreciate Fauci's professional medial opinion however they came down hard on him for his weak and inaccurate coronavirus models including one that said 2.2 million people may die from the virus in the United States. “Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be...
  • Rand Paul says Fauci's policies ‘emasculated’ medical care system, ‘ruined’ economy

    05/21/2020 12:43:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., along with Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said in an op-ed Thursday that the coronavirus lockdown recommendations of Dr. Anthony Fauci have “emasculated” the health care system and “ruined” the economy. “Fauci and company have relied on models that were later found to be deficient. He even has suggested that he can’t rely on any of the models, especially if the underlying assumptions are wrong,” the pair wrote in an op-ed for USA Today. “Yet, Fauci persists in advocating policies that have emasculated the medical care system and ruined the economy.” They pointed to Fauci's testimony last...
  • Trump says he was ‘purposely’ hands off on FISA bill, but will ‘be studying it’

    05/19/2020 3:29:59 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19, 2020
    President Trump says he intentionally stayed out of negotiations on legislation to reform federal surveillance laws, but that he will closely review the final product before signing. “They have a lot of views on FISA. I didn’t get involved. I purposely said to Mitch, 'You do what you want. We’ll take a look,'” Trump said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) The Senate voted 80-16 last week to pass a bill with modest reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after rejecting deeper change pushed by privacy advocates including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
  • Thunberg's An Expert, Paul Isn't?

    05/14/2020 8:54:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 14, 2020 | Charlie Kirk
  • Rand Paul rips 'politically motivated' efforts to 'gin up' Trump-Russia collusion via Flynn unmasking

    05/14/2020 8:25:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2020 10:10 PM | Spencer Neale
    Sen. Rand Paul slammed efforts by members of the U.S. intelligence community to evade restrictions within the Constitution in an attempt to target President Trump via former national security adviser Michael Flynn. On Thursday, the Kentucky statesman told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he was appalled to learn members of the intelligence community allegedly circumvented the rule of law to surveil Flynn. "I think it's worse than you could even imagine," Paul said. "This is an end run on the Constitution. They had no warrant to listen to Flynn's conversations, so what they do is they go and they...
  • Rand Paul on Fox & Friends: What they did to Gen. Flynn goes right to the very top! (Obama)

    05/14/2020 6:26:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14th May 2020 | Fox News
    Sen. Rand Paul tells 'Fox & Friends' that he wants to know the national security reason that Michael Flynn's name was exposed. Click excerpt link to Watch
  • Paul claims Biden 'caught red-handed' eavesdropping on Flynn

    05/13/2020 6:00:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 13 2020 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said that former Vice President Joe Biden had been "caught red-handed” eavesdropping on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn after it was revealed the National Security Agency received a request in Biden's name to unmask Flynn’s identity in a classified transcript. Paul accused Biden of an “abuse of power” by requesting the authority to know the identity of the American citizen who was in contact with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak by telephone after President Trump won the 2016 election. “This was being led by Vice President Biden, if not the president, and we...
  • WATCH: Rand Paul Discusses Obama Administration Unmasking of General Flynn (FOX News)

    05/13/2020 2:26:47 PM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2020 | Neil Cavuto
    Sen. Rand Paul: 'It's illegal to listen to people's private conversations. This is a smoking gun!' Click excerpt link to Watch!
  • Breaking: Rand Paul: Joe Biden knew about Gen. Flynn's unmasking!

    05/13/2020 11:56:52 AM PDT · by RandFan · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | 13 May 2020 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaul Yesterday I wrote to DNI @RichardGrenell requesting the names of those who were involved in Gen Flynn’s unmasking. Today I received the shocking reply that @JoeBiden and many others knew! What did President Obama know? I am inviting DNI Grenell to testify next week in the Senate [Click excerpt link for letter]
  • Sen. Rand Paul: "I don't think the FISA Court is Constitutional for Americans"

    05/13/2020 10:04:38 AM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 13, 2020 | The Hill
    Sen. Rand Paul speaks to members of the press regarding FISA reform: "If you do not exempt Americans from the FISA court then the FISA court could do this again. They could go after a political candidate they could go after a religious figure, they can go after an issue group, a pro-life group. I'm very fearful of letting that power of remaining with FISA so my amendment would get Americans out of FISA and say if you wan to spy on Americans you can but you have to go to a regular Constitutional Court and get a warrant." Click...