Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,695
Woo hoo!! And the first 32% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: randpaul

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Senators Struggle With Geography

    09/21/2016 7:19:57 PM PDT · by notscj · 4 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Two longtime senators leaned on questionable geographic analysis Wednesday as part of their successful defense of a $1.15 billion proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia. The Strait of Hormuz would be threatened if Houthi rebels had taken over all of Yemen before Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention last year, they agreed before leading colleagues to shoot down a bid to block the arms sale. But the shipping bottleneck actually separates Iran and an Omani peninsula hundreds of miles north of Yemen, where Shiite rebels and backers of a deposed and formerly U.S.-supported strongman are resisting a Saudi-led campaign that...
  • Rand Paul calls for indictment of Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2016 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 23 replies
    Fox News / The O'Reilly Factor ^ | 8/11/16 | Rand Paul
    Holding Hillary Clinton to account …
  • Senator Rand Paul Discusses Potential For Clinton Indictment Based on WikiLeaks Claim

    08/13/2016 10:08:14 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 123 replies ^ | August 13, 2016 | sundance
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated his organization believes they are in possession of emails which prove Hillary Clinton was aware of the transfer of weapons from Libya, through Turkey, into Syria. If Assange is accurate, the prior congressional testimony of Clinton becomes another example of her deception and fraud. Rand Paul discusses at the end of this interview segment To understand the scope of the potential behind the WikiLeaks Assange information, it’s critical to understand the facts in/around Libya and Syria in 2011, 2012 through today. The specifics are outlined in the updated Benghazi Brief. The “Benghazi Brief” remains...
  • Rand Paul: CIA Annex In Benghazi Shipped Arms From Libya To Syria; Clinton Lied About It

    08/12/2016 10:13:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 8/12/16 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul says that Hillary Clinton deserves five years in prison for lying to Congress about the true nature of the CIA operation in Benghazi that was attacked by terrorists in 2012.
  • Rand Paul calls for indictment of Hillary Clinton

    08/12/2016 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Republican Senator joins 'The O'Reilly Factor' to elaborate on prison time demand for Democratic presidential nominee  

    08/11/2016 8:59:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/11/2016
  • Top Five Issues Where Gary Johnson is More Libertarian than Rand Paul

    08/09/2016 9:39:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/9/16 | Josh Guckert
    On immigration, Rand Paul is much less libertarian and moreso paleoconservative. He supports deploying more patrol agents on the southern border and building a border fence. He also has challenged the notion of birth-right citizenship and wishes to eliminate so-called “sanctuary cities.” He supported SB1070 in Arizona, which allowed for easier deportations of undocumented immigrants. During the Syrian refugee crisis, Paul staunchly opposed their immigration. He also at one point supported “pausing” immigration from countries in the Middle East. To his credit, he does support an expansion of work visas. Also, his rhetoric is much less draconian than Donald Trump...
  • Rand Paul Just Short of Forcing Vote on Audit the Fed Bill

    07/27/2016 2:57:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Soon, the Federal Reserve could be forced for the first time to open its books and expose its machinations to Congress. Senator Rand Paul (shown, R-Ky.) reports that he is “about seven votes short” of the 60 votes he believes would be procedurally sufficient to get a vote in the Senate. In an interview with Kitco News just moments after he left the stage at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Paul explained that while the House of Representatives has passed numerous measures aimed at auditing the Federal Reserve, it is “taking forever in the Senate.” He promises that he will...
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • The Case for Rand Paul as VP

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 96 replies
    n/a | 6/3016 | Taildragger
    The Case for Rand Paul as Trump's VP Choice I have been bantering this concept about here on FR, it deserves it own thread, Here is the case for Rand Paul as VP... * Trump needs to get things through the House and Senate. * With Newt as Chief of Staff, he can work Bills through the House with him, Newt knows were all the bodies are burried. * And with Paul as Presiding over the Senate he has got a contact with the Senate to maneuver through that mind field. * More So... * IMHO Mitch McConnell owes Rand........
  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Answer if Donald Trump is Qualified to be President

    06/26/2016 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a sad egotistical man… Republican leader Mitch McConnell refused to say whether or not he thinks Donald Trump is qualified to be president during his interview on ABC Sunday morning. “I’ll leave that to the American people to decide.” “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, a Hillary lackey, then pointed out 64% of Americans don’t think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clinton, a serial liar, is under investigation by the FBI and was instrumental in the calamity we see today in the Middle East – but McConnell thinks Trump is not qualified? Seriously?
  • Bill Kristol: 'We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul'[Neocon Watch]

    06/23/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | 6/22/2016 | Robert Wenzel
    Neoconservative by birth, Bill Kristol, apparently thinks the libertarian moment is over. Kristol was in San Francisco yesterday and appeared at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco for a "conversation with" event. He fielded questions from the audience and also the moderator neocon Kori Schake, mostly about Donald Trump. At one point, he named a list of non-mainstream Republican candidates that had their moment in the sun and then faded away. This included Ron and Rand Paul. "We beat back Ron Paul and Rand Paul," he said. Implying that they were nothing but a footnote in Republican history.
  • In honor of Muhammad Ali, Sen. Rand Paul will introduce bill to end Selective Service

    06/07/2016 7:39:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    KSTV-TV ^ | June 6, 2016 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, will soon be filing stand-alone legislation to end the practice of registering for the Selective Service. The bill titled ‘The Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act’ will be presented to Congress in honor of the famed boxer who refused to serve in the Vietnam War. On April, 28 1967 the heavy weight champion was stripped of his title for refusing to be inducted in the United States Army. Ali, a Muslim and conscientious objector, was convicted of draft evasion — a conviction that would later be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. “One thing...
  • Feds Creating Muslim Ghetto In Rand Paul's Backyard -Use Memorial Day To Import More Muslim Refugees

    05/30/2016 9:27:32 AM PDT · by BunkerHill1775 · 48 replies
    The Feds have been importing Muslim migrants for years and creating insta-ghettos in small towns across the country. They systematically conceal their plans from locals who often wake up to find their towns have undergone drastic change. Such is the case in Senator Rand Paul's hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This small city of 70,000 had no Muslims 15 years ago and now has 7,000 recent immigrants - 10% of the population...
  • McConnell says Trump has earned GOP nomination

    05/31/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 32 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 31, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “a phenomenon” and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the party’s support. “I think Donald Trump is a phenomenon. I don’t believe Donald Trump is going to change the Republican Party in a fundamental way. He appeals to a lot of voters, he’ll be the nominee. I don’t have any problem supporting him,” McConnell said. McConnell said Trump is helping the party reach out to voters who “have not lately voted for Republicans.” That will...
  • Rand Paul super-PAC flips to Libertarian ticket

    05/30/2016 10:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot ^ | May 30, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    America got the contested convention it desired this weekend … from the Libertarians, anyway. Gary Johnson and William Weld managed to eke out majorities of delegates this weekend to become the only national party ticket with two former two-term governors on it, and both of them Republicans for that matter. Now that the circus has packed up, though, can the Libertarians compete for the first time, with both of the major parties nominating candidates with record unpopularity with voters? Politico reports that they will at least compete on funding, if nothing else. One big boost will come from the super-PAC...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • McConnell: System would constrain Trump (he will suddenly remember how to check executive power!)

    05/29/2016 6:02:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies ^ | 5/27/16 | Hal Boedeker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Donald Trump and thinks the business mogul can win the presidency, the Kentucky Republican tells "CBS Sunday Morning." To people afraid of a Trump presidency, McConnell sees protections in the system to prevent mistakes by the White House occupant. "What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions," McConnell tells Jan Crawford. "No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don't get to do anything you want to. So I'm very optimistic...
  • McConnell’s memoir bashes outside conservative groups

    05/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 5/28/16 | Niels Lesniewski
    WASHINGTON — There’s no love lost for outside conservative groups in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new memoir that hits bookshelves this week. The Kentucky Republican, always a political strategist, makes the case in “The Long Game” that he could have ascended to majority leader earlier if not for forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund. “As more dollars from patriotic Americans rolled in, SCF staff would direct those resources exclusively toward campaigning against the most electable Republicans from the comfort of their townhome on Capitol Hill,” McConnell writes, according to excerpts posted by Google Books. “[R]eminiscent of what happened in...
  • Rand Paul introduces amendment to get rid of draft

    05/25/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jacqueline Klimas, Defense Correspondent
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced an amendment to the Senate's fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that would do away with the draft entirely. The draft has played a major role in debate of this year's National Defense Authorization Act, the first considered by Congress since the ban on women serving in combat was lifted late last year. The House Armed Services Committee voted to add all women ages 18-26 to the Selective Service, but the provision was later stripped out in the full House. The House version of the bill still includes a requirement from Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas,...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ’s campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Paul urges elimination of gun fee zones

    05/22/2016 12:39:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The State Journal ^ | May 21, 2016 | Adam Beam
    LOUISVILLE (AP) — Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association. Paul did not mention his opponent in November’s general election, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Instead, he focused most of his speech on displaying his pro-gun bona fides and urging the elimination of all gun-free zones, including public schools. “Look, I’ve got children. I can’t imagine one of my kids being killed at school by a deranged killer. But, as...
  • Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul introduce bill to block expansion of FBI hacking authority

    05/20/2016 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | May 10, 2016
    U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., yesterday introduced the Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act to protect millions of law-abiding Americans from government hacking. The Stopping Mass Hacking (SMH) Act prevents recently approved changes to Rule 41 from going into effect. The changes would allow the government to get a single warrant to hack an unlimited number of Americans’ computers if their computers had been affected by criminals, possibly without notifying the victims. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., are original co-sponsors of the Senate bill.“This is a dramatic expansion of the government’s...
  • Cruz takes a break from the Senate after one week back

    05/18/2016 6:36:05 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 91 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz is taking some time off from the Senate after his closely watched return to work last week... “After several months of a nonstop schedule, Sen. Cruz is taking some downtime this week with Heidi and the girls,” Cruz spokesman Phil Novack said... Where is Cruz going to unwind? Folks on Twitter say he’s been spotted relaxing in Mexico.
  • Rand Paul: Most American Companies Would Not Hire Bill Clinton Due to His ‘Threat’ To Women, Interns

    05/18/2016 9:37:28 PM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday that most American companies would not take the risk of hiring former President Bill Clinton in the wake of sexual assault and rape allegations from a litany of women including Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, and more. “I think most company policies in most American corporations wouldn’t even hire someone like Bill Clinton because of his threat to the young people in the workplace,” Paul told Breitbart News in the exclusive phone interview. “As CEO in any company in America, his behavior with an intern would be...
  • Exclusive — Rand Paul Supports Donald Trump as Nominee: ‘I Stand by That Pledge’

    05/17/2016 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies ^ | 17 May 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News he will honor his pledge to support the presumptive 2016 GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in the general election against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the likely Democratic nominee—in November. Paul, along with every other 2016 GOP presidential candidate, signed a pledge that they would back the nominee in the general election. “I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee,” Paul said. “I stand by that pledge, and I think that anybody who signs their word to a document...
  • Penn Jillette, Not Having the Courage to Confront Islam is Bull

    06/26/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 69 replies · 2+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 26, 2010 | David Swindle
    It’s always a sad day when someone you admire tremendously, who has entertained and challenged you for years lets you down and reveals themselves to really stand up only for themselves instead of the ideas of freedom they claim to support. Reason Magazine highlights some deeply discouraging remarks from Penn Jillette, the libertarian co-host of the extraordinarily great Showtime show “Penn and Teller’s Bullsh*t”: Are there any groups you won’t go after? We haven’t tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn’t want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I’m not sure. And we haven’t tackled Islam because we have families.
  • Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")

    06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies ^ | 06/26/10 | Matt Welch
    Are there any groups you won't go after?We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families. Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back ...Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific. [...]
  • Why I’m a Libertarian Nut Instead of Just a Nut

    07/08/2009 9:27:16 AM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 59 replies · 2,167+ views
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | July 1, 2009 | Penn Jillette
    I don’t speak for all Libertarians any more than Sean Penn speaks for all Democrats. I’m not even sure my LP membership card is up to date. I’ve voted Libertarian as long as I can remember but I don’t really remember much before the Clintons and the Bushes. Those clans made a lot of us bugnutty. When I go on Glenn’s show he calls me a Libertarian, I think that’s my only real credential. There are historical reasons and pragmatic reasons to be a Libertarian, but there are historic and pragmatic reasons to be a Democrat, a Republican or a...
  • Penn Jillette Destroys Modernist Cafeteria "Catholic" Piers Morgan

    03/07/2013 3:20:53 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies ^ | March 6, 2013 | HetmanWojtek
    The outspoken atheist Penn Jillette destroys the modernist Piers Morgan in a debate on Catholicism and the papacy.
  • Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show?

    09/07/2009 1:14:53 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | September 7, 2009 | Dave Pierre
    Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show? Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, has said, "Penn & Teller's Nazi-like assault on Catholicism that took place on August 27 will go down in history as one of the most vile, obscene programs ever aired in any nation." However, will the show also go down in history for airing the most number of lies, falsehoods, and misleading statements in a single half-hour show? Not counting credits, the guilty episode runs less than 26 minutes. Here's a lie-by-lie list of the falsehoods that Penn Jillette...
  • Video: Penn Jillette Ripped For Appearing On Beck

    10/21/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT · by careyb · 28 replies · 1,714+ views
    Penn Jillette ^ | 10/21/09 | Penn Jillette
    From Tommy Smothers.
  • Penn Jillette Gets Grief for Appearing on Beck TV

    10/21/2009 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,283+ views
    Crackle ^ | Oct. 21, 2009
    Jillette: "I sat on TV, while my hero Tommy Smothers yelled in my face how pissed off he was at me for appearing on Glenn Beck. It broke my heart."
  • Stoned Drivers Are Killing More and More Innocent Victims

    05/12/2016 3:24:15 PM PDT · by milton23 · 66 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Cully Stimson
    According to the Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, the incidents of marijuana-impaired driving are increasing dramatically. Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Marijuana is big business in Washington state. There are more marijuana businesses than Starbucks in Washington state (despite the fact that Starbucks was founded in Seattle). The traffic safety organization AAA has its own reports on marijuana use among drivers in fatal crashes, and the picture is equally bleak.
  • Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties

    05/06/2016 7:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 8:18 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama on Friday called on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his “quirky” objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress. Obama said the treaties will help U.S. authorities investigate and crack down on offshore tax evasion. Paul has argued that they would infringe on Americans’ constitutional right to privacy because their tax data and personal financial information would be shared with other countries. Treaties cannot go into force unless ratified by the Senate, and the objection of any one senator halts action on legislative business pending in that house of Congress, as Paul...
  • Trump Fans Float Rand Paul As Their Top VP Pick

    05/05/2016 10:13:02 PM PDT · by ground_fog · 70 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 5th, 2016 | Jacob Steinblatt
    Now that Donald Trump’s two main opponents are out of the way, the conversation is shifting to who his running mate will be. And, as ever, the good people of Reddit have it all figured out. Supporters of Donald Trump launched into a massive discussion on the Donald Trump subreddit, /r/the_donald, after Tuesday’s primary. And a Vocativ analysis of the over 4,300 comments reveals that Trump fans are most ready for joint ticket with Rand Paul. Users participating in the thread, which was tagged as a serious discussion, mentioned Rand Paul more than any other potential candidate, a total of...
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues:
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz stands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Ted Cruz’s Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. “Now I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacement” to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. “Mitch McConnell’s doing the right thing, Chuck Grassley’s doing the right thing,...
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if he’s the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they’ll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it’s Donald Trump. He said it’s better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton’s comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” Those words will likely reverberate...