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  • Did Rand Paul Have an Alternative to the Failed AHCA?

    03/26/2017 8:53:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    From the birth of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was vehemently against it. In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Paul noted the problematic rising premiums that Obamacare engenders in the individual market. He elaborately explained the much needed demand to eradicate Obamacare’s insurance mandates and high prices. The AHCA would have earned popularity among conservatives if Rand Paul was involved with the crafting of the bill. Speaker Ryan remained woefully out of touch with the AHCA’s dismal unfavorability; his determination to persist with the proposal serves as evidence of such. Senator Paul was one...
  • A Great America Requiem (Mass for the Dead)

    03/26/2017 8:22:56 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 1 replies
    3/26/2017 | Street Lawyer
    We have already seen the entire media portray recalcitrant conservatives in the Republican party as ideologues. But the real culprits are progressives in both parties whose construct is the primacy of government regulations over free-market principles. While it may be too late for great Senators like Rand Paul to realize a free-market insurance model, it is the only viable solution to a government created catastrophe of immeasurable proportions which has consumed one-fifth (1/5) of the economy.
  • Dr. Rand Paul Comments on the U.S. House Rejecting ‘Obamacare Lite’

    03/25/2017 4:38:50 AM PDT · by oblomov · 68 replies
    Senator Rand Paul ^ | 24 March 2017 | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul released the following statement after U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act from a floor vote for the second day in a row: “I applaud House conservatives for keeping their word to the American people and standing up against Obamacare Lite,” said Dr. Paul. “I look forward to passing full repeal of Obamacare in the very near future.” Earlier this month, Dr. Paul introduced the Obamacare Repeal Act (S. 554), which is the same legislation, with an updated timeline, to repeal major components of Obamacare that...
  • Senator Rand Paul Says He Has The Healthcare Solution…

    03/25/2017 6:39:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03/24/2017 | Sundance
    Senator Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz pushed the House Freedom Caucus to remain firm in opposition to President Trump. Having successfully defeated his opposition, Senator Paul pulls out the UniParty dance music and proposes solutions that can go no-where. As you watch this, remember the House and Senate schedule spring break is next week…. Ergo Paul says “legislation should be brought up next week” blah-blah-blah. This is a familiar UniParty ‘controlled opposition‘ trick. Go public and make the solution something you know has absolutely no chance of even being explored. Makes the abuser look great, and keeps the...
  • Rand Paul cheers conservatives’ blockade of Obamacare repeal

    03/24/2017 12:54:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 98 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Rand Paul praised House conservatives for blocking the Obamacare repeal bill Thursday, but said the White House could easily break the impasse if it would agree to send Vice President Mike Pence up to preside over the eventual Senate debate. Mr. Paul said that would give Republicans a chance to head off the parliamentarian and reinterpret the budget process rules that have tied GOP leaders’ hands in what kind of bill they’re able to bring to the floor while avoiding a Democratic filibuster. “That alone I think would break the logjam and get things going,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican,...
  • Do not let the Dems, GOPe win, do not let Ted Cruz, McCain and Graham destroy our economy (Vanity)

    03/22/2017 5:34:29 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 79 replies
    opinion | 3-22-2016 | ShivaFan
    Rand Paul is trying to be relevant. Ted Cruz thinks he is going to run for President in four years by undermining Trump and purposely undermining the economic rally. Both of these were candidates who lost to Trump in the Republican primaries. On the other side, we have the total enemies of the Republican base, John McCain who belongs in a strait jacket and is so despised by the Republican base he didn’t even have a chance of even entering the primaries much less win them, and an equally pathetic Never Trumper Lindsey Graham who also like Paul and Cruz...
  • Senator says “We Know… for Sure” that Obama Spied on Trump Team!

    03/21/2017 10:08:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 47 replies
    iPatriot ^ | March 20, 2017 | iPatriot
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss the upcoming fight over the GOP healthcare bill and the possibility that President Trump was spied upon. Senator Paul said he couldn’t say if there was (or was not) a wiretap on President Trump, but he did argue that we “know… for sure” that the President’s National security advisor, Mike Flynn, was most certainly spied upon. George Stephanopoulos: “Finally, sir, you’re also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. We see the president standing by that claim about President Obama. It’s caused a...
  • Rand Paul: ‘Easily 35 No Votes’ Against Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0, ‘I Would Predict They Pull Bill"

    03/21/2017 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/17 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday afternoon that he expects House Speaker Paul Ryan will be forced to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled Thursday vote because Ryan will not get the votes to pass the legislation. The AHCA has been dubbed “Obamacare Lite” by Paul — a leading conservative critic of the plan — and by other conservatives as “RyanCare,” “RINO-Care,” and “Obamacare 2.0,” since the bill does not actually fully repeal Obamacare and keeps many of the main structures that the now-former President Barack Obama installed in the healthcare system....
  • Rand Paul: It is ‘Very Important’ That Whoever Released Flynn/Russia Call Transcripts ‘Go to Jail’

    03/21/2017 4:49:55 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 19, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed deep concern about government surveillance and the intelligence community leaking information to the press. With discussion among conservatives shifting more and more towards the “deep state” in recent weeks, Paul told host George Stephanopoulos that it’s known that the Obama administration spied on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. He was referring to transcripts of pre-inauguration phone calls between Flynn and the Russian ambassador being discussed with the press, as the envoy was being surveilled by the U.S. Those calls led to Flynn’s resignation. “It is very, very...
  • Rand Paul says GOP health care bill unlikely to pass in Congress

    03/19/2017 4:57:42 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    ABC Radio | @ABCRadio ^ | March 19, 2017 1:09 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the House GOP health care bill is unlikely to pass in Congress because there are “enough conservatives that don’t want ‘Obamacare lite.’” The Kentucky senator told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that the Republican-led Congress should repeal Obamacare in its entirety. He says the current bill, which is set for a vote Thursday in the House, doesn’t go far enough. “They’re going to repeal part of it and leave in place all of the stuff that causes your insurance rates to go through the roof,“ Paul...
  • Rand Paul has an interesting solution to catch ‘deep state’ government leakers

    03/19/2017 3:22:19 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 19, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over the weekend offered a unique solution to the problem of government leaks, which have plagued President Donald Trump’s administration in its first two months. Speaking on ABC “This Week” Sunday, Paul suggested that to find the source of the leaks, such as the transcripts of conversations Michael Flynn had with Russian officials — which eventually led to his resignation — the Trump administration should conduct lie detector tests. “It is very, very important that whoever released that go to jail because you cannot have members of the intelligence community listening to the most private and...
  • Rand Paul introduces the most sweeping reform of civil asset forfeiture law in decades

    03/18/2017 12:35:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 67 replies
    Rare.us ^ | March 17, 2017 4:16pm | Rare
    Sen. Rand Paul has long taken the lead in calling for the reform of civil asset forfeiture laws, a controversial police practice in which authorities basically steal the property of citizens without due process and little recourse. Billions have been seized from citizens by the police based on nothing more than suspicion, which many see as a direct violation of the Fifth Amendment. It’s state-sanctioned theft. “Under civil forfeiture laws, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent,” says the Institute for Justice’s Scott Bullock. On Thursday, Sen. Paul reintroduced FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which specifically addresses...
  • Is McCain Hijacking Trump's Foreign Policy?

    03/17/2017 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "The senator from Kentucky," said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, "is working for Vladimir Putin ... and I do not say that lightly." What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin? He declined to support McCain's call for a unanimous Senate vote to bring Montenegro into NATO as the 29th member of a Cold War alliance President Trump has called "obsolete." Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, tiny Montenegro has a population roughly that of D.C., and sits on the western coast of the most volatile peninsula in Europe....
  • Rand Paul Fires Back at McCain: ‘He’s Unhinged, Makes a Strong Case For Term Limits’

    03/17/2017 2:41:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Senator John McCain went on a long winded rant from the Senate floor, accusing Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin simply because he objected to Montenegro’s bid to be a part of NATO. Rand Paul responded by saying McCain is unhinged, past his prime and makes a strong case for term limits. Ouch! MSNBC: “What’s your reaction to Senator McCain’s characterization of your objection?” Rand Paul: “Well you know I think he makes a really really strong case, you know for term limits. Umm I think maybe he’s uh past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little...
  • Rand Paul: Very Good Chance Trump Was Eavesdropped On By Obama Administration

    03/16/2017 8:59:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 12, 2017 | Tim Hains
    I don't have any special information. But the way it works is, the FISA court, through Section 702, wiretaps foreigners and then listens to Americans. It is a backdoor search of Americans. And because they have so much data, they can tap -- type Donald Trump into their vast resources of people they are tapping overseas, and they get all of his phone calls.
  • Rand Paul: 'Unhinged' McCain makes 'strong case for term limits'

    03/16/2017 12:46:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    THE HILL ^ | March 16,2017 | By Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday shot back at Sen. John McCain after the Arizona Republican accused Paul of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I think he makes a really, really strong case for term limits," Paul said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I think maybe he's past his prime; I think maybe he's gotten a little bit unhinged." McCain made the claims Wednesday from the Senate floor. "He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians," McCain said. "The senator from Kentucky is now working...
  • The Rand Paul Bill Is Worse Than Obamacare

    03/16/2017 12:31:22 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 6, 2017 | Doug Badger and Grace-Marie Turner
    House Republicans are expected to roll out their highly anticipated bill to repeal and replace Obamacare this week, but a more obscure measure introduced by Rand Paul (R-KY) is gaining attention and should not escape notice. Paul, who has positioned himself as a leading conservative critic of the forthcoming GOP proposal, has sponsored a measure that would leave untouched both Obamacare’s $1 trillion in taxes and its Medicaid expansion. Stranger still, though Paul has characterized Republican plans for an age-related refundable tax credit as “Obamacare Lite,” his bill does the unthinkable: It retains the Obamacare income-related refundable tax credits.
  • Rand Paul Fires Back at John McCain: ‘Past His Prime,’ ‘A Little Bit Unhinged’

    03/16/2017 10:26:13 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to comments from his colleague Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) a day earlier on the Senate floor accusing him of being an agent for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paul had objected to a unanimous consent motion for legislation to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, to which McCain had attacked Paul. In his “Morning Joe” appearance, Paul ripped McCain as being “past his prime” and “unhinged,” and then went on to argue questions about NATO deserved more consideration. You know, I think he makes a really, really strong case for term...
  • Rand Paul: McCain ‘past his prime,’ maybe ‘unhinged’

    03/16/2017 6:25:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Payback is a . . . Rand Paul. After John McCain, speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, accused Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin,” Paul had a crushing comeback on today’s Morning Joe. Said Paul, “he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past his prime. I think maybe he’s gotten a little bit unhinged.” View the video here.
  • John McCain: Rand Paul ‘Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin’

    03/15/2017 6:06:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    The long-simmering war between Sens. John McCain and Rand Paul boiled over on Wednesday when the Arizona lawmaker directly accused his colleague of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While speaking from the Senate floor in support of a bill advancing Montenegro’s bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), McCain noted objection from his Kentucky colleague, saying that if you oppose the measure, “You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin... trying to dismember this small country which has already been the subject an attempted coup.” Several moments later, after the 80-year-old senator asked for unanimous consent to...
  • Islamic State Co-Creator John McCain Claims Senator Rand Paul is "Working for Vladimir Putin"

    03/15/2017 4:28:50 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 40 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-15-2017 | Tim Brown
    Senator John "Songbird" McCain (R-AZ), who was crucial in helping to create the Islamic State and an insane traitor masquerading as an American hero, stood with a straight face on the Senate floor and declared that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and those who oppose Montenegro being allowed to join NATO are "achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin." Now, McCain can hardly be taken seriously seeing that he has his hands too dirty from helping to create the Islamic State by arming, funding and training Islamic jihadists in Syria.McCain warned before the vote that “If there’s objection, you are achieving the objectives...
  • Senile McCain On Rand Paul: “The Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin”

    03/15/2017 2:13:52 PM PDT · by nodwam · 80 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 03/15/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Senator McCain said Rand Paul ‘is now working for Vladimir Putin’ because Paul objected on the floor to Ukraine joining NATO. McCain, the notorious war hawk that never saw a rebel group he didn’t want to arm or a country he didn’t want to bomb, was in disbelief that a United States senator would not want to escalate tensions with Russia by bringing in Ukraine to NATO. Watch below:
  • The UN has always had and supported Socialist & Communist Leaders

    03/11/2017 11:58:25 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-11-2017 | Tim Brown
    It's being reported that the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (sounds like something out of Freemasonry) is to review forced disappearances in Communist Cuba.  Since the United Nations has always had either a Socialist or a Communist in its highest position since its inception, does anyone actually think they will do anything but find that Cuba is a veritable utopia, even after the death of Fidel Castro? Of course, the last time Cuba was reviewed by the commission was in 2012.  At that time, the report read, “The rights to life, liberty and security of person...
  • This is how to kill RyanCare, says one conservative group

    03/09/2017 10:30:46 PM PST · by TBP · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 08, 2017 | By: Chris Pandolfo
    Conservative groups are now campaigning for the defeat of the American Health Care Act, the bill introduced by House Republican leadership to allegedly repeal and replace Obamacare. Heritage Action labeled the bill “bad policy.” FreedomWorks called it “Obamacare-lite.” And the Club for Growth said it is a “warmed over substitute for government-run healthcare.” Senate Conservatives Action, the political arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund, is urging voters to contact their representatives to oppose “RyanCare” (or, “Obamacare 2.0”) and demand full repeal of Obamacare. “The truth is that RyanCare keeps Obamacare's most expensive coverage mandates,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli writes. “[I]t...
  • Rand Paul's Obamacare repeal plan gets there — Paul Ryan's doesn't

    03/05/2017 6:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    Republican leadership's plans for the Obamacare repeal were recently leaked, though "repeal" is perhaps too strong a word. "Tweaks" more accurately describes the work of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. It does not go back to ground zero, where this disaster began. Instead, the plan is to go for "Obamacare Lite." It's simply a different version of Obamacare — a Republican version of Obamacare. It's how President Obama himself might have done it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said, "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root...
  • Ryan slams Paul for 'publicity stunt' (Truncated)

    03/04/2017 3:39:44 AM PST · by alloysteel · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/03/2017 | Lisa Hagen
    1.1K Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday blasted Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) hunt for House Republicans’ closely held draft bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as a “publicity stunt.” “I like Rand, but I think he’s looking for a publicity stunt here,” Ryan told Fox News' Bret Baier. “The things he described are just not accurate.” Paul tweeted on Thursday that the ObamaCare legislation was being kept under “lock and key” in a “secure location.” He then went to the House side of the Capitol to try and enter the room where he said the bill was located — with...
  • Rand Paul Criticizes John McCain For Attacking Trump, ‘Playing Footsies’ With Europe

    02/28/2017 10:59:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Sen. Rand Paul harshly criticized sen. John McCain during a Monday morning interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” “There’s been a long standing tradition that when you go over sees you don’t toady up to the sort of socialists in Europe and you say, ‘oh they look down their nose at us and they think they’re better than us,'” the Kentucky Republican stated. “He goes over there and criticizes the president.” “Look I will have disagreements with the president, but I will support him when he’s conservative,” he told Gallagher. “I think most of the policies that have come out...
  • Congress Hanging Trump Agenda “Out To Dry” – Rand Paul Furious!

    02/21/2017 3:56:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    First of all, I blame Paul Ryan for hindering President Trump’s most valiant efforts to truly help the American people. I am speaking of Trump’s policy changes on ObamaCare and tax cuts for the American people. These things would help the American people more than anything Trump could do. Matt Drudge took to Twitter to blast Congress for hanging the new president “out to dry” by failing to move on ObamaCare and other agenda items. Drudge included a photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the tweets. Drudge tweeted: “Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do...
  • Rand Paul Sides with Trump, Blasts McCain

    Sen. Rand Paul seemed thoroughly impressed with the Trump administration’s first thirty days during his appearance on ABC’s This Week.  When asked about the President’s performance the Senator had this to say:
  • Rand Paul Advice To Trump: 'Don't Hire John Bolton' As National Security Adviser

    02/19/2017 6:49:29 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 117 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2-19-2017 | Marcy Kreiter
    Nearly a week since U.S. President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul advised against appointing former U.N. Ambassador and White House Chief of Staff John Bolton. Trump’s first choice, retired Navy special forces officer Robert Harward, who served under Defense Secretary John Mattis, turned down the position last week and reports say the White House has ruled out former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was ousted as the nation’s top spy amid a scandal over his sharing confidential documents with his mistress. Flynn resigned last week amid questions on whether he discussed sanctions with...
  • ABC, CBS Suggest Trump Backers are Violent and ‘Supportive of Dictatorship in This Country’

    02/19/2017 1:48:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The liberal media took Senator John McCain’s warning of a dictator Donald Trump during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC and ran with it as the biggest story of the day, seeming to use it as a vindication of their smears since day one. “Is that over the top? Or is there a concern,” ABC’s Jon Karl inquired to Senator Rand Paul on This Week. While on CBS’s Face the Nation, moderator John Dickerson worried that Trump supporters would take it upon themselves and violently “act” against the “enemy” press. Karl’s statement was actually more pointed and seemed to suggest...
  • Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge

    02/19/2017 9:15:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/19/17 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media. He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election. Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy. He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad...
  • Rand Paul Joins Freedom Caucus to Kick Off Conservative Obamacare Replacement Drive

    02/15/2017 9:52:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 15 Feb 2017
    Capitol Hill conservatives rallied behind the bill sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) to replace the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, with a patient-centered federal policy at a Wednesday press conference at the Capitol. Former South Carolina governor Rep. Mark Sanford (R.-S.C.) said he was proud to offer the House companion bill to the 180-page Obamacare replacement bill written by Paul. For Paul the three top improvements in the bill are that it legalizes the sale of inexpensive insurance, expands the Health Savings Accounts which allow individuals to set aside money in tax-protected accounts for medical expenses,...
  • ObamaCare Replacement - The Rand Paul Plan

    02/01/2017 10:16:43 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ted Noel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KTyQYh6SBA
  • Rand Paul Unveils ObamaCare Replacement Bill

    01/26/2017 8:02:29 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 January 2017 | Michael Tennant
    Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to replace ObamaCare with, as he put it in a press release, “a health care plan grounded in broadly supported conservative reforms.” According to Paul (shown), the ObamaCare Replacement Act would both repeal the most onerous provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provide Americans with greater flexibility in purchasing health insurance and care.“Getting government out of the American people’s way and putting them back in charge of their own health care decisions will deliver a strong, efficient system that doesn’t force them to empty out their pockets to cover their...
  • Senator Rand Paul Discussing: Obamacare, Russia, Intel Leaks and Inauguration Boycott…

    01/17/2017 2:15:08 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 9 replies
    Run silent, Run deep… …until you reach a point where periscope depth is warranted as part of the plan. Many people could naturally see an evolving ideological synergy between Donald Trump and Rand Paul back in 2015. Despite some divergences on international approach, Paul and Trump have a very similar domestic pragmatic Mercerism. T-Rex sealed the deal. Today Senator Rand Paul surfaces on CNN to discuss current political events as they unfold against the background of an incoming Trump administration. Paul gives Wolf Blitzer a sad face.
  • Fire Brennan -- or Abolish the CIA?

    01/16/2017 6:07:09 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 82 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 August 2014 | Jack Kenny
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the firing of CIA Director John Brennan after an internal investigation by the agency confirmed that some CIA officials electronically spied on Senate committee work on an investigation into the agency's interrogation techniques. Paul was sharply critical of the agency for violating the security of a Senate committee's database and of Brennan for his earlier denial that it happened. "It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our republic to spy on the Senate," Sen. Paul said in statement released on Friday. He added, "Brennan told the American...
  • Rand Paul: John Lewis Isn’t Immune From Criticism Because He’s A Civil Rights Icon

    01/15/2017 12:47:11 PM PST · by nodwam · 33 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/15/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Jake Tapper had Rand Paul on to discuss his healthcare plan, but instead tried to bait Paul into condemning Trump because John Lewis is a ‘civil rights icon.’ Paul wisely said, “I do appreciate what — him being a civil rights icon. But I would also say that that doesn’t make us immune from criticism or debate… I should be able to honestly disagree with him, and not have it all come back to, I have no appreciation for a civil rights icon because of this. And I think that’s the part that I think is sometimes unfair in this.”
  • Rand Paul: Anyone Who Leaked Trump Intel Report to the Press Should Be Jailed

    01/12/2017 12:13:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told host Neil Cavuto it was his view that if it were a U.S. intelligence agency that leaked an unsubstantiated dossier on President-elect Donald Trump and his relationship with Russia to the press, there should be repercussions, including prosecution and possible jail time. “What I would say is that if there is private information that someone is blackmailing a public figure and the public figure or someone takes it to the intelligence agencies, you would think it would be private. And really, this is so important that I think...
  • Audit the Fed Re-Introduced, With Best Prospects Ever

    01/05/2017 5:47:37 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    Facing its best chance of passage ever under the new GOP-controlled Congress and the incoming Trump administration, wildly popular legislation to open up the Federal Reserve's books, known as “Audit the Fed,” was just re-introduced in the 115th Congress. The bill, sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers in the House and the Senate, would force the obsessively secretive and increasingly controversial central bank to submit to a full government audit. But the Fed and its apologists do not plan to allow a real audit without a tough fight.The legislation, first introduced many years ago by constitutional champion and former congressman Ron...
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Sen. Rand Paul Reintroduces ‘Audit the Fed’ Bill That ‘Trump Has Stated His Support For’

    01/04/2017 2:43:33 PM PST · by nodwam · 6 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 01/04/2017 | Richard Saunders
    On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reintroduced his Federal Reserve Transparency Act, widely known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. Eight cosponsors joined Senator Paul on the legislation. Representative Thomas Massie (KY-4) has introduced companion legislation, H.R. 24, in the U.S. House. “The U.S. House has responded to the American people by passing Audit the Fed multiple times, and President-elect Trump has stated his support for an audit. Let’s send him the bill this Congress.”
  • J Street: John Bolton as State Dept. deputy would damage US; Rand Paul Threatens to Block Nomination

    12/13/2016 7:14:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/13/2016
    Left-wing Jewish group warns Trump’s reported pick for deputy secretary of state is ‘hostile to the notion of diplomacy itself’; Rand Paul also threatens to block nomination. Liberal Jewish group J Street spoke out aggressively Monday night against former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, amid reports that he is President-elect Donald Trump’s preferred choice for deputy secretary of state. Political sources told NBC that Bolton, the firebrand diplomat who served as George W. Bush’s envoy to the world body between 2005-2006, would be tasked with day-to-day management of the State Department under the chosen secretary — currently expected...
  • Doomed To Repeat History

    12/12/2016 8:49:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Paul D. Miller, associate director at the University of Texas-Austin’s Clements Center for National Security, spoke at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation to discuss his book, American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy. Americans, and historians in general, "overthink" and "overlearn" the past and apply those interpretations of history lessons to the present, he argued "The problem in trying to learn lessons from history… We have a tendency to overlearn from history and swing the pendulum too far in the other direction,” Miller said. Rand Paul, he avers, exemplifies this tendency. Similarly, President Obama, said Miller,...
  • Rand Paul Explains Why John Bolton Should Be 'Nowhere Close' to the State Department

    12/11/2016 8:34:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a strong opinion on John Bolton's candidacy to serve in Donald Trump's State Department. The former UN ambassador is being considered for the No. 2 spot in the agency, yet Paul argues that Bolton's endorsement of the Iraq War disqualifies him from working in the administration. “John Bolton doesn’t get it. He still believes in regime change. He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War,” Paul said. “John Bolton is so far out of it and has such a naive understanding of the world.” Bolton should get "nowhere close" to the State...
  • Ron Paul: To Really "Make America Great Again," End the Fed!

    11/28/2016 9:51:01 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 November 2016 | Ron Paul
    Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed’s policies have “skewered” the middle class. However, the problem is not specific Fed policies, but the very system of fiat currency managed by a secretive central bank.Federal Reserve-generated increases in money supply cause economic inequality. This is because, when the Fed acts to increase the money supply, well-to-do investors and other crony capitalists are the first...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Giuliani, Bolton As Possible Trump Secretary of State Picks [Trump KY 30 Pts Lead!]

    11/20/2016 12:05:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 20, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    EMILY SCHULTHEIS CBS NEWS November 20, 2016 Rand Paul Blasts Giuliani, Bolton As Possible Trump Secretary of State Picks As President-elect Donald Trump assembles his cabinet, he’ll have to have many of those top positions approved by the Senate -- and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Mr. Trump might have a hard time getting people like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton passed as secretary of state. “You know, it’s a very close vote. I mean, there’s 52 Republicans. Some of the people that have been put forward I think are not guaranteed to...
  • Rand Paul: Will Donald Trump betray voters by hiring John Bolton?

    11/19/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies
    Rare.us ^ | November 15, 2016 | Senator Rand Paul
    Rumors are that Donald Trump might pick John Bolton for Secretary of State. Heaven forbid.One of the things I occasionally liked about the President-elect was his opposition to the Iraq war and regime change. He not only grasped the mistake of that war early, but also seemed to fully understand how it disrupted the balance of power in the Middle East and even emboldened Iran.We liberated Iraq, but today their best friend is Iran, their second greatest ally is Russia, and their third strongest alliance is with Syria. Trump really seems to get the lesson. Hillary Clinton never did.Most importantly...
  • Bolton: Iranian People ‘Would Long for a New Regime’

    11/18/2016 1:17:08 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday that he still believes the only real solution for Iran is “regime change.” “The only longterm solution is regime change in Tehran,” said Bolton. “The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security and the Middle East.” Bolton continued, “Their ouster won’t bring sweetness and light to the region, that’s for sure, but it will eliminate the principal threat.” “I think the people of Iran would long for a new regime. I think we saw that in the summer of 2009 with...
  • Senate Republicans won’t commit to supporting Trump’s Cabinet nominees

    11/16/2016 5:04:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16-2016 | S.A. Miller, Seth McLaughlin
    <p>Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he would do whatever necessary — including joining a filibuster by Senate Democrats — to block confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees if he taps someone like John R. Bolton or Rudolph W. Giuliani for secretary of state.</p>