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  • Are Rubio, Graham, Boehner & McConnell Dumb Enough to Believe CBO's Scoring of the Immigration Bill?

    06/20/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    6/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    And dumb enough to support this immigration bill given the Senate's 54-43 rejection of the Cornyn plan for a border security 'trigger'? The CBO dynamically "scored" (with numbers supplied to it by Dems) the immigration bill (S. 744) and found that it - low & behold - will DECREASE federal deficits over the next 20 years. Hmmm. How are those CBO-scored ObamaCare numbers working out for ya? They were only $2 TRILLION DOLLARS off when predicting the cost of ObamaCare. But no way they could botch this....right? I wonder what the odds are of these 4 getting primaried, given that...
  • Poll shows huge support for Rand Paul’s filibuster stance on drone attacks

    03/25/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 5 replies ^ | 3 25 2013 | staff
    When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered for nearly 13 hours two weeks ago, he had the American people on his side. A new Gallup poll shows a huge majority of Americans — 79 percent — supported Paul’s position that drone strikes should not be used on American soil against Americans suspected of terrorism. Just 13 percent say it would be okay. Americans also don’t support drone strikes against any suspected terrorist on American soil (25 percent support, 66 percent oppose) or against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism abroad (41 percent support, 52 percent support). In fact, the only circumstance under...
  • Two Sides of Rand Paul: Not a wacko, but at times off-base.

    03/16/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/16/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    After listening to Rand Paul speak at National Review’s Washington office, Bob Costa concludes that the senator is leading one side of what is “nothing less than a fight for the soul of the GOP on foreign policy.” Let’s hope so. Whether what emerges is also a conservative foreign policy depends as much on which Senator Paul wins as on whether he wins. If it is the Rand Paul who perceived the common hegemonic denominator between Soviet totalitarianism and Islamic-supremacist totalitarianism in a provocative speech at the Heritage Foundation last month, there is cause for optimism. Not as hope-inspiring is...
  • Senator Rand Paul Comes of Age

    03/14/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- When Senator Rand Paul took to the floor of the United States Senate the morning of March 6 he really -- as they say -- may have made a difference. It is a difference in our awareness of the issues facing the country. It is a difference in our perception of the man who is leading the country, President Barack Obama. It might even have been a difference in the direction the country will go. Will it continue on its melancholy path toward statism or will it follow the course of freedom as laid out by the Founding...
  • Eleanor Clift: Rand Paul "Trying To Stir A Revolt Against The U.S. Government" (barf alert!)

    03/10/2013 7:06:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 66 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>On this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group, regular liberal panelist Eleanor Clift accused Senator Rand Paul of trying to "stir a revolt against the U.S. government."</p> <p>ELEANOR CLIFT: I'm with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I'll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.</p>
  • WaPo has drastic change of heart about traditional filibuster after Sen. Rand Paul actually does one

    03/10/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:47 pm on March 8, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    The Washington Post editorial board, Jan. 16, 2013: The editorial is entitled, “Progress in the Senate,” and praises tweaks made to Senate filibuster rules by Sens. Reid and McConnell while also noting the need for further reform. Among reform options, making senators who wish to filibuster actually perform a traditional, talking filibuster: The Senate’s leaders deserve praise not only for what they did but for how they did it. Instead of jamming more ambitious reforms through on a partisan, simple-majority vote, Mr. Reid hashed them out with Mr. McConnell. In so doing, he offered a rare example of bipartisan...
  • Senator Rand Paul - Asking Questions No One Wants To Answer

    03/08/2013 4:49:45 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 7 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/08/13 | LD Jackson
    The big news of the day seems to be the aftermath of the filibuster held for 13 hours by Senator Rand Paul. He should need no introduction, as his father is former Representative Ron Paul. He shares some of his father's extreme libertarian ideology, but not all. If nothing else, it seems he is more than willing to ask the questions of government that many of our politicians are not willing to ask. That's why he began the old-school talking filibuster in the first place. He asked a question of Attorney General Eric Holder and not being satisfied with Holder's...
  • Stunner. Lindsey Graham Organized GOP Dinner With Obama Last Night (Video)

    03/07/2013 7:24:03 AM PST · by yoe · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    When Barack Obama wanted to organize a dinner with Republican Senators he knew just who to call – Senator Lindsey (“Tell the Bigots to Shut Up”) Graham. Last night Lindsey and twelve other Republicans went to dinner with Barack Obama in an attempt to make the far left president look bipartisan. Lindsey spoke with reporters after the dinner. “So when the president asked to get together a group, I was willing and honored to do that.” Video:
  • President Obama, GOP Senators Break Bread (McCain - “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.”)

    03/07/2013 8:15:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Alexandra Dukakis
    President Obama and Republican senators had a “good exchange of ideas” this evening during their roughly two-hour-long dinner at the posh Jefferson Hotel, just blocks from the White House, according to a senior administration official. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave the meeting a thumbs up as he exited the hotel, saying it was “just fine,” “great” and “wonderful.” McCain told reporters gathered across the street that it was a “very enjoyable evening,” but declined to discuss specifics. Obama invited 12 GOP senators to break bread as part of a larger effort to jump start budget negotiations and try to cut...
  • Paul fires back: Sens. McCain, Graham think 'whole world is a battlefield'

    03/07/2013 12:51:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 220 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2013 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is a battlefield.” Paul criticized the hawkish senators for thinking the laws of war should take precedence over the Bill of Rights. The two had criticized Paul’s statements about drone policy during the Kentucky Republican’s 13-hour filibuster on Thursday. “They think the whole world is a battlefield including America and that the laws of war should apply,” Paul said in an interview on Fox News about McCain and Graham, who had described Paul’s comments about drones...
  • NY Times Buries Sen. Paul's Filibuster

    03/07/2013 5:46:33 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster on Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to rule out drone strikes against U.S. citizens, which ended early Thursday morning, was absent from the front page of Thursday's New York Times. The Times buried its coverage of Paul's striking "talking" filibuster, in which he held the floor for nearly 13 hours, ostensibly in opposition to Obama's choice of John Brennan for CIA director. Brennan was serving as a proxy for Paul's demand that Holder rule out drone strikes on American citizens or on U.S. soil.
  • DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Offensive’

    03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST · by montag813 · 79 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-07-2013 | John Hill
    The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder: “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” This followed a stunning comment from...
  • Let's Build on the Paul Filibuster

    03/07/2013 3:32:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 8, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    The Republicans had better not squander the good will Sen. Rand Paul purchased for them in his filibuster over the Obama administration's potential use of armed drones to kill non-enemy combatants in America. I am not simply referring to the constitutional issue of whether the president can engage in such acts, though that's very important. I believe the significance of Paul's filibuster transcends the drone issue. It was about challenging the administration's lawlessness and accountability across the board and his runaway spending and statism. It was about championing freedom, God-given rights and the Constitution. Under questioning, Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Rand Paul Wins: Changing of the Guard?

    03/07/2013 1:17:52 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 87 replies ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Earlier today, I noted that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) were on opposite sides of a generational divide in the GOP that goes beyond ideology. That flared into an open spat as McCain, along with his closest amigo, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), openly slammed Paul, calling him “uninformed.” Graham pronounced that Paul didn’t deserve an answer. McCain hissed: “The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,March 7,2013

    03/07/2013 2:49:28 PM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 7, 2013 | Mark Levin
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  • Ugh. Lindsey Graham Slams Rand Paul for Holding “Ridiculous” Filibuster (Video)

    03/07/2013 7:38:00 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 3/7/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Lindsey Graham slammed Rand Paul last night for holding a filibuster against Barack Obama’s domestic drone policy. Lindsey made the remarks after dinner with Barack Obama. “This idea that we’re going to use a drone to attack a citizen in a cafe in America is ridiculous.”
  • White House, Holder respond to Rand Paul: ‘The answer is no’ (Lindsey Graham offended!)

    03/07/2013 11:38:23 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/7/13 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.” Carney added that, “if the United States were under attack, there were an imminent threat,” the president has the authority...
  • Rand Paul’s filibuster shows the GOP what leadership looks like

    03/07/2013 11:59:38 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 | Robert Laurie
    Paul focused on the administration’s bizarre unwillingness to declare the drone-murder of U.S. citizens, on U.S. soil, unconstitutional and he tore into Eric Holder’s dodgy answers about limits on Presidential power. He did this again, and again, and again. In eight hours, he’d done more to fight for the Constitution than Senators like McCain and Graham have in their entire political careers. …and the effort was catching fire. Conservatives were, as Ted Cruz put it, “blowing up” Twitter, but it wasn’t just the right wingers who were offering their support. Already, the filibuster had become bipartisan when it was joined...
  • Senator Rand Paul Calls the Show

    03/07/2013 12:03:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | March 7, 2013 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We welcome to the program this afternoon Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Senator, you got some sleep last night, I trust? PAUL: Well, I did, but, you know, I was thinking of you when I was in the middle of this 13-hours. I got about five hours into it and I was like, "Well, Rush does four hours of this every day. Certainly I can do four more hours." RUSH: (chuckling) That's awfully nice of you to say, but I doubt that I was in your thoughts last night, although I appreciate the comment. When did you...
  • Watch Rand Paul’s Interview With Megyn Kelly: ‘Terror Suspects Should Still Get Their Day in Court’

    03/07/2013 12:17:45 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined Megyn Kelly this afternoon on America Live in an interview to discuss his nearly 13-hour filibuster yesterday on the Senate floor. Paul decided to undertake the tiring task in order to hold up the confirmation of CIA Director nominee John Brennan over the Obama administration’s use of drones.(snip) Kelly then brought to Paul’s attention a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder, making clear that the president does not have the authority to “use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.” The letter was released just minutes before the...