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  • Paul-Booker fall matchup set in Kentucky Senate race

    05/18/2022 7:23:29 AM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    apnews ^ | May 17 | By BRUCE SCHREINER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul looked past his fall opponent Tuesday to slam national Democrats, while his Democratic challenger doubled down on his progressive message and vowed to take the fight to the incumbent in a matchup featuring contrasting agendas. The libertarian-leaning Paul coasted to victory over five little-known Republican challengers in his primary. Democrat Charles Booker, a Black former state lawmaker, defeated three primary opponents to become the latest nominee to try to snap the long losing streak of Kentucky Democrats in U.S. Senate races. The Bluegrass State hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate...
  • Rand Paul thanks Kentucky for making him the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate

    05/17/2022 4:27:27 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    twitter ^ | May 17 | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul Kentucky, I want to thank you for voting for me to be your Republican nominee for US Senate. I’m honored to serve and honored to have your vote. #KYPrimary #ElectionDay Clip ...
  • $40 Billion for Ukraine? Not Hardly

    05/15/2022 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American // ^ | May 15, 2022 | Anonee Mee
    Two weeks ago the Biden administration proposed a $33 billion support package for Ukraine. After de-linking COVID-related funding that had managed to latch itself to the proposal, the cost came to $40 billion. Let’s see what’s in there. “H.R. 7691, Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes,” is very short and disturbingly vague. As of this writing, only a draft copy is up here. Total cost is $39,841,338,500. The title is a bit disingenuous. Less than $8 billion is to be fully expended this...
  • Nazis Are Actually Fine Now, According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League

    05/15/2022 5:26:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | May 14, 2022 | Michael Tracey
    Nazis Are Actually Fine Now, According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League Michael Tracey If you happened to be alive during the years of 2016 to 2020, you can probably recall the routine issuance of frantic bulletins that “Nazis” were suddenly on the march in the US. Not just that some ludicrous, ragtag group of self-identified Nazis could be occasionally spotted in the wild — which had always been a somewhat regular, albeit freakish occurrence. Rather, the idea was that full-bore ideological “Nazism” had surged as a genuinely formidable political force, and everyone needed to be extremely...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: I'm Unvaccinated, I Vote", A Governor Kay 'Poison Ivey' Update, The Pennsylvania Political Drama

    05/15/2022 12:14:17 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/14/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome To Your Weekend. What Is It All About With Ukraine? Is China the real winner? Joe Biden has friends in Ukraine and China we are told and a weakened Russia helps to strengthen China gives China a dominion over Russia's natural resources with Europe out of the picture as an export market for them... "Women And Minorities Impacted The Most" The headline Rush used to suggest for mainstream drive-by media spin on major news stories... Women-Minorities doesn't that bring us to politics in Pennsylvania the "Fakeservative" GOP Establishment media going after Conservative Kathy Barnette in the US Senate race......
  • Barnette on Islam-pedophilia tweet: ‘I don’t think that’s me’

    05/14/2022 2:10:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 91 replies
    thehill ^ | 05/13/22 3:05 PM ET | BY MAX GREENWOOD
    Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette on Thursday denied writing a tweet that claimed “pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam,” saying that she “would have never said that.” In an interview with NBC’s Dasha Burns, Barnette, a conservative commentator who is running for the GOP Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, flatly rejected the notion that she had authored the 2015 tweet, despite the fact that the post still exists on her Twitter account. “Yeah, no, I don’t think that’s me,” Barnette said. “I would never have said that. OK, I would have never said that, because I don’t believe that.” Barnette’s...
  • Sen. Paul’s Opposition Echoes Conservative Opinion

    05/14/2022 5:16:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 14, 2022 | Kenny Cody
    On May 12th, the United States Senate sought to unanimously pass a $40-billion-dollar aid package that would have funded Ukraine because of their ongoing war with the country of war. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives had already resoundingly passed the bill, with only 57 Republicans voting against it. The vote was met with extreme criticism by most conservatives, as the senate prepared the legislation before many legislative offices were even able to understand exactly where the funding was coming from. It seemed that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer thought this would be an issue both parties...
  • Senator Rand Paul single-handedly holds up $40bn US aid for Ukraine

    05/12/2022 7:11:39 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    theguardian ^ | May 12 | theguardian
    The top Democrat and Republican in the US Senate joined forces in a rare moment of unity on Thursday in an attempt to pass $40bn in aid for Ukraine, only to be stymied by a single Republican lawmaker: the Kentucky libertarian Rand Paul. Faced with the prospect of an extended delay for the package that passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, sought to move forward on the aid package only to be blocked by Paul, a fiscal hawk who objects to the amount of spending proposed. The...
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine a "gift” and blocks it from passing.

    05/12/2022 7:32:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/12/2022
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the passage of the $39.8 billion House-passed Ukraine aid after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented a unanimous consent on behalf of himself and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today. Schumer urged Paul to pass the bill and claimed that the Senator from Kentucky wanted to add certain changes directly to the bill, which have been opposed by members of both parties. “He is not even asking for an amendment. He is simply saying my way or the highway,” Schumer said. Paul asserted that the aid amount will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia...
  • BREAKING: Rand Paul Blocks $40B Ukraine Bill, Explains Why

    05/12/2022 5:21:03 PM PDT · by RandFan · 59 replies
    youtube ^ | May 121 | Sen. Rand Paul
    In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about why he was blocking a $40 billion Ukraine bill. Video ...
  • Senator Rand Paul Blocks Fast-Track Senate Vote for $40 Billion Additional Ukraine Funding

    05/12/2022 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 35 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 12, 2022 | Sundance
    Senator Rand Paul has blocked a fast-track senate vote on the additional $40 billion funding package created by Joe Biden and House Democrats. Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell approved a fast-track vote; however, senator Rand Paul (KY) stood defiant against their effort. Despite the high-profile pressure from the two Senate leaders, Rand Paul refused to move and that means the Senate will have to take procedural steps to overcome his objection, which could take several days. “My oath of office is the US constitution not to any foreign nation and no matter how...
  • NAZI LAVROV | Cartoon Movement

    05/03/2022 2:44:59 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 21 replies
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  • Putin 'battling both abdominal cancer and Parkinson’s Disease'

    05/02/2022 2:41:21 AM PDT · by RandFan · 47 replies
    The Sun ^ | Apr 30 | Will Stewart
    VLADIMIR Putin is set to undergo an operation for cancer and will hand over power to his hardline spy chief, a Kremlin insider has reportedly claimed. The Russian tyrant’s health has been source of considerable speculation amid reports that he is battling both abdominal cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. But now it has been reported that 69-year-old Putin could soon vanish as he goes under the knife, with power transferred to Nikolai Patrushev. Shadowy Patrushev, 70, is seen as a key architect of the Ukraine war strategy and the man who convinced Putin that Kyiv was awash with neo-Nazis. The claim...
  • Israel outrage at Russian claim that Hitler was part Jewish

    05/02/2022 2:49:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | May 2 | BBC
    Israel's foreign minister has denounced as "unforgivable" remarks by his Russian counterpart that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler "had Jewish blood". Russian FM Sergei Lavrov made the comments to try to justify Russia's portrayal of Ukraine as "Nazi" despite the fact that its president is Jewish. Israel's foreign ministry summoned Russia's ambassador for "clarification" and demanded an apology. Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews in the Holocaust in World War Two. Mr Lavrov made the remarks in an interview with the Italian news channel Zona Bianca on Sunday, days after Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of the most solemn occasions...
  • Cotto: So, Uncle Sam wants to send more than $30 billion to the Ukraine ... Non-lefties need to realize they are getting scammed

    05/01/2022 12:04:56 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    twitter ^ | May 1st | Joseph Ford Cotto
    @JosephFordCotto So, Uncle Sam wants to send more than $30 billion to the Ukraine for its (doomed, impossible, Utopian) 'liberation' from Russia ... yet our dear uncle scoffs at spending $10 billion for a border wall? SlAvA UkRaNI!1!1! non-lefties need to realize they are getting scammed. Badly.
  • Rep. Gaetz: Mandel Tattling to McConnell on MAGA

    04/29/2022 7:24:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Rumble ^ | Published April 29, 2022 | Bannons War Room
    Rep. Gaetz: Mandel Tattling to McConnell on MAGA
  • Mandel to GOPers: Absurdity wins A passage from "This Will Not Pass" shows the Ohio Senate candidate knows he's playing a game with Republican primary voters.

    04/29/2022 9:35:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Substack ^ | 4/28/22 | David Catanese
    Josh Mandel, once the flamboyant conservative frontrunner for the nomination who now looks threatened by the Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance, dished to GOPers in Washington that at least part of his absurd, extreme campaign rhetoric … is an act.From the book:Mandel, acknowledged to Republicans in Washington that he was parroting absurd rhetoric in the primary campaign out of a desire to court Trump and his supporters — but that was simply what he believed it would take to win.”In fact even as he publicly mimicked Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, Mandel would privately reach out to McConnell’s top lieutenants to alert them each...
  • Ohio U.S. Senate race: Josh Mandel once supported by John McCain, Mitt Romney etc

    04/21/2022 1:56:20 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    twitter ^ | Donald Trump Jr.
    @DonaldJTrumpJr Ohio friends - Meet the real @JoshMandelOhio The Club for Chinese Growth backed establishment candidate in the #OHSen race. Video...
  • Why does Russia focus on ‘indivisible security’ in Ukraine standoff?

    04/28/2022 9:54:32 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/03/2022 | Patrick Wintour
    "MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it would insist that Western governments respect a 1999 agreement that no country can strengthen its own security at the expense of others, an issue it argues is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he raised the matter in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and that Blinken accepted the need to discuss it further."
  • Did the US really take Russia’s NATO concerns ‘very seriously’?

    04/28/2022 9:40:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    responsiblestatecraft ^ | APRIL 28, 2022 | Alex Jordan
    Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appeared to contradict one of his top deputies in an exchange with Sen. Rand Paul before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, re-igniting questions about the Biden administration’s diplomatic strategy in the months leading up to Russia’s illegal and aggressive war on Ukraine. Of course, the media chatter surrounding yesterday’s hearing largely ignored the latest evidence that U.S. diplomats missed a potential opportunity to prevent Russia’s war, focusing instead on conflating Paul’s attempts to explain Russia’s actions with efforts to justify them. I’d encourage you to watch their full exchange. Sen. Paul opened his comments...