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  • Romney: McConnell said electoral vote count will be "the most consequential vote"

    01/02/2021 9:37:30 PM PST · by rintintin · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 2 2020 | AUDREY MCNAMARA
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the upcoming electoral vote certification "the most consequential vote" on a call with senators this week, according to Senator Mitt Romney, who was on the call. Congress will convene on January 6 to count each state's electoral votes and reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
  • Reason: Libertarians Have No Home in Either Political Party

    11/30/2020 9:00:46 PM PST · by RandFan · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.30.2020 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    To go by the post-election commentary, we libertarians are a powerful group holding sway over American politics and policy. Yet Team Blue and Team Red still enthusiastically embrace authoritarianism and scorn our insistence on letting people run their own lives. Despite growing recognition that libertarians matter, Democrats and Republicans show little sign of extending an olive branch to people who oppose efforts to make government more abusive and intrusive. They know we exist, but they keep us in opposition. How long a shadow do we throw over American politics? "According to the latest figures, the Libertarian candidate for president, Jo...
  • Rand Paul suggests restaurants should hire COVID-19 survivors as servers during pandemic

    10/26/2020 9:43:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/20 05:19 PM EDT | BY CAMERON JENKINS
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he would like restaurants hire more staff that have previously contracted the coronavirus, according to The Daily Beast. During a rally for Nick Freitas, a Republican candidate for Congress, in Central Virginia on Sunday, Paul suggested to a crowd that he would make the call himself if he had a restaurant. "If I owned a restaurant, I’d have a whole wing for senior citizens or for anybody who is worried about getting sick, and I would say, 'All my servers have already had it,'" Paul told the crowd, according to The Daily Beast. "If I...
  • former QAnon believer tell his story

    10/25/2020 9:31:48 AM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | Oct 24 | Travis M. Andrews
    Jitarth Jadeja was already deep into conspiracy theories when he first heard of Q. One day in December 2017, he tuned into Infowars, the media outlet run by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Two guests on the radio show were talking about the "calm before the storm," a reference to an absurd theory that President Donald Trump will soon wage a secret war against a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles and a slew of other evildoers. It's one of the many tall tales believed by followers of the movement called QAnon, ranging from the false claim that the government created vaccines...
  • Senate committee sought investigation of Bannon, raised concerns about Trump family testimony

    08/15/2020 11:07:36 AM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 14 2020 | By DEL QUENTIN WILBER , CHRIS MEGERIAN, SARAH D. WIRE, JENNIFER HABERKORN
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a bipartisan letter to the Justice Department asking federal prosecutors to investigate Stephen K. Bannon, a former Trump confidante, for potentially lying to lawmakers during its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Times, was signed by the panel’s then-chairman, Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr, and its ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner.
  • Rand Paul responds to Pompeo: You’d have to be brain-dead to believe that

    01/06/2020 5:36:31 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 49 replies
    CNN youtube channel ^ | January 6, 2020 | CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian general Qasem Soleimani
  • Ron Paul blasts Trump: ‘Foreign policy is in shambles’

    01/06/2020 11:27:31 AM PST · by RandFan · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/3/2020 | Spencer Neale
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said he wished President Trump would "flip-flop" his policy on Iran and criticized Trump's loyalty to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia. "I think our country is not doing so well. Our foreign policy is in shambles," the Texas Republican said. "Unfortunately, the one place where I wish he would flip-flop every once in a while or change his policy completely is dealing with Iran. He is steady on it, he said it on the campaign. He's very loyal to Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia." Trump authorized airstrikes that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and...
  • Trump: If Iran wants to be fight, that will be the end of them

    05/19/2019 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/19 | Elad Benari
    ...Trump on Sunday warned Iran not to threaten his country. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” he tweeted.
  • Trump says war will mean 'official end of Iran,' warns 'never threaten the United States again'

    05/19/2019 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain |
    President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in "the official end of Iran" before warning, "[n]ever threaten the United States again!" Trump tweeted hours after a rocket landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the first such attack since September. An Iraqi military spokesman told reporters the rocket appeared to have been fired from east Baghdad, which is home to several Iran-backed Shiite militias. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have risen in recent weeks after the...
  • KATYUSHA ROCKET FALLS NEAR U.S. EMBASSY IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD, NO INJURIES

    05/19/2019 11:24:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 60 replies
    Reuters, Jerusalem Post ^ | May 19 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    BAGHDAD - A Katyusha rocket reportedly fell in central Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday night, Iraq military personnel announced. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses or causalties, further details will come later," the military said in a statement.
  • Rand Paul: John Bolton is a 'malign influence'

    05/19/2019 12:02:57 PM PDT · by RandFan · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/19 03:14 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON -
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a close ally of President Trump who has supported the president’s desire to pull U.S. troops out of the Middle East, says national security adviser John Bolton is a “malign influence.” Paul, who believes the U.S. should reduce its military presence in Syria and Afghanistan, says he is alarmed by the recent mobilization of U.S. combat troops to counter what some Trump officials see as a rising threat posed by Iran. Asked about Bolton’s role in the recent deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and an Air Force bomber task force, Paul said, “I fear...
  • Rand Paul: Mueller probe 'politically motivated,' 'goes even back to the Clintons'

    05/12/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/19 | Regina Zilbermints
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Robert Mueller's Russia probe is an example of why the U.S. should not have special prosecutors and pointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) as "truly unconstitutional and the root of the problem we should be addressing." "I think since the very beginning this has been politically motivated and now both sides are doing it," he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week." "It goes back to the Clintons." Paul said that because the Mueller report found no evidence of an underlying crime, the "best thing we can do at this...
  • Rand Paul teams up with AOC, Ilhan Omar urging Trump to complete Syria troop withdrawal

    04/07/2019 2:36:58 PM PDT · by proust · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/3/19 | Susan Ferrechio
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent President Trump a letter Wednesday urging him to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria within the next six months. Trump has already committed to pulling back U.S. forces from the region, but Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and others say it needs to happen quickly. “We write in bipartisan support of your announcement of the start of a “deliberate withdrawal” of U.S. military forces in Syria, and we welcome the completion of this process within the next six months.” Paul wrote to Trump in a letter that was also signed by Rep....
  • Sen. Rand Paul says government should not force people to receive vaccinations

    03/05/2019 12:33:05 PM PST · by RandFan · 146 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Felicia Sonmez
    Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he does not think the government should require people to receive vaccinations, amid a heated debate over the growing influence of anti-vaccine groups and as Washington state experiences its worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. Paul (R-Ky.) made similar comments ahead of his unsuccessful White House bid in 2016. On Tuesday, he was the sole lawmaker at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to question whether the benefits of vaccinations outweigh the risks for the general population.
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 7:17:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 72 replies
    US Senate ^ | Rand Paul
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.”
  • Rand Paul to oppose Trump's emergency declaration, giving resolution votes needed to pass

    03/03/2019 10:54:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto. Mr. Paul, a Republican, announced his decision during a Saturday speech at Western Kentucky University, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Mr. Paul said. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away...
  • RAND PAUL HAS A SOLUTION TO STATE OF THE UNION PROBLEM — CUTS OUT PELOSI ENTIRELY

    01/17/2019 10:40:17 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/17/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    RAND PAUL HAS A SOLUTION TO STATE OF THE UNION PROBLEM — CUTS OUT PELOSI ENTIRELY 9:30 AM 01/17/2019 | POLITICS Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor 1035 Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul offered a potential solution to the State of the Union problem that has been front and center for the past few days — President Donald Trump bypasses the House of Representatives entirely and delivers the speech from the Senate floor. “Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in...
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • Dangers to Dissidents

    11/29/2018 1:30:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Seanator Rand Paul
    The brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has opened a window into the world of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reminded us that there are many places in the world where disagreeing with your government is a death sentence. I break with the administration on their response to this killing for many reasons. If Saudi Arabia is not held accountable for the barbaric murder of Khashoggi, what will it mean for the fate of other dissidents held in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are being held without trial? What message does it send to kingdoms and dictatorships around...