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  • Michigan Miscellany (Rand Paul Polling First In Michigan)

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Rand Paul blames America- Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 11:04:32 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 134 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • Why Rand Paul is Wrong to Blame the US for Pearl Harbor

    04/01/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The views in the video aren’t surprising. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO They’re the views of Ron and Rand Paul and their intellectual milieu which believes that most wars are set up by banks. According to them, the US need not have gotten involved in WW2. “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some...
  • BREAKING: Moderate GOP PAC Bankrolled by Labor Unions

    12/30/2013 6:13:39 PM PST · by Mortrey · 30 replies
    LibertyNEWS.com ^ | December 30, 2013 | Eric Odom
    BREAKING: Moderate GOP PAC That Promised to Beat Back Tea Party Challengers Bankrolled by Labor Unions liberal Republicans can’t beat conservatives without labor union support?
  • New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand builds bridges with GOP, raises profile in Washington

    08/10/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | AUGUST 10, 2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    The junior senator has the support of Republican colleagues Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz on a measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations. Her work has garnered praise from GOP members as a Democrat they’d like to work with and is helping her own set of issues in Washington.,/i> WASHINGTON — It was a head-turning sight on Capitol Hill. There was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, standing with firebrand Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to showcase their support of her measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations....
  • Sen Rand Paul (KY-R) isn't against all drones - LOL Alert

    08/09/2013 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08.09.13 | Sen Rand Paul
    Perhaps I am not against ALL drones! http://t.co/gLTQFzLDLH— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) August 9, 2013
  • House GOP: We’ll legalize “DREAMers” if border gets secured first

    07/25/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    House Republicans have steered clear of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill and its approach, pledging to proceed in steps to overhauling the nation’s immigration system instead. Democrats have been using that strategy as a way to paint the GOP as callous and unconcerned (at the least) about immigrants, especially their children. National Journal reports that Eric Cantor will try to turn the tables on that argument, daring Democrats to support border security in exchange for legalization of minors: An emerging coalition of House Republicans is arguing that young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children constitute “a special...
  • Aide’s resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul’s war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Some Republicans are accusing the party’s neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio “shock jock” some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the “Southern Avenger,” Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • 2009: Ron Paul Goes On Iranian TV To Attack Israel, Praise Suicide Bombers, Hamas Terrorists

    12/29/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/29/11 | Iranian TV
    On Jan 5 2009 Ron Paul conducted an interview with Iranian state owned English language propaganda channel, Press TV, where he urges ending support of Israel, defends Hamas and tactics of suicide bombing, states that Hamas is innocent and the Israeli state are the aggressors.
  • Bradley Manning: traitor, whistleblower, victim of Obama's bullying – and a terrible gay icon

    06/06/2013 1:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2013 | Dr. Tim Stanley
    The Bradley Manning trial has begun, and the tale of how a weirdo tried to bring down the government – and how the government bit back – is fascinating. For liberals, it’s one political paradox after another. First, there’s the problem of little Bradley. On paper he ought to be a liberal’s pin-up – a gay soldier driven by his conscience to share the secrets of the military-industrial complex with the world. The defence’s tale of how he came to be disillusioned with the Iraq War is believable and symapthetic. Manning was ordered to investigate a roadside bombing in 2009...
  • Ron Paul website has been offering "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" for 3+ yrs (screenshot at link)

    01/28/2012 9:30:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 86 replies
    NY Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | January 28 | Adam Taxin
    The website for "Campaign for Liberty", an organization started by "Republican" anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. As word spreads of this, inevitably Paul's campaign will take down the page and claim the situation was a mere innocent mistake with which Paul (who of course hopes to lend his managerial skills to the entire nation) had nothing to do, a la the controversy over his newsletters in the 1990s. This of course despite the fact...
  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    12/04/2010 7:07:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 196 replies · 46+ views
    Third Age ^ | December 3, 2010
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is defending WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables. In an interview with Fox Business Thursday, Paul went against the opinions of many of his Republican colleagues, asserting that Assange should be given the same protections as the media. "In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul said. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it." “This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for...
  • Ron Paul Tweets About SEAL Sniper’s Death

    02/04/2013 12:52:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | February 4,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense
  • Ron Paul Praises Occupy Wall Street

    01/13/2012 3:11:36 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 29, 2011 | John Mccormack
    While campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised the Occupy Wall Street movement, comparing it to the Tea Party movement. "In many ways, I identify with both groups," Paul said. Both groups are fed up with problems in Washington and "the two-party-system," Paul said while speaking at an insurance company in Des Moines. Praising the left-wing Occupy Wall Street movement is an unusual move for a Republican presidential candidate, but Ron Paul is, of course, an unusual Republican presidential candidate. He jumped to first place in the Iowa caucus polls partly because of support from people...
  • Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

    02/04/2013 11:30:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 63 replies
    Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday: 'Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense'
  • Video: Ron Paul bails out of interview with CNN after being pressed on racist newsletters

    12/21/2011 6:55:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, the same bit jumped out at me as jumped out at Ace:Borger: “These things are pretty incendiary.” Paul: “That’s because of people like you.”Really? Only liberal/media types should find the newsletters offensive? He can’t mean that because he keeps saying that he disavows the content. I think he means that the newsletters are water under bridge which everyone rightly should, and would, never mention again if not for the media repeatedly bringing them up. Which is interesting for a few reasons. One: Every other candidate’s dirty laundry has been aired and re-aired over the past few months and...
  • Bradley Manning: Political prisoner and hero ("whistleblower" and "gender queer")

    05/06/2012 12:40:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Green Left Weekly ^ | May 5, 2012
    Socialist Alliance gay and lesbian rights spokesperson Rachel Evans spoke in Sydney on April 24 at a rally calling to free accused WikiLeaks’ source Private Bradley Manning from prison in the US, where he is being held in solitary confinement. The protest was part of an international day of protest for Manning, who faces a court martial and possible life in prison if convicted. Evans’ speech is below. * * * We are one of the many groups across 14 countries around the world taking action today because Bradley Manning is, once again, being subjected to a kangaroo court —...
  • Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'

    12/18/2011 8:14:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums and at one point struck a female superior, a court heard today. Captain Casey Fulton, an Army intelligence officer who worked in the same secure facility as 24-year-old Bradley Manning, described a violent outburst in May 2010 at their secure office or SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility). Fulton said she ordered a derogatory report against Manning, who is charged with downloading hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from the military's classified network when he was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq,...
  • Ron Paul: Maybe Wikileakers Are ‘True Patriots’

    12/21/2011 2:43:39 PM PST · by TBBT · 14 replies
    The Corner ^ | 12/21/2011 | Patrick Brennan
    Speaking at a campaign rally on October 28, Ron Paul offered another erratic speech on foreign policy and, disturbingly, referred to whistleblowers such as Wikileaks as “true patriots” and “political heroes.” In remarks against “government secrecy,” Paul suggested the following: What about giving immunity to the whistleblowers? They’re the ones who need immunity. We have a few brave souls, especially in the foreign policy area — it came up in Vietnam, it’s come up more recently, Wikileaks … technically yes, they’re breaking a rule, but what is the government doing? They’re breaking the law. If we have an American citizen...
  • Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isn’t he ?

    12/21/2011 4:19:34 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    This clip has been making the rounds last night and today, but it’s not new — it’s actually from a clip featured by Wikileaks, for obvious reasons, last January. Still, it’s not as if the parameters of the Bradley Manning case have changed significantly in the last eleven months, or at least not in any way that mitigates Manning’s alleged crimes. The enlisted soldier transmitted a vast trove of classified government communications, primarily diplomatic cables but also some internal military information, and sent it to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Jazz Shaw has a good update on the case...
  • Ron Paul Says Accused Traitor is a Patriot

    01/13/2012 3:32:14 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | December 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    As homosexual Army soldier Bradley Manning’s treason trial continues at Fort Meade, Maryland, the support he has received from Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been curiously ignored by the major media, now touting Paul as someone who could win the January 3 Iowa Republican Caucuses. Paul has called Manning, a crossdresser with acknowledged mental problems, a “hero” and “patriot” for stealing government secrets and providing them to WikiLeaks.
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    USNews.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Ron Paul: Wikileaks Leaker Manning Is a 'Hero'

    12/21/2011 6:57:33 AM PST · by TBBT · 72 replies · 2+ views
    spectator.org ^ | 12/21/2011 | JEFFREY LORD
    Well. So Ron Paul is picking up steam in Iowa. May even be a frontrunner. And here he is (beginning at 4:06 in the video) saying of Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of pages of classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks, that Manning is a "true patriot" and a "political hero." I kid you not. Here’s the link to the video. Wait 'til Newt, Mitt, Rick, Rick, Michele, and Jon hear about this.
  • Ron Paul Under Fire for Praising Accused Traitor

    12/26/2011 2:06:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/26/2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fox News is the latest news organization to pick up on the revelation, first reported by AIM, that Ron Paul had praised WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as a hero and patriot. Directly referring to WikiLeaks and Army soldier Bradley Manning being held in detention, Paul said, “Should he be locked up in prison or should we see him as a political hero? Maybe he is a true patriot—who reveals what’s going on in government.” The comment drew strong applause from Paul supporters. Video of the event, officially posted by Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty organization, also shows the Republican presidential...
  • Ron Paul joins sides with the traitor Rosenbergs’ son, calls WikiLeaks traitor Manning a “patriot"

    12/22/2011 7:16:46 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 22ND, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Iowa caucus voters pay close attention. Do you really want to vote for a man who would join with the son of executed Communist spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to declare the traitorous Bradley Manning a “hero” a “patriot” and a “whistle blower?” Paul, who switched parties from Libertarian to Republican because he knows he could never get elected wearing his true colors, declared Army soldier Bradley Manning, the person who purposely gave WikiLeaks thousands of sensitive secret documents about how America conducts war operations, a hero and a patriot! Robert Meeropol whose parents were fried in Sing Sing’s electric...
  • Congressman Ron Paul calls Wikileaks & Bradley Manning Heros

    12/22/2011 1:11:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 2011 | Ron Paul
    [5:00] MyWikileaksNews
  • Ron Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isn’t he?

    12/21/2011 6:45:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    This clip has been making the rounds last night and today, but it’s not new — it’s actually from a clip featured by Wikileaks, for obvious reasons, last January. Still, it’s not as if the parameters of the Bradley Manning case have changed significantly in the last eleven months, or at least not in any way that mitigates Manning’s alleged crimes. The enlisted soldier transmitted a vast trove of classified government communications, primarily diplomatic cables but also some internal military information, and sent it to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Jazz Shaw has a good update on the case...
  • Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A "Hero" and a "Patriot"

    12/20/2011 2:49:26 PM PST · by TBBT · 108 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 12/20/2011
    Bradley Manning gave all the sensitive intelligence he could to WikiLeaks, which of course outed it all, in stages. The last bit outing -- of the real names of our agents working in hostile countries, against their own governments or terrorist groups which have the favor of the government -- was supposedly an "accident," but that information was outed all the same. People have been killed, obviously. Because Bradley Manning was all butthurt or something. Bradley Manning is a narcissistic, sociopathic coward and traitor with the blood of murder on his delicate little hands. But that's not the Bradley Manning...
  • Bradley Manning: hero to his followers, enemy of the state to others

    06/03/2013 7:46:31 AM PDT · by kimtom · 7 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03 Jun 2013 | By AFP
    (photo with article) By recently admitting he was the source of thousands of secret US diplomatic cables and war logs regarding Afghanistan and Iraq, later published by WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning appears certain to be found guilty at a trial beginning Monday. But having denied the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy," chiefly al-Qaeda, the man accused of causing his country's worst ever security breach remains an enigma: a hero to his followers, an enemy of the state to others. The short, skinny, bespectacled US Army private has cut a confident figure in previous court appearances, exuding a quiet...
  • Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm the allies of al Qaeda

    05/21/2013 5:01:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | John Hudson
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, which voted overwhelmingly to arm elements of the Syrian opposition in a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). "This is an important moment," Paul said, addressing his Senate colleagues. "You will be funding, today, the allies of al Qaeda. It's an irony you cannot overcome." The legislation, which would authorize the shipment of arms and military training to rebels "that have gone through a thorough vetting process," passed in a bipartisan 15-3 vote. Paul offered an amendment that would strike the...
  • Hot Mic: Schumer Organizing Immigration Votes with 'Our Republicans'

    05/20/2013 11:43:21 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 104 replies
    Breitbart;Big Government ^ | 5/20/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A hot microphone caught Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) coordinating which way members of the “Gang of Eight” who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee would vote on immigration bill amendments, Breitbart News has learned. “Do our Republicans have a pass on this one if they want?” the microphone caught Schumer saying.
  • The White House Scandal No One Noticed

    05/18/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | 05/16/2013 | JEFF CONNAUGHTON
    For those of us who have long wondered why the Justice Department never investigated Wall Street, the Associated Press subpoena scandal illustrates a key point: The Justice Department sets priorities based on what it hears from the White House. ---snip--- With President Obama's gratitude, Justice Department leaders will likely one day rejoin the prestigious white collar bar and make millions of dollars a year to defend the very bankers they were supposed to hold accountable
  • Rubio condemns Bachmann

    04/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 138 replies
    Salon ^ | July 19, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown joined John McCain in denouncing the congresswoman's Muslim witch hunt Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party and a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, said this morning that he disagreed with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s baseless call to investigate Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government. Appearing on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Rubio was asked by a caller if he would join Republican Sen. John McCain’s strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim witch hunt on the Senate floor yesterday. While Rubio said he doesn’t personally know Huma Abedin, a...
  • Why we are still in Afghanistan. It's not about Al Qaeda anymore..

    04/20/2013 5:03:51 PM PDT · by inspector · 10 replies
    Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 2/19/2013 | Paul Goble
    United States plans to link the countries of Central Asia by new rail lines with Afghanistan. At the same time, Washington opposes neither the construction of a railway corridor from Central Asia through Iran, nor Chinese extensions of its national rail system into the area. Nevertheless, according to analysts at the Moscow Strategic Culture Foundation, these overlapping transportation development projects threaten to spark a new “railroad war” in the Central Asian region—one that in the absence of counter-efforts by the Russian Federation is likely to result in a sharp reduction of Moscow’s influence over the countries there.
  • And Then There Were Three (Limbaugh, Levin, Savage-No Amnesty) vanity

    03/28/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by jdirt · 18 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | mar 28, 2013 | jd
    When Sean Hannity suddenly “evolved” his position on amnesty to accommodate his idol Marco Rubio, I can't say I was surprised. All of Fox News has been in the tank for so long that it was inevitable. I don't see how someone, at his age and given the enormous amount of evidence against illegal immigration, could morph all of that into a 180 degree position. He didn't even pretend to put up a fight for Americans. He folded like a deck of cards. It was painful to watch someone so wimpified by someone he admires. But when Glenn Beck this...
  • Rand Paul maps quick path to balanced budget

    03/23/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 35 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3 22 2013 | staff
    Sen. Rand Paul formally rolled out his 2014 budget blueprint on Friday, offering a combination of tax and spending proposals that he said would balance the federal budget in five years without raising taxes. The freshman Kentucky Republican’s plan reshapes entitlement programs, abolishes four federal agencies and overhauls the federal tax code by establishing a 17-percent flat tax and eliminating taxes on capital gains, dividends and savings.
  • Elite GOP surprisingly more open to Rand than many think...But still wary.

    03/19/2013 10:23:20 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | Robert Costa
    National Review's Robert Costa reports from Washington DC that the GOPe are 'wary' of Sen. Rand Paul but are 'surprisingly open' to him
  • Rand Paul flip-flops on illegal immigration

    03/19/2013 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    <p>WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, has told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that there should be a path to citizenship for illegal aliens in the United States.</p>
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:01:45 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | March 19, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Erica Werner of the Associated Press gives us a textbook example of why talking about immigration in the United States is so hard. She reads into statements things that are not there.The headline of her article is “Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship.” Giving her the benefit of the doubt that someone else wrote the headline, her first paragraph reads thusly: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is telling a Hispanic business group that illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship. I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech....
  • Erica Werner of the Associated Press Reads More Into Rand Paul’s Speech Than is There

    03/19/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 3/19/13 | Erick Erickson
    I have read the entirety of Rand Paul’s speech. I have spoken directly to the Senator. No where in his speech does he use the word “citizenship.” In fact, the word citizen is only used once, in reference to Rand Paul himself saying, “As a teenager, I was not always the model citizen that I am today.”
  • Associated Press stands by Rand Paul 'pathway to citizenship' report

    03/19/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 54 replies
    .politico.com ^ | 3 19 13 | staff
    The Associated Press is standing by its report that Sen. Rand Paul intended to back a path to citizenship in his speech Tuesday to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, despite the fact that he did not do so, and despite claims from advisers that the AP's story is wrong. ... The AP obtained an advance copy of Sen. Paul’s remarks on Monday and reported that he would be "endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants." That report led to headlines across news outlets ranging from Fox News to The Washington Post to the Huffington Post...
  • Rand Paul squashes AP's 'wrong' report

    03/19/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by wesagain · 78 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 19, 2013 | Michael Thompson
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll for 2016 only days ago, is denying an Associated Press report that he supports a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. The AP’s Erica Werner reported Paul told a Hispanic business group that illegal aliens should be allowed to become U.S. taxpayers and ultimately get a shot at citizenship. However, Paul told the Washington Post, which carried the original story, the reporting was inaccurate. “I didn’t use the word citizenship at all this morning,” he said. “Basically what I want to do is to...
  • Rand Paul's anti-interventionism

    03/19/2013 2:01:19 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    China.org ^ | March 19, 2013 | Zhao Jinglun
    Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, filibustered the Senate vote on confirming John Brennan to be CIA director, because he was against the drone war in general and the targeted assassination of American citizens in the US in particular. He failed. Brennan became CIA director. But his filibuster was called "historic" by Antiwar.com's Justin Raimondo, who quotes a talk show host at length: "There is a fear among (John) McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy. Think of the neocons. Think of going into Iraq and not just securing Iraq, but building a democracy. Nation...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain legal status

    03/19/2013 2:01:47 PM PDT · by WCH · 371 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3.19.2013 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    The dramatic shift in the Republican Party on immigration continued Tuesday, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative tea party icon and possible 2016 presidential contender, endorsed an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would allow the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to obtain legalized status. “Immigration will not occur until conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. That’s why I’m here today: to begin that conversation and become part of the solution,” he said in a breakfast speech Tuesday morning before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
  • Rand Paul’s immigration plan: Border security before probationary legal status

    03/19/2013 1:56:47 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 29 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3 19 2013 | staff
    The AP claimed this morning that Paul was set to endorse a path to citizenship in his speech today. Not so, countered conservatives on Twitter: Read his prepared remarks and you’ll see that citizenship is never mentioned. Which is true, and also irrelevant. The whole point of Paul’s speech is GOP rapprochement with Latino voters; he spends nearly two-thirds of it extolling Latinos’ work ethic, reminiscing about his friendships with Latinos growing up in Texas, name-checking Jaime Escalante and Pablo Neruda, and of course citing the ancient canard that Latinos are really just Republicans who don’t know it yet. (He...
  • On Syria, Our interventionists ensure America’s luck is running out

    03/04/2013 3:24:53 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Michael Scheuer's Non-Intervention.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Michael Scheuer
    For more than two years the Syrian civil war has raged with no impact at all on the United States and its domestic or international interests. Notwithstanding the crocodile tears that have flowed from Mrs. Clinton, President Obama, the European Union, and the usual gang of senatorial war lovers — McCain, Graham, Lieberman, etc. — the Syrian civil war has not troubled genuine U.S. security interests a lick. But that reality is, of course, irrelevant to our bipartisan governing elite, and we now seem headed for yet another mindless foreign intervention. As he stepped into the Secretary of State’s role,...
  • Republican Leaders Worry Their Party Could Divide in Two

    02/14/2013 5:54:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Yahoo! News / National Journal ^ | February 14, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    Inside the cozy enclaves of GOP bonhomie—hunkered at the tables of see-and-be-seen Washington restaurants—Republican leaders are sourly predicting a party-busting independent presidential bid by a tea-party challenger, like Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in 2016. To them, the GOP apocalypse looms larger than most realize. Dueling State of the Union rebuttals and Karl Rove’s assault on right-wing candidates are mere symptoms of an existential crisis that is giving the sturdiest Republicans heartburn. And yet, the heart of the matter extends beyond the GOP. My conversations this week with two Republican officials, along with a Democratic strategist's timely memo, reflect a growing...
  • The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose (Ron Paul)

    01/21/2013 12:46:47 PM PST · by listenhillary · 4 replies
    Free foundation ^ | January 21, 2013 | Ron Paul
    Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to raise the limit by executive order or other unilateral action. This is business as usual in Washington. Democrats literally do not believe we have a deficit and debt problem, and reliably propose greater borrowing and spending. Republicans talk a good game when it comes to government debt, but have no credibility to argue against deficits or...