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  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • Rand Paul Forces Mitch McConnell to Pull Bill Off Senate Floor Over Refugee Housing:

    11/19/2015 3:28:28 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov. 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Senator Rand Paul forced his own party’s leadership to yank a bill off the floor of the Senate on Thursday over refugee housing, a significant political and policy victory for the Kentucky Senator and 2016 GOP presidential candidate. Paul also blasted Senate leadership on Thursday for not considering his amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill that would have blocked any current refugees in the United States from getting public housing. “Well I think what boggles my mind is the biggest issue in our country right now is keeping us safe from attack,” Paul told Breitbart News...
  • Paul moving to halt refugee visas

    11/16/2015 1:23:48 PM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), a GOP presidential candidate, is proposing a bill to impose an "immediate moratorium on visas for refugees" in light of Friday night's terror attacks in Paris, which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for. "The best way to defend the country from attackers that don't really have an army, but come here as individuals, is to prevent their access into this country," Paul told reporters on Monday. "It is about time, and I think Paris should wake us up to the fact that we can't just let anyone come to this country,"...
  • The Republican War -- Over War Policy

    11/13/2015 7:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul. Marco's retort triggered the loudest cheers of the night: "There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians. The Chinese are taking over the South China Sea. ... the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world." Having called for the U.S. Navy...
  • Questions Raised About Credibility of Politico Hit Pieces on Trump, Paul, Carson

    11/10/2015 11:10:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 5 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 11/09/2015 | Barry Donegan
    Political journalism organization Politico has come under fire this week after it published an article that first accused Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson of lying about being verbally offered a scholarship by a West Point recruiter before it was edited to reflect the fact that Politico’s confirmation that Carson did not follow through with the admissions process at West Point does not itself constitute proof that Carson lied about anything. Meanwhile, questions have been raised across the conservative blogosphere about other Politico articles that have been driving similarly-negative narratives about Republican candidates. For example, the media-driven narrative that Rand Paul’s...
  • Rand Paul: 'I still am' the political world's most interesting man

    11/09/2015 12:33:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 9, 2015 | Ben Jacobs
    In 2014, Time magazine called Rand Paul “the most interesting man in politics”. One year later, Republican voters do not seem to agree. While Donald Trump hosts Saturday Night Live and Ben Carson’s autobiography is parsed with Talmudic scrutiny, Paul, suffering from anemic poll numbers, only just escaped being bounced from Tuesday’s primetime Republican debate in Milwaukee. He is undeterred. Asked by the Guardian at a recent campaign stop if he was still the most interesting man in politics, the Kentucky senator said: “I still am. I still am.” For many Republican primary voters, the question is whether the unassuming...
  • Rand Paul: 'Hillary Clinton is a neocon' [Crashes DNC Forum, dings Rubio]

    11/06/2015 11:08:32 PM PST · by UncleRicosFootball · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/6/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hammered Hillary Clinton for her hawkish foreign policy Friday evening, less than an hour before the former secretary of state was scheduled to arrive at Winthrop University for the "First in the South" Democratic presidential forum. "I think Hillary Clinton is a neocon," the GOP hopeful told MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "She supported the war in Iraq, in Afghanistan," Paul said of the presumptive Democratic nominee. He added, "If Hillary Clinton is president, we will be back at war in the Middle East." The Kentucky senator also took jabs at one of his...
  • Rand Paul’s New Book Sells Fewer Than 500 Copies In Two Weeks

    11/06/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Megan Apper
    Paul’s book, Our Presidents & Their Prayers, a 36,000-word account about the faith of U.S. presidents, had only sold 80 copies in the first six days, according to the BookScan numbers. Today the number of sales for Paul’s book stands at 440 through Sunday, according to sources with access to the numbers.
  • Did St. Paul Use the Deuterocanon?

    11/03/2015 1:58:59 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Shameless Popery ^ | November 2, 2015 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Today is All Soul’s Day, in which Catholics pray for the faithful departed. And this practice of praying for the dead has clear Scriptural roots: it’s encouraged in 2 Maccabees 12:43-45. The only catch is that this citation comes from the Deuterocanon, the set of seven Books accepted as Scripture by Catholics but rejected by most Protestants (who tend to refer to these books, erroneously, as “Apocrypha”). It’s also in the Deuterocanon (specifically, 2 Maccabees 15:12-16) that we find the clearest example of praying to the Saints. We can go so far as to say that if Catholics are...
  • Boehner: "Catholic Guilt" Swayed Paul Ryan On Speakership

    11/02/2015 2:57:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) says he used “Catholic guilt” to persuade Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to run for speaker.
  • The Hill: GOP "Plauged By Tea Party Monster It Created"

    10/30/2015 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Breitbart News
    The Hill explains how the Tea Party has taken over the GOP. Since the GOP took the wheel of the 114thCongress in January, all they seem to have accomplished is driving the institution into the ground—guided by ineffective, chaotic leadership that’s part and parcel with the Republican Party’s new extremism.
  • Scoring the Debate: And the Winners are...

    10/28/2015 7:52:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 107 replies
    Vanity ^ | 28 Oct 15 | Xzins
    Trump - On his game. Smacked John Kasich down quickly at the beginning. His closing nailed the media to the wall. Excellent Carson - What can I say? He was off his game. He was really flat tonight. Kept wringing his hands and searching for words. Cruz - Really sharp. Took it to the media. Took it to Congress. Took it to the Washington Cartel. Paul - I'll take heat, but Paul was excellent tonight. Spoke the truth about budget, entitlements, medicare, social security. He's not a warm person. I think he's a Vulcan. Christie - Really on his game,...
  • Rand Paul to Donald Trump: Get out of the race

    10/28/2015 4:50:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | October 28, 2015 | David Weigel
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Taking full advantage of a restive and swollen debate press corps, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held a brief roundtable with supporters at the University of Colorado, then indulged a media question about Donald Trump's sagging poll numbers. "I think maybe he should get out of the race," Paul said. The students, organized by the Ron Paul-founded Young Americans for Liberty, had no horse race questions. Rand Paul, accompanied by his wife, Kelley, sat between a dozen or so libertarians, a wall of cameras, and a few more students listening intently. (Not everyone in the dining yard was...
  • Ryan On Budget Deal: "The Process Stinks"

    10/27/2015 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    The House Ways and Means Committee Chairman and odds-on favorite to be next House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he was not happy with the process of the pending budget deal announced Monday night and negotiated by outgoing Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with the White House.
  • Ted Cruz is wooing voters who favored rival Rand Paul's father, and it's working

    10/18/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 18, 2015 | Seema Mehta
    When Rand Paul entered the GOP presidential race, he sought to stitch together a distinct coalition: his father's fiercely loyal libertarian supporters, millennials, and others new to Republican politics whom he hoped to draw with his provocative stances on privacy and marijuana laws. Six months later, none of that is working. Paul is a low single-digit blip in the polls. He barely meets the threshold to participate in the next debate later this month. Influential conservatives are urging him to bail out. ... As the Kentucky senator struggles, a sometime ally turned rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is working...
  • GOP pushes Rand Paul to focus on Senate re-election

    10/17/2015 4:53:29 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2015
    A defiant Rand Paul is brushing off weak fundraising and weaker poll numbers as would-be donors and home state Republicans push him to abandon an uphill presidential bid to focus on his Senate re-election. While showing some frustration, the first-term Kentucky senator this week claimed his superior political organization would prove wrong those doubting his chances in the White House contest. At the same time, he released fundraising numbers that place him squarely in the bottom tier of the GOP's 2016 class over the last three months, a painful symbol of stalled momentum for the libertarian favorite who was considered...
  • House conservative group would 'look favorably' on Ryan for speakership

    10/11/2015 2:54:56 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 105 replies
    news.yahoo ^ | 10/11/15 | Jason Lange and Timothy Gardner
    The approximately 40-member House Freedom Caucus is at the center of turmoil within the Republican Party over who will be the party's effective leader in the House ahead of the 2016 presidential election. A group of hard-line conservative Republicans would "look favorably" on Paul Ryan if he ran to be speaker of the House of Representatives, the group's leader said on Sunday.
  • The collapse of Rand Paul and the libertarian moment that never was

    10/02/2015 1:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jerry Taylor
    The libertarian moment in American politicsforetold just last year in the New York Times magazineis like the horizon; always retreating as we advance upon it. The political events of 2015 are a brutal reminder about how far this country is from embracing libertarianism and how alien those ideas are even to the purported shock troops of the freedom movement. While libertarianisms opponents can take heart, its champions are setting their cause back by pretending that all is well. The collapse of the Rand Paul campaign speaks volumes. In a 15-person field, Paul is the only candidate who looks even remotely...
  • Kelley Paul files husband Rand's S. Carolina primary papers

    09/29/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    wcnc.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Rand Paul is now officially a candidate in South Carolina's presidential primary. On Tuesday, Paul's wife, Kelley, stopped by South Carolina's Republican Party headquarters in Columbia to file her husband's papers to participate in the GOP nominating contest. South Carolina is home to the first Republican presidential primary in the South.
  • Donald Trump makes bold prediction about Rand Paul

    09/29/2015 2:51:12 PM PDT · by VinL · 45 replies
    Nat Sun Times ^ | 9/29/15 | Scott Sutton
    Donald Trump has proven he isnt one to shy away from making bold predictions, and Tuesday afternoon was no different. Trump, the GOPs downward trending front-runner, took to Twitter to predict that Rand Paul would be driven out of the race and that Paul would announce soon. He then noted that the Kentucky senator only has 1 percent support in recent polls. @realDonaldTrump "Prediction: Rand Paul has been driven out of the race by my statements about him-- he will announce soon. 1%! In a follow-up tweet, Trump said that he hopes when Rand Paul gets out of the race...
  • Rand: I'll Oppose McConnell On CR,Doesn't Pledge Support To Him As Leader

    09/28/2015 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he will oppose Senator McConnell (R-KY) when he brings forward the continuing resolution, but didnt offer his support to McConnell staying as majority leader, citing a lack of an election or other choices, and arguing, it isnt about opposing a person on Mondays Americas Newsroom on the Fox News Channel.
  • Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul Reportedly Preparing To Exit Presidential Race

    09/27/2015 5:00:42 PM PDT · by lafroste · 99 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 9/27/15 | Mike Bessler
    Many within the GOP establishment including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul are finally waking up to an inconvenient truth. Namely, this election cycle is a season for outsiders. As Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson surge in the polls, certain candidates who enjoyed mass quantities of encouragement and support from the Republican old guard are falling by the wayside with increasing speed, like Texas Governor Rick Perry, who many Republicans viewed as a shoo-in for the nomination and who suspended his campaign two weeks ago. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a favorite among social...
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader its still too early probably to talk about things like that. That sounds unlucky to me, he said. Less than two years later, Pauls luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • Graham itching to confront Cruz, Paul

    09/24/2015 3:24:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Burgess Everett
    Lindsey Graham has told colleagues he launched his implausible presidential campaign, in part, for two reasons: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The straight-talking South Carolina senator hasn't been able to rebut his two conservative Senate colleagues on a debate stage yet. But hell get a chance on the Senate floor later this week when he slugs it out over their hardball legislative tactics to defund Planned Parenthood that have Congress hurtling toward a government shutdown. Graham said in an interview he's prepared to confront Cruz directly as the chamber braces for a rhetorical assault from the Texas senator, with Graham...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • The Tragedy of Rand Paul

    09/19/2015 7:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    You dont have to agree with all or even most of Senator Rand Pauls brand of libertarianism to concede that his candidacy once held so much promise. Paul entered the race buoyed by what seemed like a burgeoning libertarian moment. From the conduct of the global war on terrorism to massive comprehensive reform packages, American political culture had grown suspicious of the federal governments ability to avert the unforeseen negative consequences of its good intentions. For several weeks in the summer of 2014, Rand Paul led a field of nine prospective Republican presidential candidates in the polls. It was a...
  • Paul staffer says Rubio aide punched him (Ah, hit him back!)

    09/18/2015 5:05:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 21 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/18/15 | Mark Hensch
    A top official for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is accusing a rival staffer with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) of punching him in the face. John Yob, the national political director for Pauls 2016 presidential campaign, says the incident occurred early Friday morning in a bar on Mackinac Island, Mich. I ran into a guy named Rich Beeson, who frankly I didnt even know who it was at first as he isnt relevant in our political world, Yob wrote on his Facebook page. Anyway, he is Marco Rubios national campaign manager, he said. He literally physically assaulted me in the face....
  • Barroom fight begins GOP leadership weekend on Mackinac Island

    09/18/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    FOX17online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Josh Sidorowicz
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. A Grand Rapids political consultant, now director and chief strategist for the national Rand Paul campaign, claims a top official for the Marco Rubio campaign punched him Thursday night at a bar on the island, which is hosting the biennial GOP Leadership Conference. John Yob, the national political director for the Rand Paul campaign, posted on Facebook early Friday morning hed been punched in the face inside the bar by a man he said is the deputy campaign manager for Rubio, a Florida senator.
  • Paul: America Doesnt Want Pitiful, Buffoon Trump Who Calls Woman Ugly

    09/17/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Channels Americas Newsroom, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 93% said, America is about done with his opponent GOP front-runner Donald Trump because he is a buffoon who insults women and calls them ugly, and that has become pitiful. Paul said, I think America is about done with him. I think we are ready to move on. I sensed that in the debate. There was up a silliness and lack of seriousness on his part that I think America will be done with him. The debate I think will reshuffle the pack. And I think...
  • Rand Paul Casts His Lot With Glenn Beck Claims Tea Party Was "Rallying Against Donald" In 2010

    09/16/2015 1:27:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    SIMI VALLEY, California Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is aiming his guns at GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump ahead of the second presidential debate. While shooting a rifle, shotgun and pistol at Taran Tactical Innovations here, down the street from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Paul told reporters hes gunning for Trump. Paul fired at targets including a big stack of paper file boxes labeled the IRS Tax Code and at a bulletproof vest.
  • Paul: Trump "Would Cause" GOP To Experience Biggest Loss Since 1964

    09/16/2015 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNNs Wolf, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said if his rival Donald Trump was to become the GOP nominee for president, the Republican Party would lose as bad as it did in 1964 when the Democratic candidate President Lyndon B. Johnson won 61 percent of the popular vote against the Republican candidate, then-Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ).
  • Rescuing Miss Kim Davis

    09/05/2015 1:24:44 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 138 replies
    My own workup | 09/05/2015 | DoughtyOne
    On June the 16th the SCOTUS handed down a decision on same sex marriage. The majority opinion agreed that same sex marriages must be recognized by the states. The states would have to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, and they would have to recognize same sex marriages performed in other states. LINK None of us agreed with that ruling, but it was a much anticipated ruling. Conservatives knew this was coming for months. The ruling, one that could be a catastrophe for traditional marriage, was a potential nuclear bomb to the Biblical and even historic definition of marriage...
  • Rand Paul: Donald Trump setting GOP up for worst defeat since 1964

    08/31/2015 10:06:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Chris Villani
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (AP) a Republican candidate for president today warned his party risks its worst electoral beating since 1964 if frontrunner Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. It would probably be the worst defeat weve had since (Barry) Goldwater, Id predict, if Trump where the nominee, Paul said in a Boston Herald Radio Morning Meeting interview, referring to the 1964 race during which the Republican from Arizona carried only six states against Lyndon B. Johnson. A recent Quinnipiac national poll showed Trump lapping the field with 28 percent of those surveyed saying they support him. Paul, who...
  • Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll

    08/31/2015 10:13:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    msnbc ^ | 08/31/15 10:46 PM | Will Femia
    Public Policy Polling gave The Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at the results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. ...surprising is to find Beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support.
  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus, allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices

    08/22/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/22/2015 | Adam Beam
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus The partys executive committee approved a proposal on Saturday to hold a presidential caucus on March 5. The plan would let Paul run for president and re-election to his Senate seat at the same time without violating state law that bans candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Republicans agreed to approve the caucus on one condition: The state party had to have $250,000 in its bank account by Sept. 18 specifically reserved for caucus expenses. If the money is not...
  • The Daily 202: Cruz trying to poach Paul voters

    08/11/2015 4:50:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    WashPo ^ | 8/11/15 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: Ted Cruzs operatives are quietly reaching out to Rand Pauls early supporters and endorsers, making the case that the Texas senator is their best bet if they want a Republican nominee who is friendly to libertarians. Saul Anuzis, the former Michigan GOP chair who is working for Cruz, recently traveled to New Hampshire to meet with Paul backers and make that case, my colleague David Weigel scoops for the 202. The key to his pitch: Paul is floundering and Cruz is viable. Other sources tell me that Cruz is poised to roll out a few endorsements from...
  • Rand: I'm Concerned Trump Would Treat Country As His "Bully Fiefdom"

    08/11/2015 5:17:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he was concerned fellow candidate Donald Trump would treat the country as sort of his little bully fiefdom and criticized him for changing his mind on issues on Mondays broadcast of the Fox News Channels OReilly Factor.
  • Chamber of Commerce puppet Rand Paul accuses Donald Trump of being a Washington insider

    08/09/2015 4:30:31 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Rand Paul recently attacked Donald Trump as a consummate insider an enemy of the Tea Party who buys and sells politicians. Paul neglected to mention that he himself was purchased by the Chamber of Commerce in 2014 for the explicit purpose of defeating conservatives. (SNIP) First, Rand Paul compared opponents of amnesty to Nazis Then he became BFFs with Kirsten Gillibrand Then he became BFFs with Harry Reid Then he became BFFs with Chuck Schumer Then he became BFFs with the Chamber of Lobbyists Then he became BFFs with Mitch McConnell Then he stabbed Ted Cruz in the back Then...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul: I Plan On "Mixing It Up" And "Standing My Ground" In Debate

    08/06/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively that hes keyed up and ready to roll in Thursday nights debate hosted by the Fox News Channels Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. In an interview in the lobby of the Radisson hotel in downtown Cleveland about 12 hours before the first GOP presidential primary debatewhich will happen across the street at the Quicken Loans ArenaPaul said he plans on mixing it up on Thursday night with his fellow top 10 GOP contenders and plans on standing my ground on issues that matter to him.
  • Rand Paul is basically doomed: How the man who was supposed to reinvent GOP fell flat on his face

    08/04/2015 8:00:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | August 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    It wasn't too long ago that Rand Paul was viewed as a serious threat to the GOP nomination. Not any longer.One of the big mysteries of the Koch brothers lavish gala this past weekend is the fact that Rand Paul was not in attendance. Youd think that the Kochs would at least insist that Paul come to the fete to do a dramatic reading of John Galts Atlas Shrugged speech for the billionaires in attendance, but he didnt show. Some reports suggest that he was invited, but declined. Perhaps his feelings are hurt that they also invited Scott Walker, Ted...
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspapers August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselms College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...
  • Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at donor retreat

    08/01/2015 7:52:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by Freedom Partners, a key cog in the political network of the Koch brothers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina, Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will all attend a gathering of well-heeled GOP donors at a luxury resort in Orange County, California. Kentucky senator Rand Paul was invited but declined to attend, citing previous commitments to...
  • Rand: Trump's Surge Is Fueled By Media And "Temporary, Sort Of, Loss Of Sanity"

    07/30/2015 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the rise of fellow candidate Donald Trump is due to extensive media coverage of Trump and a temporary, sort of, lost of sanity on Thursdays broadcast of CNNs Wolf. Rand said of Trumps rise in the polls, Television works, Wolf. If you would give some other candidates time from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night, all day long, every day for three weeks, Im guessing some other candidates might rise as well. So, for example, while some people are hearing about one candidate all the time,...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Walker, Bush, Rubio lead our 2016 GOP presidential picks [Oregon]

    07/30/2015 5:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | July 30, 2015 | NW Spotlight
    We are now 467 days from the next presidential election on November 8, 2016, to elect the 45th president of the United States. In just 7 days, on August 6th, Fox News will be holding the first debate for Republican presidential candidates in Cleveland, Ohio. Politico reported that there will actually be two Fox News debates on August 6th: a 5PM debate for all 16 announced candidates and a 9PM main event for the 10 candidates with the highest average in national polls. In preparation for the upcoming debates, we asked some Oregon Republican political insiders to give us...

    07/29/2015 4:31:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he thinks there are about 58 senators who will vote to defund Planned Parenthood on Tuesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel.

    07/26/2015 6:17:53 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the packwhere hes been unable to climb out.
  • Rand Paul May Use Filibuster to Try to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After Shock Video

    07/17/2015 3:33:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After a shocking new expose’ video that caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies Senator Rand Paul says he plans to hold up or amend legislation in the Senate in order to get a vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood.As LifeNews reported, new undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with investigators...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul On Tennessee Terror: Restrict Immigration From Muslim Nations

    07/17/2015 3:26:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here that he wants to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries after the Chattanooga, Tennessee, terrorist attack.