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  • Senator Rand Paul Has Been Detained By The TSA At Nashville Airport

    01/23/2012 11:17:21 AM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/23/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    On the list of stupid things the Transportation Security Administration could do for their public image: detaining Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the politician most anxious to abolish them, is probably right near the top. But that's exactly what just happened, his Communications Director, Moira Bagley has confirmed it in a tweet. Kelly O'Donnell is reporting that aides say Paul was detained when he refused a full-body pat-down, after the scanner went off. Paul lifted his pant-leg to show he had no metal, and asked to be re-screened. He was denied this request.
  • Sen. Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville, TSA denies

    01/23/2012 9:33:20 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 Jan 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s press secretary Moira Bagley tweeted on Monday that Transportation Security Administration officials were detaining her boss in Nashville, Tenn. “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” Bagley tweeted at about 10 a.m. on Monday. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Texas Congressman and current Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul – Sen. Rand Paul’s father – placed a post on Facebook about the news as well. “My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport,” Ron Paul posted. “I’ll share more details as the situation unfolds.” Ron Paul adds, via...
  • Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

    01/23/2012 8:18:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 102 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/12 | Sunlen Miller
    Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA in Nashville. @moirabagley, the Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” A spokesman for TSA said the agency was looking into the matter but could not immediately comment. Paul apparently set off an airport security full-body scanner, “on a glitch,” a spokesman in Paul’s office told ABC News. The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and...
  • Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA at Nashville Airport

    01/23/2012 7:55:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    Ron Paul Facebook Page/CNN ^ | January 23, 2012 | Congressman Ron Paul/Dana Bash
    <p>Posted by Ron Paul on his Facebook page: "My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport. I'll share more details as the situation unfolds."</p>
  • Ron Paul’s Son.. Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”

    01/16/2012 11:34:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul’s Son Sen. Rand Paul Won’t Comment on Father’s Past Comparison of Gaza to “Concentration Camp”; Israelis Suprised Congressman Made Analogy Supporters of Ron Paul have been trying to make the case their candidate is pro-Israel despite his past statements and opposition to foreign aid to the Jewish state. Their job got a little harder after a two-year-old interview Rep. Paul gave to Iran’s Press TV was recently posted on YouTube in which he compared Israel’s treatment of Gaza to that of a Nazi concentration camp. In the 2009 interview, Paul talks about the “tragedy of Gaza,” comparing it...
  • US Sen. Rand Paul: No Consideration to VP Bid For Now

    01/12/2012 4:27:42 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 10 replies ^ | JANUARY 12, 2012 | staff
    Paul, speaking Thursday morning in Louisville, said he's "seen the chatter on the Internet" about the possibility of being tapped as the GOP nominee's running mate. But he said for now he is focused on helping U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's campaign for the GOP nomination. "I haven't really considered it yet," Rand Paul said. "I'm focused on trying to help my dad." The Republican from Bowling Green made his comments Thursday morning at the St. Matthews Community Center in Louisville after saying his office would give $500,000 in office funds back to the U.S. Treasury.
  • Rand Paul returns $500K in office budget to Treasury (Obama Spends it Again in Half a Nano-Second)

    01/12/2012 3:19:59 PM PST · by MissesBush · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/12/12 | SCOTT WONG
    Freshman Sen. Rand Paul is making good on his promise to cut federal spending. The Kentucky Republican and tea-party favorite said Thursday he’s returning $500,000 to the U.S. Treasury -- money from his operating budget that his office never spent. The half million dollars represents about 16 percent of Paul’s annual budget, and he contends no senator has returned as much to taxpayers. “I ran to stop the reckless spending. And I ran to end the damaging process of elected officials acting as errand boys, competing to see who could bring back the biggest check and the most amount of...
  • Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters

    01/04/2012 1:16:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 344 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | Staff
    Sarah Palin said she wasn't surprised at Rick Santorum's success in Iowa, and warned that the GOP should not take Ron Paul's supporters lightly. Speaking on Fox News before Iowa's final numbers were in, she called Santorum "spot-on" with his policies toward Iran and praised his "social conservative" positions. Her strongest comments came for Paul, however, saying "the GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this" because "a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke" and Paul has reached that constituency well. She warned that the GOP "better work with them."
  • Rand Paul: My father is misunderstood on Israel

    01/03/2012 8:24:32 PM PST · by SmithL · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/4/12 | HILARY LEIILA KRIEGER
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s views on Israel and Iran have been greatly misunderstood, his son Senator Rand Paul said in a conversation with The Jerusalem Post just hours before Iowans voted in the first caucuses for the GOP nomination Tuesday night. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who like his father espouses libertarian views, said his father’s positions on the threat of a nuclear Iran are in line with those of Mossad head Tamir Pardo and other prominent Israeli figures, who he suggested has questioned the wisdom of using a military option against Iran. Pardo was quoted...
  • Rand Paul Calls Rick Santorum A War-Mongering Moderate

    01/02/2012 5:09:29 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 62 replies
    TPM ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro-
    DES MOINES, IOWA — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is in town today to be a walking Daisy ad on behalf of his father, Ron. His main target: the surging Rick Santorum. On Iowa talk radio this morning, Rand took after Santorum with a line of attack reminiscent of that infamous Lyndon Johnson dig at Barry Goldwater. In short, Rand asked, is Santorum the kind of guy you want with his finger on the button? The line came in response to a question about Ron Paul’s foreign policy, which has given many in the pro-Israel right pause. They worry that Paul...
  • Mark Levin Threatens To Campaign Against Rand Paul If Ron Paul Runs Third Party (AUDIO)

    01/02/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 100 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin, who was on vacation, came back with a fierce threat today. Levin promises he will do "everything in his power" to defeat Sen. Rand Paul if his father runs as a third-party candidate. "If Ron Paul decides that he is going to go third-party, which is detrimental to this nation, and pulls a million votes, which is relatively insignificant in the big scheme of things, I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky," Mark Levin said on his...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Vote for my dad ("He won't falter, he won't bend"). Watch Video

    12/23/2011 7:11:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Effective. A filial endorsement is endearing, if predictable, and Rand’s already prominent enough as a national figure that his stamp of approval qualifies as a rare “mainstream” thumbs up for his pop. The message is smart, too: No policy specifics, just a promise that Ron will stick to his principles because that’s what he’s been doing for 50 years. True enough; whatever his other faults, the fear that President Paul would “evolve” in office is absolute zero. Quite a contrast with the likely nominee.They’re going for the Iowa tea-party vote here, I take it, but I don’t know how helpful...
  • Rand Paul Warns Voters about Gingrich and Romney

    12/10/2011 1:54:38 PM PST · by MulberryDraw · 41 replies
    EconomicPolicyJournal ^ | 12-10-2011 | Robert Wenzel
    Rand says of Romney: He's moderate, northeastern, don’t-rock-the-boat Republican, and I think everyone in the party clearly understands that. As for Gingrich, Rand says: ...what worries me is that the voters are being sold a bill of goods in Gingrich. Gingrich began his career as a Rockefeller Republican from the liberal wing of the party. And though he has often spoken and occasionally acted like he left that wing, it is clear from his flip-flops and multiple “apologies” that his heart is still there...Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative. He is part of...
  • Jim DeMint votes to end Iraq War

    12/10/2011 1:46:40 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-08 | Jack Hunter
    James Madison, “The Father of the Constitution,” wrote: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” Enabling governments to “control the governed” has always been easy, as tyranny has long been mankind’s default position: Virtually every regime in history has sought to increase its power. Obliging government to “control itself” has always been the hard part, and nations that value freedom have always tried to place limits on their...
  • Tea Party Leaders: Rand Paul is Wrong on Newt Gingrich

    12/10/2011 10:11:49 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 157 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 12/10/2011 | Mallie Jane Kim
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's media blitz bashing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as unworthy of Tea Party support isn't hitting its mark, at least not among leaders of the Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots, and Tea Party Nation. "I want people to go out there and work for who they believe in," says Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer, who says she or any individual shouldn't dictate who people in the movement ought to vote for. "These people are intelligent. They're not just sheeple that are following somebody," Kremer says, adding that Tea Partyers haven't coalesced behind one candidate...
  • Marco Rubio versus Rand Paul

    12/09/2011 11:45:17 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 22 replies ^ | December 9, 2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio, rising star of the Republican right, on everyone’s short list for VP, called for a unanimous vote, without debate, on a resolution directing President Obama to accept Georgia’s plan for membership in NATO at the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. Rubio was pushing to have the U.S. Senate pressure Obama into fast-tracking Georgia into NATO, making Tbilisi an ally the United States would be obligated by treaty to go to war to defend. Now it is impossible to believe a senator, not a year in office, dreamed this up himself. Some foreign agent of Scheunemann’s...
  • Rand Paul, Libertarian Extremist

    12/03/2011 8:51:43 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Tea Party’s limited-government, constitutional heart is in the right place. But it needs much better guidance about how the Constitution works in wartime. The defense-authorization bill currently under congressional consideration contains some unremarkable, largely redundant provisions about the treatment of enemy combatants. Naturally, the now-familiar alliance of leftists and libertarian extremists — self-proclaimed “constitutionalists” all — attacked with their signature “sky is falling” equanimity. On Wednesday, my column addressed some of the more hysterical arguments posited by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano. The real action, however, was taking place on the Senate floor, where Tea Party favorite Rand Paul...
  • PAUL: War on terror doesn’t justify retreat on rights

    12/01/2011 6:51:21 PM PST · by Bokababe · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/30/11 | Sen Rand Paul
    James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home.” Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” During war, there has always been a struggle to preserve constitutional liberties. During the Civil War, the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed. Fortunately, those actions were reversed after the war. The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome, given that we...
  • Rand Paul for President?

    11/21/2011 6:37:02 PM PST · by SLB · 44 replies
    The water cooler at my place of employment | Nov 21, 2011 | Self
    A couple of us were kibbitzing at work today and I would like to throw this out for comments (I have thick skin so go ahead). What if the Republican Convention next year is declared to be an open convention and Ron Paul nominates his son Rand? Is this scenario even possible and if so, would he stand a chance of winning a nationwide election?
  • Rand Paul: Supercommittee Failure May Be Best Option to Force Spending Cuts

    11/20/2011 1:56:11 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 20 replies ^ | 11-20-11 | Amy Woods
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that, if the congressional supercommittee fails to reach a deficit-reduction agreement before Thanksgiving, that might be the best way to force the government to cut spending. "It's sort of like telling your children that, if you don't clean up your mess — or else," Paul said today on CNN's "State of the Union." "Really, maybe we need the ‘or else’ because Congress isn't behaving the way they should be behaving. Maybe sequestration is our only way we will get any kind of cuts." Sequestration, the term used for automatic spending cuts that will be...