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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 bushwon · 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...
  • Rand Paul as super surrogate

    11/22/2011 6:32:01 AM PST · by packback · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 11.22.11 | William Chocher
    Media figures on the right that once laughed at his father found themselves cheering on and defending Rand, legitimizing Ron Paul by proxy. Yet, so far, Rand Paul has not played a large role in his father's presidential campaign for the GOP nomination.
  • Senate majority rejects GOP bid to block EPA (with the help of 6 RINOs)

    11/11/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dina Cappiello (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate on Thursday rejected a Republican attempt to block a regulation intended to curb power plant pollution that blows downwind into other states. By a 56-41 vote, senators defeated a resolution by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who said the step was needed to rein in what he called the Obama administration's overzealous job-killing approach to environmental protection. "We are simply asking that the clean air regulations already on the books stay in place and we do not make the regulations so onerous that they put utility plants out of business and we have an...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Politico Story: ‘I Don’t Think You Should Print Stuff Like That’

    11/01/2011 1:56:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/01/2011 | Betsy Woodruff
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) says the sexual harassment accusations made against Herman Cain are unfair because of their anonymity. And he speaks from experience. “In my election, I had an anonymous girl from college — who I still don’t know — make accusations against me,” he tells National Review Online. “I don’t think you should print stuff like that. To libel someone’s character and not put your name on it, I think is inappropriate and shouldn’t be printed.” Paul adds that fear of sexual harassment suits damages workplace relations. “There are people now who hesitate to tell a joke...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is flawed

    10/18/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 40 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/18/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Sen. Rand Paul says he likes the idea of a flat tax, but when it comes to presidential candidate Herman Cain’s suggestion of creating a 9 percent national sales tax he sees red flags. Paul told Conservative Home USA that combining a sales tax with an income tax is problematic. He says Cain’s opponents such as Michelle Bachmann are correct to worry that the third nine of the 9-9-9 plan would unnecessarily open the door to a new source of revenue for the federal government. “My fear of the 9-9-9 plan is that it...
  • Rand Paul Schools Senate Establishment

    10/17/2011 9:28:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | October 17, 2011 | Dan Holler
    Let me be the first to thank Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Later this week, he will make some old bulls in the United States Senate very uncomfortable – and that is a good thing considering the Senate Establishment has never hesitated to expand government and spend taxpayer dollars. Senator Paul is planning to bombard a Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee markup with amendments -- many, many amendments. His target will be the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). As Vice President Biden would say, this is “a big [freaking] deal.” It would be the ninth...
  • Rand Paul: They're on their IPhone made by Apple...wearing designer jeans their parents bought them

    10/07/2011 6:01:16 AM PDT · by Arcy · 29 replies
    Gotta love Rand Paul's commentary on these - everybody else owes me something - jokers protesting at Wall Street this week! Too many other Concervative Senators and Congressmen simply do not possess the backbone to call it like it is. Rand Paul does!
  • Tea Party conservative blocks pipeline safety bill

    10/04/2011 10:43:53 AM PDT · by deek69 · 13 replies ^ | 09/28/2011 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Tea Party conservative Sen. Rand Paul is blocking pipeline safety legislation intended to fix some of the problems that led to the rupture of a natural gas pipeline in San Bruno last year that destroyed a neighborhood and killed eight people. Paul, a first-term Kentucky Republican whose father, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex. is running for president, is using his prerogative as a senator to stymie action because he is opposed in principle to adding regulations and expanding the federal government.
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Poverty Is Not a ‘Death Sentence’

    09/21/2011 10:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2011 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist and chairman of a subcommittee on which I am the ranking minority member, called a hearing this week titled, “Is Poverty a Death Sentence.” My answer was a resounding “No.” Anyone who wishes to equate poverty with death must go to the Third World or seek out socialism and tyranny. Where you find command economies, you will find death and starvation. In contrast, those who wish to see death from poverty in our country are blind to the truth. While we all hope to lessen the sting of poverty, we need to put poverty...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Talk with Guest RAND PAUL!

    09/14/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | September 15, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Sick With Power: What Ron Paul Really Thinks of Reagan

    09/06/2011 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 12 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    Ron Paul attacked Rick Perry today in an ad juxtaposing photos of a young Paul and Ronald Reagan, with snap-shots of the GOP frontrunner, Perry, in his days as campaign manager for the noxious and obnoxious Al Gore. As pictures of beloved American President Reagan flash across our screen, we hear: “The establishment called him extreme and unelectable. They said he was the wrong man for the job. That’s why a young Texan named Ron Paul was one of only four Congressmen to endorse Ronald Reagan’s campaign for President, believing in Reagan’s message of smaller government and lower taxes. Now...
  • Sen. Paul pushes for vote of no confidence in Geithner

    08/10/2011 6:29:59 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 10, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced early Wednesday morning that he plans to push the Senate to hold a vote of no confidence in Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Unlike in the United Kingdom’s Parliament, where a no confidence vote would remove him, a U.S. Senate vote of no confidence would be a symbolic measure that sends a signal to the president. “The stock market gave a vote of no confidence to Timothy Geithner yesterday and for the past 11 days,” Paul said in a statement. “Geithner has shown no acumen in predicting, diagnosing, or treating America’s economic woes. The time...
  • Ron and Rand Paul say downgrade is fault of Washington, not Tea Party

    08/08/2011 7:02:27 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | Lucy Madison
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., and his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., both blasted Tea Party critics on Monday for suggesting that the conservative movement with which they're both linked may have had something to do with America's recent credit downgrade by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's. The elder Paul, a longtime lawmaker, staunch libertarian, and presidential candidate, decried the allegations as an "attempt to scapegoat" Tea Party lawmakers. He pinned the downgrade on the Washington establishment. "This attempt to scapegoat folks who recognize that our debt is out of control and that we must change course should not be...
  • Republicans Want Geithner to Walk The Plank After Credit Downgrade

    08/06/2011 3:45:05 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 36 replies
    Foxnews ^ | August 6, 2011 | Stephen Clark
    “No risk,” Geithner told Fox Business at the time. When asked whether S&P was wrong and that the U.S. would keep its top credit rating, Geithner said, “Absolutely”... Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. said the president should “demand” that Geithner resign “and immediately replace him with someone who will help Washington focus on balancing our budget and allowing the private sector to create jobs.” “For months he opposed all efforts to reduce the debt in return for a debt ceiling increase,” DeMint said. “His opposition to serious spending and debt reforms has been reckless and now the American people will pay...
  • Take that, Dewhurst: Rand Paul endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate over “establishment” rival

    07/29/2011 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 26, 2011
    If you’re a Texan, then U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he knows what you want in a U.S. senator. (Hint: It’s not a rich, establishment guy.) The Tea Party freshman today endorsed the Ted Cruz for Senate campaign, touting his personal ties to the Lone Star State: “Having grown up in Texas, I know Texans don’t want a career politician in Senate who will compromise with Democrats to keep growing our out-of-control federal spending and debt.” Cruz has already earned multiple endorsements from well-connected national conservative leaders, which include Kelly Shackelford, the President and chief executive officer of the...
  • Open Letter: Why I Oppose the Debt Ceiling Compromise[Rand Paul]

    08/02/2011 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies ^ | 01 Aug 2011 | Rand Paul
    Today Sen. Rand Paul issued an open letter on the subject of the debt ceiling compromise facing the Senate. Below is that letter.  To paraphrase Senator Jim DeMint: When you're speeding toward the edge of a cliff, you don't set the cruise control. You stop the car. The current deal to raise the debt ceiling doesn't stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. At best, it slows us from going over it at 80 mph to going over it at 60 mph. This plan never balances. The President called for a "balanced approach." But the American people are calling for...
  • CNN anchor to Rand Paul: I hope you’re happy with yourself, Mr. Tea Party

    07/31/2011 4:10:38 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 31, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, eight intensely annoying minutes for your Debt-Ceiling Sunday viewing pleasure while we await the final terms of a deal. The good news? No terrorist analogies here from Don Lemon, a notable exception to the left’s new New Tone. The bad news? He seems deeply, truly, abidingly uninterested in the policy question at issue, which is whether we can afford a step toward solving America’s debt problem as modest as Reid’s or Boehner’s plan given the magnitude of the crisis. He’d rather talk about the short-term political fallout of the standoff in Congress through the lens of which side...
  • A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?

    07/30/2011 2:26:39 PM PDT · by publius321 · 58 replies
    Senator Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate. We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate. I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated... (continued)
  • CNN’s Don Lemon And Sen. Rand Paul Clash Over The Tea Party’s Role In The Debt Crisis

    07/31/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 30, 2011 | Frances Martel
    After proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Reid bill and having it struck down, Sen. Rand Paul sat down with Don Lemon to explain what was happening on the floor and what compromises he was up for making. Lemon was in a curt mood, it seems, as weeks have gone by and the debt deadline looms with little to no visible progress occurring. The two had a contentious exchange as Sen. Paul tried to explain he did have the will to compromise when Lemon questioned what it would take.
  • Did President Manufacture Debt Crisis? [Do Bears ....]

    07/31/2011 6:31:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/30/2011 | FoxNews
    Did President manufacture debt crisis?
  • Rand Paul: To those referring to "Tea Party hobbits."...

    ...I'd rather be a hobbit than a troll.
  • Cut, Cap and Balance

    07/14/2011 7:01:21 AM PDT · by SueRae · 2 replies
    Toomey's website ^ | 7/7/2011 | Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Mike Lee
    Sens. Lee, Toomey and Paul Introduce Cut, Cap and Balance Act Thursday, Jul 7 The Cup, Cap and Balance Act cuts spending for fiscal year 2012 and caps spending over the next 10 years. These cuts and caps are based on levels contained in Sen. Toomey's 10-year balanced budget proposal (S. Con. Res. 21) and his Cap Spending Act of 2011 (S.1290). In addition, the legislation raises the debt limit by $2.4 trillion contingent on a balanced budget amendment passing in the House and the Senate. Sen. Toomey's remarks are below:(heavily exceprted due to space constraints) That's why I am...
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Rand Paul: Debt Ceiling Filibuster!

    07/03/2011 3:42:16 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 55 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 3, 2011
    On Newsmakers, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he will hold up the Senate’s business next week to force a debate on the debt limit. The Senate canceled its Fourth of July break to ensure discussions on raising the debt ceiling continues, but most of the discussions are happening behind the scenes. Senator Paul said on Newsmakers that he “will filibuster until we talk about the debt ceiling.” He said the full Senate, instead of a small group of Senators, needs to engage in debate.
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul to TSA Chief: 'You're Clueless'

    06/23/2011 8:19:33 AM PDT · by · 8 replies
    MRC TV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 6/23/2011 | Stephen Gutowski
    During a recent Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting Rand Paul (R-KY.) chastised the head of the TSA. Echoing the sentiments of many Americans he told John Pistole the actions of his organization made him feel less safe. He said the fact that TSA does invasive pat downs on 6-year-old girls from Kentucky make him believe that they are "clueless". This kind of straight talk has become something of a hallmark for Rand Paul since his election last year. He has taken on several other Obama administration officials to the delight of many conservative bloggers. These Rand rants have...
  • Republican senators seek to cut funding to czars

    06/22/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 22, 2011 | Michael Mayday
    Four Republican senators seek to cut off money to czars in the Obama administration and force current and future czars to undergo a Senate confirmation. The senators, David Vitter of Louisiana, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Dean Heller of Nevada and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, have introduced the amendment in the Nominations Process Reform Bill. Heller said the amendment, which defines czar as the “head of any task force, council, policy office or similar office established by the president that has not been confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” excluding the National Security Advisor, could return some accountability to the current administration’s...
  • Rand Paul on Slavery. Wrong Analogy. Right Problem.

    06/05/2011 4:41:59 AM PDT · by billflax · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/19/2011 | Bill Flax
    “The real destroyer of the Liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and largesses.” – Plutarch Rand Paul, the freshman senator from Kentucky, can’t seem to avoid controversy. Last year, then-candidate Paul questioned certain clauses of the Civil Rights Act on principled libertarian grounds. He quickly came under fire from across the political spectrum. The son of libertarian standard bearer Ron Paul recently generated headlines again for comparing free health care to slavery. As several commentators observed, no one can “conscript” doctors to practice medicine. He freely quit the profession. However, this isn’t the primary...
  • Could Rand Paul and Ron Paul be Zionists?

    05/29/2011 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 179 replies
    The View From Masada Blog ^ | February 17, 2011 | Matityahu Ben-Yosef
    Could Rand Paul and Ron Paul be Zionists? on February 17, 2011 by Matityahu Ben-YosefWhile the Middle East has always been a volatile region, the last month has seen events unfold in the region whose global impact we still may not appreciate. From the fall of governments in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt, and with other Middle East regimes to soon share their fate, the balance of power in the Middle East is changing before our eyes.However, the most significant revolution taking place in the Middle East right now may not have anything to do with what’s unfolded in those countries...
  • Harry Reid, Rand Paul’s Patriot Act showdown goes public

    05/26/2011 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 May 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    A fight over the extension of the Patriot Act played out on the Senate floor yesterday--and things got personal for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Paul chose to rise on the Senate floor in front of a national audience to give Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) a real piece of his mind. "I rise in response to a scurrilous accusation," Paul said. "I've been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America. To be attacked of such a belief when I'm here to discuss and debate the constitutionality of the Patriot Act is offensive. I find it...
  • Mitch McConnell Comes Out Against Rand Paul's Gun Amendment

    05/26/2011 11:02:08 AM PDT · by specsaregood · 62 replies
    Reason ^ | May 26, 2011 | Mike Riggs
    A senior GOP staffer tells me that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has come out against a PATRIOT Act amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would rescind the ability of intelligence agencies to access the firearm records of American gun owners. According to the staffer, McConnell is also encouraging other GOP senators to oppose Paul's amendment.
  • MUST WATCH: Harry Reid Likens Rand Paul to a terrorist for PATRIOT Act opposition

    05/26/2011 8:19:06 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 26, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blasted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on the Senate floor late Wednesday night. Reid called Rand Paul's opposition to the renewal of the PATRIOT Act "political grandstanding." However, that wasn't the worst thing Reid accused the freshman Senator from Kentucky of. "When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, we will be giving terrorists the opportunity to plot against our country undetected," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Now, the senator from Kentucky is threatening to take away the best tools we have for stopping them." Oddly, Reid cities James R. Clapper, the gaffe-prone Director of National Intelligence,...