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  • Sen. Rand Paul Changes ‘No’ to ‘Yes,’ Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo as Secretary of State

    04/23/2018 2:51:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | MICHELLE MOONS
    Several Monday conversations with President Donald Trump, a meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and reassurances about Afghanistan led Sen. Rand Paul to announce Monday evening that he would vote to support Pompeo as the next Secretary of State. Paul recounted his decision process on Twitter as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepared to vote on the Pompeo confirmation. The senator spoke with President Trump several times during the day and met with Pompeo. “After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to...
  • Vanity - Just announced on Fox News Rand Paul will be a "YES" on Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 2:09:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    April 23, 2018 | Me
    Good for Paul, I wasn't confident he'd change to a yes vote.
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal...

    04/20/2018 10:01:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Marc Thiessen: Pompeo is close to confirmation and 11 senators are close to making a colossal mistakeFor the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee. ~snip~ Last year, all 10 Democrats on the committee voted "no" to Rex Tillerson's nomination, making him the first secretary of state in history to be approved on a...
  • Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag

    04/17/2018 5:25:04 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 101 replies
    Rand Paul / Youtube ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Rand Paul
    Rand Paul: Syrian Chemical Attack A False Flag Either that or Assad is ‘dumbest dictator on the planet,’ he says Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4V3jQCi8-o The chemical attack allegedly perpetrated by the Syrian government is most likely a false flag, according to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). When asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer if stalling Russian sanctions was the right move for Trump, Paul directed the topic to whether or not the chemical attack in Syria was even genuine. “I think before you talk about sanctions, we oughta talk about what evidence is there that Russia was complicit in this attack,” Paul said on Monday....
  • 'It's Disputed by Our Founding Fathers': Paul Challenges Pompeo on Syria, Military Deployments

    04/12/2018 7:35:55 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4-12-2018 | Fox News Insider
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) challenged Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo Thursday on whether President Trump can authorize strikes on Syria without approval from Congress. Pompeo, the current CIA director and a former congressman, said at his Senate confirmation hearing that he believes the president has the authority to sign off on another attack on Bashar al-Assad's forces. He said that power of the president has not been disputed by Democrats or Republicans for an "extended" period of time. Paul disputed that, arguing the Constitution gives that power to Congress, not the executive branch. "Actually it's disputed mostly by our...
  • Senator Rand Paul Confirms Peter Strzok and Lisa Page Retain FBI Top Secret Security Clearances

    04/11/2018 12:24:07 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sundance
    uring an interview with Fox News host Harris Faulkner today U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed a response letter he received from FBI Director Christopher Wray. Senator Paul inquired with the FBI Director about whether reassigned FBI Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI Attorney Lisa Page still retained their Top Secret FBI clearances. According to Senator Paul, the FBI director would not respond to specific agent inquiry, however, Wray did affirm that all existing FBI officials retain Top Secret clearances. In essence, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, despite being removed from investigative authority over their role in the political efforts to...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Mueller has abused his authority ["it is a witchhunt"]

    04/10/2018 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Ken H · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2018 | n/a
    Excerpt => PAUL: "He is looking at some kind of personal dealings with the President’s lawyer. And imagine, once they get this, they have all of the information that the President has ever discussed with the attorney and they say, 'Oh, we’re not going to use the stuff that’s attorney/client privilege.' But they’ll read it. And you think once they read it it might give them ideas of other places the look. There's this concept called parallel construction. They don’t actually use the information they read but they now have that information and can use it to go snooping in...
  • Rand Paul is reading the Spending Bill. Here are some highlights. (Twitter)

    03/23/2018 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/23/2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    o $12m for Scholarships for Lebanon o $20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program o $12m in military funding for Vietnam o $3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos o $15m in Developmental assistance to China o $10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan o $1m for the World Meteorological Organization o $218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe (yep..the birthplace of democracy needs promoting) o $25m for International Religious Freedom o $10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students o $1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations o $51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health o $7m promoting International Conservation o $10m...
  • Senator Rand Paul nails it on Twitter

    03/21/2018 8:09:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 21, 2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    @RandPaul: It’s a good thing we have Republican control of Congress or the Democrats might bust the budget caps, fund planned parenthood and Obamacare, and sneak gun control without due process into an Omni...wait, what?
  • BERNIE SIDES WITH IRAN'S MULLAHS

    03/21/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/21/2018 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The Left's romance with the Islamic Republic ensues. The Senate debated on Tuesday a resolution introduced by Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders that would require the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Yemen. The surprising support the resolution won from 44 U.S. Senators handed a big win to Iran, which is engaged in a hot war with Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. And it was a huge slap in the face to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who was meeting with President Trump in the White House as the Senate debated the motion on the floor. It also showed the...
  • Rand Paul denounces 'disgraceful' ex-CIA chief Brennan over anti-Trump tirade

    03/18/2018 10:01:25 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday blasted former CIA Director John Brennan for suggesting that President Trump will be remembered as a “disgraced demagogue,” saying that Brennan spying on Americans while running the agency was disgraceful. “This man had the power to search every American’s records without a warrant,” Paul tweeted Sunday. “What’s disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American.”
  • Trump’s State Dept., CIA picks will be confirmed despite Rand Paul’s objections, Lindsey Graham says

    03/18/2018 9:13:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he thinks President Trump’s picks to lead the State Department and CIA will make it through the Senate, despite Sen. Rand Paul’s pledge to try and block the nominees. Mr. Graham said CIA Director Mike Pompeo will make a suitable replacement for Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, since he shares Mr. Trump’s world view — including a tough line against North Korea. “He will get confirmed,” Mr. Graham told CNN’s State of the Union. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican from Kentucky, said he fears. Mr. Pompeo is a throwback to Republicans who...
  • Does Rand Paul Owe Gina Haspel an Apology?

    03/16/2018 12:22:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 105 replies
    NRO ^ | 14 March 2018 | Rich Lowery
    Rand Paul launched a typically obnoxious attack on Gina Haspel today. Here is one account: “To really appoint the head cheerleader for waterboarding to be head of the CIA? How can you trust somebody who did that to be in charge of the CIA,” Paul wondered, adding, “To read of her glee during the waterboarding is just absolutely appalling.” Paul was referring to an account of a waterboarding session with suspected al Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, who was subjected to so-called enhanced interrogation techniques now widely considered to be torture. ., . The problem is that this conduct appears to...
  • RAND’S STAND: Sen. Paul VOWS to BLOCK Trump’s Picks for State Dept., CIA

    03/14/2018 11:20:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Hannity ^ | March 14, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    GOP Senator Rand Paul publicly announced his total opposition to President Trump’s nominees to head the State Department and the CIA on Wednesday; saying he’s “going to do everything” he can to block them from office. According to Politico, the outspoken Senator revealed his intentions while speaking with reporters at the US Capitol, saying people “complain sometimes about the filibuster” but added he plans to use the procedural maneuver to derail the nomination process. “People complain sometimes about the filibuster, they complain about trying to obstruct… “I’m going to do everything I can to block them,” said Paul. “I’m perplexed...
  • Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Will Depart April 1

    03/05/2018 9:24:41 PM PST · by lowbuck · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5 March 2018 | Matt Vespa
    While he survived a brutal and controversial Senate primary in 2014, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, citing his failing health, is resigning effective April 1. A special election will be held to finish the remainder of his term that ends in 2020. If no one gets above 50 percent, a runoff will be held. For now, Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint an interim senator to fill the vacancy until the election. Cochran’s colleague, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI), is up for re-election this year and is facing a challenge by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel challenged Cochran in 2014 (via NPR): I...
  • Rand Paul: Is Our Military Budget too Small, or Is Our Mission too Large?

    02/18/2018 5:27:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Rand Paul
    Is our military budget too small, or is our mission too large? Since 2001, the U.S. military budget has more than doubled in nominal terms and grown over 37% accounting for inflation. The U.S. spends more than the next eight countries combined. It’s really hard to argue that our military is underfunded, so perhaps our mission has grown too large. That mission includes being currently involved in combat operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Niger, Libya, and Yemen. We have troops in over 50 of 54 African countries. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost over a trillion dollars...
  • Rand Paul Considers Sponsoring Hard-Line House DACA Bill

    02/14/2018 2:42:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Feb 13, 2018 | Brendan Kirby
    As Senate debates immigration reform, Kentucky senator pushes work visas instead of unqualified grants of citizenshipSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he’s considering offering a hard-line House immigration bill in the Senate during this week’s open debate over former President Barack Obama’s quasi-amnesty program. The debate kicked off Monday, but Paul noted Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that all of the proposals extend amnesty far more widely than the Securing America’s Future Act sponsored in the House last month by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Rep. Rául Labrador (R-Idaho), and others. Unlike the proposals discussed so far in...
  • Sen. Rand Paul, Dr. Kelli Ward to hold joint rally in Scottsdale

    02/12/2018 9:40:30 PM PST · by KC Burke · 28 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 2/12/2018 | KTAR
    PHOENIX – Sen. Rand Paul will join Dr. Kelli Ward and her supporters in a joint rally in Scottsdale later this month, according to a release. The event is being held to support Ward’s candidacy to replace Sen. Jeff Flake in Senate, who announced in October that he would retire and not seek re-election in the upcoming Republican primary. Paul’s involvement in the rally will be his latest show of support for Ward, who has also been recognized by President Donald Trump on Twitter.
  • Rand Paul Stands Tall

    02/10/2018 10:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Thank God for U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). At least there is one politician in the United States Senate who is concerned about deficit spending.On Thursdaynight, he led a lonely crusade against a two-year $400 billion spending bill that balloons the budget and massively increases the federal debt by over $1 trillion. Paul continued the fight for hours, forcing a very brief government shutdown, and providing much needed attention to the spending habits of our federal government.On the Senate floor, Paul, revealed the real problem was “Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits.” He said that the goal of...