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  • RAND PAUL HAS A SOLUTION TO STATE OF THE UNION PROBLEM — CUTS OUT PELOSI ENTIRELY

    01/17/2019 10:40:17 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/17/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    RAND PAUL HAS A SOLUTION TO STATE OF THE UNION PROBLEM — CUTS OUT PELOSI ENTIRELY 9:30 AM 01/17/2019 | POLITICS Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor 1035 Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul offered a potential solution to the State of the Union problem that has been front and center for the past few days — President Donald Trump bypasses the House of Representatives entirely and delivers the speech from the Senate floor. “Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in...
  • GOP rep: 'Rand Paul is giving the president bad advice' on Afghanistan and Syria

    01/17/2019 8:23:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | BRETT SAMUELS
    Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is criticizing Sen. Rand Paul, saying the Kentucky Republican gave President Trump "bad advice" when he suggested that the U.S. declare victory in Afghanistan and Syria. "There are those of us who have sacrificed for our nation, who know the importance of this terrorist threat and the need to stay vigilant," tweeted Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, on Wednesday. "We go there so that they don’t come here. It’s that simple." Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch due to an injury sustained in combat, was responding to a tweet from Paul in which the senator said...
  • Rand Paul suggests holding State of the Union in Senate

    01/17/2019 7:40:45 AM PST · by RandFan · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday suggested President Trump hold his State of the Union address in the Senate after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked the president to postpone the Jan. 29 address amid the partial government shutdown. "I think that’s a real affront to the American people," Paul said on "Fox & Friends," referring to Pelosi's request. Pelosi made the surprise request on Wednesday, warning that staging the speech amid the partial shutdown — which has affected both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Secret Service — creates security risks. Paul said denying the move would be the...
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • Rand Paul Heading To Canada, Land Of Universal Health Care, For Surgery

    01/15/2019 9:52:39 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/15 | Mary Huffenpuss
    Ardent foe of socialized medicine Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is planning to undergo hernia surgery this month in Canada, where medical care is publicly funded and universally provided. Paul, who is not covered by the Canadian health care system, will pay out of pocket for the operation, an aide told Politico. The surgery is set to take place at Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, a “world renowned hospital,” the senator’s spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said. Information about the surgery, scheduled for Jan. 21, was revealed in court papers in Paul’s civil lawsuit against neighbor Rene Boucher, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. According...
  • Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault

    01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST · by Califreak · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/14/19 | Unnamed
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work. The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to...
  • Rand Paul's approval rating in Kentucku

    01/11/2019 9:54:42 AM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    43% approve, 38% disapprove. That's a net positive rating of 5%. In contrast, the Turtle's approval rating is 38% approve and 47% disapprove.. a negative rating of -9% McConnell has one of the worst ratings in America.
  • Rand Paul slams Mitt Romney: 'a big government Republican'

    01/02/2019 11:14:28 AM PST · by RandFan · 57 replies
    Washington is already taking sides in the battle between President Trump and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, with Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul slamming the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Paul tweeted that Romney is a “Big Government Republican” and a faux conservative, and a top Paul aide said that Trump is delivering on his promises.
  • Hey Mitt, we’d rather have a gruff Trump than a polite loser like you

    01/02/2019 8:25:56 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 01/2/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Well, that didn’t take long. Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney, the incoming “GOP” senator from the great state of Utah, hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already he’s proven why conservatives loathe the Republican establishment and are so enthusiastic in their support for POTUS Donald Trump. Writing in The Washington Post, no less, RINO Romney betrayed the voters of his state — who won Utah with 45.5 percent of the vote (Hillary got 27 percent and #NeverTrump GOP candidate Evan McMullin got 21 percent as an “Independent) — and tens of millions of the president’s supporters by trashing POTUS’...
  • Liz Cheney Throws in Digs at Rand in Her Critique of Syria Withdrawal

    12/29/2018 11:30:13 AM PST · by rintintin · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 27 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) added her name to the long list of lawmakers to publicly oppose President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. She minced no words during her appearance on "Face the Nation" over the weekend. "I am deeply, deeply concerned, and I oppose strongly the president's decision apparently to withdraw troops from Syria, the apparent decision that we're now going to be looking to withdraw troops from Afghanistan," Cheney said. "I think the president has done a lot of very good things in terms of beginning to rebuild our military, getting out of the Iranian...
  • Rand Paul Says He Knows Where We Can Get the Money for the Wall

    12/25/2018 6:13:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | S. Noble
    Senator Rand Paul thinks he knows where we could find the funding to build the wall. Instead of rebuilding Afghanistan, we could use that money for the wall and our own national security. Donald Trump Jr. agrees...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases 2018 ‘Festivus’ Edition of ‘The Waste Report’

    12/24/2018 11:37:29 AM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    www.paul.senate.gov/ ^ | 12/21/2018 | Rand Paul
    Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released his 2018 Festivus edition of The Waste Report, an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the U.S. government. Dr. Paul’s Festivus Waste Report, now in its fourth year, shines a spotlight on some of the wasteful spending and misplaced priorities that have helped the federal government place taxpayers on the hook for a debt that is rapidly closing in on $22 trillion. Highlights include: providing over $76 million in stipends to...
  • Chairman Paul's 2018 Festivus Report

    12/22/2018 8:16:17 AM PST · by grimalkin · 8 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | 12/21/2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    On Friday, December 21, 2018, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released his 2018 Festivus report, which documented over $114 million in government waste of the American people's tax dollars.
  • Rand Paul: Promise To End The War In Syria Is Why Trump Won The Election

    12/21/2018 6:50:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2018 | Tim Hains
    On 'America's Newsroom' Senator Rand Paul backed President Trump in the face of harsh criticism from Republicans over his decision to withdraw the 2,000-strong U.S. force from Syria. RAND PAUL: This is a very bold move for President Trump. It is exactly what he promised the American people -- in fact it is one of the reasons he won the election. Because he is different from so many Republicans who want us to be everywhere all the time around the world. They want us to be the world policeman, that every war on the planet we have to have our...
  • How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

    12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 79 replies
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ^ | 12/18/2018 | Jack Hunter
    “Kristol was trying to remake the Republican Party,” Carlson says. A significant part of Kristol’s GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics. Carlson recounts, “Years later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, ‘of whom I disapprove so much that I won’t appear with them. That I’ve encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party.’” “’I’d be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was...
  • Senator Rand Paul Demands Briefing from CIA Director

    12/04/2018 2:59:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    "The very definition of deep state is when the intelligence community withholds information from Congress." --US Senator Rand Paul, Dec 4, 2018
  • Dangers to Dissidents

    11/29/2018 1:30:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Seanator Rand Paul
    The brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has opened a window into the world of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reminded us that there are many places in the world where disagreeing with your government is a death sentence. I break with the administration on their response to this killing for many reasons. If Saudi Arabia is not held accountable for the barbaric murder of Khashoggi, what will it mean for the fate of other dissidents held in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere who are being held without trial? What message does it send to kingdoms and dictatorships around...
  • Shep to State Dep’t spox: You guys've basically adopted Cheney’s theory of preventive war now, huh?

    09/24/2014 6:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, indeed they have — and this isn’t the first time that point has been made by a reporter to a State Department mouthpiece. Shep is correct in the precision of his terms, too. Although lazy people like me refer to the Bush/Cheney approach as “preemptive” war, preemption really describes a case where you have reason to believe your enemy’s about to land a punch on you. You’re preempting the blow by hitting him first; the imminence of his attack is key. The Bush/Cheney approach vis-a-vis Saddam was really one of preventive war. It wasn’t a matter of Saddam...
  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • Iran is on both sides of the table (Zero has caved to every Iranian demand)

    04/20/2015 9:33:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Monday April 20, 2015 | Richard Baehr
    It is a general rule of negotiations that you don't negotiate with yourself. This advice is intended to prevent one side from being the only party that offers bridging proposals or compromises, and continues to offer more even after every offer is rejected as inadequate by the second party. In such cases, the negative party simply waits to see how far the offering party will go, and whether it will eventually come around to fully accepting every demand. The offering party proves, by its succession of improved offers and its unwillingness to give up on the negotiations, to be the...