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  • Director Wray Refuses to Deny Trump’s Phone Calls Are Being Collected in FISA Database

    10/10/2018 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    GP ^ | October 10, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Director Wray if President Trump’s conversations are getting collected in the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) database and he would not answer. “We know bad actors exist within intel community,” Senator Paul said. “REFORM NEEDED NOW” the Kentucky Senator added. RAND PAUL: The FBI Director just testified in the US Senate. I asked him if @realDonaldTrump phone conversations are getting collected in the FISA database. He wouldn’t answer. Is NSA or FBI listening in on our President? We know bad actors exist within intel community. REFORM NEEDED NOW' “Do you think that it is possible...
  • The Race to Replace Nikki Haley Is On

    10/11/2018 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 10, 2018 | Curt Mills
    Nikki Haley’s resignation earlier this week has set off a horse race inside administration circles to replace her. The early favorite? Dina Powell, former deputy to National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and currently a top executive at Goldman Sachs. One problem: Powell is deeply unpopular with Donald Trump’s base. “All the right people don’t like her and all the wrong ones do,” a veteran conservative activist close with the White House told me Wednesday. A case in point: Max Boot , the ex-conservative NeverTrumper, endorsed her as having the right stuff on Tuesday night. Breitbart News is running...
  • Rand Paul warns of 'assassination' peril after Kavanaugh confirmation...

    10/09/2018 9:03:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Following the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly. "I fear that there's going to be an assassination," Paul told a Kentucky radio show. "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation ... they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence." Paul's comments came the same day former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared that Democrats "cannot be civil" with...
  • Rand Paul’s Wife: I Sleep with a Loaded Gun Thanks to Leftists’ Threats

    10/09/2018 7:48:23 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/9/2018
    Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), described her increasing concerns for the safety of herself and her family amidst increasing calls from Democrats and the broader left to amplify politically motivated hostility towards Republicans. She offered her remarks in a Friday interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Director Amanda House. “We’ve updated all of our security systems at home. I sleep with a loaded gun by my bed. I’m home alone a lot, obviously when Rand is [in Washington, DC], and so I’ve got deadbolts all around my house so that if someone’s in my house when...
  • My husband, Rand Paul, and our family have suffered intimidation and threats

    10/04/2018 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2018 | Kelley Paul
    An open letter to Senator Cory Booker: It's nine o'clock at night, and as I watch out the window, a sheriff's car slowly drives past my home. I am grateful that they have offered to do extra patrols, as someone just posted our home address, and Rand's cell number, on the internet -- all part of a broader effort to intimidate and threaten Republican members of Congress and their families. I now keep a loaded gun by my bed. Our security systems have had to be expanded. I have never felt this way in my life. In the last 18...
  • Capitol police probe additional doxxing incidents targeting senators, including Rand Paul

    10/04/2018 8:35:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    Capitol Hill police on Wednesday were investigating two additional doxxing incidents after a former Democratic congressional intern was accused of posting the personal information of at least three Republican senators during last week's Judicial Committee hearing, sources said. Fox News has learned that the latest alleged doxxing incidents involve at least two more senators, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. The probe comes amid the arrest of Jackson Cosko, 27, a democratic congressional intern, who earlier Wednesday was arrested for allegedly publishing the private information of at least three Republican senators during last week’s hearing about sexual assault claims against Supreme...
  • Rand Paul's wife pens letter to Booker following protests, threats against husband

    10/03/2018 7:15:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday penned an open letter directed at Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), appearing to blame the Democrat for the threats and protests her husband has faced this week. Kelley Paul wrote in an op-ed published on CNN that her husband was "besieged at the airport by activists." She indicated that they shouted at the senator, stuck their middle fingers in his face and prevented him from moving to his destination. She wrote that the protesters had heeded Booker's advice from July in which he urged supporters to "get up in the face of...
  • Rand Paul Calls For Investigation Into Who Doxxed Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans

    09/29/2018 2:42:05 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/29/2018 | Molly Prince
    Sen. Rand Paul called for an investigation Friday to determine and punish who published the personal information of three Republican senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexual assault. “Yesterday there was an attempt to incite people by publishing the personal information of Senators – including home addresses – endangering them & their families,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted. “This should be investigated & the perpetrators punished. There is too much hatred and violence in politics these days.” .... Graham promptly changed his phone number, but confirmed...
  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • Rand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump

    09/13/2018 6:26:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13th, 2018 | By Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has defended President Trump on some of his most controversial moves, going against the prevailing sentiment of the libertarian movement with which he and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), have long been identified. Some of the most libertarian-leaning members of Congress, such as Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), have served as forceful critics of Trump within the GOP. But Rand Paul, who prefers the mantle of constitutional conservative to libertarian, has repeatedly offered Trump a stirring defense. Paul last week called for the use of lie...
  • Flashback: The Palin Effect on 2010 Midterms

    09/07/2018 12:46:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Time ^ | 2010 | Jay Newton Small
    Sarah Palin had a pretty good Super Tuesday. Three of the four candidates she endorsed won, bringing her record in tightly contested races to 8-3 overall this midterm election year. "Oftentimes I'm looking at the candidate who shares the circumstances in which I've been: underfunded, up against the machine, no big endorsements, running a grassroots campaign with the help of volunteer friends and family," Palin told TIME. Palin has done particularly well picking winners in Senate and gubernatorial races, having endorsed Senate candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Susana Martinez for Governor in New Mexico and on...
  • GOP blocks Rand Paul’s bid to defund Planned Parenthood

    Republican leaders in the Senate stepped in Wednesday to block Sen. Rand Paul’s latest effort to defund Planned Parenthood, an issue popular with the GOP base that some say could help energize voters for the midterm elections. The Kentucky senator late last week signaled that he would offer an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, the relevant legislative vehicle for the Planned Parenthood funding ban. Supporters said that it would need just a majority to win. Late Wednesday, Paul moved to add his amendment to an opening on a so-called “amendment...
  • Rand Paul reveals the real reason why Trump should have revoked John Brennan’s security clearance

    08/18/2018 8:15:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 18, 2018 | Chris Enloe
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested last month that President Donald Trump revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan over his potential to profit from his privilege despite no longer holding an official government position. Trump agreed, and revoked Brennan’s clearance on Wednesday, more than a month after Paul’s suggestion. And while officially Trump acted because Brennan used his status “to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations” and “wild outbursts” about the Trump administration, Paul explained on Fox News Thursday that Brennan’s clearance should have been revoked for “cause” — if that wasn’t the reason, at...
  • Some Dare Call It Diplomacy

    08/13/2018 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Darling
    President Donald J. Trump made a great decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month in Helsinki, Finland. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just returned from a congressional trip to meet with his counterparts in Russia to discuss better relations between the two nations. Right now, relations with Russia have become so partisan expect Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans to find reasons to criticize Paul’s diplomatic breakthrough that may lead to a historic era of better relations between the two countries. While some irrationally scream of “treason,” the truth is that President Trump and Senator Paul’s efforts are an example...
  • US allies, Al Qaeda battle rebels in Yemen

    08/10/2018 10:21:52 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 2018 | Associated Press
    "Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that," said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism. "However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen," Horton said.
  • Kentucky Secretary of State Jokes About Rand Paul Being Assaulted

    08/06/2018 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 6, 2018 | Conor Beck
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D.) said Friday that Sen. Rand Paul (R.) "can be beaten," "just ask his neighbor." Grimes made the comment at Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic, which serves as a start to the state's campaign season for both parties, the Associated Press reports. She said at the Democrats' traditional bean supper, "many folks think that Rand Paul can't be beat. I don't buy that. Just ask his neighbor. He can be beaten." Grimes was referring to a November attack on Paul by his neighbor that left him with five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures....
  • Kentucky Democrat reportedly jokes about Rand Paul assault: 'He can be beaten'

    08/05/2018 5:05:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2018 | Adam Shaw
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday about the assault on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by his neighbor, saying it shows ‘he can be beaten’. Associated Press reporter Adam Beam tweeted that Democrat Grimes made the remark at a local Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky on Friday, which Kentucky political candidates often use as the kickoff for election campaigns. Grimes is considering running for governor in 2019. ... Grimes’ remark sparked a response from Paul's chief strategist Doug Stafford, who made a reference to Grimes’ failed 2014 Senate run, where she attempted to unseat Sen. Mitch...
  • Thank you to @RandPaul for your YES on a future great Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

    07/30/2018 4:48:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | July 30, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Thank you to @RandPaul for your YES on a future great Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Your vote means a lot to me, and to everyone who loves our Country! 6:36 PM - 30 Jul 2018
  • Rand’s Reveal: Paul Just Announced His Decision On The Kavanaugh Confirmation

    07/30/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kevin Daley
    GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite early misgivings about his nomination. The senator’s support, initially in doubt, staves off a fatal defection that could have proved disastrous to Kavanaugh’s confirmation prospects. In a lengthy tweet thread posted Monday morning, Paul said he was satisfied with Kavanaugh’s legal writings in a range of areas, despite his concerns about the judge’s views on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata collection program. The senator specifically identified the First and Second Amendments, separation of powers, property rights, and agency law as topics...
  • Republican Senator Paul says he supports Trump Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

    07/30/2018 10:16:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 30, 2018 | Reuters
    • Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he will support President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court • Paul had previously expressed concerns about Kavanaugh's position on privacy issues....