After evidence turned up that Senator Rand Paul had plagiarized parts of speeches, books, and op-eds, he's leaving nothing to chance, even citing secondary characters from a classic cartoon.In a statement on the recent budget deal released...Show More Summary
If Nixon deserved points for going to China, Rand Paul deserves points for going to Detroit — and trying to convert the GOP from a pasty white guys’ party to a multi-hued one where everyone, even people with “pony tails, tattoos andShow More Summary
In a press release Wednesday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) properly cited cartoon character Popeye. Seems as though the senator has a big sense of humor about the plagiarism accusations that dogged him earlier this year.
On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted the budget deal arranged by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), which increases spending $63 billion in the short-term by undoing supposedly permanent sequester cuts, and will supposedly lower spending by $85 billion in the long term. Show More Summary
Doesn't really have the fanbase to pull off a 'diversity' message. The Republican Party image problem in a nutshell: even the most earnest Republican attempts to cater to non-white Americans seem primarily to be directed at making white Republicans feel better about themselves. [Sen. Show More Summary
On Monday's All In show, after going through a number of Rand Paul soundbites which he viewed as reflectly poorly on the Republican Senator, host Chris Hayes was impressed by Senator Paul taking a liberal point of view on the war on drugs. Hayes talked up the possibility of the Kentucky Senator being a plus for the GOP with minority voters. Hayes: read more
WASHINGTON — Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican junior senator from Kentucky, may be gearing up for a shot to run as the GOP presidential candidate in 2016. Reuters reported that Paul, the son of the popular Texas congressman Ron Paul, will have a good base to work from due to the efforts of his father. […]
McConnell has been paying yet another consultant linked to Rand Paul. But his connections to the Paul orbit may be distracted by an array of accusations that they broke the law before joining the majority leader's campaign.
Will Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul run for president in 2016? That all depends on who you ask. His father, Ron Paul, told CNN he “[thinks] he...
No one probably has a better sense of Rand Paul's future political plans than his father and Ron Paul is fairly convinced his son is going to run for President.
YouTube The Republican Party's Great White Hope, the guy who said he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act, is being sent on an outreach mission to African Americans, and no, you can't make this stuff up. In Detroit today, promoting his latest ridiculous scam ("economic freedom zones"), Sen. Show More Summary
Unless Congress acts, 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits on December 28th. Rand Paul claims this is for their own good: Matthew O’Brien counters: This long-term unemployment trap has nothing to do with long-term benefits. Indeed, [Rand] Ghayad [a PhD candidate at Northeastern University] looked at the labor markets for unemployed people who are and […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been reading Jack Kemp's Wikipedia page. Kemp -- a former congressman, secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 1996 Republican nominee for vice president -- was famous for being a conservative Republican intent on reaching out to minority communities. Show More Summary
Unemployment insurance isn't keeping people from taking work. It's keeping them from giving up looking for it. And giving the economy a little boost too.
We start with some bone-standard Republican cruelty: Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a “disservice” to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday. “I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they’re paid for,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you extend it beyond that, you do [...]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made some odd remarks about running for president. As did former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, he has disclosed his wife is against a run for the presidency. Maybe that is being coy, but if he’s going to play coy he may well end up annoying supporters and donors who lose patience […]
(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul indicated Monday that his son, Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky, will likely run for president in 2016. "I think he probably will. I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," Paul, a former congressman from Texas, said of his son's presidential aspirations to […]
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says his wife currently has two votes against a 2016 White House bid.
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Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) Rep. Sander Levin, ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, is pushing back hard on Sen. Rand Paul's bizarre lie about the effects of unemployment benefits. While Paul claims it's a disserviceShow More Summary