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Sen. Rand Paul Assaulted At His Own Home Left With 5 Broken Ribs

On Saturday afternoon a Kentucky man was arrested after he assaulted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at Paul’s residence. It is being reported that the Kentucky lawmaker suffered minor injuries from the altercation. According to police, 59-year-old Rene A. Boucher “intentionally assaulted Paul causing minor injury.” The police responded to a call at the senator’s home…

Senate Begins Formally Repealing ObamaCare

Early Thursday, after voting down dozens of amendments proposed by Democrats over seven hours, Senate Republicans approved a budget resolution measure officially beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement yet proposed. The resolution, which passed on a partisan 51-48 vote — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all Democrats present in…

Rand Paul Quits Presidential Campaign [VIDEO]

Sen. Rand Paul is suspending his presidential bid, according to a statement from his campaign early Wednesday. “Today I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of liberty,” the statement read. The Kentucky senator finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses Monday and has consistently polled at less than 5…

GOP Debate – Nothing Changes Trump Still #1 [VIDEO]

You can watch the DEBATE LIVE STREAM HERE. CNN has released the lineup of the nine GOP candidates who will appear in the final Republican primary debate of 2015. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, and Chris Christie will all stand on the prime-time stage…

Rick Perry Misses Cut for First 2016 Debate [VIDEO]

Fox News has announced the 10 participants in Thursday night’s first GOP presidential debate: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich were chosen for the two-hour debate based on their performance in the five most recent national polls. Texas Gov. Rick…

Senate To Vote On Defunding Planned Parenthood [VIDEO]

The Republican-controlled Senate is set to vote Monday on halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a fast response to the series of unsettling videos exposing the group’s little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The measure is not expected to pass because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the other 53 Republican senators will…

Senate fails to save PATRIOT Act, Portions Expired at Midnight

Key provisions of the PATRIOT ACT have expired, at least for a few days. Key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expired at midnight after the Senate adjourned after failing to reach a new agreement during a rare Sunday session to extend law. The Senate did vote to advance the USA Freedom Act, a House-passed…

Stewart: Rand Paul Talks NSA & ‘Religious Persecution’ [VIDEO]

“It seems like gay marriage looms a lot larger in the minds of certain conservatives than it does in the Bible,” Stewart told the GOP presidential candidate. “And the only thing I would say is, don’t they sell cakes to sinners all the time, adulterers?” Stewart pointed out that if Paul were to enter a…

Morning Joe: Rand Paul GOP Hawks ‘Created’ ISIS [VIDEO]

On Wednesday Rand Paul said to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe that it was Republican hawks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who helped give rise to ISIS. “ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS”. “These…

Watch Rand Paul Behave Like a Complete Douchebag on the Today Show

Rand Paul gets bitchy with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. Serious character flaws here. Paul clashed with NBC’s “Today” show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie over his previous statements on Iran, aid to Israel and defence spending. “Why don’t we let me explain instead of talking over me, OK?” “Before we go through a litany of things you say…

Rand Paul Kicks Off Campaign with Copyright Infringement

Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign was kicked off today, and his campaign video was almost immediately removed from YouTube for copyright infringement. Seems ‘WMG’, Warner Music Group had the video taken down for the use of the song ‘Follow Me’ by Muse, or it could be because of the song by John Rich “Shuttin Detroit Down”…

Rand Paul Launches Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

Sen. Rand Paul is expected to launch his bid for the White House on Tuesday with a rally in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The Tea Party favorite and frequent antagonist of the leaders of his Republican Party is ready to test how much change voters want, both for their government and for the GOP. After the…

Rand Paul to Announce Presidential Run in April [VIDEO]

NYT reported that Rand Paul is considering to announce his presidential run on April 7, citing people close to him. The junior senator from Kentucky selected the date for the advantage of raising funds toward his campaign 10 months before the Iowa caucuses. The Federal Election Commission calendar marks April 1 as the beginning of…

Rick Perry Slams Rand Paul’s ‘Isolationism’ [VIDEO]

Perry Slams Rand Paul’s ‘Isolationism’: U.S. Must Back Allies Against Islamic Rebels In what’s becoming a ritual for GOP figures who enter the national conversation, Texas Governor Rick Perry took the pages of the Washington Post on Saturday to critique Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) “isolationist” foreign policy. After Paul fired back, telling Perry to worry…

Ted Cruz Wins Unofficial Straw Poll To Be 2016 GOP Nominee

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday won an unofficial straw poll to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee at the Penobscot County Republican caucus at Husson University. Administered by the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus, caucus attendees paid $1 for a ballot that listed 20 potential GOP presidential candidates’ names plus room for write-ins,…

Sen. Rand Paul To File Lawsuit Over NSA Spying Practices [VIDEO]

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is suing the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s spying practices in an effort to “protect the Fourth Amendment,” he told host Eric Bolling Friday on “Hannity.” “The question here is whether or not, constitutionally, you can have a single warrant apply to millions of people,” Paul said. “So we…

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Caught On Tape: ‘I’m Holding My Nose’ Until Rand Paul 2016 Run

On a phone call recorded earlier this year but just released Thursday, former Ron Paul campaign chair Jesse Benton denied knowledge that the campaign had bribed a state senator for his endorsement in the 2012 primaries, and said that he was currently “holding his nose” as Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager until he had a chance…

Son Of Sen. Rand Paul Arrested At N.C. Airport

Police say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s son was arrested after a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports William Hilton Paul, 19, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and charged with alcohol-related offenses. The newspaper quotes Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Blake Hollar as saying it’s possible Paul was served alcohol…

Sen. Rand Paul Calls For Gradual Cut In Aid To Israel

In his first visit to Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid. It’s an unlikely place to deliver the message, since Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance. But Paul said in a Monday meeting with reporters that the U.S. can’t afford to keep sending…