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Entries in Sen. Rand Paul (12)

Thursday
Sep262013

GOP surprise: Lonegan gaining on Booker in New Jersey Senate race

Updated on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:43AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

GOP Senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan of New Jersey (Photo: Frame grab/video at Lonegan campaign site)Steve Lonegan, the New Jersey Republican running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat, is narrowing the gap between himself and his opponent. Considering Lonegan's opponent's coffers and celeb support, the Republican's gains have sent shock waves throughout some political circles who consider New Jersey the property of Democrats.

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Wednesday
Sep112013

Sen. Paul: Voices urging “slow down” led to diplomacy, not war

Sen. Rand Paul responded to President Barack Obama's address on Syria. (Frame shot/Sen. Paul YouTube)Sen. Rand Paul delivered a response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria, and the Kentucky Republican enabled a peek into his positions on foreign policy and national defense. Paul noted that American voices, including those in Congress, urging everyone to “slow down” regarding military strikes on Syria led to a process for diplomacy instead of war.

Perhaps in response to political spin claiming the threat of force led Russia and Syria to negotiate, Paul said, “In fact, Russia has been negotiating with the U.S. for over a year to find a resolution to the Syrian civil war.”

Paul has been at odds with fellow Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who aggressively lobbied for military action.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

Syria dilemma: Sen. Paul says Obama needs Congress; Obama says he doesn’t

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) talked to Fox and Friends on Wednesday about the role of Congress in any U.S. declaration of war. Shortly after Paul’s visit, President Barack Obama spoke to international media about the matter, and the president is at odds with the senator.

Paul’s compass is the U.S. Constitution. He believes the president doesn’t have the authority to initiate war without going to Congress.

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Friday
Aug302013

Sen. Paul: Congress could “rebuke” president on unilateral action on Syria

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Fox and Friends on Friday Congress should be consulted by President Barack Obama about military action in Syria. “We could come back into session on our own.”

Sen. Paul listens to students at the Muhlenberg County Job Corps Center. (Photo: Sen. Paul website)Paul pointed to lack of a “strategic objective” regarding any U.S. action on Syria, and he pointed to another concern military analysts and pundits have noted—the U.S. has already announced specifics in advance. “It sounds like their objective is ‘stalemate,’” he said of the Obama administration.

Obama has described his plans as “a shot across the bow.”

It’s common knowledge that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke passionately about the need to consult Congress on any act of war.

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Town Hall Straw Poll omits Sen. Paul, but ‘Write-in’ has 21 percent of vote

Snip: TownhallA 2016 Presidential Straw Poll conducted online by Townhall omits a candidate most of us believe will enter the contest for the GOP nomination.

Hardcore conservatives are wary about Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) because he isn’t the big government conservative Republicans have run as nominee since the 1980s.

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Friday
Aug022013

Tragedy for a great nation: Republicans attempt to revive U.S. Constitution with Enumerated Powers Act

Civil War era envelope. (Image: U.S. Library of Congress)Most people, when they learn about a new law, don’t think to consider the law in the context of powers listed and limited in the U.S. Constitution. For extra measure, founders added the Bill of Rights.

Yet laws are often made without Congress and presidents making sure the laws are legal. The most recent example of an illegitimate law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called ObamaCare.

Three Republican senators are trying to do something about the issue in an attempt to return the republic to a Constitutional basis: Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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Thursday
Aug012013

Paul’s dustup with Christie suggests Republicans take a page from GOP women

Sen. Ted Cruz keynoted at the National Federation of Republican Women regional conference in Atlanta. The theme of the conference was unity. (Photo: NFRW)Republican women met recently in Atlanta and the theme of the conference was unity. GOP candidates should take a page from the women.

Democrats must have enjoyed the recent dustup between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). Both men are considered potential candidates for the 2016 presidential race.

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Wednesday
Feb202013

Sen. Paul resurrected Penny Plan—worth a second look?

Photo: U.S. MintIn 2011 as various Republicans competed for the nomination to oppose Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.) in the 2012 election, contender Connie Mack promoted the concept of The Penny Plan.

The Penny Plan was conceived by Georgia businessman Bruce Cook. Sen. Rand Paul resurrected the idea during his response on behalf of the Tea Party to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. There’s a lot to be said for the plan, but unfortunately, the messaging was skewed by politics and media.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

Durbin uses tirade about Iraq WMDs to run interference for Clinton

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Clinton he'd have fired her over Benghazi. (Photo: Still shot snipped from video at The Daily Caller)Illinois senator Dick Durbin is a perfect illustration of why we need term limits on senators. The Democrat delivered a tirade during Senate hearings about Benghazi on Wednesday, attempting to run interference for Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.

Before the hearing ended, however, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) neutered any defenses Democrats could mount, even the silly attempts made by Durbin.

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