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By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Rand Paul introduces bill to redirect funds for Pakistan to fund infrastructure

Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul of Kentucky, a long time foe of foreign aid, introduced legislation to prohibit the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Rand Paul’s ‘America First’ amendment tabled by Senate

On Thursday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced the “America First” amendment to the hurricane relief legislation that would provide assistance while preventing the federal government from further running More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
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Israel and the US sign a record weapons deal of $38 billion with a twist

US President Barack Obama says that the 10-year, $38 billion weapons deal will help shore up Israel’s security in an environment of ‘dangerous neighborhood’. They signed a record deal to offer military assistance More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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IOM calls for over 9 million in relief for Ecuador earthquake victims

Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador’s Pacific coast on April 16th, the government has declared a “state of emergency” in the six provinces of Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Rios, More...

By Guest Author On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Canada is forging ahead with its plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees before the year is over. Canada’s resettlement plan originally called for some 25,000 refugees to be relocated, but the deadline for this More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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US Foreign Aid was $35 billion in 2014: How was it distributed

In 2014, approximately 76% of the world received some form of economic assistance from the U.S., the majority located within Africa and the Near East. The US government allocated some $35 billion to some 140 nations More...

By Zach Jones On Monday, July 27th, 2015
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President Obama targets Mike Huckabee, GOP critics of Iran deal as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘sad’

When President Obama addressed the critics of the Iran nuclear deal, particularly 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Obama called the remarks ‘ridiculous’ and ‘sad.’ “The particular More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Rand Paul’s Stand with Israel Amendment squashed in committee

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today voted on Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to the U.S. Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act. photo/ donkey hotey This legislation, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Obama lifts ban on Egypt aid: tanks, missiles and F-16 planes on the way

Middle East chaos continues and President Obama told Egypt’s leader Tuesday that he was ending a freeze on weapons shipments to the longtime U.S. ally, a moratorium on material support that began after a More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Vladimir Putin accuses US of arming Ukraine, Joe Biden and Canada chime in

Russian President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that the United States is already delivering weapons to Ukraine, supplying support and aide to the “rebels.” At a news conference Tuesday in Budapest with More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Boko Haram murders continue, John Kerry arrives to call for peace

Boko Haram terrorists attacked more Nigerian cities this weekend, murdering at least 200 people in the city of Maiduguri. The Islamic Muslimcs invaded the city of Monguno earlier in the day. The militants targeted More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Rand Paul introduces more Pro-Israel legislation

For the second time in as many years, Kentucky’s junior Senator, Rand Paul (R) has introduced legislation to stop US aid to the Palestinian Authority. Rand Paul at CPAC 2013Image/Video Screen Shot Today he More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Rand Paul: End aid to Pakistan over treatment of women, Christians – notes Asia Bibi

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called for an end to American foreign aid to Pakistan in the name of both persecuted young women and the persecution of Christians. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Pro-Israel lobby voices opposition to Rand Paul’s ‘Stand with Israel Act’, bill is blocked in Senate

The idea of cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority unless they they agree to a ceasefire and recognize the right of Israel to exist sounds like a great idea for supporters of Israel, right? Think again. Kentucky More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Rand Paul to Palestinian government : Recognize Israel’s right to exist or no more aid

Sen. Rand Paul today released the following statement regarding his measure to make future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon agreeing to a ceasefire and recognizing the right of Israel to exist: Rand More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Sen. Paul, Rep. Poe say keep promise to veterans; take money from foreign aid, sell some federal lands

In response to the recent passage of the House’s $1.1 trillion spending bill, The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which includes cuts for military retirees younger than 62, reducing annual cost-of-living adjustments More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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US Foreign Aid budget request for 2014 is more than $35 billion; Israel, Afghanistan top recipients

A recently published Congressional Research Service report reveals that the request for US foreign aid expenditures is more than $35 billion for the fiscal year 2014, a 1.5% increase from the FY2013 estimated funding. The More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Samaritan’s Purse airlifts supplies and relief to assist Philippines typhoon vicitms

PRESS RELEASE: A team from North Carolina-based Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is already on the ground in the Philippines, working with local partners to coordinate and deliver desperately needed More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Senator Paul’s amendment to stop military foreign assistance to Egypt is tabled in the Senate

In a Senate vote today, Sen. Rand Paul’s amendment (Amendment No. 1739) to S. 1243, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill, which would have stopped military foreign assistance More...


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