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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Rand Paul and Jeb Bush disagree on Patriot Act

Rand Paul may have angered Senate colleagues by seizing the floor for a 10-and-a-half-hour filibuster style speech on Wednesday as he forced attention to the fact that civil liberties remain at stake as Congress More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
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Sen. Gillibrand’s ‘Military Justice Improvement Act’ falls short in the Senate

The legislation sponsored by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, S. 1752, or the Military Justice Improvement Act was introduced to combat sexual assault and other violent crimes in the military by restructuring More...

By Robert On Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Peter King rants in favor of NSA surveillance, drones

New York Congressman Peter King went on the Sunday talk show, Meet the Press, speaking strongly in favor of the government’s National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, which had been exposed More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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Ted Cruz and John McCain relationship full of animosity

The  tenuous relationship between fellow Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) showed it’s true colors earlier this year when McCain called Cruz and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul “wacko More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Rand Paul not satisfied with FBI drone policy response, sends another letter

In a follow up to June 20 and July 9 stories, after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sent to letters to FBI Director Robert Mueller requesting that he address a list of concerns in a set of questions regarding the FBI’s More...

By Robert On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Jennifer Rubin’s war on Rand Paul

Neoconservative blogger for the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, has had Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in her crosshairs, dishing up scathing piece after scathing piece against the libertarian-leaning Senator. Her column, More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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President Obama speaks on drone policy, Rand Paul responds

A day after Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to members of Congress acknowledging the deaths of four Americans, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes “outside of areas of active hostilities”, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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Rand Paul says his position on drones is unchanged, Judge Napolitano clarifies

All hell broke loose Monday after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made the following statement on Neil Cavuto’s television show, “I’ve never argued against any technology being used when you have an More...

By Robert On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Rand Paul lays out questions that should be answered prior to comprehensive immigration reform

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urges Leader Reid to incorporate various national security concerns into the comprehensive immigration reform debate in the wake More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Senate votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, gun legislation debate to commence

A gun control bill that no one has read as of today will come to the Senate floor after a vote of 68-31, allowing Senate Democrats, with the 16 Republicans who voted with them,  to get and exceed the 60 votes More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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President Obama makes gun control plea in Connecticut, attacks Republican filibusters plans and says ‘It’s not about politics’ TRANSCRIPT

President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned plea before a packed gymnasium in Hartford on Monday, almost four months after the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The speech served More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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John McCain and Tom Coburn don’t support Rand Paul and allies gun control filibuster threat

For what started as three liberty-minded US Senators sending a letter to the Senate Majority Leader opposing any gun control legislation coming out of the Senate, has grown to at least 13 Republican Senator supporters, More...

By Robert On Monday, March 25th, 2013
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Vast majority of Americans are against drone strikes in the U.S. against Americans living here who are suspected terrorists: Gallup Poll

Just weeks after the 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, in which he asks the Obama administration, “Does the President have the power to authorize lethal force, such as a More...

By Robert On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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Rand Paul to deliver keynote at ‘Lincoln Day Dinner’ in Iowa

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will be presenting the keynote address at the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner in Cedar Rapids on May 10, according to Iowa GOP Party Chairman A.J. Spiker Tuesday. Image/Video More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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John McCain apologizes for ‘wacko birds’ name-calling, now says he ‘respects’ Sens. Paul and Cruz

Arizona Senator John McCain came out this week, several days after calling Republican upstarts Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, ‘wacko birds”, and apologized for what he acknowledges as More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Bill Kristol says Rand Paul filibuster ‘fearmongering’ ‘Kookiness’ and loss for the GOP

Bill Kristol is hardly the only critic of Rand Paul’s 13 hour filibuster, read more here, but the political analyst had some harsh words for the Kentucky Senator in his Weekly Standard article. YouTube screen More...

By Robert On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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‘The McLaughlin Group’ panelist, Eleanor Clift, accuses Rand Paul of trying to ‘stir a revolt against the U.S. government’

Regular, liberal panelist of the long running PBS political talk show, The McLaughlin Group, and Newsweek columnist,  Eleanor Clift, made some strong accusations on Sunday’s program at Kentucky Senator More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 10th, 2013
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Bill Maher praises the Rand Paul filibuster, then defends drone strikes

“Real Time” host Bill Maher revealed his feelings on the issue of drone strikes during a lengthy discussion on his HBO program Friday. Maher praised Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky for taking a stand Wednesday More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 10th, 2013
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Neocons attempt to blast Rand Paul filibuster

If your last name is Paul, be sure there is a group “on the right” that are going to despise you regardless of what you do. This became clear after the 13-hour filibuster by Rand Paul last week when More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 8th, 2013
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John Cusack tweets on filibuster ‘Where are Democrats’ calls Obama ‘regressive corporate warlord’

Actor John Cusack was watching Wednesday night’s drone filibuster and wondering “where are the Democrats?” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) took up a talking filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA More...


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