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Rand Paul

Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky. He is a member of the Republican Party. A member of the Tea Party movement, he describes himself as a "constitutional conservative" and a libertarian. He is the son of Republican Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas and had never previously held political office. Paul first received national attention in 2008 when making political speeches on behalf of his father. Rand Paul is the first United States Senator in history to serve alongside a parent in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Paul has been a practicing ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Kentucky, since 1993, and established his own clinic in December 2007. In 1994, he founded Kentucky Taxpayers United, of which he is still the chairman.
In August 2009, Paul officially announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Rand Paul on Iraq: 'What's going on now, I don't blame on President Obama'
2014-07-07
Rand Paul sided with President Obama over some of his more hawkish conservative colleagues, saying the recent surge of violence in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists is not the White House administration's fault. “What ...
(Washington Times)

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    Don't Know Much About History, Rand Paul Edition
    2014-04-18
    I had a one-on-one encounter with Rand Paul over such a case; there our heads were, talking on TV, and he insisted that government employment had risen under Obama. (It has actually plunged.) At the very least, you'd think he would have learned a ...
    (New York Times (blog))
    1. Rand Paul's supply-side distortions

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    Ashley Bell for State School Superintendent? #RandPaul
    2014-01-13
    As part of an unprecedented coalition-building exercise over education policy, Former Hall County Commissioner and possible state school superintendent contender Ashley Bell hosted a group of Georgia dignitaries and Senator Rand Paul in Atlanta today.
    (Peach Pundit)
    1. Rand Paul brings pre-presidential campaign to Atlanta

    2013
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    Chris Christie and Rand Paul lead New Hampshire primary poll
    2013-10-25
    Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul sit atop a crowded Republican field as the front runners in the 2016 New Hampshire primary, according to a poll released this week. Paul leads Christie by a point, 17 percent to 16 percent, in the poll of ...
    (The Star-Ledger - NJ.com)
    1. Poll: Paul, Christie Top List for 2016 New Hampshire GOP Primary

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    Rand Paul walks the tightrope in Kentucky primary
    2013-07-28
    Rand Paul, if he wants to be a serious contender for the GOP nomination in 2016, is going to have to hold his tea party support together; and that means taking a hands-off approach to Bevin. Alienating tea party conservatives is not going to do Paul ...
    (WVXU)
    1. Chris Christie, Rand Paul spar over national security, civil liberties
    2. GOP Hawks Reaching Breaking Point With Rand Paul
    3. Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an ...

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    Rand Paul: DOJ should have sought warrant from judge for AP phone records
    2013-05-14
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said the Department of Justice should have sought a warrant from a judge to obtain The Associated Press's phone records, suggesting that it is a slippery slope if the DOJ is allowed to unilaterally make the ...
    (Daily Caller)
    1. Seizure of AP Phone Records Said to "Shock the American Conscience"

    2012
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    Flood Insurance (7)
    2012-06-27
    Rand Paul Holds Up A Vote On Flood Insurance For Chance To Be Giant Penis (Ology)
    What Does Personhood Have To Do With Flood Insurance? Ask Senator Rand Paul (blisstree.com)
    Rand Paul Demands Fetal Personhood in Flood Insurance Bill (Mother Jones)
    Excerpt: [This is Act Three in Ology's continuing series "Rand Paul: Just Another Politician" series. Click here for Act One and here for Act Two.] Rand Paul (R-Above Sea Level) spent yesterday sticking it to the District of Columbia for some reason. Now he's got a... (Read article)

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    GOP Plan (6)
    2012-03-15
    GOP Plans For Medicare, Health Reform Repeal Draw Scrutiny (Kaiser Health News)
    New GOP Medicare Privatization Plan: Obamacare For Seniors Only? (TPMDC (blog))
    A GOP plan to fix Medicare (OneNewsNow)
    Excerpt: Members of the group include Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Mike Lee of Utah (Curry, 3/15). The Hill: GOP Split On Health-Law Repeal Strategy The push to repeal the Medicare cost-cutting board... (Read article)

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    Ron Paul (10)
    2012-02-29
    Ron Paul: No secret alliance with Mitt Romney (Politico.com)
    Still Winless, Upbeat Ron Paul Vows to Keep Picking Up Delegates (KGO-AM810)
    Ron Paul ‘movement’ comes to Virginia (Politico.com)
    Excerpt: Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer there is no truth to the idea that he is in a secret alliance with the Romney campaign. After Blitzer asked if the rumors were true that he was protecting Romney in order to see his son Sen. Rand Paul... (Read article)

    2011
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    GOP (3)
    2011-11-18
    Rand Paul Warns GOP Voters: Gingrich, Romney Are Not Conservatives (New American)
    Ron Paul, once on GOP fringe, now 'taken more seriously' (Sacramento Bee)
    GOP senator gasps for facts on asthma (Abc Local Web)
    Excerpt: Senator Rand Paul, a self-described representative of the Tea Party, worries that the small progress toward the restoration of limited government may be "set back" by the upcoming Republican presidential nomination. In a letter to the Des Moines Register... (Read article)

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    Patriot Act Extension (9)
    2011-05-27
    After voting against Patriot Act extension, Paul calls for Senate hearing (WAVE 3 Louisville)
    Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension (Johnson City Press)
    Patriot Act extension signed into law despite bipartisan resistance in Congress (Washington Post)
    Excerpt: Kentucky's junior senator is calling for a review on Middle East refugees allowed in the U.S. after federal agents arrested two suspected terrorists in his hometown of Bowling Green. Sen. Rand Paul wants to know if security and intelligence agencies missed these two because they were stretched too... (Read article)

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    Believe in Slavery (2)
    2011-05-13
    Sen. Rand Paul: Those Who Believe In A Right To Healthcare Also ‘Believe In Slavery’ (Mediaite)
    Rand Paul says people who support universal healthcare 'believe in slavery' (Los Angeles Times)
    Excerpt: Republican Senator Rand Paul is proving himself to be a loud and persistent critic of President Obama and all of his policies. Speaking at a Senate hearing yesterday, Paul expressed his strong disapproval of universal healthcare, even repeatedly comparing the right to healthcare as being similar to... (Read article)