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Senator Ted Cruz Comes Out Against Cassidy-Graham, Says Mike Lee Is With Him!

Republicans currently are mounting a last minute effort to ram through any legislation attacking the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but it isn’t going so well. Moderates and constitutional conservatives are both souring on the legislation, and its chances of passage have never looked worse. As is the story with previous attempts, moderates are concerned it goes too far and conservatives feel it hasn’t gone far enough toward repealing Obamacare. The big tent is not helping the GOP make America great again. Republicans have little room for loss and have already lost too much. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Willing To Negotiate On Graham-Cassidy If Block Grants Halved

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has laid out his precondition for negotiation on the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill in a Sunday interview with the Washington Post. The Senator has declared he will consider backing the bill if the block grants given to the states by it were substantially lowered. “Would I talk to them if they said they wanted to make the block grants half as much? I might,” Paul said. “Nobody has really offered me that, to say, ‘Well, we could spend less’. But we’re going to have a $700 billion deficit, and this is an entitlement program.” Paul acknowledged… Keep Reading

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Trump Proclaims Rand Paul Can Be Won Over On Graham-Cassidy

President Donald Trump has proclaimed that he believes Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) could ultimately back the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill, which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare. On Saturday, Trump tweeted: “I know Rand Paul and I think he may find a way to get there for the good of the Party!” The tweet echoes his remarks from last night’s rally in Alabama, where the President stated, “I haven’t given up on him, because I think he may come around.” “Wouldn’t it be ironic if he took John McCain’s place — and they definitely do not like each other. Wouldn’t that be… Keep Reading

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Senator Rand Paul Is Once Again Right To Oppose Obamacare Lite

Republicans have pledged for several years to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. It has been a rallying cry for most members in a party that rally comes together under one unifying message. Yet for all these years of rhetoric, Republicans have failed to follow through in the several months they’ve had control of Congress and the White House. The failure has been often blamed by opponents of the repeal measures, as it is now. The Graham-Cassidy Bill, a nickname for the current repeal effort being spearheaded by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill… Keep Reading

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The Graham-Cassidy Bill Is Effectively Dead

Republicans are down to the wire in making a last ditch effort to tear down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But like all the times before, it appears as though the latest GOP incarnation of Obamacare Lite will fall short in Congress. Despite last minute efforts to save the legislation crafted by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the votes aren’t there. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been a defiant voice against the legislation for some time now, labeling it Obamacare Lite and Obamacare 2.0. Through tweets and interviews, he has listed his grievances against the… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Backs Tillerson In Trump Administration’s Internal Iran Deal Dispute

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has called for the United States to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, providing new negotiations regarding restricting Iran’s ballistic missiles are conducted, in an interview with Politico. In doing so, he has backed the position of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is said to favor maintaining the nuclear agreement with Iran, albeit with some modifications to strengthen the current arrangement. Tillerson’s position echoes that of Trump’s during the 2016 presidential campaign period. Both Trump and his campaign advisers argued that while they did not support the Iran deal, they would respect the fact that a deal… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Stands Against Trump, Graham To Oppose Latest Obamacare Bailout

Another Obamacare bailout has been proposed in the legislature, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading the charge to stop it. Familiar swamp rats Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) – aided by the clueless or complicit President Trump – are pushing legislation that would keep most of Obamacare in place while forcing Republicans to own the results of its disastrous failure. “In all ways the Graham/Cassidy bill is also Obamacare Lite,” Paul wrote in an e-mail appeal to his supporters. “In no way is it repeal the way we promised. I will oppose this bill as I… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Confronted Globalist General H.R. McMaster Over Afghan Surge

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) met with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster recently and confronted him over his advocacy for increased U.S. presence in Afghanistan, according to an interview with Reason on Friday. “I saw McMaster not too long ago, and I gave him grief about the Afghan War and said it’s a huge mistake,” Paul recounted to Reason‘s Matt Welch. “Well, but it’s not nation building,” McMaster replied. “How can it be anything but national building?” Paul asked McMaster. “We’re on our 16th year there, and you think you’re still fighting the last war. What you’re doing is trying to create a… Keep Reading

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Senator Paul Is Right To Offset Hurricane Relief With Spending Cuts

Any casual observer of the news knows how horrific and nasty things are getting down south. Just after Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas, Hurricane Irma is setting its sights on Florida. Just as the situation in Texas, Florida is not faring well at all. As the rest of the country watches in sadness and horror of what people in these areas are experiencing, proposals for solutions are steadily coming in. As is customary with any tragedy, the federal government is offering its own solutions and Congress has to be involved. Naturally, most human beings want to help. This is also true… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Apologizes For DACA Repeal, Calls Upon Congress To Push Amnesty

Most conservatives are jumping for joy after Trump officially announced today that he would rescind Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is not among them. He wants Congress to snap into action, and work to preserve much of the DACA program, which protects young immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents. “President Obama’s executive order on DACA was illegal,” Paul said to his social media followers. “However, this is a real problem we should solve in a bipartisan fashion. There are ways to make sure people who have been here for… Keep Reading

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Paul, Lee Spill The Beans About GOP Tax Reform: It’s All Controlled By The Swamp!

If you are waiting with baited breath thinking that the GOP legislature is going to deliver substantial tax reform in the near future, think again. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are warning that the swamp creatures of the GOP establishment are working aggressively under the cloak of darkness to sabotage any possible chance of lowering the tax burdens of ordinary Americans. Paul and Lee see the same type of shenanigans happening right now that doomed tax reform and other common sense measures in the past. They are growing increasingly pessimistic that anything can be achieved given the… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Threatens To Filibuster To Stop Big Brother Reauthorization Bill

Amidst the political chaos and confusion, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has not lost sight of what is important. He is threatening to filibuster over the possible reauthorization of federal surveillance powers he feels are illegal and unconstitutional. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) permits the U.S. deep state to perform covert surveillance of non-U.S. persons of interest who are not residing within the country. Much to the chagrin of Paul and other civil libertarians, Section 702 was reauthorized in 2012 with no changes occurring to the FISA Amendments Act. “We’ll do anything we can to try and… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Calls For An End To The Longest War In American History

For well over a decade and a half, the United States military has occupied the Middle Eastern country of Afghanistan. It began in the aftermath of the unprecedented terrorist attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. With terrorists bringing down the Twin Towers and striking the Pentagon, then-President George W. Bush sought to strike back. But what started as an invasion for the purpose of vengeance has evolved into an endless occupation without realistic goals. Our strike against terrorists to ensure these attacks would never happen again changed into a rebuilding effort, one dedicated to forcing democracy on an undemocratic region and… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Slams Afghanistan Troop Increase

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to commit 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan in an op-ed for The Hill. “The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose, and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war,” he wrote on Tuesday. “It’s time to come home now.” Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Upholds Father’s Legacy With Renewed Audit The Fed Push

At the height of the Ron Paul movement, crowds of thousands of passionate individuals chanted “End the Fed!” around the country, and America looked to be on the cusp of a revolution against central banking. Although that fervor has long since waned, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is still intent on upholding his father’s legacy. Paul is pushing his father’s signature Audit the Fed legislation that would finally at long last bring some transparency and accountability to the central bank that has been responsible for crushing the purchasing power of the dollar while unleashing a century of war and big government… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Conducts Diplomacy In Malta

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is currently in the Maltese capital of Valetta, and has met with the President of the country, according to a report by Lovin Malta. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, of the center-left Labour Party, met with the Senator briefly earlier today. The President then shared some photos of her meeting with Sen. Paul on Twitter, including a photo of him signing the visitor’s book in the presidential residence. Keep Reading

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Alabama Senate Candidate Vows To “Stand With Rand” As Race Heats Up During Final Stretch

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has climbed to the top of the polls recently, but that has not caused him to lose sight of his principles. He sent out an e-mail this weekend that proclaimed he would “stand with Rand” on all the key issues if he wins the U.S. Senate seat that he is vying for. “I’ll stand with Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz on the frontlines of the fight against the Washington Establishment,” Moore assured his supporters in an e-mail released this weekend promoting a “money bomb” to defeat the political establishment. Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Abandons Market Principles In His Attempt To Nationalize Bail Bonds

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is known for his support of free market principles, but that apparently changes entirely when it comes to bail. He is championing legislation alongside Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that would use federal grants to effectively destroy the bail bonds industry, putting thousands of small businessmen at risk of losing their livelihoods. “Our justice system was designed with a promise: to treat all people equally,” Harris was quoted as saying in a news release. “Yet more than 450,000 Americans sit in jail today awaiting trial and many of them cannot afford ‘money bail.’ In our country, whether… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Makes Principled Stand To Stall NDAA Vote, Earning Him John McCain’s Ire

Despite all of the wackiness going on in Washington D.C. right now, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has not lost sight of what is important. Indefinite detention of any American citizen deemed a terrorist by the federal government was codified into law in the 2012 NDAA signed by former President Obama, and remains in effect today. Paul was able to stall an expedited vote proposed by Senate leadership for this year’s NDAA so an amendment to repeal indefinite detention could be considered. Paul’s move will likely stall the bill from being considered until September. Predictably, Paul’s fidelity to civil liberties has… Keep Reading

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Paul’s Gamble Pays Off As Neocons Collude With Democrats To Kill Obamacare Repeal

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has played a very nuanced game regarding health care negotiations. After positioning himself for months as the leading hard-liner for Obamacare repeal, Paul eventually conceded to allow debate and voted affirmatively on a lackluster bare-bones repeal that failed this morning. His manuevering ultimately paid off, as neoconservatives were ultimately for stopping any kind of Obamacare repeal from taking place. It was Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a frequent foil of Paul and his father, who ultimately cast the deciding vote against Obamacare repeal. He was joined by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as the… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Gets Roll Call Vote On Failed Health Care Amendment, But Will His Gamble Pay Off?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was undecided about whether to vote to move forward debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare in the Senate until the last minute. Before the vote, he hopped off the fence to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in proceeding debate after receiving assurances that his amendment for a clean repeal would receive a vote. McConnell actually lived up to his word, and Paul got his wish. A vote for the amendment to repeal Obamacare was taken yesterday, and it was voted down by a 45-55 margin. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Votes To Proceed With Health Care Motion

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has stated that President Donald Trump is a very persuasive man, and it showed today as Paul jumped on the Trump Train–so to speak–to advance floor debate in the Senate with the hopes of repealing and replacing Obamacare. “I’m very happy to announce that with zero of the Democrats’ votes, the motion to proceed on health care has moved past and now we move forward toward truly great health care for the American people. We look forward to that. This was a big step,” Trump said at a White House news conference after the vote. Trump… Keep Reading

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As Hillary Remains Free, Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses On Failed Drug War

When Donald Trump was campaigning for President last year, thousands of Americans chanted “LOCK HER UP!” throughout the country referring to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Once elected, Trump supporters expected Attorney General Jeff Sessions to follow the campaign’s mandate and proceed to investigate Clinton for her e-mails, Libyan war crimes, and other atrocities she has committed over the years. Instead of fulfilling the Trump mandate, Sessions has gone rogue. He is pursuing his decades-long fetish of marijuana prohibition and working feverishly with the intent of doubling-down on possibly the most destructive policy in modern American history: the federal drug war.… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Backs Trump On Sessions: “He Should Have Been More Supportive Of The President”

During a Thursday interview on Fox & Friends, a TV show popular with President Donald Trump, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) attempted to repair his reportedly fraught relationship with President Donald Trump. Sen. Paul was initially asked by host Brian Kilmeade about his phone conversation with President Trump last night. “We have a good rapport,” Paul replied. “He understands where I am – that I am really probably the most adamant that we should repeal Obamacare.” Asked about remarks made by Trump to the New York Times about Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the ongoing Russia investigation, Paul firmly backed… Keep Reading

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Rand Denies Report Of Rift With Trump: “I’ve Been One Of His Strongest Defenders”

During a Wednesday appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) hit back against a report by the New York Times which claimed that President Donald Trump’s previously close relationship with him had soured. The Times report states that Trump told a group of Republican Senators at a Monday dinner “how annoyed he was” at Rand Paul for his appearances on multiple Sunday shows in opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). “It is one thing to vote no,” Trump reportedly said. “It is another to go on all of the Sunday shows and complain about it.” Keep Reading

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Republican Senators Stand With Rand To Block Obamacare Bailout Legislation

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been the main conservative proponent for weeks trying to stop an Obamacare bailout that is being pushed by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other moderate Republicans. His hard work has paid off with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) officially announcing that they will reject the Obamacare bailout, ultimately killing the legislation. “After conferring with trusted experts regarding the latest version of the Consumer Freedom Amendment, I have decided I cannot support the current version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act,” Lee said. “In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare… Keep Reading

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Pence: “The President And I Really Like Sen. Rand Paul … A Man Of Principle And Conviction”

Vice President Mike Pence showered praise on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) during a roundtable event with business leaders on Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. “Now let me say from my heart, the President and I really like Senator Rand Paul,” Pence said. “I’ve known him for a lot of years. He’s a man of principle and conviction. Senator Rand Paul is a great conservative and a great legislator, and he does Kentucky proud.” “The President and I believe when the time comes, Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul will do the right thing together, and we will pass legislation to repeal… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Warns Fellow Republican Senators Against Passing Obamacare Bailout

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is concerned yet again about his fellow Republican Senators disregarding their campaign promises and pulling another fast one on the American public. Senate Republicans are set to pass legislation that will bail out Obamacare and permanently tie the inevitable failure of the bureaucratic monstrosity to the GOP, and Paul is desperately trying to stop them. “I don’t think some miracle happens with this Republican plan. The main thing that happens is now the…dysfunctional part of the marketplace is going to be blamed on Republicans,” Paul said on “Newsmax Now” with Bill Tucker. A revised health care… Keep Reading

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Paul, Trump In Close Coordination On Health Care, McConnell Displeased

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and President Donald Trump have lately emerged as close political allies, and continue to be involved in discussions pertaining to the Obamacare repeal legislation, much to the chagrin of Republican establishment figures both within the Senate and the White House, according to a Friday report by Burgess Everett and Josh Dawsey in Politico. The article states that several White House officials and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have “long since given up on” winning over Sen. Paul’s vote for the repeal effort, with McConnell describing Paul as a “lost cause”. Despite this, Trump is continuing to… Keep Reading

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America’s Constitution PAC Aims To Spur New Tea Party Movement, Defeat Obamacare

With Obama no longer in the oval office, the right wing is less focused on Constitutional issues, but not every conservative and libertarian has given up on that fight. One political action committee is sweeping into action right as they are needed most–to help Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and other conservative hardliners in their fight to defeat Obamacare. “I was at these tea party rallies with a hundred thousand people on the Mall in Washington,” Paul said last week on Philadelphia talk radio. “Where are those people now and what happened to a movement that said that we believed in… Keep Reading

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Congress Will Make Sure Taxpayers Keep Sending Money To Terrorists

One of the few elected Democratic lawmakers with an extensive anti-war record, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), has combined forces with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to push legislation that would ban federal agencies from using taxpayer-backed funds to provide weapons, training, intelligence, or any other type of support to terrorist cells such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, or any other group that is associated with them in any way. The Stop Arming Terrorists Act is so unique that it’s also the only bill of its kind that would also ban the government from funneling money and weapons through other countries that support, whether… Keep Reading

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Trump Backs Rand Paul Proposal As Plan B On Health Care

In a Friday tweet, President Donald Trump appeared to back a proposal put forward by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on how to proceed with Obamacare, should the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) fail to pass the United States Senate.  The President stated that if Senate Republicans are “unable to pass [the BCRA]”, they should “immediately repeal and replace at a later date.” Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Issues List Of Demands On GOP Health Care Reform

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has issued a list of policy proposals that he would like to see added to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), in order to garner his support for the sweeping health care reform bill. In a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and copied to President Donald Trump, President pro tempore Orrin Hatch (R-UT),  Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Paul lays out four possible amendments to the present legislation that would increase the likelihood of him backing the bill. Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Meets President Donald Trump To Talk Health Care

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)  met President Donald Trump today, according to recent tweets by the Senator. “Headed to meet with [Donald Trump] this afternoon. The bill is currently not real repeal and needs major improvement. I’ll discuss w/ him how to fix bill & get more to a YES on real repeal, things I’ve tried to tell Senate leaders with no result so far,” Paul said. A White House official also confirmed the meeting to Roll Call. After the meeting, Paul said the following on Twitter: “Just came from WH. [Donald Trump] is open to making bill better. Is Senate… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul: “I’m Trying To Negotiate With The President”, But “Senate Leadership Is Not Negotiating”

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN’s ‘Newsroom’ Monday that while he is currently negotiating with President Donald Trump on the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate leadership is refusing to negotiate. Sen. Paul stated that he had talked on the phone with the President about the bill over the weekend. “We had an extensive discussion about all of the ramifications, which way the leadership’s taking it, which way the conservatives want to take it, which way the moderates want to take it, and what I told him that would get me on board, and I… Keep Reading

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President Trump Will Work To Soften Conservative Senators On Health Care

President Donald Trump is working on a way to make health care reform a reality. Although he has been pushing publicly for more spending in the Senate version of health care reform, he sees the opportunity to bring hard-line conservative lawmakers over to his side. Josh Dawsey wrote in a Politico report on Friday that Trump was courting Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to come around on legislation being pushed by he and Senate GOP leadership. Both legislators have signed onto an effort spearheaded by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to stop the current iteration of health care… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul: Ryan’s Health Care Reform “Looks Too Much Like Obamacare”

There is a fight brewing between President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) regarding health care. Trump is lobbying to add more mandates and giveaways to the Senate bill while Paul is standing firmly behind his limited government principles. “We have estimated that it may have more subsidies than Obamacare,” Paul said about the health care bill currently being pushed by the President and Senate GOP leadership in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “It creates a new entitlement program that gives out over $100 billion to insurance companies, and that’s not why I joined the Republican party and… Keep Reading

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Conservative Senators Form a United Front Against Senate Health Care Reform

A conservative bloc of Senators is taking a stand to save the Republican health care legislation from becoming another big government boondoggle. While President Trump and Senate GOP leaders debate about how many mandates and giveaways they will put in the new legislation, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mike Lee (R-UT) have other plans. The four men released a joint statement on Thursday saying, “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Argues To Stop Communism In Cuba With Capitalism And Free Trade

While President Donald Trump was elected in large part to reverse the policies of his predecessor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) thinks there is one area where former President Obama actually got it right: normalizing foreign relations with Cuba. “For over half a century, we have had an embargo with Cuba,” Paul wrote in a Reason Magazine op/ed published on Tuesday. “Not only did the Castros survive it, but they milked it for everything it was worth. As the only source of information on the island for decades, they stoked the nationalism of those Cubans who remained in Cuba to blame… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Skewers The Military-Industrial Complex In Senate Committee Hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is no happy camper when it comes to American foreign policy. Fresh off of a narrow defeat to partially stop President Trump’s Saudi weapons deal, Paul rallied against Syrian military intervention during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this afternoon. “Are we going to limit the president’s power? Are we going to take back our power? I think a five-year sunset, is–you know, and I don’t mean to be mean, but–is essentially nothing. I mean, we’ve had millions of people die in five-year wars before, so I think it’s — it’s virtually meaningless,” Paul said. Paul… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul: “New Entitlements” In Senate Healthcare Bill Must Be Stopped!

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) narrowly avoided tragedy this week after a gunman shot up a congressional baseball practice, leaving a colleague in critical condition and wounding several others. This tragedy has not stopped Paul from doing his job, and warning the American public about devastating changes to the healthcare bill. “I think we shouldn’t have new entitlements that will go on forever in a Republican plan to fix healthcare,” Paul said to reporters today. “We can’t pay for what we already have: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.” A revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House… Keep Reading

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Paul, Lee Only Senators To Stand With Trump Administration On Russia Sanctions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were the only Senators in either party to support the Trump administration’s position on Russia sanctions on Wednesday. Although the White House has yet to take an official position on the bill, their displeasure with it is clear. It is said that the administration’s objection to the Senate bill was principally grounded in the fact it prevents the President negotiating any downgrade in sanctions without the approval of Congress. President Trump, who often emphasizes his negotiating skills, was no doubt disappointed about having this issue taken out of his hands. This was… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Channels His Father With Impassioned Plea On Behalf Of Saudi Terror Victims

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tried his darnedest to partially halt Trump’s Saudi weapons deal. He was able to raise a great deal of bipartisan support, but his amendment failed by a closer-than-anticipated 47-53 vote on Tuesday. However, Paul did not go down without a fight. He gave quick but powerful remarks hearkening back to his epic Drone filibuster of 2013 as well as his father’s legendary speeches delivered from the House floor. “[Saudi Arabia] bombed and killed 125 civilians at a funeral. They wounded 500. This was no mistake, there was no error. This was them pointedly dropping the bombs… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Hammers Democrats: Senate Russia Hearings Are “All For Show”, “Political Theater”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly defended the administration and criticized the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Trump’s administration’s ties to Russia during a Monday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN. “I still think that we’ve got a Special Counsel, let them do their job. The rest is all for show. This is political theater. Really, those committees aren’t getting anywhere, if there was really anything done wrong, it’ll come out of the Special Counsel and my suspicion is that very little of anything will come out of there. There may be some people that didn’t file their paperwork… Keep Reading

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Trump’s Libertarian Budget Director: “I Don’t Care What You Do In The Privacy Of Your Own Home”

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney strongly stressed his libertarian leanings in a recent interview with the Washington Examiner. According to the Examiner’s Alex Pappas, Mulvaney ‘said he considers himself in the libertarian wing of the party’.  Mulvaney then went on to say, “I’ve always come from the sort of the school of thought that I don’t care what you do in the privacy of your own home.” Mulvaney also mentioned that his staff had been working closely with Senior Advisor to the President, Stephen Miller, to turn the Trump campaign’s “policies into numbers”. Miller is widely seen as a close ally of White… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Leads Bipartisan Charge Against Trump’s Saudi Weapons Deal

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has assembled an impressive bipartisan coalition in the Senate to block part of President Trump’s Saudi weapons deal. Paul is concerned that the deal may cause blowback due to an ongoing Saudi Arabian military conflict with Yemen, and prominent Democrats share his concerns. “We need to send the Saudis a message that they need to get serious about the humanitarian nightmare inside Yemen,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said. “Unfortunately, the administration has not used these weapons sales to apply that conditionality. But a strong message from the U.S. Senate that they don’t have a blank check… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul’s Office Has Fiery Words For Lindsay Graham

Sen. Rand Paul’s office shot back at fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s claim that the Senate Obamacare repeal bill’s chances of passing were fading and assigning partial blame on Sen. Paul. A statement sent to The Liberty Conservative from Sen. Paul’s office chastised Sen. Graham.  “While we do have a press assistant opening in the Communications Department, Senator Graham has not applied and should not make public statements on behalf of Senator Rand Paul.” Keep Reading

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Graham: “We’ve Already Lost Rand Paul” On GOP Healthcare Bill

This article has been updated to include comment from Senator Paul’s office. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters on Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the first GOP defection in the Senate on the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), according to The Hill. Graham said, “I’m very leery of a healthcare bill passing the Senate that can get through the House. We’ve already lost Rand Paul so we’re down to 51.” He then went on to describe Sen. Paul as “irretrievably gone” on the bill, adding, “he’s not going to vote for any bill that has refundable tax credits… Keep Reading

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Inside Rand Paul’s Bipartisan Plan To Stop Weapons Deal For Radical Islamic Saudis

Recent news of President Trump’s $350 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia may have thrilled the Military-Industrial Complex and its Wall Street backers, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is not pleased. He thinks the deal may have unintended consequences in the Middle East and is reaching across the aisle in an attempt to partially block the agreement. Paul’s concerns mainly stem from the Islamic dictatorship’s ongoing war in Yemen. The Saudis have been committing bombing campaigns throughout Yemen for many years, specifically focusing on civilian targets. It is expected that the weapons being funneled to the Saudis through this agreement… Keep Reading

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Ted Cruz And Rand Paul Urge Republican Senate To End Obamacare By Going Nuclear

After the House failed to pass a clean repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are leading the charge for the GOP-dominated Senate to use all of the tools at their disposal to actually end Obamacare rather than replace it with new taxes, regulations and mandates. Politco has reported that Paul and Cruz are ready to throw decorum and long-standing established Senate rules out the window in order to fully repeal Obamacare. “The firebrands want to overturn long-standing precedent for what can be done under reconciliation, the fast-track budget process the GOP is using to… Keep Reading

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