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Sen. Rand Paul: ‘There Is No Conservative Party’ Because Republicans Are ‘Only For Spending Restraint In Theory’

Only 21 fellow Senate Republicans joined Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to support his “penny plan” that would have balanced the federal budget by 2023 by enacting one percent cuts across the board. Paul is dismayed, if not unsurprised, by this woeful showing from Senate Republicans and pointed to their glaring hypocrisy in a series of brutal Tweets. Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Fights Liz Cheney To Repel Bush-era Influence In Trump’s GOP

Although President Trump ran explicitly against the agenda of George W. Bush to win his seat in higher office, neocon influence is on the rise in his administration. As the power struggle continues, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is fighting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, over the direction in which the GOP should move. “[Trump’s choice for CIA Director] Gina Haspel has spent her career defending the American people and homeland. [Rand Paul] is defending and sympathizing with terrorists,” Cheney wrote in a tweet responding to Paul’s opposition to Haspel on the grounds that she… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Battles The Rise Of Neocons Within The Trump Administration

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) emerged as one of President Donald Trump’s top confidants in 2017 as they worked together on health care, tax reform and other key issues. Paul is trying to get the ear of Trump yet again as he tries to stop him from appointing neocons into key posts of his administration. Paul is leading the way to oppose Trump’s picks for CIA Director and Secretary of State. Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, who Paul believes is a departure to George W. Bush-era foreign policy. Keep Reading

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A Strategic Realignment Of Conservative Priorities

We don’t know for sure if Charles Darwin actually said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change,” but whether he said it or not, it’s an insightful observation that transcends the context of natural selection. It is supremely relevant in this day and age of a Republican Party and conservative movement both in a state of flux after Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency. The RINOs in congress and various think tanks and the Never Trumpers are enormously outnumbered by the… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul’s Leftist Neighbor To Plead Guilty To Assault Charges

A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his residence has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, however he has informed investigators his reasoning was not politically motivated, officials stated on Friday. The Republican Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, 58, was charged with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, which is a felony under federal law. Paul was carrying headphones whereas mowing his garden when Boucher turned angered by seeing the 55-year-old senator stack brush close to Boucher’s property, the U.S. Department of Justice stated in an announcement. Keep Reading

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Paul Backs Trump On Pakistan: He “Comes From A Wing Of The Party That Represents A Lot Of The Things That I’ve Said”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has backed President Donald Trump’s call to reduce foreign aid to Pakistan, and is prepared to work closely with the administration to help achieve this objective. “I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been fighting to end aid to Pakistan for years and will again lead the charge in the Senate. Let’s make this happen,” Paul said in a tweet on Monday. After Paul had a phone conversation with the President on this issue on Tuesday, he decided to elaborate his position further during an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. “You know, I think most Americans… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Criticizes Prospective Mitt Romney Senate Bid, Citing ‘Romneycare’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared critical of reports that 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is considering a run for Senate, in the wake of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) announcing his retirement on Tuesday. When questioned about his thoughts regarding a prospective Romney bid by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Paul appeared dismissive. “I’ve met Mitt Romney before, I don’t know if in Utah they’d hold it against him that he was the Governor of another state across the country – a lot of those things would have to be decided over time.” Although most commentators believe Romney will easily get… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Promises To “Oppose And Filibuster” Renewal Of Controversial Spying Provision

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the Senate’s leading opponent of the status quo regarding federal spying. Although the issue has fallen by the wayside to a certain extent since Edward Snowden’s leaks in 2013, Paul continues to fight for the privacy rights of Americans. He has announced his intent to filibuster the extension of illegal spying. “I will actively oppose and filibuster any long term extension of warrantless searches of American citizens,” Paul said in a tweet earlier this week. The program that Paul is referring to in his tweet was authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Calls For Investigation Into “High Ranking Obama Officials” Who May Have “Colluded” Against Trump

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has accused the Obama administration of having illegally attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in a tweet sent out Thursday. “Time to investigate high ranking Obama government officials who might have colluded to prevent the election of [Donald Trump]!” Paul stated. “This could be WORSE than Watergate!” Paul has previously suggested that the Obama administration may have illegally spied on his own 2016 presidential campaign. “I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by Obama admin and or the Intel community!” Paul stated on… Keep Reading

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Senator Rand Paul Won’t Vote For Spending Bill That Adds To Deficit

Congress has a spending problem, much like the rest of the federal government. Most elected politicians are fine with pushing their pet projects and making heavy promises without concern for the overall financial condition of the nation. But there are a handful of politicians who will make difficult positions and stick to them, one of them being the son of former Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) announced that he will not vote an end-of-year spending bill that adds to the deficit. In a tweet, the Senator stated he could not in good conscience vote to add to… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Scores Big Political Victory With The Announcement Of Annual Pentagon Audit

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has fought for transparency and accountability within government since he was elected. Paul is the leading proponent of auditing the Federal Reserve, an issue championed by his father, but a lesser known proposal of Paul’s is to audit the Pentagon. Paul will be getting his wish from the Trump administration, as the Pentagon recently announced they would be conducting an annual audit. “The Defense Department is starting the first agency-wide financial audit in its history,” the Pentagon’s news service announced. The Pentagon is using news of this new annual audit to boast about their supposed dedication… Keep Reading

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MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Apologizes For Celebrating Rand Paul’s Assault, But Is It Enough?

Over the last year, the mainstream media has taken the reputation of having a liberal bias and cemented it. While it may have just been a conservative cliché to drop the allegation in the past, the trope has become a painfully obvious reality in the last year. For this reason, CNN was labeled the Clinton News Network by many on the right. MSNBC has always held strong as cable’s premiere liberal network, not even attempting to hide their ridiculous bias. With the likes of Rachel Maddow, the network has been firm in its opposition to the right. But things have… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Stands With Trump On Tax Reform, Urges Fellow Senators To Step Up

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), still recuperating from a terrorist attack at his home by his socialist revolutionary neighbor, is taking the lead on the issue of tax reform. He is a firm supporter of tax reform backed by President Trump, and is urging his fellow lawmakers to get in gear. “One of the main differences between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans, in general, favor less government and more tax cuts,” Paul said in a FOX News op/ed published this morning. “That’s why I’m pleased to see us moving forward on a plan for tax cuts, and why I hope… Keep Reading

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In Disturbing Trend Of Liberals Embracing Terrorism, MSNBC Anchor Cheers On Rand Paul Assault

After Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was viciously attacked at his own home by socialist revolutionary Rene Boucher, the mainstream media coverage was not as it would have been if a right winger had accosted a liberal politician. Bizarre rationalizations on the assailant’s behalf were floated, and he was only charged with a misdemeanor and allowed to walk free as Paul struggled to breathe. Boucher was a confirmed Bernie Sanders fanatic whose Facebook page contained an endless stream of posts promoting leftist narratives. He is becoming something akin to a folk hero of the deranged left, and an MSNBC reporter recently… Keep Reading

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House Freedom Caucus Members Stand With Judge Roy Moore, Ted Cruz Capitulates

The attempted political take-down of Judge Roy Moore because of highly specious allegations of sexual impropriety has drawn a line in the sand for the Republican Party. Prominent Republicans are deciding whether they will stand with Moore, or push for Democratic victory in Alabama. Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) are standing strong behind the judge. “You can’t unring a bell,” HFC chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said after being asked about his support of Moore in lieu of the allegations. “At this point, it’s up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.’s not going to decide that.… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul’s Deathsquads

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has done more than most Republicans in outreach efforts to leftists and minorities. Paul has tried to distance himself from the fringe of his party and movement, and grow the GOP with new demographics to make it a true big tent party. He has led this charge for many years. For these outreach efforts, he was greeted with an assassination attempt at his own home by his socialist revolutionary neighbor. The liberal media, who Paul tried so hard to placate throughout his Senate career, cheered on the leftist and avidly propagandized on his behalf, clearly trying… Keep Reading

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Federal Charges Expected To Be Filed Against Neighbor Who Assaulted Rand Paul

One week ago today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was viciously attacked outside of his home while mowing his lawn. His long-time neighbor and socialist Bernie Sanders supporter, Rene Boucher ambushed Paul resulting in the Senator suffering six broken ribs as a result. This is the latest in a rash of leftist terror attacks that have swept the nation, as the mainstream media stokes the flames. According to sources close to FOX News, federal investigators intend to press further charges against Boucher. The act is believed to have been politically motivated, as Boucher’s social media page was littered with propaganda against… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul’s Attempted Assassin Tries To Skirt Justice, Pleads Not Guilty After Vicious Attack

  Rene Boucher – the socialist revolutionary who attempted to take Sen. Rand Paul’s life at his own home last week – pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge during a preliminary court hearing in Warren County on Thursday. Boucher, a medical doctor and neighbor of Paul’s who had a long-running feud with the Senator over politics, caused potentially life-threatening injuries to Paul after ambushing the man while mowing his lawn last Friday. In an attempt to skirt blame for the terrorism inflicted by their client, Boucher’s attorney is trying to downplay the attack as being a part of… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Has Potential “Life-Threatening Injuries”, Political Future “Unclear” After Brutal Leftist Attack

A savage assassination attempt which took place on Friday has incapacitated Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), according to a report by the Associated Press. According to Paul’s Chief of Staff, Doug Stafford, it is “unclear when Paul will return to work since he is in considerable pain and has difficulty getting around, including flying.” The Senator is currently recovering from “five broken ribs” including “three displaced fractures, which can lead to life-threatening injuries”. Paul was mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Friday afternoon when socialist revolutionary Rene Boucher tackled him from behind, forced him to the ground, and began… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul’s Attacker Exposed As Far-Left Bernie Sanders Supporter

One day prior to ANTIFA’s ‘day of rage’ designed to stoke fury against President Donald Trump and his Republican cohorts, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was accosted at his home by a left-wing terrorist desperate to make the pain real for his political opponents. Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old Bowling Green resident and registered Democrat, allegedly ambushed Paul at his own home on Friday night. According to the warrant issued for Boucher’s arrest, the brutal assault left Paul with cuts to the nose and mouth area, as well as with potential rib injuries resulting in him having trouble breathing. Boucher is now… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul To Join GOP “Civil War”, Support “Constitutional” Candidates In 2018 Republican Primaries

Rand Paul is planning to join the uprising against the establishment by endorsing candidates in the upcoming 2018 Senate primaries, according to a Sunday interview with MSNBC‘s Kasie Hunt. Paul described a “civil war with the GOP”, between establishment elements and those aligned with the Republican grassroots. “I’ll be part of this – I’m going to be involved with primaries around the country,” Paul said, suggesting he will play a role in the 2018 revolt against the Senate establishment. Asked if he would endorse challengers to incumbent Senators, he made clear that he is “not going to be opposing colleagues… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul: I’ve Spent More Hours With The President Than Any Other Senator

Sen. Rand Paul has preemptively thrown his support in the 2020 presidential race to incumbent President Donald Trump, during a Sunday interview with MSNBC with Kasie Hunt where he opened up about his close relationship with the President. Rand Paul noted that while he had opposed Trump’s position on numerous issues over the past few months, “we still have a very good relationship because I don’t attack him personally”. Paul criticized the “high-mindedness” of Republican Senators such as Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who choose to “condemn the President’s character”, despite being far from… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Stands With Trump Again, Dismisses Drama From Establishment Republican Senators

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has emerged as one of Trump’s most trustworthy confidants in recent weeks. Paul went on “Fox and Friends” to discuss problems that Trump is having with Republican senators. “I’m not here to criticize any of them really for what they think is the best way but I think actually that it would be better if we concentrate on policy because I think people at home would like a tax cut,” Paul said, referring to remarks made by departing Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) deriding the President. Although Paul was diplomatic in how he… Keep Reading

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Tea Party Power: Mike Lee And Rand Paul To Fundraise For Judge Roy Moore’s Senate Campaign

While the tea party may not be the national force it once was, its remnant is still having a massive impact on national electoral politics. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are fundraising for a candidate who makes them look like moderates by comparison: Judge Roy Moore of Alabama. Judge Moore, best known for sticking his nose at the robed unelected lawyers of the Supreme Court while serving as chief justice of the Alabama high court, crushed his establishment-backed GOP opponent Luther Strange in a primary battle last month. He is now the favorite to defeat his Democratic… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Backs President, Refuses To Give Standing Ovation During Jeff Flake Publicity Stunt

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a stalwart of last year’s failed ‘Never Trump’ movement, issued a vocal disavowal of President  Trump on the Senate floor on Tuesday, before announcing his decision not to run for re-election.  While vocal Trump critics Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John McCain (R-AZ) showered Flake with praise and applause, and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) burst into tears, Paul was the only Senator among the 7 Republicans and 8 Democrats present on the Senate floor at the time to refuse to give Flake a standing ovation. Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Slams “Warmonger” Lindsey Graham For Losing Track Of Wars

As the controversy surrounding the Niger attack escalates, Congress is again faced with the issue of war powers. While the Constitution requires a declaration of war from Congress, the federal legislative body has essentially given away this role with a blanket authorization for conflicts. This has been used and abused across administrations. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a known supporter of endless war, was recently asked in an interview about the Niger attack. The attack is believed to have been orchestrated by the Islamic State and resulted in four soldiers being killed. What was Senator Graham’s response? He didn’t even know… Keep Reading

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Can President Trump And Rand Paul Save Healthcare?

Last week, Donald Trump signed a new executive order facilitating more flexibility for consumers of health insurance. The order allows for more flexibility in purchasing insurance across state lines, and greater freedom for both small businesses and groups of consumers in creating “association health plans” (AHPs). In theory, this will broaden access to the benefits currently enjoyed only by those with employment-based insurance, and other types of group insurance. The order also paves the way for healthcare reforms long favored by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) who believes the reforms will help bring down healthcare costs. Keep Reading

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Libertarianism And The Political Mainstream

Libertarianism has had an interesting relationship with the political mainstream over the last year. After years of being relegated to the fringes of political discourse, it was brought into the fold with the rise of former Congressman Ron Paul. While not everyone agreed with his views, many supported him for his consistency and honesty. His contribution to the liberty movement is perhaps the greatest, and many seem to have forgotten why. Paul approached his presidential campaigns the same way as he did his congressional career. It was never about the accolades, awards, legislative achievements, or history of having a big… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul Is Firmly On The Trump Train, ‘All In’ For YUUUGE Tax Reform!

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) loathed Donald Trump when he battled him in the GOP presidential primary last year, but Paul has come around on the man watching Trump maneuver as President. So much so, in fact, that Paul has emerged as one of Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters, a frequent golf buddy who is “all in” on Trump’s tax reform proposal. On Friday, Paul echoed President Trump’s sentiments by stating he wants the “biggest, boldest cuts possible – and soon!” on his Twitter account. Although he did not go into specifics about the plan, it is clear that Trump and Paul… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Endorses Judge Roy Moore: He Will “Stand On Principle” With Me In The Senate

One day after announcing support from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Judge Roy Moore followed it up with another marquee endorsement. This time, it is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) vouching for the outsider who defeated his establishment-backed challenger handily last month in a GOP runoff primary election in Alabama. “Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama,” Paul said in a press release from the Moore campaign. “We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution. I look forward to welcoming… Keep Reading

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The Bromance Between Donald Trump And Rand Paul Heats Up During Golf Summit

The bromance between President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is heating up. After Trump signed what Paul called “the biggest free-market reform of health care in a generation,” the men met on the golf course this morning to discuss a variety of major political issues over 18 holes. Paul said that the men discussed several things during the golf summit, and went into specifics regarding tax and healthcare policy. “I really think that we’ve gotta do the most we can and the boldest we can because we need to compete with all these other countries,” Paul said regarding… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Meets With Trump Surrogate To Discuss Possible Julian Assange Pardon

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been a busy man these days. While working with President Trump on a landmark executive order that Paul called “the biggest free-market reform of health care in a generation,” he also met with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) last week to discuss the prospects of pardoning Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. “Rand Paul says the president calls him every now and then. I wanted to make sure that when [Trump] calls him that [Paul] knew enough about the Julian Assange offer that I found something of value for the president to look at,” Rohrabacher said to Daily… Keep Reading

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Under Rand Paul’s Guidance, Trump Proceeds Ever More Boldly Against Obamacare

“When you got Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive,” President Donald Trump said yesterday after announcing executive orders designed to increase access to association health plans while allowing competition across state lines. Trump isn’t stopping there. Emboldened by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Trump is now threatening to cut off subsidy payments for insurance companies. This is a move that would cause Obamacare to effectively collapse. “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. [Democrats] should call me to fix!” Trump said in an early morning tweet on Friday. He… Keep Reading

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Is Rand Paul a Hypocrite Regarding Executive Orders?

Recent reports coming out of Washington D.C. have indicated that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is working with the Trump administration on executive orders designed to give healthcare relief to Americans. This has certain commentators on the right accusing Paul of hypocrisy. “Paul now argues that Trump can create a legislative impact through executive orders. Isn’t that akin to “altering legislation”? Did we amend the Constitution in the last three years in a way that makes this kosher in Paul’s eyes?” Ed Morrissey asked in a Hot Air column. Paul was the primary opposition to President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive… Keep Reading

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President Trump Plans Executive Orders For Free Market Healthcare With Rand Paul

Republicans have been frustrated over the ineffectiveness of the GOP-dominated legislature since President Donald Trump has been in office, and certainly well before that too. Congressional leaders have pushed for more of the status quo, and have been stubbornly unwilling to defy their special interest donors. This inaction has Trump ready to take control, and use his executive authority to provide healthcare relief for American citizens. Trump tweeted this morning, “Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST.” Trump is likely… Keep Reading

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Mike Lee Stands Firm Against Gun Control As Rand Paul Wavers After Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of a Las Vegas massacre that is being called the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has indicated that he would “look at” banning bump stocks which were reportedly used by the gunman on Sunday to commit his attack. “We’re looking at that too. I wasn’t familiar with them until this came up. So we’re looking at that and studying the issue,” Paul said as he was questioned by a reporter regarding the possibility of passing Congressional legislation banning bump stocks. “It’s a terrible tragedy, and we should look at it.” “Bump stocks”… Keep Reading

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Sen. Rand Paul: We Must Object Phony, Cronyist, GOP-Backed Tax Cuts

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is known for being as free market as they come in the legislature, so it has come as a shock to many as Paul has opposed GOP-backed reforms in recent weeks. Republican leaders such as Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – and even President Donald Trump – have pushed healthcare and tax reform plans that Paul has stood firmly against. Paul is standing against these plans not because he doesn’t want a fundamental change in healthcare and tax policy. He is standing against these measures because they are more of the same… Keep Reading

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Conservatives Rise: Mike Lee Joins Rand Paul And Ted Cruz In Senate Bloc To Stop Obamacare Bailout

President Donald Trump has worked with GOP establishment leaders, more commonly referred to as the swamp, on healthcare reform repeatedly to no avail. The latest attempts to bailout Obamacare have been universally reviled, drawing ire from conservatives, moderates, and liberal Democrats. One of the primary conservatives standing in opposition to Obamacare bailout legislation is Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led the way against bailing out Obamacare with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) right behind him. Lee has now followed suit by offering a complete dismissal of any bipartisan agreements to bail out Obamacare. One of Lee’s senior aides… Keep Reading

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Trump: Rand Paul Is “A Good Guy And He Wants What’s Good For The Party”

President Donald Trump heaped praise on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday evening, reiterating his belief that the Kentucky Senator will ultimately support Republican health care reform initiatives. “I think Rand Paul will be there for us. He was there for me two times before,” presumably referring to Paul’s votes in favor of the ‘skinny repeal’ and ‘partial repeal’ amendments during the previous Obamacare repeal effort in July. “I like Rand Paul a lot and I think he’ll be there for me,” Trump continued. “He’s a good guy and he wants what’s good also for the party. I think Rand… Keep Reading

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President Trump To Back Rand Paul Health Care Proposal

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told MSNBC on Wednesday that President Donald Trump intends to respond to the failure of the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal legislation by taking executive action to enact Paul’s “Associated Health Plans” health care reform proposal. “I think there’s going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, as something they can do on their own,” Paul said. “This is something I’ve been advocating for six months and I think it’s bigger than Graham-Cassidy, it’s bigger than any reform that we’ve even talked about to date, but hasn’t got enough attention.” Keep Reading

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Why Rand Paul Is Wrong On Graham-Cassidy

The Donald Trump era has made Washington D.C. a little more entertaining, but has done little to change how the Beltway operates. Democrats still hate Republicans, Republicans still hate leadership, and Wall Street still controls the Treasury. So it goes. As such, when I had heard that a last second Obamacare reform bill had come out, I had assumed that – like Ryancare, “Skinny Repeal”, and other such gimmicks – we were dealing with another Obamacare-lite measure that did little more than paint Obama’s legislative nightmare red. To my great surprise, I was wrong. While far from being my ideal… Keep Reading

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Rand Paul Issues List Of Demands On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has issued a list of demands to the White House in order to obtain his vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill, according to a Sunday report by Axios. The administration believes Paul represents the best hope for passing the bill, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) seen as less likely to come over. In particular, they are banking on the warm relationship between President Donald Trump and Sen. Paul, a frequent defender of the administration during his televised appearances. Paul has negotiated directly with Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, regarding this legislation. Keep Reading

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No, Rand Paul Is Not To Blame For Obamacare Repeal Failing

Healthcare is an important issue to many Americans for obvious reasons. If health coverage is unavailable or substandard, that can leave people without treatment and cause them undue suffering. For this, the simple fix for Democrats was to massively increase federal involvement in the industry. While some of these ideas may sound good in theory, the reality of the situation is that the more government doesn’t equal a better society. In terms of Obamacare, this has been demonstrably true. In the several years since Obamacare’s passage, Republicans have made this issue their number one pledge and it has been a… Keep Reading

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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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