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  • It's not a federal crime. It's just 'intrigue.'

    12/16/2017 4:29:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Deborah C. Tyler
    On November 3, 2017, a man entered the private property of a sitting U.S. senator uninvited. He snuck up behind and assaulted the senator with such violence that he broke six ribs and damaged the senator's lungs, leading to pneumonia and severe pain. These injuries prevented the senator from returning to Congress for a crucial debate in which he played a leadership role. If a right-wing assailant had broken the bones of Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, sending either of them to a pain-filled hospital bed, the outcry from both sides of Congress would have been ear-shattering. The left-wing media...
  • Long-running feud over grass clippings preceded attack on Rand Paul

    12/07/2017 6:06:52 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 93 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2017 | | By Yaron Steinbuch
    The attack that left Republican Sen. Rand Paul with six cracked ribs outside his Kentucky home came after a long-simmering disagreement with a 17-year neighbor over grass clippings, according to a report. An acquaintance of both men said the fellow doctors stood in their yards about 10 years ago and shouted at each other about grass clippings that Paul’s lawn mower sprayed onto Boucher’s property, the Washington Post reported. The feds said they are investigating the case, in which Boucher could be charged under federal statutes that include a provision that bars assaults on members of Congress and other high-ranking...
  • The Problem With Trump's Tax Cuts

    11/29/2017 4:20:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-28-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    The tax cuts President Trump is working on with Republican leaders in Congress have a major problem. Charles J. Sykes explains in the L.A. Times: The tax plan helps balloon federal deficits, and it does nothing to address the rising costs of entitlements as the population grows older and sicker. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that the proposed GOP House tax cuts would “result in debt reaching the size of the economy by 2028 and exceeding its post-World War II record a year or two later.” The Congressional Budget Office estimates that even without those tax cuts,...
  • Rand Paul indicates politics may have played a role in assault

    11/28/2017 11:32:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2017tt | Sally Persons
    In his first interview since being attacked outside his home earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul said he thinks politics may have been a factor in why he was targeted by his neighbor. “It may have some relevance, but for the most part, the real question should be are you allowed to attack someone from behind in their yard when they’re out mowing their grass?” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on Fox News in an interview that aired Tuesday.
  • Trump Announces: 'The Tax Cut Bill Is Coming Along Very Well'

    11/28/2017 3:30:06 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-28-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Although people increasingly suspect that President Trump's tax cuts aren't going to happen — ever — the president himself still has faith in his team and fellow Republicans to get it done: [Tweet by President Trump] Republicans have been working on these cuts for months, but so far all their efforts have been to no avail. One of the main reasons for the delay is that libertarian-leaning conservatives like Senator Rand Paul couldn't support the original plan because it would do nothing for the middle class — and could potentially even raise their burden. Trump was reportedly angry when he...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Here's why I plan to vote for the Senate tax bill (and my colleagues should step up)

    11/27/2017 7:05:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2017 | Sen. Rand Paul
    One of the fundamental problems in Washington is the attitude that the money that people make belongs to the government. That’s why you hear arguments about how much a tax cut “costs,” or big government advocates disingenuously and breathlessly complaining about the people who pay taxes getting a tax cut. I believe it is the other way around. Our default position should be that the money you earn belongs to you, and government has to justify why it should take it from you. Currently, there are at least 97 different federal taxes. The tax code that instructs people how they...
  • MSNBC's Kasie Hunt: Rand Paul Getting Assaulted 'One of My Favorite Stories'

    11/27/2017 11:33:32 AM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 20, 2017 | Kasie Hunt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tY7lD3TAw
  • Sen. Rand Paul plans to vote yes on tax bill

    11/27/2017 10:16:15 AM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/27/17 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul on Monday announced he plans to vote for the Senate tax plan as it currently stands, handing GOP leaders a key “yes” vote ahead of a potential floor vote later in the week. Mr. Paul said he’d like the tax cut to be even bigger than the nearly $1.5 trillion price tag, but that he’s pleased lawmakers included a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in the plan. “I’m not getting everything I want — far from it,” the Kentucky Republican wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News. “But I’ve been immersed in this process. I’ve fought...
  • MSNBC Host Sorry For Saying Assault On Rand Paul One Of Her 'Favorite Stories'

    11/27/2017 9:21:33 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-27-2017 | Brian Flood
    MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt seemed happy that Republican Kentucky senator Rand Paul suffered six broken ribs and a buildup of excess fluid in his lungs when he was attacked earlier this month, before quickly apologizing for her on-air statement. “New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs – this might be one of my favorite stories,” the liberal reporter said last week. The MSNBC host quickly seemed to realize she was condoning violence and started to downplay her comments but appeared to lose her train of thought midsentence, saying, “Although, of course, we don’t…...
  • The mystery over the attack on Rand Paul deepens

    11/25/2017 2:55:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    It's been 19 days since Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. And on Wednesday, the story got even stranger as the wife of the Kentucky Republican Senator wrote a piece for CNN detailing the extent of the injuries he suffered in the attack. "There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying," writes Kelley Paul of her husband. What's even more striking is how Kelley Paul describes the attack -- and the motive behind it... In the immediate...
  • Rand Paul’s Wife Rips Media for ‘Hateful’ Reporting on Husband’s Injuries

    11/22/2017 8:00:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 22, 2017 | Paul Crookston
    The wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) described in an article published Wednesday the excruciating pain her husband is enduring after he was injured in an attack, and she squarely blamed it on their neighbor, Rene Boucher, without naming him. "Since the attack, my husband Rand Paul hasn't taken a single breath without pain," Kelley Paul wrote in a piece published on CNN's website. She described how the attack on Nov. 3 left her husband with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion, and now pneumonia.Boucher has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault. His attorney, Matthew Baker, told CNN...
  • Rand Paul's Wife Accuses Media of Making Things Worse for Her Husband After Attack

    11/22/2017 2:45:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is still recovering from an attack by neighbor Rene Boucher earlier this month that left him with six broken ribs. Paul’s wife spoke out Wednseday, writing on CNN about some of the unkind press coverage of the incident, saying it has been “hurtful” and “victimized Rand a second time as he struggles to recover.”She says that since the November 3rd attack her husband “has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.”“It is incredibly hurtful that some news outlets have victimized Rand a second time as he struggles...
  • Rand Paul’s Wife: ‘Troubled’ Neighbor Carried Out ‘Blindside’ Attack On My Husband

    11/22/2017 10:37:33 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/2017 | Amber Athey
    Rand Paul’s wife, Dr. Kelley Paul, eviscerated the media and the neighbor who attacked her husband in an opinion piece for CNN. Senator Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, was the victim of a vicious attack on November 3rd. His neighbor reportedly tackled him from behind and left him with six broken ribs, three displaced ribs, a pleural effusion, and pneumonia. Kelley writes in CNN that since the attack, her husband has not taken a single breath without pain. “As his wife, I have been distraught over seeing him suffer like this,” she says. “There have been several nights where I...
  • MSNBC Reporter: Rand Paul Being Beaten Up Is 'One Of My Favorite Stories'

    11/20/2017 8:22:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this was a rather awkward moment. NBC reporter Kasie Hunt described the assault on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as “one of her favorite stories.” Of course, this isn’t the best phrase to describe this incident, with Hunt trying to correct herself on air but opting to continue with her report. She concluded that Paul’s assault by neighbor, Rene Boucher, was caused by a landscaping dispute, declaring that as the reason for the attack. This was not a simple push and shove. Paul was severely injured, with six broken ribs (via Politico): Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he...
  • Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan on Roy Moore: It's up to Alabama

    11/13/2017 6:02:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/17 | Al Weaver
    Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday they would not withdraw their endorsements for Judge Roy Moore, even as Senate Republicans continued to denounce his campaign and call for him to be expelled from the Senate if he wins next month."You can't unring a bell," said Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, when asked if is still endorsing Moore. "At this point, it's up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.'s not going to decide that. The people of Alabama will." "Look, I'm like everyone else," Jordan said when asked about his endorsement. "If...
  • Rand Paul’s Attacker Could Face More Serious State, Federal Charges

    11/10/2017 9:52:56 PM PST · by Be Careful · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/10/17
    Paul’s newly-reported, more serious injuries could lead the state prosecutors to charge Boucher instead with the more-serious felony assault. The difference is (sic) punishment is massive. The misdemeanor assault carries a maximum term of a year of confinement, while a felony assault conviction carries a minimum of five and a maximum of ten years. Could Boucher be charged with a federal crime? Ordinarily, an assault on an ordinary citizen does not involve federal law. But Paul is a U.S. senator, and federal law criminalizes assaults on members of Congress. Lesser assaults, like throwing a punch without landing the blow, or...
  • Rand Paul neighbor pleads not guilty to assault on Senator, Paul disputes "trivial" claims

    11/09/2017 8:31:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/09/2017
    Senator Rand Paul's neighbor Rene Boucher has pleaded not guilty after being charged for attacking the Senator at his Kentucky home. Paul is currently recovering after he was allegedly tackled from behind by Boucher for what Boucher's attorney told CBS News in a statement "was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial." But Paul appears to be disputing claims made by his next-door neighbor's lawyer that a "trivial" dispute over landscaping issues were at the root of a recent dust-up that left the senator with six broken ribs. The statement...
  • Rand Paul's Neighbors Rip Media's Landscaping Dispute Claims

    11/09/2017 8:04:01 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/17 | Paul Bedard
    The Bowling Green, Ky., neighbor who allegedly attacked Sen. Rand Paul last weekend, causing six broken ribs, was aggressively anti-Trump and anti-GOP in his social media, calling for the impeachment of the president and urging Russia investigator Robert Mueller to “fry Trump’s gonads.” Captured screen grabs of Rene Boucher’s Facebook page provided to Secrets and taken down since the event also show that the anesthesiologist was a fan of the #NeverTrump clan.
  • Rand Paul’s Neighbors Blast Attacker: ‘Absolutely No Justification For Dr. Boucher’s Behavior’

    11/08/2017 3:41:49 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2017 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbors are coming out in droves to defend the Kentucky Republican, who sustained serious injuries after being attacked outside his house in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Friday. Paul, who suffered six broken and a pleural effusion, was blindsided and tackled by his neighbor of 17 years, Dr. Rene Boucher, 59, while he was mowing his lawn, which sits inside a normally quiet gated community. Dan Renshaw, who has lived in the neighborhood with his wife for 17 years, said he doesn’t think the misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charges are strong enough due to the extent of Paul’s injuries. “I...
  • Was the attack on Rand Paul at his home politically motivated?

    11/06/2017 7:06:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    So this guy allegedly attacks Rand Paul while Rand is cutting his grass. Paul suffers 5 broken ribs. And now the alleged assailant is out on $7500 bond? He allegedly tackled and assaulted a US Senator.$7500? (From Vanity Fair)On Sunday, however, Paul‘s chief of staff told The Washington Post that the injuries the senator sustained were much more severe than initially disclosed: five of his ribs are cracked, his lungs are bruised, and the pain is “considerable” enough that Paul could be unable to fly for some time, potentially upending the upcoming tax-reform debate in Congress.Days later, it remains unclear why the assailant—Paul‘s...