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  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill ‘Not Anywhere Close’

    06/25/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while discussing the Republican health care bill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would vote for a partial repeal of Obamacare, but the current bill was “not anywhere close to repeal.” Paul said, “I’ve been telling leadership for months now that I will vote for a repeal and it doesn’t have to be a 100 percent repeal. For example, I’m for 100 percent repeal, that’s what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I’d probably vote for it. I might vote for 80 percent repeal.”
  • Sen Paul Uses 3rd Grade Math to Explain How Tax Cuts Work, Donny Deutsch Still Doesn't Understand

    06/23/2017 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 23, 2017 | Alex Xenos
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year or more, the one percent. That is a fiscal reality." He demanded of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): "How do you explain that to some of the...
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "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 the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Rand: Without Scalise's Security Detail, It Would Have Been 'Massacre'

    06/14/2017 12:56:34 PM PDT · by johnk · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Posted: Jun 14, 2017 11:05 AM | Cortney O'Brien Cortney O'Brien |
    ...Had Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) not been at Wednesday’s congressional baseball practice, the scene would have been much more deadly, several witnesses have concluded. Scalise, who was shot in the hip, is currently in surgery. Five people in total were shot, including a Scalise staffer and Capitol police officers, who arrived at the scene within three minutes, managing to subdue the attacker. A shaken Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained to the media that because Scalise is the Majority Whip, he is one of few members of Congress who always travels with his security detail. Rand Paul: "I think we're lucky...
  • Rand Paul Was There! Here is His Eyewitness Report! Baseball Field Shooting!

    06/14/2017 10:35:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    http://politibrew.com/ ^ | 06/14/2017 | na
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CrP9aqAjH4 Rand Paul, "I was in the right field batting cage outside of the field and ..."
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Rand Paul to CNN's Jake Tapper: Make Sure Your Viewers Know The Climate Models Have Been Wrong

    06/02/2017 1:07:26 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 37 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN host Jake Tapper on the issue of climate change, and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Paul argued that scientists have been predicting disaster for decades, while Tapper disagreed, claiming about the predictions: "all of it has happened." "You need to make sure that your viewers know that most of [climate scientists’] models has been wrong," Paul said. "They adjust it every year because they haven’t been good at predicting things." "But obviously scientists have been predicting for years that the temperatures would go up, that glaciers would shrink, that sea...
  • Rand Paul to CNN's Jake Tapper: Make Sure Your Viewers Know The Climate Models Have Been Wrong

    06/01/2017 8:07:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/1/17 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN host Jake Tapper on the issue of climate change, and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Paul argued that scientists have been predicting disaster for decades, while Tapper disagreed, claiming about the predictions: "all of it has happened." "You need to make sure that your viewers know that most of [climate scientists’] models has been wrong," Paul said. "They adjust it every year because they haven’t been good at predicting things."
  • Rand Paul: Paris Climate Deal Is a 'Disaster for American Jobs'

    06/01/2017 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Insider FoxNews.com ^ | June 1, 2017
    Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY) forcefully recommended abandoning the Paris climate deal, calling it a "disaster for American jobs." The Paris climate accord was signed by former president Barack Obama and almost 200 other countries in 2015. The non-binding agreement, never ratified by Congress sets goals for cutting carbon emissions in each country, standards many have struggled to meet. Paul said he hopes President Trump pulls out of the deal, and commented that he is pleased the president has not signed international agreements that would have put the United States at an economic disadvantage. "President Trump has shown a great deal...
  • Rand Paul Will Attempt to Block Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

    05/20/2017 12:44:58 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 51 replies
    big league politics ^ | Fri 19th, 2017 5:05 pm EST | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Senator Rand Paul is promising to file a resolution of disapproval to block an arms deal with Saudi Arabia as soon as the administration formally notifies congress, Senate sources tell Big League Politics. On Friday, it was reported that Trump is planning to announce the arms deal during his trip to the nation over the weekend. The terms have not been officially announced, and value ranges from being reported as $100 billion to as much as $300 billion. The action by the Kentucky senator will force a congressional vote on the executive action. He will reportedly be citing the war...
  • Sessions' Directive to Throw the Book at Suspects Called 'Dumb on Crime' by Holder

    05/12/2017 6:32:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new memo for federal prosecutors to pursue harsher mandatory minimum sentences drew a quick rebuke from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who accused the administration of underscoring "injustice" against minority communities. "It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences," states the...
  • Rand Paul: Obama may have spied on me, other lawmakers using NSA intercepts

    05/10/2017 8:01:12 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Circa ^ | 05 May 2017 | John Solomon
    Sen. Rand Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate and vocal champion of civil liberties, has received allegations that the Obama administration sought intercepted intelligence from the National Security Agency on him and other members of Congress and has asked President Donald Trump to conduct a formal investigation, Circa has learned. Paul quietly asked for the probe nearly a month ago in a letter to Trump that was obtained by Circa. "An anonymous source recently alleged to me that my name, as well as the names of other Members of Congress, were unmasked, queried or both, in intelligence reports of intercepts...
  • Rand Paul: Obama may have spied on me, other lawmakers using NSA intercepts

    05/08/2017 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    Circa.com ^ | 5 May 2017 | John Solomon
    Sen. Rand Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate and vocal champion of civil liberties, has received allegations that the Obama administration sought intercepted intelligence from the National Security Agency on him and other members of Congress and has asked President Donald Trump to conduct a formal investigation, Circa has learned. Paul quietly asked for the probe nearly a month ago in a letter to Trump that was obtained by Circa. "An anonymous source recently alleged to me that my name, as well as the names of other Members of Congress, were unmasked, queried or both, in intelligence reports of intercepts...
  • Rand Paul demands to know if he was surveilled by the Obama admin during the 2016 election

    05/05/2017 2:50:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/17 | Robert Laurie
    Well, this is interesting. Last week, a report circulated which indicated “the Obama administration conducted more than 35,000 searches on NSA intercepts seeking information about Americans during the divisive 2016 election year.” Obviously, the biggest fish caught in the “incidental surveillance” net was President Donald Trump. The former administration has been claiming that Trump was never targeted, he was just surveilled due to associations with others.
  • Rand Paul on Omnibus Spending Bill:‘President Hillary Clinton Would Have Been Proud of This Bill’

    05/03/2017 5:03:00 AM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEN. RAND PAUL
    Looking at all the smiling faces on the other side of the aisle, I have to ask: are Democrats still the minority party? You would be tempted to think the $1 trillion government funding deal is like Christmas morning for them, as Republicans have handed them free media to brag about how much of the President’s agenda they have stopped. You’ll see it in the news as an “Omnibus spending bill,” when it should really be called “the Status Quo Protection Act.” President Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill. It tosses out campaign promises as it continues...
  • Rand Says Congress ‘Should Think About’ Whether It Should Send Money to 'Universities...

    04/28/2017 10:06:11 AM PDT · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to...
  • Donald Trump puts Australia on North Korean rocket alert (Ready to Intercept)

    04/10/2017 6:59:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | April 10, 2017 | SHARRI MARKSON
    Donald Trump puts Australia on North Korean rocket alert SHARRI MARKSON, National Political Editor, The Daily Telegraph April 10, 2017 11:00pm AUSTRALIA and its allies have been put on standby for the possibility of the United States shooting down test rockets launched by North Korea. Intelligence sources told The Daily Telegraph that North Korea may launch ballistic missile test flights around the birthday of Kim II-sung, the founder of the rogue nation, on April 15 or even sooner. The United States, which has a fleet headed to the Korean Peninsula, is understood to have notified Australia that it is fully...
  • Why was the Attack on Syria consistent with the Constitution?

    04/07/2017 7:07:02 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 168 replies
    None | 4/7/17 | None
    Trump just instigated an unprovoked missile attack on a Sovereign Nation that posed no direct or immediate threat to our National Security or American Citizens. Explain to me why this act of war without any input from Congress is consistent with our Founding Documents and our Constitution?
  • Senator Rand Paul on Airstrikes in Syria: "The United States was not Attacked"

    04/07/2017 6:41:18 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 139 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-07-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday evening, following the launch of more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian air base, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that the united States was not attacked, and called on President Donald Trump to follow the Constitution and come before Congress for a declaration of war. “While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked," Paul said.  " The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate." “Our prior interventions in this region have done...
  • Rand Paul: Trump needs Congress to authorize military action in Syria

    04/06/2017 9:43:53 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-6-17 | Brooke Seipel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asserted Thursday night that President Trump needs congressional authorization for military action in Syria after Trump ordered an airstrike in the country following a deadly chemical attack earlier this week. "While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked," Paul said in a statement shortly after reports that the U.S. had launched more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles against an airfield in Syria. "The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate," Paul said....