Poll: Kentucky voters split on a potential Rand Paul presidential campaign
April 23rd, 2014
10:35 AM ET
10 hours ago

Poll: Kentucky voters split on a potential Rand Paul presidential campaign

(CNN) – A new poll indicates about a third of Kentucky voters want their home-state senator, Rand Paul, to run for president, while another third want him to stay out of the 2016 race.

According to a New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation survey released Tuesday, 31% of registered voters in the Bluegrass State say "yes" to a Paul presidential bid, compared to 34% who prefer the first term senator to avoid the presidential horse race.
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Rand Paul responds to GOP criticism of his foreign policy views
April 22nd, 2014
04:52 PM ET
15 hours ago

Rand Paul responds to GOP criticism of his foreign policy views

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul penned an op-ed for the conservative outlet National Review Online, responding to critiques of the Kentucky Republican from the very same publication and other right-leaning commentators who disagree with his non-interventionist views.

Paul, who's considering a presidential bid, argued that conservatism has long had a "strain of libertarianism" on the topic of foreign policy. To back him up, he referenced NRO's own founder, conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr.
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Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'
April 22nd, 2014
04:12 PM ET
1 day ago

Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

(CNN) – Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

"We've been trying the same thing with education for 50-100 years, and education particularly in our big cities has been a downward spiral," the Kentucky Republican said. "So just throwing money at the problem hasn't fixed the problem."
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Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready
April 22nd, 2014
10:43 AM ET
1 day ago

Dole on Paul, Cruz, Rubio: They're not ready

(CNN) - Former Republican Sen. Bob Dole argued that some of the men among the younger generation of potential GOP presidential candidates aren't quite ready to take on the White House.

"A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, (Marco) Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy – Ted Cruz? All running for president now," he said in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "I don't think they've got enough experience yet."
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Filed under: 2016 • Bob Dole • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs
April 17th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
6 days ago

Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs

(CNN) - A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.

The bill had passed the Republican-controlled state Senate, but stalled in the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives.
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Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads
April 17th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
6 days ago

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

(CNN) – A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to the Fox News Poll, released Wednesday night, the former secretary of state dominates the potential Democratic presidential field, as she does in every other poll.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Polls • Rand Paul
DJ Rand Paul takes requests
April 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
1 week ago

DJ Rand Paul takes requests

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul played along Sunday after "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the Kentucky Republican as well as a few other potential GOP presidential candidates this weekend.

In a sketch called "GOP at Coachella," characters who played former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to reach out to the young audience that typically turns out for the massive music and arts festival in California.
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April 13th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
1 week ago

Sunday Chatter: The midterms, Sebelius' legacy and Burwell's future

The Sunday political talk shows waded into controversial territory. Missed them? We've got you covered with the most important parts of Sunday’s political chatter.

2014: Sitting side by side on CNN’s “State of the Union” - a rarity these days on political shows, where members of opposing parties often appear during different segments to talk about the same topics - Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, addressed the challenges they both face in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Filed under: DCCC • IRS • Kathleen Sebelius • NRCC • Obamacare • Rand Paul • Sylvia Mathews Burwell • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vance McAllister • Vladimir Putin
Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran
April 13th, 2014
03:57 PM ET
1 week ago

Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.

The Kentucky Republican is sticking to his guns on the issue that left him standing alone as the sole Senate vote against a 2012 resolution to pursue a policy other than containment, if necessary, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
1 week ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
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