Rand Paul to head back to New Hampshire
September 3rd, 2014
03:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul to head back to New Hampshire

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul returns to New Hampshire next week, making his third visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state as he prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016.

The Kentucky Republican will appear at a Manchester event on September 11 that's hosted by Generation Opportunity, a libertarian-minded advocacy group for millennials.

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Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'
August 29th, 2014
06:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul: If 'Hillary Clinton worked for Bill Clinton, she'd probably have been fired'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Friday defended his criticism of Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Kentucky Republican, rebutting claims that Benghazi criticism is "politically motivated," said Clinton's handling of the attack was a legitimate topic of discussion as she considers a presidential bid.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Rand Paul
Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments
August 29th, 2014
05:59 PM ET
2 months ago

Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

(CNN) - Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

At a Dallas event hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ripped into the President, saying it was an example of a lack of leadership.

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Filed under: President Obama • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Texas
Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria
August 28th, 2014
01:25 PM ET
2 months ago

Rand Paul blasts Clinton, Obama policy on Syria

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul continued his recent blitz against Hillary Clinton as a “war hawk,” blasting the former secretary of state for having a “shoot first” foreign policy.

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, the Kentucky Republican highlighted Clinton’s advocacy to arm Syrian rebels when she was the nation’s top diplomat.

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Filed under: Iraq • Rand Paul • Syria
South Carolina back in 2016 spotlight
August 25th, 2014
11:50 AM ET
2 months ago

South Carolina back in 2016 spotlight

(CNN) - This week, South Carolina gets a piece of the action.

While Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and New Hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary, have seen numerous visits this summer by many of the potential 2016 candidates, things have been quiet in South Carolina.

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • South Carolina
Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad
August 22nd, 2014
11:42 AM ET
2 months ago

Democrats attack Rand Paul for criticizing Obama abroad

(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee blasted Sen. Rand Paul on Friday for criticizing the President while on a foreign trip.

"America has a proud tradition of letting politics stop at the water’s edge, but Paul doesn’t think that tradition applies to him," Michael Czin, the DNC's press secretary, said in a memo to reporters. “Regardless of political party, we do not go abroad and slam our own because of policy differences.”

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Rand Paul
Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’
August 18th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie on Ferguson: Not going to generalize ‘against law enforcement officers’

(CNN) – Asked if there was a general problem in the United States with the way police deal with young African-American men, Gov. Chris Christie argued people shouldn’t be quick “to make generalizations.”

“Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgment, and if there are people who need to be held accountable, I'm confident they will be,” the New Jersey Republican said in a response to a question by WNYC’s Matt Katz.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Missouri • Rand Paul
August 17th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
2 months ago

The “Inside Politics” Forecast: Political fallout from teen’s shooting

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on “Inside Politics” to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A Missouri Democratic family feud, a Kentucky Senate tactic worth tracking and some new nuggets about the busy 2016 GOP presidential maneuvering made for an action packed trip around the Inside Politics table: FULL POST

August 14th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Police too militarized

(CNN) – There’s a “legitimate” need for authorities “to keep the peace,” but the law enforcement response to racially-charged street protests over the police shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager illustrates something more pervasive and troubling, Sen. Rand Paul said.

Writing Thursday in an opinion piece in Time, Paul noted that the wild scene of police in tactical gear apparently firing teargas and rubber pellets and pointing automatic weapons at people in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resembled a “war more than a traditional police action.”

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul
Rand Paul hits the Hamptons
August 13th, 2014
01:29 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul hits the Hamptons

(CNN) – Photos of Sen. Rand Paul in the Hamptons on Saturday raised some questions about the Kentucky Republican, who had previously said he couldn't attend a social conservative event in Iowa over the weekend because he had a "family commitment."

As it turns out, the likely presidential candidate was photographed in East Hampton at a fundraiser for a public library.

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Filed under: 2016 • New York • Rand Paul
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