Rand Paul: GOP needs to 'get beyond deportation'
April 1st, 2014
03:12 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Rand Paul: GOP needs to 'get beyond deportation'

(CNN) – Rand Paul said Tuesday it's critical for Republicans to broaden their message on immigration to the Latino community if the party is going to have a chance at gaining support from the politically imperative group in future elections.

"We're not just the party of deportation. We got to get beyond deportation to get to the rest of the issues," the senator from Kentucky said at a Latino media forum in Washington.

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Filed under: Immigration • Rand Paul
March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Political Circus: The joke's on us

Washington (CNN)—Come on House Speaker John Boehner.

We know you’re miffed about Obamacare’s latest extension...
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Filed under: John Boehner • Obamacare • President Obama • Rand Paul • Scott Brown • Uncategorized
March 27th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Rand Paul takes another step towards White House run

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has long been very open about his ambitions for higher office, telling CNN as early as November 2012, just weeks after the last presidential election, of his interest in running for the White House.

And the Republican senator from Kentucky is on top of the pack in CNN's most recent poll in the hypothetical race for the 2016 GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
Rand Paul jabs at Obama over NSA controversy
March 27th, 2014
10:12 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Rand Paul jabs at Obama over NSA controversy

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul took a shot Thursday on Twitter at President Barack Obama over the National Security Agency surveillance controversy.

As the President was meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, the first term Republican senator from Kentucky, who is one of Obama's biggest critics over NSA surveillance activities, jokingly offered the President a suggestion on what he should say to the pontiff.

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Filed under: NSA • Pope Francis • President Obama • Rand Paul
March 27th, 2014
10:10 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Rand Paul’s 50-state network

Breaking Thursday morning: The Washington Post’s Robert Costa reports that Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has expanded his political network to all 50 states in an effort to broaden his base and lay the groundwork for a presidential campaign.

Costa joined CNN's "Inside Politics" to discuss his report that Paul’s nationwide team of 200 people blends traditional Republicans with the more libertarian-minded supporters of Paul’s father, Ron, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012.

Rand Paul’s challenge as a Republican, like his father’s, is to convince the national party that his views work with theirs. He opposes the war on drugs, for instance. He also opposes the use of drones to combat terrorism and the National Security Agency’s ability to collect phone and Internet data. Those are issues that draw support from national security hawks who have dominated the GOP for years.

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Filed under: Iraq • Jeb Bush • Pope Francis • Rand Paul • Sheldon Adelson
March 23rd, 2014
03:26 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Panel: Rand Paul is 'clearly a factor in 2016'

(CNN) – Rand Paul isn't your run-of-the-mill Republican teasing 2016 ambitions.

It's early in the game, but Paul's crusade against government overreach and his willingness to buck the establishment GOP are turning heads. And his recent popularity has some arguing the Kentucky Republican might have some staying power.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul • TV-State of the Union
Political Circus: Keeping it classy...
March 21st, 2014
01:53 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Political Circus: Keeping it classy...

(CNN)— Take the free-for-all nature of social media, add the oft-mean spirited commentary that punctuates political circles and you have a recipe for petty online smackdowns.

Conservative commentators Dana Loesch's and Meghan McCain's online back and forth devolved into an hours-long, Twitterverse brawl on the derogatory nature of (drumroll please)… political brawls.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • John Lewis • Meghan McCain • President Obama • Rahm Emanuel • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz • Uncategorized
March 19th, 2014
09:31 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Rand Paul: GOP like bad pizza crust

(CNN) – Rand Paul put a new spin on a familiar refrain that the Republican Party needs to broaden its base. He compared the GOP's need for change to a recent Domino's Pizza's campaign to improve the taste of its crust.

The Kentucky senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate told a packed crowd of students at the University of California at Berkeley on Wednesday that "the Republican Party needs to either evolve, adapt or die."

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Republican Party
Cruz, Paul not on same page on social issues
March 19th, 2014
11:39 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Cruz, Paul not on same page on social issues

(CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to distance himself again from fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul, this time over social values.

The first-term Republican senator from Texas, who was in Iowa Tuesday, was asked by the Des Moines Register about Paul's recent comments that Republicans should "agree to disagree" about social issues.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Libertarian-leaning Paul addresses liberal-leaning campus
March 19th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Libertarian-leaning Paul addresses liberal-leaning campus

Updated 9:30 p.m. ET, 3/19/2014

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul, who's become known for venturing into unfamiliar territory for Republicans, spoke Wednesday at the liberal hotbed of the University of California at Berkeley.

The Kentucky Republican castigated President Barack Obama for his continued support of the National Security Agency's phone metadata collection, saying the President should know better in part because of his race.
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Filed under: 2016 • California • Rand Paul
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