(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul, who's already said he opposes the limited U.S. military strikes in Syria being pushed by President Barack Obama, said Sunday he was still weighing his options for stalling a vote in the full Senate on the use of force resolution.
The Kentucky Republican said a filibuster - which he used earlier this year to demand more information from the Obama administration on the use of drones - could only delay a vote, but wouldn't "put off a vote forever."
(CNN) - Following his tense exchange with John Kerry at Tuesday's Senate hearing on Syria, Sen. Rand Paul said the secretary of state is overstating his certitude that a military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad will make the Middle East safer.
"Well, he sounds like he must be a clairvoyant because he can predict the future now and so we should ask him for stock picks, you name it, who's going to win the Kentucky Derby next year if he can guarantee the future," the Kentucky Republican said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
(CNN) - Lawmakers were divided Sunday on whether to support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria.
Obama announced Saturday he believes the United States should take limited action, but he pledged to seek approval from Congress first.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said Sunday the United States should avoid military involvement in Syria. He challenged Secretary of State John Kerry on his assertion America should launch a strike.
"He's famous for saying, 'How can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake?' I would ask John Kerry, 'How can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?'" Paul said on NBC's "Meet The Press."
(CNN) – As President Barack Obama deliberates potential military action in Syria, Sen. Rand Paul says the administration is backing a plan that would end in stalemate for the troubled nation.
Speaking with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, the Kentucky Republican said Obama's objectives weren't clear for Syria as he weighs cruise missile strikes.
Washington (CNN) – A quartet of Republicans said to be eyeing 2016 presidential bids will get a chance next month to see how the competition is romancing the influential governor of Iowa.
Republican Terry Branstad is hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 24 at a Washington, D.C., GOP hot spot, the Capitol Hill Club, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.
(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Gov. Chris Christie is making a mistake when he argues the GOP needs to be more pragmatic and hold fewer internal ideological debates.
"Saying there's no room for us is a big mistake," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday."
(CNN) - Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said Sunday he's hopeful the House will have another chance to vote on a measure that would curb the National Security Agency.
The Washington Post reported Friday that an internal NSA audit showed that the agency broke privacy rules "thousands of times each year," by making illegal interceptions of phone calls and e-mails, using methods later deemed illegal, and not fully reporting the extent of the agency's errors.