Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton sings a 'sad song' about financial struggles
June 10th, 2014
05:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton sings a 'sad song' about financial struggles

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton and Sen. Rand Paul went toe-to-toe in the media this week, amplifying 2016 tension between perhaps the two most active potential presidential candidates.

On Tuesday, the Kentucky Republican argued Clinton was out of touch for saying she was "dead broke" after she and her husband left the White House.

"She's going to have some surprises once she gets out of her limousine and meets the American people," Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill, according to reports by Politico and Breitbart.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
Was Rand Paul's red meat joke a bit too raw?
June 10th, 2014
02:48 PM ET
3 months ago

Was Rand Paul's red meat joke a bit too raw?

Washington (CNN) – More than any other Republican lawmaker, Sen. Rand Paul has aggressively gone after nontraditional GOP voters in the past year, trying to lure Democrats and independents into his party's column as he considers a presidential bid.

So it seemed odd last week when the libertarian-leaning senator from Kentucky made a partisan joke about the prisoner swap that secured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bowe Bergdahl • Rand Paul
Hillary Clinton says Rand Paul will be 'fair game'
June 10th, 2014
10:47 AM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton says Rand Paul will be 'fair game'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton responded to Sen. Rand Paul's recent argument that Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky is a liability to Democrats as well as a potential White House run by Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer that aired Monday night, the former first lady was asked about his remarks.

"He can talk about whatever he wants to talk about," Clinton responded. "And if he decides to run, he'll be fair game too."

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: Let's trade 5 Democrats, not 5 Taliban
June 6th, 2014
07:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Let's trade 5 Democrats, not 5 Taliban

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky got some laughs Friday with a line inspired by the Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl release, but the political opposition found his remarks out of line.

“Mr. President, you love to trade people. Why don’t we set up a trade. But this time, instead of five Taliban, how ‘bout five Democrats,” Paul said to cheers at the Texas GOP convention in Fort Worth.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Rand Paul • Texas
Rand Paul: Kentucky law won't stop him from dual runs in 2016
June 6th, 2014
07:32 AM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Kentucky law won't stop him from dual runs in 2016

(CNN) - Rand Paul said the Kentucky law that prohibits candidates from appearing more than once on a ballot won’t stop him from running for president and his Senate seat in 2016, if he chooses to make a White House bid.

“We do think about it, but ultimately it's not something that will probably deter the process, if we make a decision," the Republican senator told the Associated Press on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2016 • Kentucky • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'
May 27th, 2014
03:50 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: I want to return to medicine 'at some point'

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul, who practiced as an ophthalmologist for 17 years before entering Congress, is back at home performing free eye surgery for patients Tuesday.

The Kentucky Republican said it's "an amazing thing to see someone sit up and be able to see better," but he's also keeping up his skills so he can eventually return to the medical field.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Rand Paul
Rand Paul: It's a 'misnomer' to say McConnell isn't conservative
May 23rd, 2014
04:23 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: It's a 'misnomer' to say McConnell isn't conservative

(CNN) – Rand Paul is defending his relationship with Mitch McConnell after helping his fellow Kentuckian defeat a tea party-backed challenger in a GOP Senate primary.

"I came out of the tea party movement. I'm very concerned about the debt. I'm very concerned about big government," Paul said on Friday. "But I think the misnomer is to think somehow Senator McConnell isn't. That's what his whole entire career has been predicated upon - fighting against big government."
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Filed under: 2014 • Alison Lundergan Grimes • Congress • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul • Senate
Despite Paul's opposition, controversial Obama nominee expected to clear Senate hurdle
May 21st, 2014
10:59 AM ET
3 months ago

Despite Paul's opposition, controversial Obama nominee expected to clear Senate hurdle

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver a 31-minute speech in opposition to the judicial nomination of a former Justice Department official, David Barron.

Barron has drawn the ire of senators on the right and left for legal memos he wrote justifying the killing of an American terrorism suspect overseas with drones.

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Filed under: Justice Department • President Obama • Rand Paul • Senate
Dick Cheney: Rand Paul is 'not familiar with the facts'
May 18th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
3 months ago

Dick Cheney: Rand Paul is 'not familiar with the facts'

(CNN) – In a response to comments by Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he had no ties to Halliburton after he became vice president and during the Iraq War.

"I had no relationship at all with the company throughout the time that I was vice president. I didn't even talk to them," Cheney said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Rand Paul
ACLU lines up behind Paul on new filibuster threat
May 16th, 2014
04:36 PM ET
3 months ago

ACLU lines up behind Paul on new filibuster threat

(CNN) – The American Civil Liberties Union echoed Sen. Rand Paul's call to delay a Senate vote Friday on a controversial judicial nominee.

A day after the Kentucky Republican announced his intention to stall the nomination of David Barron to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the ACLU backed his threat to stage a talking filibuster until President Barack Obama's administration turns over legal opinions on much-debated drone program to senators.
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Filed under: Congress • Rand Paul
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