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.
(CNN) - If Chris Christie becomes the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, former GOP Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said flatly he would not be able to vote for the New Jersey governor.
“He offers nothing,” Paul said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
(CNN) – As new voter ID laws take effect in states across the country – to the objections of civil rights leaders and Democrats – GOP Sen. Rand Paul says he doesn't see evidence African-Americans are facing obstacles casting ballots.
The Kentucky Republican's remarks came the same week a new measure was signed into law in North Carolina requiring voters present a valid government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Similar laws are being proposed in several other states after June's Supreme Court decision gutting the federal Voting Rights Act. That ruling effectively invalidated a key provision of the 1965 law that gives the federal government oversight of states and localities with a history of voter discrimination.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Rand Paul welcomed praise from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who said she's on "Team Rand" when it comes to the recent intraparty feud between the senator from Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
In an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront," Paul also said Tuesday he plans to stay out of the debate over whether his fellow Republican colleague Sen. Ted Cruz would be eligible to run for president.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul has become known as perhaps the most vocal lawmaker on the legal use of drones, taking repeated standoffs with the administration over questions about armed and unarmed aerial vehicles.
But the Republican senator from Kentucky tweeted Friday that he approved of a certain kind of drone after all. And it can't conduct surveillance or kill people.
(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul sounded less than thrilled Tuesday when a radio interviewer pressed the Kentucky Republican about his association with a former aide, who once used a pro-secessionist "Southern Avenger" persona while hosting a radio show.
Jack Hunter, who acted as Paul's new media director and previously helped author a book with the senator, submitted his resignation in July.
(CNN) – While other potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates have dived into the feud between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is treading water.
When asked about his stance on the spat at a governors summit in Milwaukee on Friday, Walker did not take a side.