Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs
April 17th, 2014
03:13 PM ET
3 months ago

Dead for now: Kentucky bill allowing twin Paul 2016 runs

(CNN) - A bill allowing Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul to simultaneously run for the presidency and re-election to his U.S. Senate seat in 2016 died earlier this week when the Kentucky legislature adjourned for the year.

The bill had passed the Republican-controlled state Senate, but stalled in the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul
Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads
April 17th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

(CNN) – A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

According to the Fox News Poll, released Wednesday night, the former secretary of state dominates the potential Democratic presidential field, as she does in every other poll.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Polls • Rand Paul
DJ Rand Paul takes requests
April 14th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
3 months ago

DJ Rand Paul takes requests

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul played along Sunday after "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the Kentucky Republican as well as a few other potential GOP presidential candidates this weekend.

In a sketch called "GOP at Coachella," characters who played former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan attempted to reach out to the young audience that typically turns out for the massive music and arts festival in California.
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April 13th, 2014
04:20 PM ET
3 months ago

Sunday Chatter: The midterms, Sebelius' legacy and Burwell's future

The Sunday political talk shows waded into controversial territory. Missed them? We've got you covered with the most important parts of Sunday’s political chatter.

2014: Sitting side by side on CNN’s “State of the Union” - a rarity these days on political shows, where members of opposing parties often appear during different segments to talk about the same topics - Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, addressed the challenges they both face in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Filed under: DCCC • IRS • Kathleen Sebelius • NRCC • Obamacare • Rand Paul • Sylvia Mathews Burwell • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vance McAllister • Vladimir Putin
Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran
April 13th, 2014
03:57 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Don't dismiss containment option for nuclear Iran

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul said the United States shouldn't rule out the containment of Iran’s nuclear program.

The Kentucky Republican is sticking to his guns on the issue that left him standing alone as the sole Senate vote against a 2012 resolution to pursue a policy other than containment, if necessary, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iran • Rand Paul
'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
3 months ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance
April 11th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance

(CNN) – Presidential politics were in the air Friday in New Hampshire as Sen. Rand Paul took direct aim at potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

The Kentucky Republican said Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic senator, is "as bad or worse" than President Barack Obama on issues of government surveillance.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
Paul to speak at Harvard event hosted by ex-rival
April 11th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
4 months ago

Paul to speak at Harvard event hosted by ex-rival

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will join his former GOP rival on stage in an appearance at Harvard University later this month.

Harvard's Institute of Politics announced Friday that Trey Grayson, the institute's director and Paul's opponent in Kentucky's GOP primary for the 2010 Senate race, will introduce Paul and then moderate a Q&A session with the potential presidential contender.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul
April 7th, 2014
04:16 PM ET
4 months ago

Are Ron Paul supporters ready for Rand Paul to carry the torch?

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – A long line snaked around the perimeter of a large hotel conference room as people waited eagerly to meet a former Texas congressman who they view as an icon in the modern libertarian movement.

Ron Paul had finished delivering a nearly hour-long speech to a gathering of Florida libertarians on Friday night, and he was now signing copies of books, t-shirts, posters and even a few paintings.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors
April 6th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Rand Paul considering expanded whistleblower laws for contractors

Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Speaking to a libertarian-leaning audience Sunday about ex-contractor Edward Snowden, Sen. Rand Paul said he’s thinking about ways to "expand the whistleblower statute to government contractors."

“We’ve got so many millions of government contractors that when they see something wrong, they should be able to report it without repercussions,” he said in a live video appearance to a Florida conference hosted by the Campaign for Liberty.

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Filed under: Edward Snowden • Florida • NSA • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
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