Paul: Trump backs health repeal, replacement at same time

A Republican senator who challenged Donald Trump for the White House nomination says the president-elect “fully supports” repealing President Barack Obama’s health law only when there’s a viable alternative to replace it. Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled Congress are moving toward a vote on repeal legislation in coming weeks, but they anticipate a transition period of months or years to […]

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Rand Paul Won’t Go To Undercard Debate: I’m Not A ‘Minor Campaign’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Monday that he will follow through on his promise not to participate in Fox Business’ Thursday night undercard debate. The Kentucky senator, along with Carly Fiorina, lost his slot on the main stage for the next Republican presidential debate due to his low polling numbers. “I think they’ve made a mistake,” Paul told the […]

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Rand Paul: Cruz Is Definitely Qualified To Be Canada’s Prime Minister

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Wednesday that GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was qualified to be the prime minister of Canada, but dodged answering directly whether he thought Cruz was qualified for the United States presidency. GOP hopeful Donald Trump on Tuesday revived his suggestion that the circumstances of Cruz’s birth could cause him trouble in […]

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Rand Paul: Rubio blocked my border security amendment

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is blaming his Republican presidential rival, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), for blocking a border security amendment to an immigration bill two years ago. Appearing at the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando on Saturday, Paul said Friday’s attacks in Paris prove the need for better border security and enhanced monitoring of immigration and foreign visitors. […]

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Rand Paul’s New Mission: Take Down Trump

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he is ready to refocus his presidential campaign on attempting to take down Republican front-runner Donald Trump. On a conference call with reporters, Paul, whose campaign has languished in the polls amid tepid fundraising and a shifting politics on national security issues, said he is planning to expose Trump as “an empty suit full […]

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Rand Paul Launches Snapchat Ads

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was one of the first 2016 presidential contenders to embrace Snapchat, and now he’s becoming one of the first to advertise on the platform. Paul’s campaign is placing three ads on the social network this weekend as part of a broader digital campaign soliciting ideas for how the libertarian lawmaker can destroy the tax code. The […]

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Rand Paul Becomes First Major-Party Candidate to Court Pot Donors

DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul’s fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit — tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest — came as the marijuana industry […]

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Rand Paul Filibusters Patriot Act Renewal

Presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to protest the renewal of the Patriot Act, a Bush administration-era law that enables government surveillance. The Kentucky Republican argued that the programs authorized by the 2001 law improperly constrict Americans’ rights and grant overly broad powers to the National Security Agency. “There comes a time in the history of nations […]

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