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  • Senator Paul claimed that he held a degree in both English and Biology, referring to his days of undergraduate study at Baylor before he left the university without a degree in either. A spokesman for Paul clarified later that he did not hold degrees in English and Biology as he claimed.
  • For the second time in as many months, Rand Paul has been accused of using the words of someone else without giving proper attribution. Paul and Cuccineli filed a lawsuit against the NSA, but much of the lawsuits verbiage was a carbon copy of former Reagan attorney Bruce Fein's words.
  • Senator Rand Paul has found himself in an uncomfortable position after Rachel Maddow accused him of plagiarism during a speech that he recently gave at Liberty University. Mr. Paul was attempting to drive home a point about eugenics when he quoted nearly verbatim multiple lines from the Wikipedia page of the movie "Gattaca." After Ms. Maddow completed her report, Buzzfeed did some more research and found that this is not the first time that Mr. Paul seemed to borrow lines from Wikipedia pages. Senator Paul delivered a speech in June that borrowed lines from the Wikipedia page of the movie "Stand and Deliver."
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul engaged in a back and forth recently that could foretell a nasty intraparty fight for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. Governor Christie has called out Senator Paul for his "dangerous" libertarianism and for his hypocrisy of being a Senator from a state that receives far more money from the Government than it puts in. Senator Paul has accused the Governor of surrounding himself with a "cloak of 9/11 victims" and of having a "gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude after the devastating Superstorm Sandy.
  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has found himself in an awkward position after it was revealed that Jack Hunter, Mr. Paul's social media director, has a checkered past with regards to his views on Southern succession and racism. Mr. Hunter was a chairman in the League of the South, a group that advocates for succession from the Union, and he penned a column glorifying the assassination of President Lincoln and toasting John Wilkes Booth for killing the late President.
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