Rand Paul

Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky

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  • Rand Paul's Bigger Problem Back HomeFri Jan 29, 2016 | theatlantic.com
    The voters may be calling Rand Paul home pretty soon. His campaign for president has not gone as planned: Once treated as a top-tier candidate, he’s been stuck in the...
  • Rand Paul 2016: His (False) Rise and FallTue Oct 20, 2015 | politico.com
    It was only a year ago that Rand Paul appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the headline, “The Most Interesting Man in Politics.” Time was hardly alone in this...
  • NSA Spying Program Shuts Down—For NowMon Jun 01, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    If you’re making a phone call today, there’s a chance the NSA might not know about it. The spy agency was forced to halt its collection of bulk telephone metadata early...
  • Video Shows Rand Paul Walking Out Of Interview With NewspaperFri Apr 10, 2015 | talkingpointsmemo.com
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had yet another contentious interaction with the media on Friday when he reportedly walked out of an interview with The Guardian. Staffers of The...
  • The scandal that could blow up Rand Paul's machineWed Apr 08, 2015 | motherjones.com
    ON DECEMBER 26, 2011, a week before Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, an influential Republican state senator named Kent Sorenson and his wife, Shawnee,...
  • Rand Paul and the Problem of Political ExperienceTue Apr 07, 2015 | newyorker.com
    When Rand Paul launches his campaign for President today, in a speech in Louisville, he is unlikely to talk about serving as an Army general or, for that matter, saving the...
  • Welcome to the Rand Paul ShowTue Apr 07, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    The Kentucky senator goes big with his campaign announcement – and finds a way to outflank Ted Cruz. Remember how conservative pundits all thought Mitt Romney should have...
  • Jim Webb is the Dems' Rand PaulThu Jan 15, 2015 | motherjones.com
    One of the most hyped potential candidates of the 2016 presidential campaign has clashed frequently with his party's higher-ups. He is known for his outspoken views on the...
Rand Paul Scandals & Controversies
  • 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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