Rand Paul

Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky

Rand Paul - Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky

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  • Do you hear that noise? It's the sound of crickets from the birther community after Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Why, you may ask, should there be any noise from this community over Senator Cruz's eligibility to run for President in 2016? Well, that's because Senator Cruz, unlike President Obama, actually wasn't born in the United States.
  • The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
  • Don't worry Democrats--everything is going to be alright! We will live to see another day regardless of the agony you are feeling right now. It was a tough night for Democrats, but all is not lost. Now we can all sit back and watch the Republican party implode before our very eyes. I imagine it is going to be rather fun to watch.
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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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