More Rand Paul Articles

  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights

    More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul unite to block Ukraine aid package over IMF changes

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund. The lawmakers told Reid they "intend to object to any floor...

  • Rand Paul criticizes Obama, others on surveillance

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- In a university speech, Republican Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures. "I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the...

  • Rand Paul hopes NSA spying will top gay marriage for young voters

    Sen. Rand Paul hopes that his opposition to National Security Agency spying will allow him to unite conservative voters skeptical of President Obama and young voters who have trended Democratic in the last two presidential elections -- and he's got a speech that was well-received both at the...

  • Ted Cruz: 'I love Rand Paul'

    Sen. Ted Cruz is publicly pushing back on the narrative that he is somehow feuding with Sen. Rand Paul. The Texas Republican insisted that he and Paul, R-Ky., were still friends during an interview on Wednesday with conservative radio host Dana Loesch. "Absolutely, I love Rand Paul, he is a...

  • David Axelrod knows 'dystopia' because he helped create one

    Former Obama adviser David Axelrod wants you to know he's smarter than you because he knows what "dystopia" means and you don't.

  • David Axelrod wants Rand Paul to stop using big words

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., needs to stop using big words that "most Americans" don't understand, suggests David Axelrod, President Obama's old campaign strategist.

  • Rand Paul on alleged CIA-Senate hacking: 'This cannot happen in a free country'

    Heads should roll at the CIA if Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., proves that intelligence officers hacked her staff's computers as part of a dispute over a committee report on waterboarding, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told reporters. "There's an incredible...

  • Ted Cruz is Rand Paul's most dangerous foreign policy critic

    If Sen. Rand Paul has any hope of capturing the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have to convince the conservative base he can be trusted on foreign policy -- which is exactly why Sen. Ted Cruz is his most dangerous critic. Though they have often been allies on domestic...

  • Sen. John McCain: Ted Cruz and Rand Paul 'are no Ronald Reagan'

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., weighed in on the debate between Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, over Ronald Reagan's foreign policy legacy. "I knew Ronald Reagan," McCain said to the Washington Examiner. "They're no Ronald Reagan. OK? They're not." Reagan, McCain said, actually...

  • Staff meets to smooth over squabble between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    Senior staffers for Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, met today to discuss their recent squabble over foreign policy and the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan.

  • Rand Paul: Ted Cruz needs to work on presenting his ideas

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul voiced some of his concerns with Sen. Ted Cruz's criticism of his foreign policy ideas in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday evening.

  • Rand Paul expands Iowa caucus braintrust for 2016

    Sen. Rand Paul is putting down stakes in Iowa, moving quickly to build a political organization that can help him win the important Iowa caucus in 2016. His political action committee, RAND PAC, just announced that the Iowa Republican Party chairman will join the organization as a political...

  • The Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz debate on foreign policy boils over

    A year ago, both Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz were standing together against the Obama administration during Paul's epic drone filibuster. Now, the two senators are fiercely debating over Ronald Reagan's foreign policy legacy.

  • Common Core is the dynamite that could blow up Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

    The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started. Paul, R-Ky., racked up 31 percent support among the partiers, and the CPAC gang is indeed prone to party. Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas,...



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