Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in front of the federal district court in Washington, where he filed his lawsuit against the Obama administration and the NSA.
February 13, 2014 By suing the Obama administration, including the National Security Agency, for the agency's phone call data collection, Sen. Rand Paul now has ownership of an important issue in a way no other potential 2016 presidential candidate has yet to claim.
Kentucky's Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, has gotten considerable attention for embracing President Obama's Affordable Care Act and adopting the Common Core educational standards.
January 29, 2014 President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is sorry for the plagiarized material in his speeches and op-eds. And he thinks some journalists are just plain sorry.
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November 6, 2013 That's what the Kentucky Republican wants to know, after being criticized for using the work of others without attribution. Paul, who appears to be preparing for a run at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, is now on the offensive.
November 6, 2013 Also: John Freeman on interviewing novelists; The Washington Times ends Rand Paul's column; the state of British publishing.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a rally on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C.
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November 4, 2013 Also: Claire Messud on Albert Camus' stance on Algerian independence; a twist on Pottery Barn catalog descriptions; the best books coming out this week.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the media Wednesday after delivering a marathon Senate floor speech.
September 25, 2013 At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
August 1, 2013 Any Republican seeking the White House must be able to capture the conservative electorate of the GOP primaries, and then the more moderate general-election voter. As of now, the tough-talking governor and libertarian senator each seem prepared for one part of that two-pronged challenge.
Sen. Rand Paul.
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March 6, 2013 The Republican from Kentucky said he would speak until he could speak no more to sound the alarm on the Obama administration's targeted killing program.
February 21, 2013 The $600,000 represents 20 percent of the senator's operating budget. Last year, he returned $500,000.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Nashville airport earlier today, talking about his delay at security.
January 23, 2012 The senator was delayed at the Nashville airport. An alarm went off as he passed through security. He asked to be rescreened but was told he'd have to undergo a pat-down. Paul declined. He's the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
July 27, 2011 The outcome of the debt-ceiling fight might still be uncertain inside the Capitol, but many of the Republican speakers who spoke at a Wednesday noon-hour Tea Party rally outside, including U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (SC), Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY), were already claiming a measure of victory.
April 28, 2011 Sen. Rand Paul sought to give Donald Trump a taste of his own birther medicine, asking only partly in jest to see the long-form version of the New York developer's party registration.
March 10, 2011 Sen. Rand Paul carped to an Energy Deparment official that the Obama administration believes in choice for abortions but not toilets or home appliances. The official told him she could help find him a toilet.
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