March 25, 2013 Is it too soon to be thinking about 2016? Not really, especially after watching Hillary Clinton talk on same-sex marriage and Rand Paul on changes to immigration policy. Plus: a brief history of the GOP's rise in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.
March 7, 2013 In 1957, Sen. Strom Thurmond prepared for his filibuster against civil rights legislation with steam baths — to become dehydrated so he wouldn't need a bathroom break. He got at least one chance to relieve himself, however. This week, Sen. Rand Paul gave up when nature's call became too urgent.
March 7, 2013 "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" the attorney general asks. "The answer to that question is no."
March 7, 2013 The senator said he "would speak, until I can no longer speak," and he hit that wall early Thursday. His goal was to get the Obama administration to pledge it won't use drone attacks against American citizens on U.S. soil. He's put a bright spotlight on the issue.
March 5, 2013 In a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the attorney general noted that such a situation could be imagined only in an "extraordinary circumstance" such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or on Sept. 11, 2001. The letter was in response to inquiries from Paul regarding the legality of military strikes within the country.
January 28, 2013 The "affection" Republicans have had for Hillary Clinton the past four years — feelings no doubt expressed in order to contrast how they felt about President Obama — seems to have come to an end, now that she may become their opponent in 2016. And it's also splitsville between Fox and Sarah Palin.
August 26, 2012 The Texas congressman packed an arena Sunday in Tampa and used the rally to rage against the Republican political machine. His presidential aspirations may be over, but his supporters are staying with the nation's best-known libertarian.
February 8, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul is considering a third run for the GOP presidential nomination, a move that would be welcomed by politics bloggers since he's a very popular topic on the Web. Or at least he was, before Sarah Palin and his son, Sen. Rand Paul.
November 2, 2010 Paul's victory showed the failure of Conway's negative campaign and another Tea Party victory.
October 26, 2010 A MoveOn.org backer was assaulted before the Kentucky debate between Rand Paul and Jack Conway. The woman was thrown to the ground and a man stepped on her head. The entire confrontation was caught on video.
October 19, 2010 Jack Conway, a Kentucky Democrat running for Senate, denied questioning Rand Paul's faith. He told NPR he was merely saying Paul should be held accountable for belonging to an irreverent club in college. He also said he would fix the new health law.
October 18, 2010 Rand Paul isn't turning the other cheek on Jack Conway's attack on his Christianity. He's attacking right back, accusing his Democratic rival for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky with violating the Ten Commandments by bearing false witness.
October 18, 2010 In the ad Democrat Conway questions what Paul, his rival for a Senate seat, did at Baylor University as a member of a secret society that mocked Christianity.
May 20, 2010 Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul has opened up a controversy over his remarks about the 1964 Civil Rights Act.