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Rand Paul accuses Democrats of ‘scaring people’ over debt ceiling

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered one suggestion toward a compromise on the federal debt ceiling with Democratic lawmakers, while accusing them and President Barack Obama of inciting fear among economic interests. “I’m all for taking default completely off the table and promising to the American people and to the markets,…

Rand Paul: ‘We haven’t had a big debate about Obamacare’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asserted on Tuesday that shutting down the government over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was a productive exercise “because we haven’t had a big debate about Obamacare, really, since it passed.” Speaking to CNN host Kate Bolduan, Paul declared that Republicans had attempted to…

Colbert takes on Rand Paul’s Syria incoherence and ‘slumbering wombat’ hairstyle

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert skewered 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’s “all over the place” approach to how to handle the situation in Syria, as well as the gelled snarl of curls on top of the senator’s head, which Colbert likened to a “slumbering…

Rand Paul opposes U.S. attack if it could ‘kill Christians in Syria’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Tuesday that an attack on Syria would be a bad idea if U.S. weapons were “used to kill Christians.” In an interview with conservative radio host Mike Huckabee, Paul said that President Barack Obama needed to understand that “there are 2 million Christians living…

Rand Paul: GOP has ‘room for people who believe in bigger govt.’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday refused to explicitly say that he disagreed with his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) offers “nothing” to Republicans — but he may have shocked some tea partiers by declaring that the party had “room for people who believe…

Rand Paul won’t be a ‘birther for Republicans’ over Ted Cruz presidential run

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he won’t be a “birther for Republicans” so he’s “staying out” of the debate over whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. During an interview on Tuesday, CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Paul if Cruz should be allowed to run for president…

McConnell campaign manager busted: I’m ‘holding my nose’ and doing this for Rand Paul

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s campaign manager is furious that he was recorded saying in a phone conversation that he is only working for McConnell to shore up his the prospect of a 2016 presidential run by Kentucky’s other senator, Sen. Rand Paul (R). According to Talking Points Memo, Jesse Benton…

Chris Matthews: GOP will go ‘hard right’ and nominate Rand Paul in 2016

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews predicted that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will be the Republican nominee for president. “I believe the Republican Party is going to go hard right in 2016,” he said. “It’s going to run someone from the hard right wing of the party, something it…

First woman Citadel graduate primaries Sen. Lindsay Graham over Obamacare, Syrian war

Nancy Mace, a Charleston, South Carolina business leader and first-ever woman graduate of the Citadel, has announced that she is running in the South Carolina primary against current South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R). According to the Washington Post‘s “Post Politics” blog, Mace and South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright…

Colbert breaks down ‘G-O-Pissing contest’ between Christie and Paul

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert recounted in detail the “G-O-Pissing contest” between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R), the two men currently considered the most likely Republican contenders for the presidential race in 2016. Re-branding his show as…

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