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Watch live: Sen. Rand Paul gives the Tea Party rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union

Watch Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) give the official Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union, courtesy of Tea Party Express. [Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C. Photo: Flickr user Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons licensed.]…

Rand Paul praises Reagan in call for containment of radical Islam

In a much-anticipated speech on radical Islam, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky praised Ronald Reagan and advocated a policy of containment. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate on Wednesday sought to frame himself as a realist when it came to foreign policy. Paul’s speech at the Heritage Foundation provided…

Rand Paul backtracks on Clinton criticism: Iraq war actually worst tragedy since 9/11

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) toned down his criticism of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday afternoon, admitting on CNN that the Iraq war was a greater tragedy than the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At a hearing on the attack in Benghazi earlier that day, Paul…

Sen. Rand Paul blocks Iran sanctions bill

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday blocked legislation that would impose a new sanctions on Iran. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had hoped to quickly pass the bill by unanimous consent. But Paul objected and introduced an amendment stating that any use of military force against Iran must be…

Ron Paul: TSA ‘totally voids’ the Fourth Amendment

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Sunday that airport security should be turned over to private corporations because the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) effectively “voids” the Fourth Amendment. Paul’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), claimed last week that he had been “detained” by the TSA for refusing an…

Security video shows police lied about Rand Paul’s behavior

If Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was acting “irate” during a recent visit to Nashville International Airport, it certainly hid it very well. After being briefly detained by police officers on Monday, Paul appears to be getting some vindication in the form of a security camera’s video. Although police described him…

Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly “detained” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Monday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a tweet sent by his communications director Moira Bagley. “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” she wrote. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Aides told NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell…

Sen. Paul: New indefinite detention rule puts every American at risk

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released a video on Tuesday in which he blasted a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is debating this week. The provision would authorize the military to indefinitely detain individuals — including U.S. citizens — without charge or trial. “If…

Rand Paul: ‘Millionaires and billionaires pay all the taxes’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that millionaires and billionaires pay “all the taxes” in the U.S. The tea party favorite told CNN’s Candy Crowley that he was against repealing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because the rich are already paying their fair share. “The top 1…

Time to retire the word “libertarian”

Slightly old-ish news, but worth talking about: Rand Paul, who calls himself a "libertarian", has revealed that he's more inclined to be the new Joe McCarthy, going on to Sean Hannity's show and saying this: I’m not for profiling people on the color of their skin, or on their religion,…

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