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Revealed: Rand Paul reverses on core campaign pledge before even taking office

Money talks. Rand Paul, the next Republican US senator from Kentucky, has done an about-face on earmarks even before taking office. In an interview published over the weekend with the Wall Street Journal, Paul signaled a major backtrack on a core campaign promise: cutting federal earmarks. The promise is a…

Paul declared winner, as exit polls portend other victories on both sides

Fox News Channel and ABC News have projected Rand Paul as victor in Kentucky’s open Senate race, where the son of Texas Republican Ron Paul will replace Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY). Of Paul, ABC News wrote: “The libertarian-leaning ophthamologist won on the back of strong anti-President Obama sentiment in the…

Tea party victory: Rand Paul wins Kentucky GOP Senate primary

Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a test of the tea party movement’s strength. Paul, the son of former presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, on Tuesday gave a tea party activist a key win…

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