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Rand Paul wins second consecutive CPAC presidential straw poll

Jim Newell, The Guardian For a second consecutive year, Senator Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll for 2016 presidential candidates. It wasn’t even close. Paul finished ahead of Texas Senator Ted Cruz by a 20% margin, winning 31% of the 2,459 votes cast. Retired neurosurgeon Dr…

Senator Rand Paul denies his former ‘Southern Avenger’ aide was racist

CNBC reporter John Harwood confronted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Tuesday regarding a former aide who was outed as a neo-Confederate. On NPR’s radio show On Point, Harwood questioned why Paul had employed Jack Hunter — who once went by the name “The Southern Avenger” — as his director of…

Rep. Peter King says Sen. Rand Paul reminds him of Hitler appeasers

In the feud between Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), Congressman Peter King (R-NY) is firmly on the side of Christie. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, King compared Paul to those who advocated a policy of appeasement towards Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “He talks about…

Rand Paul: Chris Christie ‘is the king of bacon’

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) shot back at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday, continuing a feud that was sparked last week. “This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” Paul said on CNN. Earlier in the day, Christie had dismissed the Kentucky senator’s criticism of his request for…

Rep. King blasts Rand Paul ‘madness’: This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) on Sunday lashed out at Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and other civil libertarians within the GOP, warning they would destroy the Republican Party. King told CNN it was disgraceful that 94 Republicans voted in favor of a proposal by Michigan Reps. Justin Amash (R) and John…

Rand Paul ends ‘as long as it takes’ filibuster in 13th hour

Kentucky senator speaks in protest at comments from officials over possibility of carrying out drone strikes on US soil Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday began a rare talking filibuster in order to try and block the appointment of John Brennan as CIA chief over his attitude to President Barack Obama’s…

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