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Rand Paul

  1. convenient timing
    Rand Paul Failed to Mention His Wife’s COVID Treatment Stock PurchaseThis would have been useful information, oh, 16 months ago.
  2. covid-19 vaccine
    What If Republicans Were Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Mask, and Pro-Vaxx?Tommy Tuberville suggests the best way to erode vaccine hesitancy is to give Trump credit for those shots in the arm. That may be sad but true.
  3. the national interest
    GOP Senator: Democracy, Majority Rule Aren’t What Our Country Stands ForRand Paul gets a little too honest about his beliefs.
  4. republicans
    Trump and Rubio, Best of FrenemiesRubio seems as tormented as ever by the man who rolled over him five years ago.
  5. impeachment trial
    McConnell Isn’t Plotting to Save Republicans From TrumpThough the strange Beltway fantasy won’t die, there’s still no evidence that Mitch McConnell is planning a vote to convict the former president.
  6. impeachment trial
    Centrists Air Censure Option As Trump Conviction Hopes FadeIt could be an alternative to or fallback after a trial. But it would force Republicans to defend or condemn Trump’s conduct.
  7. politics
    McConnell and Most Republican Senators Vote to Dismiss Trump’s ImpeachmentIt’s a sure sign there’s not remotely enough support to convict the ex-president.
  8. the national interest
    Why Are Conservatives So Angry Biden Denounced White Supremacy?“We’re not racist, but we oppose denouncing racism.”
  9. impeachment
    Are There Enough Senate Republican Votes to Convict Trump?With the MAGA base still strong and plenty of excuses for Republicans to say no, conviction faces steep odds.
  10. past is prologue
    The Flimsy Nixon Precedent Trump Is Seizing On to Contest Biden’s WinIn 1960, Nixon disregarded a certified Electoral College slate from Hawaii favoring him. This is not the same as Pence disregarding a national defeat.
  11. politics
    House Votes To Override Trump Veto for the First TimeThe president vetoed the annual defense authorization bill, partially to protect Confederate-named installations. The key vote will be in the Senate.
  12. austerity
    Republicans Remember to Care About the Deficit at the Worst Possible MomentAfter taking a few years off, Republican austerity warriors are trying to shrink the stimulus bill at the last possible moment and hamstring Biden.
  13. covid-19 stimulus
    Trump Nearly Blew Up Stimulus Talks With Demand for a Big Second CheckTrump wants the kind of spending that horrifies most of his closest allies in Congress.
  14. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  15. politics
    Rand Paul Says Washington Police Saved Him From BLM ‘Mob’Video shows protesters surrounding the senator, who did not appear to be in serious danger.
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse With Republicans in DisarrayAt the moment, Democrats hold all the cards as Trump calls for stopgap deal on unemployment insurance and evictions.
  17. coronavirus
    Members of Congress Who Have Tested Positive for CoronavirusThree members of Congress have tested positive COVID-19, so far.
  18. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Snags As Five GOP Senators Enter Self-QuarantineWith five Republican senators in self-quarantine, Democrats are pushing to expand the historic stimulus package with more funding for individuals.
  19. impeachment
    Roberts Won’t Let Paul Take Senate Down the Whistleblower Rabbit HolePaul’s question, which Roberts refused to read, named the whistleblower. But the broader issue is the effort to make Trump’s trial focus on Democrats.
  20. qasem soleimani
    GOP Senator: White House Briefing on Soleimani Was ‘Insulting’Mike Lee called the administration’s case for assassinating Soleimani “the worst briefing, at least on a military issue, I’ve seen.”
  21. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Want to Make Trump’s Impeachment Trial About the BidensRepublicans may prefer a show trial of Joe Biden and his son Hunter to a brief impeachment trial of President Trump.
  22. the national interest
    Watch Liz Cheney and Rand Paul Fight Over Who Trump Loves MoreThe party of ideas.
  23. libertarianism
    The Paltry Hopes of the Libertarian MomentJust a few years ago libertarians fantasized about taking over the GOP. Now they just hope Justin Amash can get reelected.
  24. 9/11
    Rand Paul Blocks Senate From Unanimously Passing 9/11 First-Responders FundingThe Kentucky senator joins a long and unsuccessful line of Republicans who have attempted to stymie funding for 9/11 victims and first responders.
  25. conspiracy theories
    Even Conspiracy Theories Have Gotten Dumber, a New Book ShowsA Lot of People Are Saying plumbs “the new conspiracism,” conspiracy theory without the theory.
  26. vision 2020
    Republican Dissident Considers Running Against Trump As a LibertarianThere aren’t many anti-Trump Republicans — or genuine tea-party libertarians — left in the GOP. And one of the survivors may soon defect.
  27. politics
    Rand Paul Gets $580,000 Award After Suing Neighbor Who Broke Six of His RibsA jury awarded the noted libertarian and Kentucky senator over half a million dollars, after his neighbor threw him ten feet across his own lawn.
  28. Trump Endorses Right-Wing Billionaire Foster Friess in WY Gubernatorial PrimaryThe man best known for advocating women putting an aspirin “between their knees” as contraception picks up the late POTUS nod.
  29. Rand Paul, Trump’s Ally on Russia, Is Taking a Trip to MoscowThe Kentucky senator has said his trip is meant to “prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions.”
  30. Rand Paul Remains the GOP Rebel Who Rarely RebelsPaul quickly abandoned his concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not with a bang but a whimper.
  31. White House Pointlessly Threatens to Revoke Security Clearances From CriticsSome don’t actually have them, and the rest aren’t using them, but whatever.
  32. Rand Paul Is Pretending That He Might Not Vote for Brett KavanaughJudging by the senator’s past behavior, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have too much to worry about.
  33. Trump Cites Rand Paul Defense Day After Widely Panned Putin SummitThe president clings to one of his few defenders in the wake of a miserable performance.
  34. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  35. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
  36. GOP Senators: Climate-Change Education Program Is Propaganda, Not ScienceFour senators want an investigation into the National Science Foundation for funding a nonprofit that educates meteorologists on climate change.
  37. Pompeo Confirmed As Secretary of State, With Seven Democratic VotesOnce Trump and Pompeo brought Rand Paul around, the hawkish CIA director’s confirmation was inevitable.
  38. Rand Paul Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo (and His Own Fraudulence)The senator has decided to pretend that Trump’s hawkish pick for secretary of State is a secret libertarian isolationist.
  39. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  40. GOP Rushes Omnibus Spending Bill Through HouseAfter the near defeat of the rule for passage of the bill, the House whipped it through unread, though the Senate may not be able to do likewise.
  41. Congress to Vote on 2,232-Page Spending Bill Before Ink Is DryMore than halfway through fiscal year 2018, Congress still can’t fund the federal government in an orderly and timely manner.
  42. In Defense of the ‘Dumbest Shutdown’The spending deal that Rand Paul held up for a few hours was pretty dumb, too.
  43. The Government Briefly Shut Down Last Night, Thanks to Rand PaulAfter a five-hour shutdown, the House and Senate finally passed a massive bipartisan budget deal early on Friday.
  44. mystery solved
    Neighbor’s Assault on Rand Paul Was All About Yard MaintenancePaul apparently stacked some brush too close to his neighbor’s property, enraging him.
  45. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  46. mysteries
    Rand Paul Hints That His Assault Wasn’t Gardening-RelatedHe shared links to news reports in which multiple neighbors praise his lawn and describe him as “first class in every way.”
  47. News of the Weird: Ted Cruz Stands Up for Coastal Elites in Tax Bill TalksHe took aim at a key provision in the GOP’s tax bill which would mostly affect well-to-do blue-staters.
  48. Radical Liberalism or Gardening Dispute? The Mystery of Rand Paul’s AssaultA neighbor’s attack left the senator with five broken ribs, and every theory on why he did it sounds too crazy to be true.
  49. Rand Paul Suffered 5 Broken Ribs in Assault at Kentucky HomeIt’s unclear when the senator will be able to return to D.C.
  50. politics
    Man Arrested After Assaulting Senator Rand Paul at His Home in KentuckyThe senator was “blindsided” by his neighbor, but received only minor injuries. The reason for the attack is not clear.
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