November 1, 2013 |
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), facing accusations that he plagiarized Wikipedia entries in two speeches, claims critics are “making a mountain out of a molehill,” and that he credited the proper sources. While campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, earlier this week, Paul warned Liberty University students about the dangers of genetic testing. “In your lifetime, much of your potential, or lack thereof, can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek.
January 7, 2014 |
Under normal circumstances, an up-and-coming academic might be pleased to have his work cited by a leading politician in the heat of a major policy debate. Not so Rand Ghayad, who will shortly be receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University, and whose research on unemployment was cited admiringly by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in a recent essay about why extending unemployment insurance is a bad thing. The problem, Ghayad wrote in a piece for the Atlantic, is that his research implies just the opposite . Ghayad's research indicates that employers discriminate against the long-term unemployed.
September 7, 2011 |
Sen. Rand Paul is calling for a vote of no confidence in Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. The "tea party" champion on Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring that Congress and the American people have lost confidence in Geithner. Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, cited the Treasury secretary's handling of the economy, the rising national debt and the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the nation's credit rating. Paul's resolution is an unusual and largely symbolic move.
May 13, 2012 |
Sen. Rand Paul, who Friday said that President Obama's views on gay marriage “couldn't get any gayer,” was sharply rebuked by an influential evangelical leader Sunday. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, appearing on CBS' “Face the Nation” strongly disagreed with the Kentucky senator's choice of words. “I don't think this is something we should joke about,” Perkins said. “We are talking about individuals who feel very strongly one way or the other, and I think we should be civil, respectful, allowing all sides to have the debate....
March 8, 2014 |
OXON HILL, Md.--For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the annual gathering of conservatives known as CPAC -- this year leading his closest rival by 20 points. The results were announced Saturday night as 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin closed out the Conservative Political Action Conference by arguing that an American "awakening" had begun due to the botched rollout of the President's healthcare law and what she called his "dopey wobbling on the world stage.
January 23, 2012 |
Sen. Rand Paul was blocked from boarding a flight at the Nashville airport Monday morning after refusing to consent to a body pat down at a security checkpoint, according to a Transportation Security Administration official and the senator's office. The senator, a tea party favorite who has been critical of the TSA, was passing through security when he triggered a routine alarm and then refused a pat down by TSA screeners. “When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport,” TSA spokesman Greg Soule said in a statement.