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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has pulled ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the key swing states of Iowa and Colorado in a hypothetical 2016 presidential election matchup, a new Quinnipiac Swing State Poll revealed. MORE
Edward Snowden conducted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Thursday afternoon. The ex-spy spoke about reforms to the National Security Agency and Rand Paul’s filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. MORE
Senior Democrats are pushing for a pay raise for those who deserve it most – Members of Congress. READ MORE
After promising to filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul stood up on the senate floor Wednesday afternoon to oppose warrantless mass surveillance carried out by the National Security Agency under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. See some video of his filibuster. MORE.
In January 2013, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a Senate hearing whether the U.S. was involved in the shipping of weapons from Benghazi to Syrian rebels, which Clinton said she had no knowledge of. Read More.
Just when American motorists thought it affordable to get back on the highways this summer, some Washington lawmakers are calling for massive increases to the federal gas tax. While there is currently a highway-funding gap, the answer is not to raise taxes but to reign in waste. Increasing the gas tax will not only worsen Washington’s spending problem, but will have American taxpayers picking up the tab. Full article.
Following a Monday court hearing, a Kentucky couple living what they call a “simple, back-to-basics life” in a rural, off-the-grid shack has lost custody, at least temporarily, of their 10 children. Read More.
Senator Rand Paul is celebrating the news that a federal appeals court rejected President Barack Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program on Thursday. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Paul says he can’t wait for the Supreme Court to eventually rule it unconstitutional.
NEW YORK (AP) — The bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed, a federal appeals court said Thursday as it asked Congress to step in and decide how best to balance national security and privacy interests. Read More.
Kentucky Senator and GOP candidate for President Rand Paul arrived in Grand Rapids Monday and received the endorsement of local U.S. Representative Justin Amash. Read More.