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UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage

Sen. Rand Paul is throwing his support behind a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, defying a …


U.S. senator presents letter from Trump for Putin

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader’s spokesman said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

Three more Supreme Court candidates meet with Trump; Pence meets with some contenders

President Donald Trump isn’t the only administration official meeting with potential nominees for the Supreme Court. The Associated Press has learned that Vice President Mike Pence has met with some …


Kentucky man pleads guilty to attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge for tackling the lawmaker in an attack his attorney says was triggered by a dispute over lawn maintenance.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

All sides claim budget win; immigration fight looks tougher

Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

In pre-dawn vote, Senate passes budget deal; House set to act next

Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight after a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending …


Sen. Rand Paul’s alleged attacker charged with federal crime

The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker’s yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. …


Sen. Paul says man who tackled him spoke to him after attack

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but Paul said no explanation would have justified …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he is returning to Washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.


Not real news: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

Sen. Paul’s neighbor pleads not guilty in alleged assault

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s long-time neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017

Police arrest neighbor in assault of Rand Paul in Kentucky

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is recovering after being assaulted at his Kentucky home on Friday, joining a growing list of lawmakers who have been injured or threatened with violence this …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes

The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Sen. Collins’ opposition essentially kills GOP health care drive

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Republican senators fail in bid to repeal Obamacare

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don’t have the stomach to repeal “Obamacare” when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject …


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

President Donald Trump brought Sen. Rand Paul to his Virginia golf course on Sunday, planning to discuss health care with the outspoken critic of the failed plan to repeal and …


At rally, Trump urges Congress to deal with health care so he can take up taxes, trade

With a key vote expected this week on the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump sought Monday to bring a heightened urgency to the task: …


GOP Sen. Paul calls colleague McCain ‘a little bit unhinged’

The discord between two senators from the same party – Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona – is remarkable even in the current political environment.


Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA

The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.


Mischief in the Capitol as GOP rebels stir up trouble

The Capitol is suddenly awash with trouble-makers and rebels – and that’s just the Republicans. Whatever GOP unity was produced by Donald Trump’s victory in November has all but disappeared, …


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded …


Trump says Cruz’s win was fraudulent; Paul drops out of race

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking issue with the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses, accusing contest winner Ted Cruz of fraud.


Rand Paul: ‘If you are gay, there are plenty of places that will hire you’

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, when asked by a college student whether employers ought to be allowed to fire workers because they are gay, said the government should not get …


GOP Sen. Rand Paul gives Spokane his presidential pitch

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a packed room of Spokane supporters on Wednesday he believes the GOP could capture Washington’s electoral votes in 2016, if they supported a candidate …


As hopefuls campaign in New Hampshire, Paul slams GOP rivals’ foreign policy positions

NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.


Kentucky’s Rand Paul: ’I am running for president’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he’s running for the White House to “return …


Froma Harrop: Bundy bandwagon results mixed for Republicans, Fox News

The curtain has dropped on the tale of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher famous for refusing to pay grazing fees for use of public land. He became a hero to …


Tea party candidates giving GOP a headache

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party is enjoying a burst of raw enthusiasm among rank-and-file conservatives that has shot some relatively little-known candidates straight into the national spotlight – stirring concern …


Paul explains comments on Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON – A tea party conservative on a national stage, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky labored Thursday to explain remarks suggesting businesses be allowed to deny service to …