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Rand Paul Filibuster

Beyond Rand Paul's Foreign Policy Opportunity

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Rand Paul was always an unlikely contender for the GOP presidential nomination. But the decline of his campaign has been astonishing. As Politico recently chronicled, it's close to ending practically before it started. Recall that before Trump, it was Paul who was briefly a media darling.

Igor Bobic

Jeb Bush: 'Not A Shred Of Evidence' That Patriot Act Violated Anyone's Civil Liberties | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Patriot Act, the post-9/11 surveillance law signed by his brother, while on ...

Jessica Schulberg

Rand Paul Ends Daylong NSA 'Filibuster' | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who took to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to demand a halt to National Security Agency collection of ordi...

Jessica Schulberg

Rand Paul Delivers On NSA Filibuster Promise | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday made good on a threat to filibuster his colleagues' attempts to extend some provisions of the Patrio...

Rand Paul Threatens To Hold Up Fed Nominees

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul threatened on Monday to slow the approval of three Federal Reserve nominees unless the Senate ...

Rand Paul Invokes Obama's Race In Criticizing NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) escalated his criticism of the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Wednesday by invoking race to argue that P...

Kate Sheppard

Peter King: Spying Is Great And Obama Should Stop Being Defensive About It | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the former chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday for b...

Rand Paul Threatens Janet Yellen Nomination

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has threatened to block the nomination of Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported Friday. Citing a source c...

Paul Rules Out Syria Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday reversed his earlier comments suggesting he would filibuster a resolution authorizing military strikes in Syria. ...

Michael McAuliff

Defense Bill Would Ban Drone Strikes On Americans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's one measure that quietly passed in the House along with Friday's massive defense bill that libertarians may like: a ban on drone...

Rand Paul Blames 'Some Left-Wing Blog' For Drone Controversy

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continued to defend his comments backing a hypothetical drone strike on an armed robber in speaking to The Des Moines Register ...

Obama And Rand Paul Have Something In Common

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and President Barack Obama have something in common. Paul appeared on Fox News Thursday to take a stand against gun legislat...

Rubio Joins Republicans In Pledge To Filibuster Gun Legislation

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced Thursday that he will join efforts to filibuster gun control legislation led by his colleagues Sens. Rand Paul (R-...

Paul Exaggerates On Big 'Victory'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Sen. Rand Paul says it “took 13 hours of filibuster” to finally force the Obama administrat...

New Rand Paul Filibuster Coming, This One On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Rand Paul has a new filibuster in the works. The Kentucky Republican recently galvanized the nation's attention with a nearly 13-hour stand against th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Successfully Defeats Obama's Judicial Nominee | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House officially withdrew President Barack Obama's nomination of Caitlin Halligan to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal...

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Lopsided Take On Rand Paul's Filibuster | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Although Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster demanding answers about the U.S. drone program drew criticism, including from some in his own GOP, a new poll sho...

Former Clinton Chief Of Staff Slams Obama On Drone Policy

The Washington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration is wrong to withhold these documents from Congress and the American people. I say this as a former White House chief of staff...

Ryan Grim

Obama Confronted On Drones By Senate Dem | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama faced a tough question on drone policy from a fellow Democrat during a Senate meeting Tuesday and defended his ad...

Michael Calderone

The Right's Most Unorthodox Magazine Seizes The Moment | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- After Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spent 13 hours last week questioning the Obama administration’s drone policy, including the legal rationale...

The Drone Debate Upends DC's Right/Left Divide

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's become accepted wisdom that Washington has become pathologically polarized and partisan, with every new debate inevitably breaking down along party lines. That's why it was so remarkable last week when Rand Paul's old-fashioned talking filibuster scrambled the even more old-fashioned right-vs.-left way of looking at the world. The Paul-provoked debate on the confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA in turn provoked a wider and critical debate about the use of drones -- a debate that needs to continue well beyond Brennan's confirmation. Since 2004, only 2 percent of those killed have been confirmed as militant leaders. From mid-2004 to mid-2012, between 474 and 881 civilians were killed in Pakistan. This includes 176 children. Last week's debate allowed Americans to put themselves in the position of those living under drones overseas -- imagining, even hypothetically, life under drones. And, not surprisingly, most of us didn't like it.

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Cool To Idea Of Breaking Up Big Banks, Open To Starving Them | Jon Ward | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following on the breakout success of his anti-drone filibuster, expect Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to be on the lookout for other populist-th...

From the Sequester to Jay-Z: Is This Okay Anymore?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

It is now that we need to pass our time seriously. This sort of behavior is not only unnecessary, but also just downright deleterious. Do we really want people like Sen. Paul populating our halls of power?

Rand Paul's Bladder: Patriotism and the Micturition Reflex

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

At this point, only a urinal somewhere just outside the Senate chambers knows the truth. And of course, the CIA.

Trump Slams Rand Paul's Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Billionaire reality TV producer Donald Trump launched into criticism of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday, saying that the senator's 13-hour stand last...