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Rand Paul Filibuster

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Rand Paul mounted an old-fashioned, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-style filibuster against President Obama's nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan. The primary issue at hand was the new-fashioned issue of drone strikes. During the marathon monologue, Paul asked, "Where is the Barack Obama of 2007?" In fact, one could also ask: where were the Democrats of 2007? Paul was joined by only one Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden, even though if the Bush administration had acted on drones the way the Obama administration is, there would have been dozens of Democrats up in arms. Of course, the hypocrisy extends to Republicans, many of whom -- after having supported the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, show-your-papers laws, and torture -- have suddenly discovered civil liberties. Brennan wound up getting confirmed but, at least in the process, the bone-headed right/left way of looking at American politics was rather spectacularly scrambled.

Gingrich: McCain 'Disappointed,' 'Saddened' Me

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he was "saddened" by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who railed against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his nearly 13-h...

Black Is White; Day Is Night; Dogs and Cats Living Together: Sen. Rand Paul's Talking Filibuster

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When I wake up in the morning and find myself agreeing with U.S. Senator John McCain, and disagreeing with one of my favorite opinion writers, The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, it's time to start looking for that rabbit hole I must have fallen down overnight.

Gingrich: John McCain's Rand Paul Comments 'Sad'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Thursday defended Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), saying Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) cr...

Rand Paul Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) responded on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday to critics of his stance on the Obama administration's drone program. H...

GOP Shows It Can Connect, With Anti-drone, Michael Moore Type Message

James Love | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
James Love

It is premature to assume the GOP will become more open to its anti-war pro-civil rights wing, or to anticipate the evolution of the Democrats on these issues. But it was certainly a day to remember.

GOP Splits Emerge As Obama Looks To Capitalize

Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republican Party divisions over immigration, anti-terrorism and other issues are bubbling...

Rand Paul 'Seriously' Considering Presidential Bid

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call it Rand's Stand: A nearly 13-hour stall tactic on the Senate floor that thrust a tea party hero back into the national spotlight &n...

Notable Moments In Filibuster History

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) began his 13-hour filibuster Wednesday by saying "I will speak until I can no longer speak." But his marathon Senate floor spee...


The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media

Shep Smith expressed outrage about the Obama administration's drone program during Thursday's "Studio B." Smith's show was airing just as the Senat...

Luke Johnson

Paul Filibuster Leaves Democrats At A Loss To Explain Absence | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While many Senate Democrats said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) raised legitimate concerns about the Obama administration's drone program during...

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul Filibuster Has Harry Reid Belatedly Lamenting Loss Of Senate's 'Regular Order' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

There was a real-life, old-timey talkin' filibuster on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, courtesy of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who interrupted the conf...

Frank Rich Predicts 'Republican Resurgence,' Calls Rand Paul A 'Flake'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.07.2013 | Media

In the wake of the 2012 election, the GOP has found itself questioning its own identity. In his New York Magazine piece this week, Frank Rich looks at...

Rand Paul Carries A Rifle

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

In a Thursday morning discussion about the U.S. government's right to use lethal force against its own citizens, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) revealed that ...

Michael McAuliff

John McCain Pans Colleague's Filibuster As 'Simply False' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate's leading hawks, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), took to the Senate floor Thursday to fire back at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.),...

Rand Paul's Filibuster

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Rand Paul's Message to Obama: Don't Drone Me Bro

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The most positive outcome of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama's drone program could take. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand's refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used.

Hashtag America: #StandWithRand Takes Over

Ericka Andersen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Ericka Andersen

Hashtags corralled a legitimate, constructive conversation by multiple thousands into one space. The only way it could be accomplished was with hashtags. It was a victory for social media in an era when bringing partisan sides together in such a way is no small feat.

What Rand Paul & Ted Cruz Exposed About the Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

The events of the last few days proved again what should have been obvious: Congressional pressure works to force the administration to disclose information that it should disclose, and absence of Congressional pressure doesn't work.

Rand Paul 'Did Think About A Catheter' Before Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley and Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) bladder was on its own on Wednesday. The senator said he considered using a catheter to get him through his nearly 13-hou...

Harry Reid Praises Rand Paul's Bladder

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won wide praise for the conviction he showed during his 13-hour filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid jo...

Conservative Editorial Tells Rand Paul To 'Calm Down'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Thursday for his almost 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan, t...

MSNBC Hosts Mostly Ignore Or Dismiss Rand Paul Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media

The majority of MSNBC's prime time hosts either ignored Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan or dismissed it as a partisan stunt. Paul, the Repub...

Senate Debates Brennan, Drone Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Kentucky Republican Rand Paul took the floor of the U.S. Senat...