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Rand Paul: Compromise Only Noble On My Terms

Politics Daily | Tom Diemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his Senate orientation, Paul said a colleague asked him, "'Will you be a great compromiser?'" Paul said Wednesday that he had pondered the ques...

Rand Paul: Democrats Trying To 'Manufacture' Controversy From Shooting In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Democrats Wednesday of attempting to "manufacture" the controversy that has arisen over "vitriol" and political rhetori...

Rand Paul Suggests He'll Fight For Earmarks He Earlier Promised To Ban

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than a week after his election, Kentucky's Senator-elect Rand Paul already appears to be making a rapid departure away from one of his campaign p...

Welcome Back to the Future

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Republicans hold part of our political and economic future in their hands, which poses a question -- what the hell have the Tea Partiers done to our country? We'll soon find out.

Rand Paul: Congress Is Like Soviet Politburo

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul took a brief moment from his weekend media tour to drop a tongue-in-cheek comparison of Soviet Russia's former govern...

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Dennis Kucinich, Vice President for the Commonwealth--and Some Details

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the previously identified elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to mo...

New Tea Party Media Strategy: No Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full-scale interview on one of the prestigious Sunday shows is normally the gold prize for a campaign. There's a reason for this -- it is free. That was then, though, and this is now.

Storming the Castle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party establishment watched last night in horror as Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell swamped Castle in the primary. This will likely mean Joe Biden's old Senate seat will remain in Democratic hands.

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

Cyan Bannister, Founder Of Adult Website, And Husband Donated Almost $5,000 To Rand Paul's Campaign

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Republican Rand Paul's campaign for Senate in conservative Kentucky wouldn't say Friday whether it will return money from a do...

Jack Conway Agrees To Debate Rand Paul On Fox News, Challenges Him To 'Meet The Press' Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway, the man set to face Rand Paul in November for the open Senate seat of retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning, has agre...

Friday Talking Points [129] -- Incrementalism Wins Big

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with the news that a popular New Jersey beach is considering allowing women to sunbathe topless. And then move right on to...

Rand Paul Takes Center Stage At GOP Fundraiser

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Libertarian-leaning Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul, who calls himself a political outsider, took center stage at a high-...

PHOTOS: Peter And Paul Icons From 4th Century Found In Rome

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) ROME — The earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul have been discovered in a catacomb under an eight-story modern office buildi...

Rand Paul Complains Of 'Intolerance' On The Left: Liberals 'Call Me Names' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul continued his media tour Monday, talking to Fox News' Neil Cavuto about the fracas created by his recen...

Rand Paul Op-Ed Defends Civil Rights Stance, Compares Himself To Martin Luther King Jr.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul emerged from his relative media dormancy over the weekend, writing an op-ed for the Bowling Green Daily News t...

Friday Talking Points [126] -- We'd Like Our Gulf Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The mainstream media, led by the intrepid White House press corps, closely followed by the inside-the-Beltway punditocracy, has declared what must hap...

Ask Rand Paul What He Would Cut

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The question is: "What, exactly, in the federal budget will you cut to attack the deficit?" Because the answers to that are going to be the most effective argument to make against the Tea Party movement's surge.

Kentucky Governor Hits Rand Paul For His 'Radical Philosophy'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's Democratic governor criticized Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul on Monday for comments he made last week der...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Gently Rebuked By GOP Senators Over Civil Rights Act Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are cautiously distancing themselves from the controversial comments about civil rights legislation made by the GOP candidate who w...

Sarah Palin: Rand Paul's 'Libertarian Streak' Will Ward Off 'Leftist Liberal Overreach'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night about the positives of the establishment-shaking victory of Rand Paul,...

Primary Victory Over Conventional Wisdom

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had better relish their victory in PA 12 while they can, because this weekend a special election in Hawaii is likely to elect a Republican in a very Democratic district.

Primary Follies

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

This is not the year of the establishment it seems. The sad irony is that it's the real establishment that stands to maintain its absolute power as all us dupes fight among ourselves.