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Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky. He is a member of the Republican Party. A member of the Tea Party movement, he describes himself as a "constitutional conservative" and a libertarian. He is the son of Congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas. Paul first received national attention in 2008 when making political speeches on behalf of his father. Rand Paul is the first United States Senator in history to serve simultaneously with a parent in the United States House of Representatives.


A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Paul has been a practicing ophthalmologist in Bowling Green, Kentucky, since 1993, and established his own clinic in December 2007. In 1994, he founded Kentucky Taxpayers United, of which he is still the chairman.


In 2010, Paul ran as the Republican candidate for the United States Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, beating Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the primary. Despite the fact that he had never previously held political office, Paul defeated Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. As a supporter of the Tea Party movement, Paul has been vocal in advocating for term limits, a balanced budget amendment, and the Read the Bills Act, in addition to the widespread reduction of federal spending and taxation. He has gained prominence for his independent positions on many political issues, often clashing with both Republicans and Democrats.

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Rand Paul's early opposition to Haspel and Pompeo has further complicated things for the GOP. Because the Kentucky Republican serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and most Democrats oppose Pompeo, the nominee may have to clear the panel with an unfavorable vote. Senate ...
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Nearly 2,000 miles from Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul is hoping to spread his distinctive brand of politics. The Kentucky Republican has endorsed Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican giving up his House seat to run for governor. Labrador will run the state in the Paul mold, unafraid to take on ... Rand Paul minded
"When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it's difficult to be Rand Paul's next door neighbor," Dent said. Paul's colleagues are now wary of a March rerun. Sen. John Thune · John Randolph ThuneGOP ponders how to fill rest of 2018 Senate GOP chairman calls on Zuckerberg to ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul doesn't like Congress' omnibus spending bill, and he wants you to know it. The Kentucky Republican tweeted throughout Thursday passages from the $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government running through September, along with his criticism of ... tweets
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul, who forced a brief government shutdown last month, won't say whether he will hold up the massive spending deal Congress is expected to unveil Wednesday, citing the lack of a bill. "I'm undecided on what is unknown," Paul told reporters Wednesday, as the ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions accepted the recommendation of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility and fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Friday, just hours before the career FBI employee was eligible for retirement. President Trump celebrated McCabe's ...
Rand Paul is vowing to do everything he can to stop Mike Pompeo from becoming secretary of state. The libertarian-leaning GOP senator said Wednesday that Pompeo's earlier support for the Iraq War and defense of enhanced interrogation techniques -- or torture, in the view of Paul and many ...
Washington (CNN) The Kentucky man who tackled Sen. Rand Paul last year pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge of assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury. Rene Boucher was released on $25,000 unsecured bond and has a sentencing date tentatively scheduled for June ...
Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky spoke at length at a dinner hosted by the Center for the National Interest on March 7 about the need actively to engage states with which America has substantial disagreements, while rejecting the "monolithic foreign policy that has ruled this town ...
The neighbor charged with attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky will make his first appearance in federal court next month. Court documents show Rene Boucher will have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green on March 9. The 59-year-old Boucher has agreed to plead guilty ...
Is Sen. Rand Paul the new Steve Bannon, the former Trump aide who promised to wage a “season of war” on the Republican establishment and champion like-minded conservatives? Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has endorsed two Senate candidates who definitely aren't favorites of GOP standard ...
Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), frustrated by both the higher levels of spending in the agreement and Senate leaders' refusal to allow votes on his amendments to reduce that spending, prevented a vote on passing the agreement until early Friday morning—causing an all-night session of Congress, and a brief ...
Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons has landed the endorsement of Republican Rand Paul in his bid for U.S. Senate. The second-term senator from Kentucky on Thursday called Gibbons a fiscal and constitutional conservative who can be trusted to "stand up and fight for smaller government and less ...
While you were (hopefully) sleeping last Thursday night, the government shut down. The only way most Americans would have noticed is if they were awoken by the shrill, indignant screams coming from senators made furious by having do their jobs. In the wee hours of Friday morning, congressional ...
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is slamming members of his party for being "hypocritical" for passing both tax cuts and spending increases. Paul's comments on CBS News' "Face the Nation" come just days after President Trump signed a $400 billion budget deal, ending a brief federal government ...
Sen. Rand Paul takes a break from the floor of the U.S. Senate with Rep. Justin Amash and Rep. Thomas Massie at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 8, 2018. Win McNamee—Getty Images. By Sen. Rand Paul. February 9, 2018. IDEAS. Paul is the junior U.S. Senator for Kentucky. Last night, for a few hours, your government shut ...

Nearly eight years ago, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stood on the floor of his chamber and delivered an angry invective against what he saw as the Obama Administration's rampant spending, something he described as a national catastrophe. “The kind of spending and debt that ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul called out his fellow Republicans for "hypocrisy" in their budget plan after the GOP criticized President Barack Obama for adding to the US deficit during his time in office. "The other thing is there's a huge hypocrisy factor. Republicans lambasted President Obama to no ...
Washington (CNN) Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday he was effectively blocking a vote on a spending bill ahead of a government shutdown deadline at midnight to put lawmakers on the spot over the national debt. "I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my ...
(CNN) When Rand Paul took control of the Senate floor just before 6 p.m. Eastern, virtually every one of his Republican colleagues grimaced. Five years ago, they would have cheered him. Paul's speech, which slowed attempts to pass a massive budget deal before the government shuts down at midnight, ...
Nancy Pelosi Alex Edelman/CNP/AdMedia/Newscom"The Memo" is out and the reactions are unfolding in entirely predictable patterns. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, released his short memo today after the White House agreed to its declassification. The document ...
Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who recently was attacked by a neighbor while working on his lawn, said he believes the anger and polarization around the country fueled the assault. “Somebody who is going to attack you has to have something else wrong other than your yard,” he said. “With the ...
Washington (CNN) A man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul in the yard of his Kentucky home has agreed to plead guilty, and federal prosecutors will pursue a 21-month jail sentence against him. Rene Boucher, who tackled the Kentucky Republican on November 3, said he "had enough" when he saw ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal prosecutors will seek a 21-month prison sentence for the man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard, according to a court document that says the man "had enough" when he saw the Republican stacking more brush onto an existing pile.
Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday proposed a compromise to reopen the government: a promise to Democrats of a week of votes on immigration at the end of which there's some resolution for the so-called Dreamers brought to the U.S. as children. The Kentucky Republican said he believes the impasse that shut ...
A neighbor of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky intends to plead guilty to a federal felony charge after he tackled the senator in November in an assault set off by the placement of a pile of brush, the man's lawyer said on Friday. The neighbor, Rene A. Boucher, 58, of Bowling Green, Ky., was charged on ...
Senate Votes to Shut Down Rand Paul Filibuster Against Surveillance Act Renewal. Lawmakers will ... Rand Paul The Senate joined the House today in rejecting reforms to federal surveillance laws to make sure that the private communications of Americans are not snooped on by officials without warrants.
Rand Paul, Republican senator from Kentucky, criticized President Trump's remarks about immigrants from countries in the Caribbean and Africa, but also said the comments didn't fully reflect Trump's views. “I don't think the comments were constructive at all,” Paul said on NBC's “Meet the Press.” He also ...
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Democrats are playing hardball over illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children because they believe they'll get what they want, and are therefore unwilling to compromise. Paul said on NBC's “Meet The Press” Sunday that he's been negotiating with ...
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul brushed off suggestions that President Trump holds a racial animus against Haitians because he once supported Paul's trip to the Caribbean nation to do eye surgeries on poor Haitians. Paul said on NBC's “Meet The Press” Sunday that Trump donated money to a medical mission ...
Rand Paul Says Calling Trump 'A Racist' Hurts Immigration Talks. The Republican senator added that it was “unfair” to portray the president as a racist, despite his alleged “shithole” comments. By Hayley Miller ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he's still in intense pain after a run-in with his Kentucky neighbor in November that resulted in him having six broken ribs and bruised lungs. "I still have pain every day, all day," the Kentucky Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "But I don't have -- I had the ...
(CNN) Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) if necessary, as the House prepares to vote on a six-year extension of the program. Section 702, which allows the intelligence community to monitor foreign communications ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has appeared in Arizona to embrace the U.S. Senate candidacy of former state legislator Kelli Ward, praising her as a fellow "constitutional conservative" who supports privacy rights. Ward is running in a hotly contested Republican primary to ...
Sen. Rand Paul on Friday said he hopes ailing Sen. John McCain can return to the Senate. He delivered that message standing next to a Senate candidate who again this month suggested that McCain should step down for health reasons. "You know, I wish him well and I hope he is able to return," Paul, ...
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday slammed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's single-handed effort to stop a budget deal and shut down the government last week. "His idea of railing against the deficit on this bipartisan deal after he supported a $1.5 trillion deficit for tax cuts, 80 percent of ...
Sen. Rand Paul lamented Wednesday night that Americans are "channeling a lot of rage” that extends beyond the world of politics, expressing optimism that this year will be better than 2017, when he was attacked by a neighbor and shot at along with other congressional Republicans on a Virginia baseball ...
Rand Paul · Randal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that while he supports additional barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border, ...
(CNN) Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) if necessary, as the House prepares to vote on a six-year extension of the program. Section 702, which allows the intelligence community to monitor foreign communications ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he's still in intense pain after a run-in with his Kentucky neighbor in November that resulted in him having six broken ribs and bruised lungs. "I still have pain every day, all day," the Kentucky Republican told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "But I don't have -- I had the ...
In a Thanksgiving message that has extra special meaning this year, Sen. Rand Paul on Friday distributed a video thank you card to those who ...
It's been a "rough couple weeks," U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said in a video posted to YouTube thanking people for their support. The Kentucky ...
6 article, “Is Landscaping Drama at the Root of Rand Paul's Assault?" While the article notes that Paul and his neighbor were known to have ...
When Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, was tackled by a neighbor while riding his lawn mower this month, the initial assumption ...
Washington (CNN) The man who allegedly assaulted GOP Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky residence pleaded not guilty Thursday to ...
WASHINGTON — The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a ...
WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs in an altercation with a neighbor on Friday at his home ...
“Senate leadership pushed against Rand Paul's 2010 election and they're doing the same thing against Kelli Ward. The great irony is Rand ...
Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who among other labels he's used for himself includes "constitutional conservative," today officially endorsed Republican ...


 

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