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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, one of the key Republican holdouts on the controversial Senate health care bill, was in town Monday to tour the Siemens manufacturing plant on Nelson Miller Parkway in east Louisville.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul underscored his opposition to the health care reform bill being pushed by Kentucky's other U.S. senator, Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell.

Senator Rand Paul called the California attorney general's recent decision to ban state-funded travel to the Bluegrass State "short-sighted" Monday during a short visit to Louisville.
Rand Paul (R), Kentucky: Well, you know, the fundamental flaw of Obamacare was that it added regulations to insurance, mandates, which made insurance more expensive, but then it also told individuals, you know what, if you don't want to buy now, you ...
Former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder discusses the Senate health-care bill.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Friday that one key element that needs to be included in the Senate healthcare bill is a connection between consumers and healthcare providers.

Sen. Rand Paul · Rand PaulGOP senator: Leadership trying to 'jam' through Obamacare repeal bill This week: Senate races toward ObamaCare repeal vote McConnell allies confident in healthcare win MORE (R-Ky.
US Senator Rand Paul has spoken out during the debate on war powers, saying that the current wars the US is leading are "illegal," and that he isn't "voting to ...
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul argued against going to war in Syria without Congressional ...
Rand Paul returned to Kentucky on Monday for the first time since a gunman targeted Republican members of Congress at a baseball field outside Washington, D.C.
Sen. Rand Paul · Rand PaulGOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood Trump: 'I cannot imagine' GOP senators don't back healthcare bill Sunday shows preview: Senate healthcare debate heats up MORE (R-Ky.
Thankfully, Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Lisa Murkowski are teaming up with Democrats Al Franken, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand to support a bill that would protect states that allow medical marijuana from any federal interference.
Contrary to what you might think, Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff Sessions" Sessions did not appear one day out of thin air when a melancholy racist wished upon a star for a glimpse of what the world would have looked like had the south won the civil war.
A genuine tweet posted by the Kentucky senator was circulated out of context after lawmaker Steve Scalise was shot in Virginia.
Sen. Rand Paul · Rand PaulLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Overnight Defense: Senate approves Russia, Iran sanctions | GOP chair expects to surpass Trump defense budget | Nude photo scandal could lead to court-martial ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) - Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul was at Congressional baseball practice when shots rang out Wednesday morning and confirms he safe and unharmed.
Rand Paul Recounts Recounts Virginia Shooting Attack. Wed, Jun 14. Speaking to NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt, Sen. Rand Paul said that if Capitol police had not been there when a man opened fire on the baseball practice, "most people would have been ...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is uninjured after a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., where Republican Congress members were practicing for a coming Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, which was scheduled for Thursday.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., which would prevent any such deal from taking place. The joint resolution was not passed, but Sen. Paul gave an impassioned apology for it.
In a dramatic eyewitness account, Sen. Rand Paul described Wednesday how he was just outside the perimeter of the baseball field when the first shot rang out - and then seconds later he saw Rep. Steve Scalise wounded.
Sen. Rand Paul · Rand PaulLiberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Overnight Defense: Senate approves Russia, Iran sanctions | GOP chair expects to surpass Trump defense budget | Nude photo scandal could lead to court-martial ...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Tuesday spoke against slapping new sanctions on Russia for what the U.S. Intelligence Community believes was widespread interference in the 2016 election.
Rand Paul reintroduced the Sixth Amendment Preservation Act late last week, which seeks to end the U.S. policy of indefinite detention.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) "mind his own business," during an interview Wednesday on "The Laura Ingraham Show," after his colleague asserted he is a definite lost vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke Thursday with CNN's Jake Tapper about the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Agreement and ended up debating the extent of the threat of climate change as well as arguing that the agreement was bad for jobs.
GOP South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is "irretrievably gone'" on the Senate health care bill, shrinking the GOP margin of error to one defection, according to a Hill reporter.
Sen. Rand Paul took Department of Homeland Security Chief John Kelly to task during a senate panel on Tuesday over his agency's practice of seizing citizens phones when trying to re-enter the U.S.. "The last time you were here we talked about citizens ...
Sen. Rand Paul Rand PaulFractured Republicans get options on healthcare Rand Paul spokesman: Lindsey Graham doesn't speak for us Graham: Rand Paul is 'irretrievably gone' on healthcare MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that those leaking information ...
"While we do have a press assistant opening in the Communications Department, Senator Graham has not applied and should not make public statements on behalf of Senator Rand Paul," Paul spokesman Sergio Gor said in a statement, however. "Senator ...
I read with amusement the guest contribution from Sen. Rand Paul that took issue with a recent writer's opinion published in the Courier-Journal.
President Trump announced on Thursday his intentions to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Reactions were split, with an overwhelming number of Republicans like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supporting the measure. In a Thursday ...
PLANO - Former Republican presidential contender Rand Paul says two Huffines brothers are better than one. The Kentucky senator on Thursday night headlined a campaign fundraiser for Phillip Huffines, the real estate developer who wants to join his ...
Apparently, the Courier-Journal would prefer to stoke the flames of partisanship and division rather than engage their readers in an honest discussion of the problems plaguing our criminal justice system.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) shot down every global warming argument that CNN's Jake Tapper tossed at him on Thursday after President Donald Trump announced the U.S.
See where Bob Poole, Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, John Stossel, Drew Carey, Veronique de Rugy, Kennedy, Deirdre McCloskey, and other friendly faces rank in ...
Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN host Jake Tapper on the issue of climate change, and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
What's the latest on Trump's arms deal with Saudi Arabia? Senator Rand Paul visits Texas to be a live guest on today's Ron Paul Liberty Report!
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be in Plano Thursday to raise money for Texas Senate candidate Phillip Huffines. The Kentucky Republican is a close friend of the Huffines family.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul recently introduced in Congress the Justice Safety Valve Act. The bipartisan legislation is also supported by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy with the intent of amending current law to grant judges the authority ...
The movie Senator Rand Paul said should be "mandatory for Congress to watch" premiered on Friday. At its best, it pushes absurdity to the point of poignancy, offering a stinging rebuke to those legislators who seem, as Paul put it in a facebook post ...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is among Republicans traditionally skeptical of the surveillance program. More are leery of it now because they believe the Obama administration used it for political purposes, targeting Trump administration officials.
Recent news of President Trump's $350 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia may have thrilled the military-industrial complex and its Wall Street backers, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is not pleased. He thinks the deal may have unintended consequences in ...
Remember earlier this month when Rand Paul wondered if the Obama administration had spied on him? Did the Obama admin use warrantless "wiretapping" on other candidates besides @realDonaldTrump?
... Mitch Mcconnell, Senate Majority Leader; John Cornyn, Senate Majority Whip; Roy Blunt, Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference; Orrin Hatch, Senate finance chair; High-profile conservative senators: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee.
Sen. Rand Paul will soon offer a bipartisan floor resolution in the Senate objecting to a portion of the Trump administration's new $110 billion military arms deal with Saudi Arabia, arguing such weapons will likely exacerbate the humanitarian crisis ...
Rand Paul intends to introduce legislation Wednesday that will force a vote on President Donald Trump's $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
Rand Paul, R-Ky., is looking to block a key portion of $110 billion Saudi Arabia arms deal and is finding support from the other side of the aisle.
Rand Paul. It is my duty as a senator to uphold and defend the Constitution. One of my most important responsibilities in this role is to provide advice and consent on treaties, a check and balance on the Executive Branch.
Sen. Rand Paul Rand PaulOvernight Defense: Trump budget gets thumbs down from hawks | UK raises threat level after Manchester attack | Paul to force vote on 0B Saudi arms deal Paul plans to force vote on 0B Saudi defense deal Sheriff Clarke denies ...
Washington (CNN) Sen. Rand Paul intends to force a vote in the Senate on the $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia that President Donald Trump announced ...


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