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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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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 ...
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 ...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., slammed his colleagues in the Senate, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for "parading" as ...
And even if they do, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul indicated that he might tank the whole effort before it gets off the ground. Speaking to Politico ...
Rand Paul of Kentucky. The frequent GOP contrarian is digging in against the budget as written -- an ominous start to Republicans' tax push at ...
President Donald Trump right, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., left, arrive at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, after playing ...
(CNN) Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul praised President Donald Trump's moves on taxes and health care after the President beat him in a round of ...
Rand Paul will continue to advocate for a tax cut for all. He is not trying to dictate exact policy. There is a wide variety of scenarios that he would ...
Sen. Rand Paul · Randal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is ...
Donald Trump should hate Rand Paul. The Kentucky senator has opposed the president on just about everything; from the first GOP budget to ...
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul thinks corruption in college sports might be curbed if Athletes could get payments when they leave college for endorsing ...
As Republicans launched a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act late last month, Mike Pence mounted a stage in his ...
Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is ...
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., predicted Wednesday that President Trump would soon move on his own to make health insurance more affordable, ...
Despite recent changes to the Graham-Cassidy bill -- a GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- Sen. Rand Paul said he is ...
A conservative group welcomed Sen. Rand Paul into the presidential race with a TV ad that says he "supports Obama's negotiations with Iran.
Sen. Rand Paul, who was allegedly tackled by a neighbor at his Kentucky home earlier this month causing him to break several ribs, returned ...
On Wednesday's broadcast of FOX & Friends, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on Sen. Flake's (R-AZ) decision to retire, Mueller's Russia ...
Donald Trump and Rand Paul Ron Sachs/SIPA/NewscomSen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is concerned his peers will attempt to reauthorize and ...
Sen. Rand Paul · Randal (Rand) Howard PaulDallas Morning News: Cornyn 'betrays' GOP by backing Roy Moore Jeff Flake knows the GOP is ...
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has found an ally in President Donald Trump. An executive order the president signed Thursday seeks to expand access ...
Following President Donald Trump's comments that National Football League owners should fire players who do not stand for the national ...
President Trump's badgering and other pressure tactics arguably backfired in July, when three Senate Republicans sank the previous last effort ...
Rand Paul, United States Senator from Kentucky, fields questions in the conference room of Fleming-Mason Airport Thursday. Meadowview ...
Paul, a staunch advocate for a total repeal of the law formally known as the Affordable Care Act, said earlier Friday that he would vote against ...


 

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