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Sen. Rand Paul Awarded $583,000 In Assault Lawsuit

The Bowling Green Daily News reports: The jury in U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s civil trial against neighbor Rene Boucher awarded Paul more than $500,000 in damages Wednesday evening. The jury unanimously decided to award the Bowling Green Republican $200,000 in compensatory damages and in a 9-3 vote decided to award $375,000 in punitive damages. Paul was also awarded $7,834.82 in …

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Rand Paul: Pelosi Postponing The SOTU Is An Affront To Americans, Trump Should Just Do It Before The Senate

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: In response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) recommendation that President Donald Trump postpone his State of the Union speech until the government reopens, due to concerns about security, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an alternate proposal: ignore the security concerns entirely and just hold the event in the Senate chamber. Appearing …

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Sen. Rand Paul To Have Hernia Surgery In Canada

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery. Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, attacked him while Paul was mowing his lawn. The incident left Kentucky’s junior senator …

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Rand Paul Lashes Out At “Virtue Signaling” Mitt Romney

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Washington is already taking sides in the battle between President Trump and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, with Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul slamming the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Paul tweeted that Romney is a “Big Government Republican” and faux conservative. In reacting to Romney’s attack in the Washington Post on Trump, Paul also …

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Rand Paul Calls For Ending Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia: There’s “No Way” The Prince Didn’t Order The Murder

Reuters reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he does not believe Saudi Arabia’s explanation of how dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died earlier this month. “Absolutely not, it’s insulting,” Paul told Fox News Sunday, when asked if he believed the Saudis’ statement that Khashoggi died in a brawl gone wrong at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. …

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Rand Paul: Trump Should Use Polygraphs On His Staffers To Root Out Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Author

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today that President Trump should use lie-detector tests to find out which senior administration official authored an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times this week blasting the president. “We use the lie-detector test routinely for CIA agents and FBI agents,” he argued. “If you have a security clearance in the White …

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Rand Paul To Ask Trump To Drop Sanctions Against Russian Lawmakers So They Can Visit The US This Fall

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Thursday evening he would ask President Trump to lift sanctions against the chairmen of both houses of the Russian legislature so they can visit the U.S. in the fall. Paul just returned to the U.S. from Russia after a trip intended to promote diplomacy between the two countries. Paul told Fox …

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Rand Paul Celebrates Trump’s Attack On John Brennan: I Filibustered His Nomination As CIA Director In 2013

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday praised President Trump’s decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, an action Paul had lobbied Trump to take. “I filibustered Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in 2013, and his behavior in government and out of it demonstrate why he should not be allowed near classified information,” Paul …

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Sen. Rand Paul Makes Unofficial Visit To Moscow

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Rand Paul, one of President Trump’s more eager defenders on Russia, jetted into Moscow on Monday in a bid to increase engagement with the country. Paul (R-Ky.) met with several Russian senators including Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s former envoy to Washington and a key player at the heart of the election meddling scandal that continues to …

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Sen. Rand Paul: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he will support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, paving the way for a likely confirmation in the Senate. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted Monday. Paul met with Kavanaugh earlier this month, according to his chief strategist Doug …

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Rand Paul Claims To Be Undecided On Brett Kavanaugh

Politico reports: Rand Paul is one of a handful of senators who’ll determine whether Brett Kavanaugh lands on the Supreme Court — and the Kentucky Republican has every intention of maximizing his leverage. Paul is again inviting fellow senators to play the will-he-or-won’t-he guessing game when it comes to his decision — expressing grave concerns about Kavanaugh’s approach to personal …

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Trump Hails Lone GOP Defender Rand Paul

From the right wing Townhall: While President Trump has faced widespread backlash from Republicans and Democrats alike over his performance at the Helsinki Summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin — not everyone was displeased. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), in fact, liked much of what Trump had to say. He brushed aside criticism Trump received from within the GOP as nothing …

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GOP Senators Demand Probe Into Federal Grants That “Propagandize” Climate Change To TV Weathermen

NBC News reports: Four Republican senators called Wednesday for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to report on global warming. The four senators called for a probe by the foundation’s inspector general, saying the $4 million …

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KENTUCKY: Rand Paul Disappointed After Neighbor Sentenced To 30 Days In Prison For Assault [VIDEO]

The Bowling Green Daily News reports: Dr. Rene Boucher will serve 30 days in prison for the assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, bringing to an end a case that attracted considerable intrigue for several months. Special Judge Marianne Battani sentenced Boucher, 60, on Friday in U.S. District Court on the charge of assaulting a member of Congress, levying a …

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Senate Panel Narrowly Endorses Mike Pompeo

The Wall Street Journal reports: A Senate committee endorsed Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of state on Monday, sending him to the full Senate for his expected confirmation, after Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) reversed himself and withdrew his opposition. The panel confirmed Mr. Pompeo along party lines, avoiding an embarrassing defeat for President Donald Trump. All of …

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Sen. Rand Paul Caves To Trump, Will Vote For Pompeo

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Monday completely reversed his position to support CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state. With Paul’s favorable vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will now bring Pompeo’s nomination to the Senate floor. A party-line vote is expected, and with three Democrats already pledging their support, Pompeo …

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Sen. Rand Paul Vows To Filibuster Confirmation Of CIA Nominee: Torture Is The Hallmark Of Totalitarianism

GOP Sen. Rand Paul today published a blistering op-ed attacking Trump’s pick to head the CIA. An excerpt: Over the past several days, there has been an increasingly granular debate about the degree of Gina Haspel’s participation in the torturing of detainees at the CIA’s Thailand “black site,” with neocons going out of their way to try to defend the …

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Trump Signs Budget Deal To End Shutdown

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way for a massive boost to military and domestic spending hours after funding lapsed at midnight. The government partially …

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GOP House Rep Blasts Rand Paul’s Shutdown Theatrics: It’s Easy To Understand Why His Neighbor Went Nuts

The Hill reports: Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said on Friday that he could understand why Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) neighbor, who attacked him last year, was annoyed with him after Paul blocked a deal from keeping the government open on Thursday. “When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it’s difficult to be Rand Paul’s …

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Neighbor To Plead Guilty Of Assaulting Rand Paul

The Washington Post reports: A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation’s best known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during debate over the tax overhaul, according to court documents. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana announced Friday …

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