Feb 13, 2014 — By suing the Obama administration, including the National Security Agency, for the agency's phone call data collection, Sen. Rand Paul now has ownership of an important issue in a way no other potential 2016 presidential candidate has yet to claim.
Jan 29, 2014 — President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.
Nov 6, 2013 — That's what the Kentucky Republican wants to know, after being criticized for using the work of others without attribution. Paul, who appears to be preparing for a run at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, is now on the offensive.
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Sep 25, 2013 — At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.
Aug 1, 2013 — Any Republican seeking the White House must be able to capture the conservative electorate of the GOP primaries, and then the more moderate general-election voter. As of now, the tough-talking governor and libertarian senator each seem prepared for one part of that two-pronged challenge.
Mar 6, 2013 — The Republican from Kentucky said he would speak until he could speak no more to sound the alarm on the Obama administration's targeted killing program.
Feb 21, 2013 — The $600,000 represents 20 percent of the senator's operating budget. Last year, he returned $500,000.
Jul 27, 2011 — The outcome of the debt-ceiling fight might still be uncertain inside the Capitol, but many of the Republican speakers who spoke at a Wednesday noon-hour Tea Party rally outside, including U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (SC), Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY), were already claiming a measure of victory.