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Is Rand Paul the next generation-defining senator on American foreign policy?

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Henry Clay. Henry Cabot Lodge. Robert Taft. William Fulbright. Jesse Helms.

Is Rand Paul the next generation-defining senator on American foreign policy?

In just half a term, the Kentucky Republican has shaken up Congress and in some ways the country with his brand of libertarian populism, filibustering President Barack Obama's CIA director earlier this year and leading the fight against authorizing U.S. military action in Syria.

Even in some of his defeats, Paul has been vindicated. The Obama administration's decision this month to suspend much of its $1.5 billion annual assistance package to Egypt is a course Paul unsuccessfully championed only 10 weeks earlier.


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Smart thing to say...

"I had a good job before I came here and I'm willing to go back anytime," Paul said.

scawarren's picture

Well imo it's not to bad for

Well imo it's not to bad for an author with the Huff Post but most of the comments are ignorant.

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

SteveMT's picture

I hope that Rand is for real about foreign policy.

Congress passed the War Powers Act of 1973 by overriding Nixon's veto. This unconstitutional act needs to be repealed. Will/Can Rand to that? Alone, he cannot.