(Reuters) - With Republican rivals like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush off to a strong start in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, Rand Paul will seek his own breakout moment at an annual gathering where hopefuls go to burnish their conservative credentials.
Of all the potential candidates speaking at the meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Kentucky senator should feel most at home. He won the event's presidential straw poll the last two years, buoyed by support from young libertarian-leaning conservatives who plan to turn out in force again this year.
The 52-year-old Paul, famous for his non-interventionist approach to world affairs, could find himself at odds with a growing hawkishness among other Republican hopefuls mustering support with their calls for more aggressive action against Russia and Islamic State militants.
Podcast: The Three Legged Economic Recovery Propaganda Stool
Reuters: New Home Starts At Lofty Levels!
3:00-4:55 Discussion of the media's incessant positive spin on poor economic data including last week's interpretation of poor new home start numbers describe as "falling but still at 'lofty' levels"
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that CPAC would be “kind of a difficult crowd” for “moderates” like Jeb Bush on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.Asked about the competition he’ll face from Jeb Bush if he runs in 2016 and the attention Bush has received, Paul said “well, being related — when your brother had been president and your father president, that tends to draw some attention. But I think it will be, you know, it’s kind of a difficult crowd out here because it’s going to be the Conservative Political Action Committee.
If the FCC’s plan to “protect” net neutrality and reign in the power of greedy corporations is so fantastic, then why haven’t its 332 pages been released for public consumption?
In a vote tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.
Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.
It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.
In the wake of the embarrassing new revelations that the top Israeli intelligence agency is contradicting Bibi Netanyahu on his alarmist Iran intelligence, the well known liars, the "dissident" group NCRI (aka MEK), has jumped into damage control action and has released a suspiciously timed report that claims Iran has a new secret site. Countless media outlets including of course Faux News, have jumped on this as well.
Here's a Fox video segment about it.
But it's a total fabrication. The image included in the NCRI report is actually a product shot from the Iranian safe company.
With the West Coast ports labor dispute involving 13,600 unionized dockworkers inflicting pain on 318 million Americans by causing billions of dollars a day in losses to the U.S. economy settling yesterday, now 30,000 unionized refinery workers across America intend to play the same leverage game by cutting off two-thirds of all U.S. diesel and gasoline supplies.
ISIS? Who are they and where did they come from? Ben Swann explains in his latest great piece.
Last week the Ohio Supreme Court essentially ruled that current gun laws should not be enforced equally across the population. The decision reinforced a common belief that police officers should not be held to the same standard as the rest of society.
The ruling made by the Ohio Supreme Court held that a specification in a law, which provides stiffer penalties for individuals using guns in the commission of a crime, cannot be applied to a cop convicted of a criminal act while on duty.
Isn’t that a convenient ruling for police officers?
This is not really news to any of us but it does give additional insight as to the "tricks" and how to watch for them.
It's interesting to note what kinds of people this goon says "cause trouble". "Mouthy drivers, street lawyers, assholes and just anyone else trying to make my job difficult."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got a major ally Tuesday in his endeavor to run for both president and the U.S. Senate at the same time: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Paul has asked the Kentucky Republican Party to hold a presidential caucus in 2016, rather than have residents choose their presidential nominee in the state's primary.
Why? Kentucky law prohibits a candidate from appearing on the ballot for two offices. Paul announced late last year that he's running to keep his Senate seat and said this week that he is leaning toward a presidential run. A caucus doesn't have ballots, and the proposed contest would choose only the presidential nominee; voters would choose nominees for other offices, including the Senate, during the May primary.
NBC News political director and host of "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd says Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be a formidable candidate for president should he decide to seek the Republican nomination next year.Todd spoke Tuesday on the campus of Murray State University before he delivered the school's 2015 presidential lecture. He said he thinks Paul could overcome a deep divide with his own party over issues like foreign policy and prognosticators should underrate Paul’s chances "at their own peril."“The insider world of the Republican party kind of writes him off,” Todd said.
Just what we've been needing, right?
Japanese juice company Kagom have done the impossible; they’ve created a wearable 18 lbs. robot that fits comfortably on your shoulders and dispenses succulent tomatoes into your pie hole whilst you go about your morning jog. The robot, called Tomatan, holds up to six medium-sized tomatoes. When you feel the need for a snack or suffer from hunger pangs while on your run, just pull the lever and a lovely tomato plops into your mouth.
Calling Hillary Clinton “the ultimate guardian” of a broken political system, The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald on Monday lamented that her likely nomination as the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidate will prevent a real debate on issues like National Security Agency spying.
Asked during a Reddit Q & A how citizens could ensure that surveillance is front-and-center in next year’s elections, Greenwald responded that the key obstacle to a genuine debate on such issues is “bipartisan consensus.”
Warning - Palm Beach Police Dept. investigation reports are graphic.
The deal Epstein received is unheard of - looks like the corrupt Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office & the Federal prosecutors wanted this to go away quickly & quietly. I assume the State of Florida was right with them too. Interesting article comments.