Washington Times: Rand Paul to kick off 2016 bid April 7 with ambitious five-state tour
Kentucky senator shows organization muscle with debut
By Ralph Z. Hallow - The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Rand Paul will formally declare his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with a five-state, five-day announcement tour next month, Republicans knowledgeable about the Kentucky senator’s plans told The Washington Times.
VIDEO: School Cop Chokes Child Unconscious; Causes Brain Damage
Video has finally been released of a vicious incident involving a school security officer in Louisville, KY, who choked out a student half his size and dropped him to the ground, resulting in brain damage.
Officer Jonathan Hardin is facing charges of assault, wanton endangerment, official misconduct and false swearing after it emerged that on multiple separate occasions he used extreme excessive physical force on students at Olmstead Academy North Middle School.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of bright-eyed, clean-cut high school students whose ideas of government were shaped by "Schoolhouse Rock" wrote a bill and watched it sail through the Kentucky state legislature this year in the type of feel-good story that had parents beaming.
But politics can ruin anything.
The bill would let high school students be appointed to committees that screen new school superintendents. But at the last moment, a Republican state senator pulled an old legislative trick, tacking a controversial amendment he wants passed to their widely supported bill. Then another added a contentious amendment of his own.
VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul on the Life at Conception Act
Email Message From Rand Paul
United States Senator
It's a ticking time bomb.
That's why I'm hoping you'll sign your Balanced Budget Amendment petitions in support of H.J. Res. 5 and S.J. Res. 7, a bullet-proof Balanced Budget Amendment to your two U.S. Senators and Congressman, which I'll link to in a moment.
But first, let me explain why your support is so important.
The fact is, during Obama's tenure in office, our national debt has nearly doubled.
Louisville Metro police officer Jonathan Hardin was suspended without pay after he was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly beating two students at Olmstead Academy North, the all-boy public middle school where he works.
In addition to the assault charge, Hardin was also charged with wanton endangerment, official misconduct and false swearing.
Sensing, apparently, that Rand Paul is a threat to win the Presidency, the Washington Post has ground out a hit piece focusing on the ophthalmology board that Rand Paul created: How Rand Paul tried to lead an eye doctors’ rebellion
The saga began in the 1990s, when Paul — now a senator representing Kentucky and a GOP presidential contender — hatched a plan to put his family’s free-market ideals into practice. He wouldn’t submit to the establishment. He would out-compete it by offering doctors an alternative with lower fees and fairer rules. His do-it-yourself medical board lasted more than a decade, becoming one of the most complex organizations Paul ever led on his own.
But it didn’t work. Indeed, in a life of successes, it became one of Paul’s biggest flops.
The article has apparently become one of WaPo's biggest flops, with 95% of commenters supporting Rand Paul's efforts and his qualifications to be President. Many of them also noted the almost total lack of vetting of Barack Obama by the Post. Typical comments include:
VIDEO: Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Participate in Sullivan University Forum on REDEEM Act - 1/13/15Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:49
VIDEO: Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Participate in Sullivan University Forum on REDEEM Act - 1/13/15
A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash and then trekked nearly a mile through dense woods to get help held out hope that her parents, sister and cousin might somehow have survived, too, police said today.
"She indicated to us that she believed her family was deceased but that she hoped they were just sleeping," Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White said. "I was literally just struck by how calm she was able to be and the ability for her to give us this information."
By Steve Peoples - January 4, 2015
Real Clear Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rand Paul may only yet be a candidate for re-election to the Senate in 2016, but the first-term Kentucky Republican already is sprinting toward the race for president.
The libertarian-minded lawmaker is set to visit several Western states this month before reintroducing himself to voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, and his team is working to strengthen his political network in nearly every state.
At the same time, he is readying for a leading role in the GOP's new Senate majority while pushing to improve a Republican brand he says is "tattered."
Aides insist that Paul has not finalized his decision about the White House, but his aggressive steps leave little doubt about his ambitions.
VIDEO: Sen. Rand and Kelley Paul's Christmas Message for 2014
Rand Paul: McCain Wants '15 Wars More'
By Andrew Rafferty
Republican Sen. Rand Paul escalated his ongoing foreign policy feud with John McCain on Monday while arguing this his non-interventionist military views are supported by a sizable amount of GOP presidential primary voters.
Rand Paul Slams Benghazi “Cover Your Ass” Report
“They will continue to cover up. I will continue to seek the truth”
December 1, 2014
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has issued a blistering response to the House Benghazi report released late Friday, on Thanksgiving weekend, which exonerated anyone from blame for the 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Libya.
VIDEO: Rand Paul Blasts Obama Executive Actions, Cites Internment Camps 11/21/14
Speaking In Lexington Kentucky: "We shouldn't allow that much power to gravitate to one individual."
Looks like the government is at it again interfering with a private citizens right to contract services from a private vendor.
Tech-driven ridesharing companies -- like Uber and Lyft -- are banned from picking up customers at the airport because they don't have a contract with the airport authority. That ban is just now being enforced and it's leaving unhappy."