(VIA Drudge) WaPo: Rand Slams Media; Press Turns Tough After Obama Slumber
By Katie Zezima and Vanessa Williams April 8 at 8:10 PM
MILFORD, N.H. — Less than 24 hours after Rand Paul announced his White House bid before hundreds of jubilant, flag-waving supporters, his fledgling presidential campaign seemed to be defined more by his defiant performance when the cheering stopped.
Message From Rand Paul
I don't have much time.
A little bit ago, I wrapped up my speech in Louisville, and I'm about to catch a plane to New Hampshire.
I've instructed my campaign staff to make this speech available to all my supporters who want to see it.
But for you, I'll cut to the chase.
Earl, I'm running for President of the United States!
And today, I'm asking for your most generous support for my campaign's "Stand With Rand" Money Bomb IMMEDIATELY.
You see, I'm running to tackle our $18.1 TRILLION debt.
It's Official!: Sen. Rand Paul Announces His Candidacy For President Of The United States (VIDEO)
Hilarious! Rand Paul Offers ‘NSA Spy Cam Blocker’ In Campaign Store, also selling 'Don't Drone Me Bro' T-ShirtsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:46
Presidential candidate also selling 'Don't Drone Me Bro' T-shirts
by STEVE WATSON | INFOWARS.COM | APRIL 7, 2015
As Rand Paul announced he is running for President today, he also unveiled a campaign store full of original items designed to reflect his policies, in a move once again designed to stand out from the establishment candidates.
By MIKE ALLEN 4/6/15
Sen. Rand Paul gave POLITICO a sneak peek at the slogan he will unveil at his presidential campaign announcement on Tuesday: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.”
I just could not resist the ironic humor of Senator Rand Paul announcing for President at the GALT Hotel (It’s actually the Galt House Hotel and it looks like the kind of place I plan to take Nina for our 25th Anniversary in 2018 Lord willing!) in Lousiville, Kentucky. Might give “Going Galt” a new meaning.
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."