rand paul http://wfpl.org en Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-bids-loosen-democratic-hold-african-american-vote For more than a year, GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been staking out positions on issues that resonate in the black community, including school choice and prison sentencing reform. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:22:53 +0000 Liz Halloran 9188 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-rand-paul-run-president-and-us-senate-same-time <p>A bill that would allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for both the Senate and the Presidency of the United States passed Tuesday out of the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate.</p><p>Senate Bill 205, sponsored by Republican Floor Leader Damon Thayer, &nbsp;would allow a candidate who is running for statewide election to also run for the office of the presidency or vice presidency. It passed by a 25 to 13 vote.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:15:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8905 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time Legislation to Let Rand Paul Run for Senate and President Could Be On The Way http://wfpl.org/post/legislation-let-rand-paul-run-senate-and-president-could-be-way <p>A state Republican lawmaker is considering filing a bill that will permit U.S. Senator Rand Paul to run for re-election in Congress as well as President of the United States.</p><p>Senate GOP Floor Leader Damon Thayer is mulling legislation that would clarify a state law that prohibits candidates from holding or running for two offices simultaneously.</p><p>Thayer says that Paul discussed the issue with members of the Senate Republican caucus earlier this month, when Paul testified in Frankfort in support of a bill restoring felons’ voting rights.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:14:28 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8768 at http://wfpl.org Legislation to Let Rand Paul Run for Senate and President Could Be On The Way At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-republican-gathering-rand-paul-talks-inclusiveness-minorities <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he wants the Republican Party to become more inclusive toward minorities and the poor.</p><p class="c2"><span class="c0">He spoke Friday before a gathering of state Republicans in downtown Louisville.&nbsp;Paul—who just a few years ago voiced his displeasure with the 1964 Civil Rights Act—said the GOP needs to change is collective voice. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8676 at http://wfpl.org At Louisville Republican Gathering, Rand Paul Talks Inclusiveness With Minorities In Kentucky the Path to Restoring Voting Rights to Felons Makes a Detour http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-path-restoring-voting-rights-felons-makes-detour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT — As a child,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teddi</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Smith-Robillard&nbsp;suffered trauma that haunted and shaped her early years—to the point that she ended up a convicted felon, she said.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I lived in hell, in my mind," she said.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8661 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky the Path to Restoring Voting Rights to Felons Makes a Detour Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-says-he-will-sue-president-obama-over-nsa-domestic-surveillance-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RandPAC, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's political arm, has announced that the Republican lawmaker will join a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama.</span></p><p>In a statement, Paul says the NSA's&nbsp;monitoring of American citizens violates the Fourth Amendment. He will file the suit in Washington D.C. Wednesday, then hold a press conference.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:39:55 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8559 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Says He Will Sue President Obama Over NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Prominent African-American Leaders Discuss Rand Paul's Outreach to Black Voters http://wfpl.org/post/prominent-african-american-leaders-discuss-rand-pauls-outreach-black-voters <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/118892389" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Two prominent African-American leaders in Louisville want voters to pay close attention to Republican Rand Paul’s outreach to minorities as Kentucky's junior senator gears up for a possible presidential bid.</p><p>University of Louisville Professor Ricky Jones and the Rev. Kevin Cosby held a public dialogue on Wednesday to address Paul's recent efforts.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:29:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7465 at http://wfpl.org Prominent African-American Leaders Discuss Rand Paul's Outreach to Black Voters Washington Times Ends Senator Rand Paul's Op-Ed Column Amid Plagiarism Reports http://wfpl.org/post/washington-times-ends-senator-rand-pauls-op-ed-column-amid-plagiarism-reports <p>After slamming reports of plagiarism as the work of "hacks" and "haters," U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., admitted on Tuesday that his office has been "sloppy" in his speeches and writings.</p><p>But the acknowledgment came too late for a Washington newspaper that has published hundreds of Paul's op-ed columns—and won't anymore.</p><p>The story began last Monday when MSNBC's Rachel Maddow found parts of Paul's speech at Liberty University referring to the science fiction film <em>Gattaca</em> were lifted from the movie's Wikipedia page.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:09:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7452 at http://wfpl.org Washington Times Ends Senator Rand Paul's Op-Ed Column Amid Plagiarism Reports Matt Bevin Misleading Voters About Relationship With Rand Paul, McConnell Campaign Says http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-misleading-voters-about-relationship-rand-paul-mcconnell-campaign-says <p>Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign says primary opponent Matt Bevin&nbsp;is misleading &nbsp;voters about his relationship with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul during the 2010 race.</p><p>It is the latest joust in the increasingly ugly GOP primary battle, with McConnell and Bevin putting their ties to Paul and his high-profile status at the center of the contest.</p><p>Asked why Paul is endorsing McConnell in the 2014 primary, Bevin told The New York Times it's due to Paul's political aspirations.</p><p>But Bevin added the two share the same principles and were somewhat close three years ago.</p><p>From <em><a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/10-questions-for-matt-bevin-mitch-mcconnells-tea-party-challenger/?_r=0">NY Times</a></em>:</p><blockquote><p>I've known Rand a long time. I was there the night he was elected. I was with him in his suite before he went down. He knows full well that he and I are cut from very, very similar cloth—and that he and Mitch McConnell are not. He understands that.</p></blockquote><p>That is make believe, according to McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton, who is Paul's nephew and ran his general election bid three years ago.</p><p>"The truth is, Rand does not know Matt Bevin well," Benton says. "The senator tells me that he has spoken to Bevin only briefly, two or three times, and with each conversation he affirmed his support for McConnell in the 2014 Senate race.</p><p>"Mr. Bevin’s latest fiction is insulting to the hundreds of Kentuckians who worked hard, supported Rand form the beginning, lead organized community groups, knocked doors, made phone calls or invested financially before it became clear he was going to Washington."</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:06:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7357 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Misleading Voters About Relationship With Rand Paul, McConnell Campaign Says Senator Rand Paul Proposes Constitutional Amendment http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-proposes-constitutional-amendment <p>Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced a constitutional amendment that would forbid Congress from passing laws that don't apply equally to lawmakers, Executive Branch and U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p>According to Paul himself, the proposal is aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts over his swing vote last year upholding the constitutionality of the president's health care law.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 01:05:07 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7286 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Proposes Constitutional Amendment