rand paul http://wfpl.org en Rand Paul Will Outline His Agenda For Minority Voters In National Urban League Address http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-outline-his-agenda-minority-voters-national-urban-league-address <p>Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks before the National Urban League this Friday to outline an agenda relevant to minorities.</p><p>In a one-on-one interview with WFPL Thursday morning, Paul previewed a speech that will focus on criminal justice reform, school choice, and economic freedom zones.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:56:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9835 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Will Outline His Agenda For Minority Voters In National Urban League Address Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official http://wfpl.org/post/despite-senator-rand-pauls-suggestion-fort-knox-won-t-house-immigrant-children-says-hhs <p>Unaccompanied immigrant children taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border will not be coming to Fort Knox in Kentucky.</p><p>That’s according to an e-mail from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services sent to WFPL, which contradicts a statement Monday by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a business event in Louisville.</p><p>Speaking at the Kentucky Chamber Business Summit, Paul said the federal government was sending some of the children who had been apprehended to the Kentucky military installation.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:59:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9818 at http://wfpl.org Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official Rand Paul's Targeting of D.C. Gun Laws a Step Backwards Among Black Voters, Says Congresswoman http://wfpl.org/post/rand-pauls-targeting-dc-gun-laws-step-backwards-among-black-voters-says-congresswoman <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is once again seeking to roll back Washington, D.C.'s strict gun laws.</p><p>The legislative maneuver is under fire from gun control activists in the nation's capitol and their congressional delegate, who told WFPL&nbsp;Wednesday that Paul's amendment is undermining his national efforts to court black voters.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:07:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9739 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul's Targeting of D.C. Gun Laws a Step Backwards Among Black Voters, Says Congresswoman Rand Paul Doesn't Have a ‘Distinguished’ Civil Rights Record, Congressional Black Caucus Leader Says http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-doesnt-have-distinguished-civil-rights-record-congressional-black-caucus-leader-says <p>The vice chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday blasted Republican Senator Rand Paul for saying he is doing more for minorities than any other sitting U.S. lawmaker.</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-says-no-other-us-lawmaker-has-better-civil-rights-record">Paul touted his civil rights record a day earlier in a visit to west Louisville</a>, where he&nbsp;discussed the importance of school choice. Gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid, Paul has tried to reach out to minorities and make inroads in the black community.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9731 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Doesn't Have a ‘Distinguished’ Civil Rights Record, Congressional Black Caucus Leader Says Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-conservatives-claim-victory-after-supreme-courts-hobby-lobby-ruling <p>Conservative leaders in Kentucky are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that closely held corporations can opt out of providing contraceptives under the health care law.</p><p>The <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says">case was brought by Hobby Lobby</a>, a family-owned business and national chain, which has religious objections to the provision.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9674 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling 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