U.S. Sen. Rand Paul http://wfpl.org en 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 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 Senator Rand Paul Defends Apple Against Tax Evasion Charges http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-defends-apple-against-tax-evasion-charges <p>Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted Democratic lawmakers for calling on Apple Inc.'s chief executive to testify over moving assets offshore to avoid taxes.</p><p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was called to testify before a Senate panel on Tuesday over claims the technology company is exploiting loopholes to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.</p><p>A report compiled by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found Apple is holding around $102 billion of its $145 billion in profits overseas while using technicalities to avoid any levies.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 15:45:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5483 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Defends Apple Against Tax Evasion Charges In Israel, Sen. Paul Calls for Gradual Reduction of Foreign Aid http://wfpl.org/post/israel-sen-paul-calls-gradual-reduction-foreign-aid <p>In his first visit to Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand&nbsp;Paul is calling for a gradual reduction of American foreign aid.</p><p>It's an unlikely place to deliver the message, since Israel is among the largest recipients of American assistance. But Paul said in a Monday meeting with reporters that the U.S. can't afford to keep sending money overseas, even to allies like Israel. He says it would be "harder to be a friend of Israel if we are out of money."</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:12:04 +0000 Associated Press 3303 at http://wfpl.org In Israel, Sen. Paul Calls for Gradual Reduction of Foreign Aid