U.S. Senator Rand Paul http://wfpl.org en After Defending Nevada Rancher, Rand Paul Denounces Cliven Bundy's 'Negro' Remarks http://wfpl.org/post/after-defending-nevada-rancher-rand-paul-denounces-cliven-bundys-negro-remarks <p>A week after <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XLDXK-iMUo#t=26">defending controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy</a> against federal agencies, Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is denouncing his comments about African-Americans.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:01:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9207 at http://wfpl.org After Defending Nevada Rancher, Rand Paul Denounces Cliven Bundy's 'Negro' Remarks New Louisville Republican Ad Campaign Seeks to Win Over Black Voters http://wfpl.org/post/new-louisville-republican-ad-campaign-seeks-win-over-black-voters <p>Louisville Republicans have a new ad campaign aimed at winning over African-American voters.</p><p>The GOP is running a half-page ad in the Louisville Defender that says the party of Abraham Lincoln is listening.</p><p>This follows the lead of U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has made a noticeable effort to court minorities as he gears up for a presidential bid.</p><p>In an interview with WFPL, Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Nathan Haney says the newspaper ad is the just the first of many targeting black voters.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:47:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8839 at http://wfpl.org New Louisville Republican Ad Campaign Seeks to Win Over Black Voters Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Affect Thousands of Kentuckians http://wfpl.org/post/expiring-unemployment-benefits-will-affect-thousands-kentuckians <p>A Kentucky think tank is warning that unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of people in the commonwealth will expire Dec. 28 if Congress does not act.</p><p>The emergency benefits were created five years ago under President George W. Bush to combat the recession, and it now gives workers up to 73 weeks of unemployment compensation.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:10:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7944 at http://wfpl.org Expiring Unemployment Benefits Will Affect Thousands of Kentuckians Senator Rand Paul Hails Federal Judge for Protecting Fourth Amendment Rights Against NSA http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-hails-federal-judge-protecting-fourth-amendment-rights-against-nsa <p>Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is praising a federal judge for ruling against the National Security Agency's collection of U.S. phone records.</p><p>In a blistering 68-page decision, Judge Richard <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-rules-nsa-bulk-phone-record-collection-unconstitutional">Leon shot down much of the intelligence agency's chief arguments</a> to gather large swaths of telecommunications data.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:01:07 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7921 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Hails Federal Judge for Protecting Fourth Amendment Rights Against NSA Senator Rand Paul Proposes Economic 'Freedom Zones' for Detroit, Other Depressed Areas http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-proposes-economic-freedom-zones-detroit-other-depressed-areas <p>Saying Detroit residents deserve a chance to "bail themselves out" U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., is unveiling a recovery plan for the troubled city and other economically depressed areas.</p><p>The proposal is being viewed as another part of the libertarian-leaning Kentuckian's outreach to minority voters in urban centers, constituents the GOP has traditionally struggled to attract.</p><p>Next week, Paul, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will introduce the Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2013 that seeks to give dramatic tax cuts to municipalities which meet certain requirements.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:13:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7794 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Proposes Economic 'Freedom Zones' for Detroit, Other Depressed Areas 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 U.S. Senator Rand Paul Warns of Eugenics Policy in Anti-Abortion Remarks http://wfpl.org/post/us-senator-rand-paul-warns-eugenics-policy-anti-abortion-remarks <p>Campaigning for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli on Monday, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky warned that abortion could be used to create a new U.S. eugenics policy.</p><p>The recent remarks continue a theme in Paul's pro-life speeches, which often argue the Roe v. Wade decision paves the way to eliminate certain populations.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/ac11c0b33cb1415cb0ce168813603b7b/VA--Virginia-Governor/">AP</a>:</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:42:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7351 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Senator Rand Paul Warns of Eugenics Policy in Anti-Abortion Remarks Republican State Senator Damon Thayer Hits Breaks on Kentucky Felon Voting Rights http://wfpl.org/post/republican-state-senator-damon-thayer-hits-breaks-kentucky-felon-voting-rights <p>A Republican leader in the Kentucky Senate says GOP members are not warming to the restoration of felon voting rights despite U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's support of the issue.</p><p>The response comes days after Paul staffers said they had been in contact with state lawmakers about the voting rights of ex-convicts</p><p>Democratic Senator Gerald <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/opposition-felon-voting-rights-thawing-kentucky-lawmaker-says">Neal of Louisville told WFPL he was beginning to see opposition to his proposal wane</a> earlier this week.</p><p>Neal's bill would automatically restore the civil rights of certain convicted felons unless they committed an intentional killing, treason, bribery or a sex crime.</p><p>Paul spokesman Dan Bayens said no specific bill has been discussed. However, GOP state senators appeared to be "more open to the conversation" than in years past he said.</p><p>But Senate Republican Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown made it clear it's too early to make predictions and that other issues remain a priority.</p><p>"It’s way too early for pundits to start handicapping the chances of legislation that may or may not pass sometime between January and April when we adjourn the session," he says.</p><p>The GOP holds a 23-seat majority in the 38-member state Senate. The one independent caucuses with the Republicans.</p><p>If felons' rights are to come up in the 2014 General Assembly it might have to be tied to a more conservative measure such as a possible voter ID bill in order to pass. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7319 at http://wfpl.org Republican State Senator Damon Thayer Hits Breaks on Kentucky Felon Voting Rights Congressman John Lewis Reflects on Civil Rights Past and Future in New Graphic Novel http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-lewis-reflects-civil-rights-past-and-future-new-graphic-novel <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115502940" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Democrat John Lewis is more than an ordinary member of Congress in the view of many Americans.</p><p>The child of southern sharecroppers, Lewis became a pillar of the Civil Rights Movement as a student activist and is a legend in U.S. history for his direct protests against racial segregation.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:14:48 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7225 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Lewis Reflects on Civil Rights Past and Future in New Graphic Novel Congressman John Yarmuth Admonishes Senator Rand Paul for Debt Ceiling Comments http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-admonishes-senator-rand-paul-debt-ceiling-comments <p>Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is scolding fellow Kentuckian and Republican Senator Rand Paul for downplaying the significance of default if the U.S. government doesn&#39;t raise the debt ceiling.</p><p>The borrowing limit is currently set at $16.7 trillion for things such as publicly traded bonds and Social Security payments.</p><p>Most experts on the matter say the U.S. won&#39;t be able to pay off those loans after the Oct. 17 deadline and could run out of money by the end of the month unless Congress raises the ceiling.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:43:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7192 at http://wfpl.org Congressman John Yarmuth Admonishes Senator Rand Paul for Debt Ceiling Comments