In an image from Senate video, presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon at the start of an almost 11-hour speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act.

Sen. Rand Paul Stages ‘Filibuster’ To Protest Patriot Act

May 21, 2015

Protesting the soon-to-expire Patriot Act, presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul held the floor of the Senate for nearly 11 hours late Wednesday in a filibuster-like speech railing against the law and the government's continued surveillance of Americans' phone records. Read Story

Aging bourbon at a distillery in Kentucky.

McConnell and Paul Introduce Tax Bill For Bourbon Producers

May 5, 2015

The AGED Spirits Act allows bourbon producers to write off whiskey as it ages. At the moment, the tax code is written such that distilleries can only deduct bourbon once it is bottled and sold. Read Story

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, at Inspirational Grounds in Buckner.

Rand Paul’s Minority Outreach Efforts Hit Snag With Baltimore Comments

May 4, 2015

Paul told a conservative talk show host Tuesday he was glad his train didn’t make a stop in Baltimore during the riots and protests there. Read Story


Rand Paul Is The First Presidential Candidate To Accept Bitcoin Donations

April 14, 2015

Last May, the Federal Elections Commission voted unanimously to allow Bitcoin donations to political campaigns. Read Story

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Rand Paul Launches Presidential Bid in Louisville

April 7, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced his bid for president Tuesday in downtown Louisville, pledging to shake up politics and “defeat the Washington machine.” Paul, 52, of Bowling Green, is the second Republican to announce his bid for The White … Read Story


Rand Paul Announces “I am Running for President”

April 7, 2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul officially announced his bid for president Tuesday morning with a post on his website. “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” read the message on Paul’s site. … Read Story


Paul And McConnell’s Opposition To Loretta Lynch Riles Louisville’s African American Leaders

March 26, 2015

African American leaders in Louisville are speaking out against Kentucky’s U.S. senators and their efforts to block the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general. Read Story


AP Source: Rand Paul Eyes April 7 to Announce White House Run

March 17, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul's advisers are preparing to launch a White House bid on April 7. Read Story


What a Kentucky Presidential Caucus Would Mean For Overseas Voters

March 16, 2015

A voting rights advocate say a potential Republican Party presidential caucus in Kentucky next year would need to include specific rules to protect overseas voters' rights. Read Story


At Rand Paul’s Request, Kentucky Republicans Give Preliminary Approval to Presidential Caucus

March 8, 2015

The executive committee of the state party gave preliminary approval Saturday to Paul’s request to hold a presidential caucus next year, instead of a primary election. Read Story


Rand Paul Still Cagey About Presidential Run During Stop In Louisville

February 20, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul isn’t sure a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will be successful. Read Story


Report: Rand Paul Asks Kentucky Republican Leaders to Hold Presidential Caucus

February 12, 2015

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has asked state Republican leaders to hold a presidential caucus in 2016 instead of the usual primary vote, which would allow him to simultaneously run for his Senate seat and president. Read Story