Paul Discusses Clash With TSA, Denounces Airport Policy

Appearing on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on Monday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., explained his clash with Transportation Security Administration in Nashville on Monday, and once again criticized the federal agency’s security policies. Kentucky’s junior senator triggered the full-body scanner, but refused a pat down that resulted in him being escorted out […]

Paul Reportedly Detained By TSA in Nashville

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was detained by Transportation Security Administration officials at the Nashville International Airport on Monday, according to his press secretary. A spokesman for TSA said the agency is looking into the matter and will release a statement, but would not comment for this story. The account was also relayed by the […]

McConnell Recommends Tabling Online Piracy Bill

With a number of Senators abandoning support for new online piracy laws, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is calling on Senate Democrats to reconsider bringing the controversial bill up for a vote. The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) would block access to foreign websites that supporters claim are “dedicated to theft” and break U.S. copyright laws. […]

Campaigning for Dad, Rand Paul Slams Romney, Santorum

Joining his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., on the Republican presidential campaign trail, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ripped Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney as too liberal to defeat President Barack Obama in a general election. The father and son duo are on the trail in Iowa, where Congressman Paul has surged and is […]

Davis’s REINS Act Passes House

A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., that would give Congress more power over regulations made by the executive branch easily passed the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act was introduced by the northern Kentucky congressman earlier this year to “eliminate excessive red tape,” […]

Paul: War on Terror Doesn’t Justify Retreat on Civil Rights

In a stinging editorial, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced the passage of a controversial detainee provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that authorizes indefinite military detention of terror suspects. On Wednesday, the Senate easily voted down an effort to remove language in the legislation requiring mandatory detention of people accused of terrorism. Civil […]

Paul Questions OSM Director on Stream Protection Rule

Officials from the Department of the Interior are taking criticism over a proposal to merge the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement with the Bureau of Land Management. Regulators were in a Senate committee hearing today over the issue, but Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky took the opportunity to bring up another topic: stream […]

McConnell Predicts Agreement On Infrastructure Improvements

From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says he believes Republicans and Democrats in Congress can come together on a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure. Republican Mitch McConnell says the general idea has bipartisan support. “Everybody knows we have a crumbling infrastructure. Infrastructure spending is popular on both sides. The question […]

Paul Releases Statement on Ohio County Surface Mine Accident

Expressing sympathy to the families, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., issued a statement regarding the mining accident in Ohio County that resulted in the death of two workers. “I would like to offer my condolences to the families of the two miners who were killed this morning in Western Kentucky. I appreciate the dedication of […]

Paul Endorses Kemper for State Auditor

In the race for Kentucky’s chief financial watchdog, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., endorsed Republican John Kemper, calling the Lexington developer a “constant thorn in the side” of the political establishment. Kemper is running against Democrat Adam Edelen in a race to succeed Crit Luallen, who cannot seek a third term. Edelen is the former […]