‘Curbstomper’ Sentenced to Probation

A former campaign volunteer for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., entered an Alford Plea in the case that he assaulted a liberal activist during last year’s general election. Bourbon County resident Tim Profitt was accused of wrestling MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle to the ground before stepping on her neck and head outside the Kentucky Educational […]

Colbert Skewers Paul for Profiling Comments

Comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for his recent statements that people should be subject to profiling if they attend “radical political speeches” that advocate the violent overthrow of the government. The satirical talk show host points out—as Kentucky blogger Joe Sonka did previously—that by those standards, Paul could be arrested for […]

Williams Replaces Campaign Manager With Rubio Staffer

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has hired a new campaign manager with ties to the Tea Party to run his statewide bid in the fall election. The campaign will be run by Luke B. Marchant, who currently serves as a special assistant to U.S. Sen. Marc Rubio, R-Fl., after working as the political director […]

Weekly Standard Profiles Paul’s Balancing Act

Standing somewhere between the “fringe and GOP establishment,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is (potentially) the most important conservative statesman in the country, according to the Weekly Standard. At least that’s what a profile in an upcoming issue of the opinion magazine submits for public consideration. The balancing act for Paul over the past four […]

Paul Questions Obama on Libya Pull Out Deadline

Joined by five Senate colleagues, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday questioning if the president intends to pull armed forces out of Libya once the 60-day legal limit expires. According to the 1973 War Powers Resolution, the president can commit troops to hostilities without congressional approval for […]

Committee Selection Highlights Ongoing Rift Between Paul, McConnell

While media outlets are focused on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest gaffe, few noticed he was passed over for a coveted committee slot by fellow Kentucky Republican and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who selected a junior colleague instead. The decision by McConnell marks a widening rift between the commonwealth’s two Senators and another diss to […]

Paul Suggests President Obama Keeps “Enemies List”

Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested that President Barack Obama is keeping a Nixonian-styled “enemies list” for backing a labor group’s complaint against Boeing. Last month, the National Labor Relations Board alleged the Seattle-based aerospace and defense giant violated federal labor law when Boeing decided to relocate a […]

McConnell, Paul Support State Request For Federal Assistant

In a joint letter to the secretary of agriculture, Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have expressed their support for Governor Steve Beshear’s request for additional federal disaster relief for the commonwealth’s agrarian communities. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul sent the message to  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday, asking for immediate assistance […]

UPDATE: Area Lawmakers React to bin Laden Death

Reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement praising the U.S. military for its efforts, saying the country fulfilled its pledge to hunt down the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. From McConnell’s office: “The death of Osama bin Laden marks a long-awaited […]

Paul Questions Trump Candidacy

Speaking to CNN, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questioned if birther, carnival barker, reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump is a serious presidential candidate. The freshman Senator was reacting to his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., announcing a third bid for president, but was skeptical if Trump was actually running. “I […]