Paul and Rubio Downplay Rivalry Over Tea Party Mantle

Among the freshman class of Tea Party candidates, few carry the star power of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., is certainly being billed as a chief rival to the Bowling Green ophthalmologist. From Politico: At times, it seems Rubio has tried to marginalize Paul. Rubio once casually referred to Paul’s […]

Congress Won’t See Third Paul

Ending all speculation, the son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., and brother of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ruled out a run for a soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat. Texas physician Robert Paul told students at the University of North Texas last week that he isn’t interested in running for public office—yet. From Politico: “I think […]

Paul files for re-election

Proving it’s never too early, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has filed to seek re-election in 2016. It’s been just three months since Paul has taken office, but the Tea Party darling is already mulling over a potential presidential bid. From the Washington Post: The Kentucky Republican who has been talking about possibly running for president […]

Congress Passes Budget Bill That Yarmuth And Paul Oppose

Averting a government shutdown, the House and Senate approved a compromise that cuts to $39 billion from the federal budget, but two members of the Kentucky delegation on opposite sides of the debate opposed the bill. The House passed the proposal 260 to 167, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., joined 108 other Democrats and […]

Paul Votes Against Short-Term Spending Bill

After congressional leaders reached an agreement on the federal budget, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., opposed the temporary bill to avert a government shutdown. The freshman senator and Tea Party darling had drafted a Shutdown Prevention Act that his office said would essential federal services continue to function in the absence of a spending bill. […]

Paul Proposes Shutdown Prevention Act

With a government shutdown almost a day away, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced an act his office says will ensure that essential federal services continue to function in the absence of a spending bill. The act goes beyond certain provisions pertaining to a possible shutdown, however, and instructs the U.S. Treasury to pay […]