Rand Paul http://wkms.org en Video: Rand Paul Draws Connections between Cheney/Halliburton and Iraq War http://wkms.org/post/video-rand-paul-draws-connections-between-cheneyhalliburton-and-iraq-war <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1Ez3iKqAmbA" width="420"></iframe></p><p>Though Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is currently the front-runner to gain the Republican nomination for President in 2016, he might encounter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/08/mccain-calls-paul-cruz-amash-wacko-birds/">e</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/08/mccain-calls-paul-cruz-amash-wacko-birds/">ven more resistance from traditional conservatives</a> after a video surfaced in which he draws parallels between former Vice President Dick Cheney’s <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/08/dick-cheney-halliburton-supreme-court">role at Halliburton</a> and the Iraq War.</span></p><p>In the video – <a href="http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-dick-cheney-exploited-911-iraq-halliburton">originally pointed out by Mother Jones magazine</a>&nbsp;– Paul says the following while speaking at Western Kentucky University on April 7 2009,&nbsp;five years ago to the day:</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:11:54 +0000 John Null 39738 at http://wkms.org WashPost: Rand Paul Has 50-State Network in Place for 2016 http://wkms.org/post/washpost-rand-paul-has-50-state-network-place-2016 <p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has become the first Republican presidential hopeful to assemble a 50-state network, a little less than two years before the 2016 primary season begins.</p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rand-paul-building-national-network-courting-mainstream-support-for-presidential-bid/2014/03/27/568b06de-b50d-11e3-b899-20667de76985_story.html">The Washington Post reports</a> that Paul has more than 200 people on his team nationwide.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:15:36 +0000 John Null 39514 at http://wkms.org WashPost: Rand Paul Has 50-State Network in Place for 2016 Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-bill-allowing-rand-paul-run-president-and-us-senate-same-time <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A bill that would allow U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to run for both the Senate and the Presidency of the United States passed Tuesday out of the Republican-controlled Kentucky Senate.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:29:01 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39328 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Allowing Rand Paul to Run for President and U.S. Senate at the Same Time Rand Paul Backs State Bill to Restore Felon Voter Rights http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-backs-state-bill-restore-felon-voter-rights <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul has given a boost to a state bill that would restore the voting rights of some felons.</p><p>Paul spoke before the Kentucky Senate State and Local Government Committee in support of the measure, which then cleared the committee. Paul says the majority of felons affected by the bill are nonviolent drug-users who are victims of the War on Drugs, and he appealed to lawmakers’ compassion. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:11:38 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38799 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Backs State Bill to Restore Felon Voter Rights Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period http://wkms.org/post/senate-consider-felon-voting-rights-waiting-period <p></p><p>A bill that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons in Kentucky has taken another step toward passage.</p><p>The bill handily passed in the Democratically-controlled House, but likely won't be well-received in the GOP-led Senate. Similar bills have died there in previous years. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:18:12 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38120 at http://wkms.org Senate To Consider Felon Voting Rights, Waiting Period Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House http://wkms.org/post/felons-voting-rights-proposal-clears-ky-house <p>A bill seeking to amend Kentucky's Constitution to restore voting rights for non-violent felons sailed through the state House Thursday.</p><p>Unlike past years, the proposed ballot issue may have a chance in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer says it may be an issue "whose time has come," with some changes.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:59:43 +0000 The Associated Press 38097 at http://wkms.org Felons Voting Rights Proposal Clears Ky. House Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell http://wkms.org/post/paul-praises-bevin-despite-endorsement-mcconnell <p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election, but he still has kind words for McConnell's GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.</p><p>Paul referred to Bevin as a "good, honest, Christian man" and says he doesn't have anything bad to say about him.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:05:16 +0000 The Associated Press 36615 at http://wkms.org Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell Advocates Hopeful About Restoring Voting Rights to Ky. Felons http://wkms.org/post/advocates-hopeful-about-restoring-voting-rights-ky-felons <p>Advocates who have pushed unsuccessfully for years to restore voting rights to convicted felons after they've completed their sentences are hopeful that support from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will provide a needed boost.</p><p>Lexington resident Tayna&nbsp;Fogle had her voting rights restored by former Govs. Paul Patton and Ernie Fletcher. Fogle said the initiative seems to be energized heading into January’s legislative session.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:09:28 +0000 The Associated Press 35941 at http://wkms.org Advocates Hopeful About Restoring Voting Rights to Ky. Felons Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit http://wkms.org/post/paul-talks-govt-shutdown-olmsted-project-during-western-ky-visit <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he’s confident another partial federal government shutdown won’t occur when the stopgap deal that reopened the government expires in January.</p><p>Paul made his comments in Murray as he visited western Kentucky Monday, for a series of events.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:28:30 +0000 John Null 35908 at http://wkms.org Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit Rand Paul to Make Visits Across Western Kentucky Today http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-make-visits-across-western-kentucky-today <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is making visits across western Kentucky today. His stops range from speaking with students at Lyon County High School to the Marshall County Rotary Club. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:00:18 +0000 Whitney Jones 35885 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul to Make Visits Across Western Kentucky Today