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Politics
1:42 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Senator Paul Considers Legislative Move Against Presidential Executive Orders

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  U.S.  Senator  Rand Paul said he'll examine President Obama's just-announced executive orders to see if the president has overstepped his authority — and, if he believes so, will introduce legislation to overturn the orders. 

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Politics
8:34 am
Tue January 15, 2013

U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s Son Charged With Assault

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul's son has been charged with assaulting a flight attendant during a trip from Kentucky to North Carolina.

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Government
3:04 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Paul Expects Deal on Fiscal Cliff to Include Top 2 Percent Tax

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Kentucky U. S. Senator Rand Paul says he expects any deal made to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff will include tax increases on the top 2 percent. The comments came at today’s Commerce Lexington Public Policy Luncheon. Paul says Democrats are likely to get some tax increase passed, but criticized their rationale.

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Environment
7:44 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Beshear Urges Leaders to Release Water from Missouri River

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is urging U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to sponsor and pass legislation that would force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to raise levels on the Mississippi.  Drought conditions there could soon halt barge traffic. Beshear sent a letter to McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday asking them to take action quickly. If the Mississippi continues to drop there could be negative economic consequences.

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Politics
2:47 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Paul Amendment Changes How Soldiers Are Counted in Census

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Services members would be counted differently in future U.S. Censuses under a successful amendment to a major defense bill that's to be debated in the U.S. Congress -- an amendment sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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Politics
9:46 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Rand Paul Considers Run for White House

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Kentucky’s junior Republican U.S. senator says he’s interested in running for president in 2016. Rand Paul tells ABC News he’s not going to deny that he’s interested. Paul tells ABC the Republican Party needs to change, but not what he calls the party's core message of encouraging economic growth to generate government revenue. Paul says the Republican Party needs to consider some different ideas that include allowing states to make decisions on the legalization of marijuana and taking a more moderate approach on immigration.

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Politics
7:53 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Two Ky. Political Foes to Offer Spin at VP Debate

Two former Kentucky political foes are offering spin at the vice presidential debate Thursday in Danville. Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway will be among the pundits speaking to reporters covering the matchup between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. Conway and Paul faced off in the heated 2010 Senate race. Paul won, and Conway was elected for a second term as Kentucky’s attorney general.

Politics
11:26 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Rand Paul Joins "Skewed Polls" Bandwagon, But Says Romney Needs Strong Debate Performances

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Senator Rand Paul has joined many of his fellow Republicans in doubting the accuracy of polls in this year'’s presidential race.

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has seen his lead widen significantly in two battleground states that border Kentucky: Ohio and Virginia. Obama's lead is also widening in national polls and in other battleground states.

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Morning Cram
9:41 am
Tue October 2, 2012

The Morning Cram [The 007 edition]

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From NPR: The children of the James Bond original producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli talk about keeping the franchise relevant as the 50 year anniversary of the first Bond release approaches.

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Politics
6:41 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Senator Rand Paul Says Entitlements, Not Taxes, Are Key to Balancing Budget

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he agrees with President Barack Obama’s main point that all Americans must work together to turn around the economy and reduce debt. But speaking to a Rotary club in Horse Cave Monday, Paul said he doesn’t agree with the approach the president wants to take: increasing taxes on the wealthy.

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