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Politics
9:17 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Kentucky Universities Push Senators on Immigration

The presidents of Kentucky's public universities have signed a letter urging the state's U.S. senators to help overhaul the immigration system.

The letter, sent to Republicans Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, says American universities educate some of the world's top international students only to see some of them leave under current U.S. immigration policies and work for competing companies abroad.

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State of the Union
6:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Paul's Tea Party State of the Union Rebuttal Will Focus on Federal Debt

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U.S. Sen.Rand Paul will be one of two GOP senators providing a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Paul is providing the tea party response to the annual address, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will provide the Republican Party's official response.

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2013 KY General Assembly
4:05 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Rand Paul: Court Oversight in Drone Attacks Needed

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Courts should decide whether the U.S. should use drone attacks on American citizens who are abroad and accused of committing crimes against the nation, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said.

Paul told Kentucky Public Radio on Monday that he would prefer a judge or jury make those decisions, as they do with crimes committed inside the U.S.

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Politics
8:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Paul Says Judd Doesn't Represent Kentucky

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Kentucky’s junior Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says actress and activist Ashley Judd, who’s considering a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doesn't represent Kentucky or even live in the state. Paul made the comments Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked about potential 2014 challengers to McConnell.

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Politics
11:59 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Paul To Introduce Bill Directing Priorities if Debt Ceiling Not Raised

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Senator Rand Paul is upset President Barack Obama will not debate spending cuts in talks over raising the debt ceiling. Many Republicans have threatened to block any increase in the nation's debt unless the president agrees to cut the budget elsewhere.

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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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