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Politics
3:20 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Observers: Paul's RNC Speech Forceful

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul may not have received a prime time speech slot at  this week's Republican National Convention, but he still managed to get attention.

Observers like University Louisville political science professor Dewey Clayton say the younger Paul is seen as a potential bridge between the current GOP establishment and they loyal followers of his father, Congressman Ron Paul.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Revised RNC Schedule Still Gives Kentuckians Speaking Slots

The schedule shuffling at this year’'s Republican National Convention won'’t cost any Kentucky politicians their speaking slots.

With the first day'’s events canceled due to Tropical Storm (soon to be Hurricane) Isaac, at least two Kentucky speakers were in danger of being knocked off the schedule.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

At Rally, Paul Says Republican​s Will Replace Health Care Law With 'Health Care for Everyone'

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Kentucky'’s two U.S. Senators say they both want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but wouldn’'t elaborate on reforms to replace the measure. The senators headlined a Tea Party rally held today in Frankfort.

This was Senator Mitch McConnell’'s biggest Tea Party event to date, and his message wasn'’t a surprise. Both he and Senator Rand Paul rallied the crowd around the idea of repealing the federal health care law, which they call "Obamacare."

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Politics
8:00 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Rand Paul discusses rumors he'll run VP for Romney

Kentucky’s Junior Senator Rand Paul didn’t speak at last weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic, but it didn’t stop him from making headlines this past week. Paul has been invited to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention he’s also been rumored to be a potential VP running mate for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Paul sheds some light on those rumors and discusses his selection for the RNC in an interview with Kentucky Public Radio’s Kevin Willis.

Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12

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Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/7/12

Seventy-five percent of France still buys fresh bread daily from one of the country's 34,000 boulangeries. To be called a boulangerie, the entire bread baking process, from flour to loaf, must be carried out on site.

Today on NPR: In France, some say a gastronomic icon is under threat. For the last decade, the number of pre-prepared, frozen croissants sold in bakeries has been increasing. These knock-offs are cheaper, but they're also less delicious.

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Healthcare
11:19 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act: State Leaders React

US Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky were quick to respond to the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's health care overhaul. Speaking on the Senate floor this morning,  republican minority leader McConnell  said Congress must act to repeal what called this misguided law.

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Politics
10:37 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Paul Proposes Bill Against Domestic Drone Surveillance

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 9:55 am

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., proposed legislation Tuesday that would forbid the federal government from using aerial drones to watch citizens without a warrant.

The bill is called the "Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act" and it is aimed at addressing growing privacy concerns over drone use in the country. Earlier this week, an unmanned Navy surveillance drone crashed into Chesapeake Bay and has raised several questions about its domestic usage.

Paul says the government should have restrictions to use drones on citizens, except to patrol national borders, when drones are needed to prevent "imminent danger to life," or when there are risks of a terrorist attack.

"Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued," he says. "Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics."

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Afternoon Update
4:09 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/6/12

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Politics
1:53 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Paul Okay With Wealthy Paying More—If Tax Code Simplified

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:50 am

Appearing on CNN Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., supported the idea of wealthier Americans paying higher taxes if the code is simplified and all loopholes are closed.

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