Rand Paul

Election 2012
8:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary

wikipedia.org

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky's primary.  

Read more
Morning Cram
8:56 am
Thu May 17, 2012

the morning cram [it tastes like chicken edition]

wikipedia.org

"...this is one of the cleanest proteins you can get."

NPR reports a new company has come up with a chicken alternative that tastes like the real thing. 

Kentucky ~ Rand gets rejected in Washington.

Read more
Federal Budget
8:40 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Rand Paul's Budget is Rejected in Washington

wikipedia.org

Kentucky's junior Senator Rand Paul and two of his freshmen Republican colleagues all had their budget proposals rejected on Wednesday. 

Read more
Morning Cram
9:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

the morning cram [let me get one wave, just one wave edition]

wikipedia.org

"...but I knew you wouldn't miss the fifty year storm."

NPR reports "Wingnut", "Frosty", and "Fathead" are all surfers, but they're also Santa Cruz city council members, and now they have a World Surf Reserve.

Read more
Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/26/12

Facebook-Air Evac Page

A private air ambulance service, is establishing a base in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Healthcare Legislation:

Read more
Health and Welfare
3:28 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Rand Paul Says the Country Needs Healthcare Reform

LRC Public Information

It’s not the kind of reform favored by the Obama Administration, but, Kentucky’s junior Senator Rand Paul says health care reform should continue. If the US Supreme Court overturns health care laws enacted a few years ago, Paul says Congress gets a re-do. And he says with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, the country would get a better set of reforms. 

Read more
Afternoon Update
3:54 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/14/12

Kentucky Politics:

The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living.

A Kentucky Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment to allow lawmakers to divide more counties during redistricting.

Read more
Government
3:22 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Sen Paul Opposes Alternative Energy Loan Program

paul.senate.gov

US Senator Rand Paul says the federal energy department should stop its loan guarantee program for companies developing alternative energy products. The Kentucky Republican told Energy Secretary Steven Chu Tuesday some of the loans have gone to wealthy friends of President Obama and that raises questions about the whole program.

Read more
KY GOP Reorganization
3:02 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Rand Paul Seeking Grassroots Support for KY Republican Party Reorganization

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is encouraging his supporters to get involved in the reorganization of the state Republican Party. Paul e-mailed supporters asking them to take part in precinct elections get county delegates to the state convention where the top Republican Party of Kentucky leaders are chosen. RPK holds its reorganization every four years to coincide with presidential elections. There’s no talk in Paul’s letter about taking over the party, but getting supporters elected to local, county and state positions is a tool the senator’s father, U.S.

Kentucky Budget
8:17 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Budget Chairman Foresees No Major Budget Overhaul

Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand says he expects no major overhaul of Governor Steve Beshear's budget proposal.  Rand says House lawmakers will likely do some "fine tuning" but Governor Beshear's 19 and a half billion dollar two-year budget proposal won't undergo wholesale changes.  Lawmakers spent Sunday at the Capitol examining the budget proposal, which could be presented to House lawmakers for a vote within two weeks.  Rand says he expects the almost 8 and a half percent cuts Beshear proposed for most government agencies will largely stay in place.

Pages