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Rand Paul Offers 'Anti-Endorsement' for One GOP Candidate

Kentucky senator has launched the 'Never Nikki' website to slam Haley

(Newser) - As we settle into the new year, Republicans are beginning to take sides on who they want to win the GOP primary, and who they'd be willing to cast a ballot for in November. It's not yet clear who Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul counts as his first choice,...

Rand Paul Saves Fellow Senator With Heimlich

Joni Ernst was choking on her food until physician-senator intervened

(Newser) - A Republican Senate luncheon turned dramatic on Thursday when Sen. Joni Ernst began choking on her food. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a physician, came to the rescue, using the Heimlich maneuver to save his Iowa colleague, USA Today reports. The luncheon took place behind closed doors, but senators announced the...

Rand Paul Staffer 'Brutally Attacked' in DC

Unnamed staffer suffered life-threatening injuries in stabbing attack outside a restaurant

(Newser) - One of Rand Paul's congressional staffers was left with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in Washington, DC, on Saturday as he left a restaurant. The Metropolitan Police Department responded to the incident in the 1300 block of H Street at 5:17pm, the department says in a statement cited...

Rand Paul: It's Time to Ditch Espionage Act
Rand Paul
Brings New
Attention to
Espionage Act
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Rand Paul Brings New Attention to Espionage Act

Senator wants the law mentioned in Trump search to be repealed

(Newser) - A Rand Paul tweet has focused new attention on the nation's Espionage Act, and a number of outlets are exploring his call to repeal it as well as the history of the WWI-era legislation. Coverage:
  • Paul's case: "The espionage act was abused from the beginning to jail

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Get Into a Rumble

The 2 Kentuckians butt heads over anti-abortion lawyer's judicial nomination getting pulled

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul on Monday accused Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting “a secret deal with the White House that fell apart,” blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination, the AP reports. Further exposing long-simmering tensions between...

Rand Paul Challenger Wears Noose in New Ad
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Ad of 2022
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Rand Paul Rival Has Most Controversial Ad of 2022

Charles Booker wears a noose to criticize Kentucky Senate incumbent

(Newser) - It's a political ad that begins with a content warning. And the reason soon becomes clear in the controversial spot unveiled this week by Rand Paul challenger Charles Booker in Kentucky. Booker, who is Black, wears a noose and describes Paul as "the person who singlehandedly blocked an...

Senate Clears Ukraine Aid After Rand Paul's Block

$40B package on its way to president's desk

(Newser) - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and quite possibly not last, financial salvo against Russia’s invasion, per the AP . The 86-11 vote gave final congressional approval to...

Rand Paul Stalls Passage on $40B Ukraine Aid Package

Military, humanitarian aid bill has been delayed until next week at the earliest

(Newser) - A $40 billion package of military, economic, and humanitarian aid for Ukraine has strong bipartisan support—but it was delayed in the Senate Thursday because it does not have the support of Republican Sen. Rand Paul. The senator from Kentucky single-handedly delayed the aid package by calling for a last-minute...

Senator Hurls Warning at Fauci on Possible GOP Midterm Win

Senator says if Republicans take back Senate, he hopes to lead investigation into NIAID director

(Newser) - Longtime tensions over the coronavirus between Rand Paul and chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci are quite well-documented , but the Republican senator from Kentucky just took things up a notch, with a threat on what might happen if the GOP flips the Senate in the midterms later this...

Fauci Unloads on Rand Paul at Hearing
Fauci Unloads on
Rand Paul at Hearing

Fauci Unloads on Rand Paul at Hearing

After fiery back-and-forth, he accuses senator of trying to profit from the pandemic

(Newser) - There's no love lost between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul, and that became abundantly clear as Fauci testified Tuesday before a Senate panel on the COVID crisis. During the Senate health committee hearing, Paul accused Fauci of mishandling the US epidemic in general and working to "...

New Filing by Rand Paul Raises Securities Experts' Eyebrows

Discloses wife's COVID-related stock buy 16 months late, prompting whispers of insider trading

(Newser) - Rand Paul's headline-making week isn't over yet. First the Republican senator from Kentucky was booted from YouTube for a week for spreading misinformation on face masks. Now Paul, one of the most vocal lawmakers to break with federal health officials on how to handle COVID, has made a...

YouTube Dumps Rand Paul for a Week Over Mask Misinfo

GOP senator calls his weeklong booting a 'badge of honor'

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't the only Republican lawmaker who's temporarily lost social media privileges . On Tuesday, the same day that Twitter placed the Georgia congresswoman on a seven-day break for posting misinformation on the COVID vaccine, GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky received his own weeklong suspension from...

Fauci to Paul: 'You Do Not Know What You're Talking About'

Both accuse the other of lying in Senate hearing

(Newser) - A recurring clash between the government's top infectious disease doctor and a senator has erupted again on Capitol Hill, with each accusing the other of lying. Dr. Anthony Fauci angrily confronted Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in testimony before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Fauci rejected Paul's...

After 'Threats,' Suspicious Package Sent to Rand Paul

White powder is being investigated

(Newser) - A suspicious package sent to Rand Paul's Kentucky home is being investigated by authorities, USA Today reports. The FBI is providing forensic and technical support to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, and the Capitol Police are also involved in the probe, Politico reports. The package allegedly contained white...

Rand Paul Rejects CDC Advice on Vaccine

Senator says he doesn't need shot because he had COVID, though agency disagrees

(Newser) - Rand Paul was the first senator to contract COVID , and he's skipping the vaccine because of that diagnosis. In an interview with conservative radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC, the Kentucky Republican said he doesn't need the vaccine because he has natural immunity, reports the Hill . “Until...

Report: Ted Cruz Is Done With the Mask

CNN reports he joins Rand Paul in his stance

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is reportedly done with mask wearing, and CNN has jumped all over it. The network reports the Republican senator from Texas is going maskless on the floor of the Senate, which has no mask requirement , and in the halls of the Capitol complex. It questioned him about this,...

Fauci Gets Into It With Rand Paul
Fauci Gets Into It
With Rand Paul

Fauci Gets Into It With Rand Paul

White House's chief medical adviser pushes back at senator's claims

(Newser) - Rand Paul has long pushed back on wearing face masks and previously sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci . On Thursday, he managed to do both during a Senate hearing on the country's coronavirus response efforts. In what CNBC bills as a "fiery exchange" between President Biden's chief medical...

Rand Paul: Trump Should Pardon Snowden
Rand Paul Suggests
Controversial Pardon Idea

Rand Paul Suggests Controversial Pardon Idea

Senator wants Trump to let Edward Snowden go free

(Newser) - As President Trump considers presidential pardons before his term expires, Sen. Rand Paul is suggesting a controversial one in the pages of the Federalist . The Kentucky senator says the president should pardon Edward Snowden , who is now living in exile in Russia. In Paul's view, the former National Security...

Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul at Senate Hearing

'If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you’re alone in that'

(Newser) - The nation's top infectious diseases expert clashed with the Senate's top ophthalmologist in a testy congressional hearing Wednesday. The Hill reports that an irritated Dr. Anthony Fauci "scolded" Sen. Rand Paul after the Kentucky senator slammed the "nanny state" and argued that New York's high...

Rand Paul: I Was 'Attacked by Angry Mob'
Rand Paul: Cops
Just Saved My Life

Rand Paul: Cops Just Saved My Life

Senator says he was 'attacked' by mob after Trump speech

(Newser) - Rand Paul says he was leaving the final night of the RNC on Thursday when he was "attacked by an angry mob." The Republican senator from Kentucky thanked Metropolitan Police "for literally saving our lives" in an early Friday tweet , saying he'd been swarmed by more...

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