Rand Paul

Republicans want a last vote to repeal Obamacare – here’s why Rand Paul opposes it

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) explained his opposition to an upcoming vote to repeal Obamacare, saying that it would keep the program’s subsidies and taxes in place and merely redistribute them.<p>Paul says the bill does not really repeal Obamacare because it keeps the vast majority of subsidies and taxes …

Conservative View

Rand Paul still despises the GOP's latest attempt to kill ObamaCare

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has consistently butted heads with his Republican colleagues over their attempts at writing health-care legislation. In the …

Toys "R" Us

Senate Dems issue a 'red alert' on Republican repeal efforts

Senate Republicans only have 13 days remaining, including today, to pass the final iteration of their regressive health care plan, and most of the …

U.S. Congress

New Repeal Effort Still Doesn't Have the 50th Vote

“There’s a lot of skepticism in Washington over whether the latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill, proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill …

Politics

Rand Paul's righteous quest

Republicans who supported Donald Trump because they wanted to change the party's approach to immigration are starting to wonder if they bet on the …

Foreign Policy

Cassidy Claims He Nearly Has the Votes

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) “sought to rally support for the last-ditch Obamacare repeal plan he co-authored, saying he believes he’s on the verge of …

Politics

Trump calls single-payer 'a curse'—here's what data from other countries actually show

A group of 17 Senators led by Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill calling for "Medicare for All" this week, a position supported by over 50 …

Health Care

Obamacare repeal bill sparks Twitter tiff between GOP senators

With Republicans like these, who needs a Democrat to prevent Obamacare from getting repealed?<p>A proposed bill to repeal-and-replace major parts of the …

Health Care

GOP Only 2 Votes Away From Replacing Obamacare

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana told reporters Friday morning that his bill to replace Obamacare is only two votes shy of passing the …

U.S. Congress

Rand Paul says can't support last ditch GOP ObamaCare repeal

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate defense bill at standstill over amendment fight Overnight Defense: Senate votes down Paul's bid to …

ObamaCare

Are Senate Republicans Just One Vote Shy on New Obamacare Replacement Bill?

A follow-up to Leah's post on the Graham-Cassidy bill we've been telling you about over the last week or so: As we noted earlier, Mitch McConnell …

Conservative View

Republicans Are Seriously Getting Optimistic About Passing Obamacare Repeal Again

Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy says that Thursday “may have been my best day as a senator.” If you’re not a fan of repealing and replacing Obamacare, …

Bill Cassidy

GOP crusaders claim they can nearly pass their ACA repeal bill

There’s every reason to be skeptical of the Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a regressive, …

U.S. Congress

Rand Paul goes on Twitter rampage against Republicans' last hope for repealing Obamacare

Republican Sen. Rand Paul spent Friday on Twitter taking the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) Obamacare repeal plan to the proverbial woodshed.<p>Paul, a staunch advocate for a total repeal of the law formally known as the Affordable Care Act, said earlier Friday that he would vote against the …

Business

GOP puts brakes on Trump's DACA deal with Democrats

Republicans are scrambling to put the brakes on a deal between President Trump and Democrats that would pair protections for young undocumented …

John Cornyn

Cassidy Gives THIS Prediction About Obamacare Repeal Votes

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy says he believes he almost has enough votes to pass his Obamacare replacement effort.<p>“I am pretty confident we’ll get …

Conservative View

Justin Amash and Rand Paul Talk Congressional Pushback on SiriusXM Insight from 2-4 p.m. ET

Did you see yesterday's noble attempt by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to actually debate the authorizations for use of military force that provide …

Republicans

Senate scraps Rand Paul's terror war challenge - murky authorization survives

You can learn a lot about a war from its name.<p>Take for instance the Spanish-American War. The combatants are pretty clear. It’s like Red Sox/Yankees. You immediately know <i>who</i> was against <i>who</i>.<p>Try the Napoleonic Wars. Not as clear. But there were sure a lot of them. Five in fact, mostly with Napoleon …

U.S. Congress

Rand Paul tries to put America first, Senate says ‘no thanks’ (video)

<b>Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) this week attempted to attach a sunset for existing war authorization to the National Defense Authorization Act currently</b> …

Conservative View

Sen. Rand Paul: I'm still encouraged by tax reform

<i>This is a rush transcript from "Your World," September 14, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.</i><p>NEIL CAVUTO, "YOUR WORLD" HOST: All right, on the 25th, the president making it very clear that's the day he hopes to have most of the broad details of his tax cut exposed to …

U.S. Congress

Rand Paul Forces Vote on Repealing AUMF

It is nearly sixteen and still kicking. That would be the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that Congress passed in response to the 9/11 …

Conservative View

Endless War Continues as Senate Kills Effort to Repeal 2001 Authorization

Sen. Rand Paul walks through the senate subway after it was announced that the health care vote will be delayed on Capitol Hill June 27, 2017, in …

Liberal View

Watch Rand Paul Urge Congress to Stop Letting the President ‘Do Whatever He Wants’ in War

Moments ago, the United States Senate voted 61-36 to kill an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act offered by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) …

Republicans

Rand Paul's risky attempt to repeal authorization for military action against al Qaeda

Senators voted 61-36 on Wednesday to reject an amendment introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to repeal the congressional authorizations that sent …

Al-Qaeda

Senate votes down bipartisan push for new U.S. war authorization

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan push for a new war authorization against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, electing to let …

United States

Senate rejects bid to repeal war authorizations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment on Wednesday that would have forced the repeal of war resolutions used as the legal basis for U.S. military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and against extremists in Syria and other countries.<p>The Senate voted 61 to 36 to kill the measure, …

Al-Qaeda

Senate defense bill at standstill over amendment fight

A mammoth annual defense policy bill is facing a fight over which amendments will get a vote — a familiar roadblock in the Senate.Sen. John McCain …

U.S. Congress

The Senate finally does what it failed to do for a decade and a half

ON WEDNESDAY, the Senate did what it had previously failed to do for the past decade and a half: vote on authorizing the use of force against U.S. enemies. The proposal to withdraw congressional authorization for U.S. military operations abroad failed — as it should have. But the debate was an …

Opinion

Rand Paul likely to get a war vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> After threatening to scuttle all amendments on a massive defense policy bill, Sen. Rand Paul is likely to secure a vote on ending the war authorizations the US military uses to fight terrorism across the globe.<p>Paul's office announced he would get a vote Wednesday on the Kentucky …

Politics

Senate Blocks Rand Paul’s Effort to Approve New War Authorization

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted down an amendment that would have forced Congress to pass a new law authorizing the U.S. to wage war against ISIS and combat threats overseas.<p>Sixty one senators voted to reject Sen. Rand Paul's, R-Ky., amendment to the annual defense spending bill that …

Politics