Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Wife on His Recovery After Neighbor Attack: He Hasn't Taken a Breath 'Without Pain'

Sen. Rand Paul’s wife is opening up about his “terrifying” recovery process after he was allegedly assaulted by a neighbor earlier this month.<p>In an …

Republicans

Rand Paul's wife speaks out about 'deliberate, blindside attack'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kelley Paul, the wife of Sen. Rand Paul is breaking the silence about the mysterious circumstances surrounding the attack against her husband that occurred at their home earlier this month.<p>In an op-ed for CNN, Paul writes that she has "been distraught over seeing him suffer like this," and …

Republicans

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Lists The Things Trump Has Been Tweeting About Instead Of Roy Moore

On Tuesday, Donald Trump broke his near two week long silence on disgraced Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, and to the surprise of no one, he did the opposite of condemning the Moore or the allegations against him. Instead, he indifferently defended Moore by saying he “totally denies” the …

Donald Trump

Debunking False Vaccine Claim

<b>Q: Has the Food and Drug Administration announced that vaccines cause autism?</b><p><b>A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no</b> …

Public Health

Politicians accused of misconduct keep quiet and hope everyone forgets. It rarely works.

Faced with a wide range of personal or ethical questions, some politicians are trying out an old strategy that has long been considered obsolete: hiding out.<p>Rather than publicly confront the issues, they have had aides issue statements — sometimes denying allegations, sometimes apologizing — and …

Al Franken

Why is Trump backing Saudi’s murderous attacks on Yemen?

<i>This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>The United States is helping one of the most vicious authoritarian regimes in the world bomb …

Middle East

Rand Paul Battled Pneumonia, Senator’s Wife Says

Kelley Paul said senator diagnosed upon return to Kentucky after voting in D.C.<p>Sen. Rand Paul has not had a good night’s sleep since being attacked …

Politics

Mass Starvation and an Unconstitutional War: US / Saudi Crimes in Yemen

Photo by Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0The New York Times editorial board recently took an unusual position of denouncing what it called “war crimes” by a …

Liberal View

The Moment MSNBC Host Accidentally Admits True Feelings About Assault on Rand Paul

When introducing a segment on Monday about the recent assault on Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, an MSNBC host called the incident one of …

Conservative View

WATCH: MSNBC Host Says Attack On Rand Paul Is Her 'Favorite' Story, Spreads Fake News On Motive

An MSNBC host took great joy in reporting on the attack of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who suffered multiple broken bones when his Democratic neighbor …

Conservative View

Trump's Justice Department Has Sued to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Excited and ready for another great week on …

News (U.S.)

The Good, the Bad, and the Unspeakably Ugly

Section 702 amendments sunset at the end of the year if Congress does not act to renew it. These amendments were originally passed in 2008 and …

Surveillance

Here are the Senate Republicans who will decide the fate of the tax bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the US Senate, the tax bill could fail or succeed based off of the votes of just a handful of members. After recess this week, Senators will return from Thanksgiving and move immediately to vote on a plan that would permanently lower the corporate tax rate, temporarily lower rates across …

U.S. Congress

MSNBC Reporter: Rand Paul Being Beaten Up Is 'One Of My Favorite Stories'

Well, this was a rather awkward moment. NBC reporter Kasie Hunt described the assault on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as “one of her favorite stories.” Of …

Conservative View

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Audacity of 'Dope'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster reportedly mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>A second woman accused Minnesota Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct, saying he inappropriately touched her during a photo op in 2010. President Trump re-designated North …

Politics

Rand Paul's neighbor may have attacked him because he cut his grass too short

It has been 17 days since Rand Paul was tackled by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, in an incident that has upset the (normally) peaceful gated community …

Republicans

Rand Paul ejected from youth baseball game for having no chill, umpire says

Follow @tostenburks<p>GQ sent a reporter to Bowling Green, Kentucky to discover the true reason why Senator Rand Paul was clobbered by his neighbor Rene …

Republicans

Is Donald Trump Responsible for the Attack on Rand Paul?

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) has taken hold at <i>The New Yorker</i>. Hence, this idiotic story, which is advertised in a tweet from the magazine's …

Republicans

The Adult Day Care Manifesto: How the Democrats Can Turn Their Age Problem into an Advantage

The future doesn’t depend on looking like Zac Efron. It depends on standing for something, even it means using a walker to do it.<p>To be clear, the immediate headache for Democrats comes from incoming revelations about <b>Al Franken,</b> who’s turning out to be wrong kind of hands-on policymaker. But a more …

Martin O'Malley

What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?

Liberty-minded conservatives are in serious decline.<p>A year is an eternity in politics, the saying goes. If that’s true, then two years is an eon. And …

Conservative View

Rand Paul to 'likely support' GOP tax bill, aide says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, will "likely support" the GOP's Senate tax bill, a Paul aide told CNN in an email Monday.<p>RELATED: Here are the Senate Republicans who will decide the fate of the tax bill<p>The news marks a sign of progress for the GOP leadership and President Donald …

U.S. Politics

Ron Johnson's opposition to tax bills needs further study

The press is making a big deal about the fact Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who won re-election last year, is against the House and Senate tax …

Conservative View

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving.<p>The provision …

Politics

Trump's New Fed Chair Won't Be Afraid of Trump

Jerome Powell has the heft to defend central bank independence. He'll be tested.<p>President Donald Trump hailed his appointment of Jerome Powell to be the next Federal Reserve chair, citing Powell's "considerable talent and experience." Given the realistic alternatives, Powell was one of Trump's …

Richard Nixon

The week in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Jackson, Alabama, on Tuesday. Moore has been accused by multiple women of pursuing sexual relationships with them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s. Moore has denied the mounting allegations.<p>Beverly …

Photography

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul<p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of …

Jeffrey Tambor

Sarah Palin Says She's Never Been Sexually Harassed... and for a Very Good Reason

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said on Thursday that sexual harassment “is not a partisan issue” and asserted …

Conservative View

The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs

How did a United States senator—just out mowing his lawn—wind up in an altercation that put him in the hospital? Was it a politically motivated attack? Or was it something far more petty? To separate rumor from reality, Ben Schreckinger slipped inside Rand Paul’s gated Kentucky community, where the …

Long-form Journalism

What Does Ron Johnson Want and Why Might He Screw McConnell?

The Wisconsin conservative doesn’t like the tax bill—or the way his party left him for dead in his reelection bid. And now, he’s billing them for …

Mike Pence

Senate Panel Approves Tax Plan as GOP Leaders Gird for Battle

Hours after House Republicans jubilantly passed their tax bill, their colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee approved a far different version -- …

U.S. Congress