Rand Paul

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7:16 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Paul: GOP Faces 'Daunting Task' With Black Voters

WASHINGTON  -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that Republicans face long odds in connecting with black voters and are often cast as unsympathetic to the needs of blacks and minorities - something he says the party needs to change.

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4:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Sen. Paul On Marriage: "You Should Be Allowed To Make A Contract"

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill, and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.

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3:13 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Sen. Paul Amendment Would Shift Funds From Foreign Aid To Bridge Repair

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul is proposing an amendment to the budget that would cut back on the nation’s foreign assistance in order to fund construction and repair of the country’s bridges.

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3:09 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Sen. McConnell Endorses Hemp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky’s most influential Republican, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is throwing his weight behind the movement to legalize hemp production in the state.

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4:52 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul Questions Constitutionality Of Obama Action During Kerry Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the heels of Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s heated questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Wednesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the attack in Benghazi, Paul turned his attention Thursday toward the man likely to become the country’s next Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry.

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2:37 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul Vows to Scrutinize President's Executive Actions on Guns

FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he'll examine President Obama's just-announced executive orders to see if the president has overstepped his authority — and, if he believes so, will introduce legislation to overturn the orders. 

“Executive orders can be overturned and cannot run afoul of legislation that is the current law, if he tries to create legislation, I will oppose him,” Paul said on Wednesday.

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8:17 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Paul Amendment Could Up Kentucky's Census Count

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has gotten initial approval for a measure that would ensure thousands of military personnel serving overseas get counted in the next census at the bases from which they were deployed.

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7:48 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hemp Commission Convenes, Has Legislative Goals

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (center) chairs the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A state commission created by the Kentucky General Assembly held its first meeting in Frankfort  Wednesday after years of inactivity.

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4:01 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Hemp Commission Revived

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he is restarting the long-dormant Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission.

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9:34 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Paul, Comer Push For Industrial Hemp In Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer pushed Thursday for industrial hemp production in Kentucky, announcing the reformation of a long idle commission that will press to lift federal restrictions on the plant that once was a major cash crop.

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