Latest Rand Paul News

Paul says he won't back Cheney if she runs for Senate

Sep. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that he won't back GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney and her support for "endless wars" if she decides to run for the Senate from Wyoming. Paul confirmed on CNN that he's supporting Republican Cynthia Lummis, a former House member. Cheney, meanwhile, doubled...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker; Rep. Liz...

Cheney, Paul, duke out foreign policy split in Trump's GOP

Sep. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — He called her a warmonger. She called him a terrorist-supporting loser. And on it went Thursday between Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in the latest Republican contest to influence — or just figure out — President Donald Trump's foreign policy. At issue...

Senate approves Trump nominee Bowman for Federal Reserve

Sep. 12, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee Michelle Bowman to serve a full 14-year term on the seven-member Federal Reserve board. Bowman was approved on a 60-31 vote, winning the support of 49 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Only one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of...

The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

Sep. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn't mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn't mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand in...

Paul: Most agree 30-day sentence not enough for attacker

Sep. 10, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says most people would think the attack he suffered from a former neighbor should be punished by more than 30 days in prison. The Kentucky Republican went on WLAP radio Tuesday to comment on a federal appeals court's decision vacating the sentence given to his...

Appeals court orders resentencing for Rand Paul attacker

Sep. 9, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday vacated what it called a "well-below-guidelines" prison sentence for the man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home, ordering a resentencing for the attack that broke the lawmaker's ribs. The three-judge panel of the 6th U.S....

Paul cancels appearance citing complication from surgery

Aug. 27, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is slowing his return to public activities due to a complication from lung surgery early this month. WPSD-TV reports the Kentucky Republican canceled an appearance Wednesday at the Paducah Rotary Club. His spokeswoman, Kelsey Cooper, said Paul developed fluid on the...

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

Aug. 23, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79. The cause of death was...

Sen. Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

Aug. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break. The Kentucky Republican gave a speech Tuesday at a chamber of commerce luncheon in southern Kentucky. It was his first public...