Rand Paul Lets Loose, Airs His Grievances on “Festivus”

Today is Festivus, a made-up holiday introduced to the world in 1997 on an episode of “Seinfeld.” Read more about it here. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to Twitter this morning to “air his grievances” against the other candidates. Here were some of his best tweets: Good morning and HAPPY #Festivus! I will be airing my grievances soon. — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015 “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people and now you’re gonna hear about them!” #Festivus — Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 23, 2015 On Donald Trump: Where to start but @realDonaldTrump. If u

Rand Paul Likens Fed to Soviet Politburo After Interest Rate Increase

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced that it was raising interest rates for the first time in seven years. Surprisingly, longtime critic of zero interest rates Senator Rand Paul skipped the expected sigh of relief, instead expanding his criticism of the Federal Reserve’s role in setting the value of money: “Is it a good thing or a bad thing to raise the interest rate?” Paul asked. “Well, I’m kind of agnostic on it. It’s kind of like if you ask me: All right, should the Politburo raise the price of bread or lower the price of bread? I like both

Six Candidates Pledge to Sign First Amendment Defense Act Within First 100 Days

American Principles Project has joined together with Heritage Action for America, the action arm of the Heritage Foundation, and FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, to invite each of the candidates running for President to sign the following pledge: If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President. So far, six candidates have signed the pledge: Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) Dr. Ben Carson Carly Fiorina Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) Former

On the Tenth Day Before Christmas, the CNN Debate Gave to Me…

The most keenly interesting element of the CNN GOP presidential debate was the clear split in sentiment among the candidates on how to handle the most pressing national security problem America confronts. They split between the tough doves, Cruz and Trump, massively leading in the polls, and five militant hawks, Bush, Rubio, Christie, Kasich, and Fiorina, who are lagging. And Dr. Carson, who talks like a dove but promises hawkish policy. Call him a partridge. Most commentators focused on the social dynamics, such as Donald Trump’s very gallant praise for his most potent rival, Ted Cruz, as well as for

Republican Congress Thwarts American People, Passes Obama-Backed Education Bill

Several Republican presidential candidates had a great opportunity over the last two weeks to take the lead on an issue critical to millions of conservatives – federal control over public education. A couple helped their cause, a couple did not, and one blasted further down into the crater he’s been in from the beginning. On Wednesday, the Senate followed the House in passing the conference report reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. Propaganda for the new bill, called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), trumpeted that it would return education control to the states, allow them to discard the Common Core

Cruz, Rubio Among Candidates Voting to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Lindsey Graham all voted in favor of the recent bill to cut major congressional spending geared towards the controversial Planned Parenthood. The bill cut at least 89 percent of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding as well as major components of Obamacare: the “Independent Payment Advisory Board” and the “excess benefits tax.” Rubio made a statement to LifeNews.com about the importance of the passing bill for him and the American people: I’m especially proud to support what this bill does to protect innocent unborn children, and increase funding for women’s health care by defunding

Senators Cruz, Paul, Rubio — Here’s Your Chance

As the field of Republican presidential hopefuls narrows, the remaining candidates seek to distinguish themselves from the pack. They need an issue about which millions of grassroots citizens are passionate and that pits the grassroots against the establishment so as to capture the zeitgeist of this political season. Especially helpful would be an issue that so directly affects the well-being of children that grassroots parents would crawl over broken glass, as they say, to support the candidate who champions it. Senator Cruz, Senator Paul, Senator Rubio – here’s your issue. Yesterday, under the leadership of Speaker Paul Ryan and his

Rand Paul Rips Federal Reserve, Says Shrinking Dollar Hurts Poor

Rand Paul criticized Bernie Sanders for his “free college” plan Wednesday, pointing out that the money had to come from somewhere and predicting it would be from either taxpayers or the Federal Reserve.  Paul then pivoted to criticize the Fed’s monetary policy, saying that the falling value of the dollar and rising prices hurt the poor more than anyone else.  His full comments are below (starts around 1:10): Somebody’s got to pay. The education will not be free. The professors will be paid; the buildings will be built; there’ll be electricity; there’ll be heat. There is an expense. Somebody will

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