Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon’s budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.
Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., is touting several foreign policy issues as he now says he is “very strongly” looking at a run for president in 2016.
Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
Potential presidential contender Rand Paul says conservatives need a bold message to “hit those who haven’t been listening” and to keep their political movement growing.
Republicans would like to see another Bush run for the White House.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is instituting new approval and citation rules for his staffers and researchers in the face of accusations that he plagiarized material from several sources for speeches, a newspaper column and his book.
A bipartisan group of senators are unveiling legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.
A clear divide over President Barack Obama’s health care law separates the emerging field of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this week on minimum sentences. The committee is considering two bills, each sponsored by a liberal Democrat and a tea party Republican, which would allow judges to waive mandatory minimum sentences in many circumstances, particularly for some drug crimes. Wednesday’s hearing is the first step in legislation that advocates and lawmakers in both parties say stands a chance of winning enactment by the end of the year.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.