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Anti-abortion group hacks Planned Parenthood, FBI notified

On Sunday night, hackers who oppose Planned Parenthood's abortion practices released the non-profit's website databases along with names and email addresses its employees.

Op-Ed: Campaign Manager: Sanders raises $1.5 mn in less than 24 hours

Washington D.c. - It seemed like a long shot, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has proved otherwise — so far. Having jumped into the race for the presidency, Sanders has managed to raise more money than GOP hopefuls Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. Who'd a-thunk it.

Op-Ed: Despite CPAC win, Rand Paul still trails Jeb Bush in pre-primary

For a third year in a row, likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, senator from Kentucky and son of three-time GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, has won the CPAC vote. But this vote does not mean electability, so Jeb Bush still leads.

Op-Ed: Viruses are adapting faster than the vaccines

If the next pandemic is inevitable, and if entire categories of cancer are known to originate from infections, should society not be investing more money more urgently into viral research - or are we comfortable relying on vaccinations?

GOP senators: Paris attack justifies NSA surveillance

Washington - As Republicans took control of the US Senate and its powerful intelligence committee, leading GOP senators pointed to Wednesday's Islamist terrorist attack in Paris as proof that controversial National Security Agency surveillance is justified.

Op-Ed: Has Jeb Bush, first 2016 GOP frontrunner, learned from 2012?

In the latest polls, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has become the first official frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, becoming the GOP's first solid favorite since polling began. But has Jeb heeded the lesson's of 2012?

Op-Ed: North Korea and Cuba: Barack Obama and Rand Paul have it right

Rarely are Barack Obama and Rand Paul on the same side of history, but when it comes to combating communism both men have the right idea: Let it compete with the free market and allow the best policy to win. This could be a game-changer in 2016.

Op-Ed: Obama moves to stop militarization of cops and deputies

With it no longer possible to ignore the income disparities in the United States, President Barack Obama is taking action to make sure the rich are not using cops to keep the middle class and mainstream down.

Congressmen call for demilitarization of police, post-Ferguson

Bipartisan calls have been made in Congress demanding the "demilitarization" of US police forces as the spectacle in Ferguson, MO unfolds.

Rand Paul blasts increasing police 'militarization' after Ferguson protests

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) weighed in on the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri on Thursday with a passionate op-ed decrying the "militarization" of U.S. police forces around the country.

Op-Ed: Perry vs. Paul battle could strengthen GOP position in 2016

Republican titans Rand Paul, outspoken libertarian U.S. senator from Kentucky, and Rick Perry, outspoken longtime governor of Texas, are taking potshots at each other. Democrats should beware of the victor coming out stronger for 2016.

Quininiac Poll: Rand Paul over Hillary Clinton in Colorado

Denver - A new Colorado poll shows the Democratic Party cannot presume an early coronation of Hillary Clinton to be a sound political strategy, and that the state's Senate seat is up for grabs.

Rand Paul: Cheney pushed for Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

A five-year-old video has emerged of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accusing former vice president Dick Cheney of pushing for an invasion of Iraq because it would benefit Halliburton, where he was previously CEO.

Facing criticism, Rand Paul starts building campaign network

Stung by criticism from Republican strategists and political observers that he has no national campaign network, backers of presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) say they’re just getting started, and they’ll continue to build their organization.

Sen Rand Paul to sue Obama and NSA over 4th amendment concerns

Libertarian-leaning and likely 2016 presidential contender Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced plans on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama and the NSA over Fourth Amendment violations.

White House pressured by key senators over Iran nuclear talks

As negotiations with Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program entered its second day on Sunday, President Barack Obama remained under fire by key senators from both parties for ignoring prior legislation on Iranian sanctions.

Bill seeks to remove federal protection for endangered species

Washington - The Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, currently in committee in the Senate, seeks to leave protection of endangered species up to the Governors of each state and automatically remove protections for animals after five years.

Rand Paul: 'There are always perceptions of what is extreme'

With The New York Times and NBC's "Meet The Press" seeking to tether him to his father's Libertarian positions, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended his cause and his father alike.

Obama's 'promise zones' versus Senator Paul's 'freedom zones'

President Obama's "promise zones" very much resemble Senator Rand Paul's ideas on "economic freedom zones" the Republican introduced in Detroit in December. Is imitation flattery, as Paul insists?

In Detroit visit, Senator Rand Paul seeks diversity for the GOP

Detroit - Speaking at the opening of the Republican Party office in Detroit, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stressed the need for the GOP to infiltrate markets the party has largely ignored.

CNN/IRC poll: It's Clinton and Christie in 2016 White House race

According to the latest CNN / ORC International poll on the possible candidates for the 2016 presidential election, the contest may be between Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie.

Bipartisan criticism greets Obama move to extend Afghan presence

With members of Afghanistan's grand assembly pushing for a timely signature of the bilateral security agreement with the U.S. - effectively extending the war more than 10 years out - American senators are pushing for bipartisan approval.

Senator Rand Paul: American voters want 'someone like me' in 2016

In an appearance on FOX News Monday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) almost announced his bid for the White House, saying Americans want "someone like myself."

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.

Senator Rand Paul on Obamacare: Government is 'inherently inept'

In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Senator Rand Paul was asked to comment on a range of issues - from Edward Snowden's clemency denial to his 2016 presidential aspirations.

Senator Rand Paul challenges Obama on NSA Pope spying charge

In an interview with Fox News' Bill Hemmer, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) proposed a resolution to help keep the NSA in check and demanded an answer from President Obama on the secretive agency's actions.

Rep. Peter King defends NSA, strikes out against Senator Paul

In comments made on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) defended the widespread spying allegations facing the NSA.

Senator Paul: It's a 'silly argument' to say a law cannot change

Appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended the Republican position, telling viewers that President Obama and his Democratic allies have refused to compromise on Obamacare.

With nation split, Obama claims GOP senators too 'controversial'

With a recent Rasmussen poll showing a split in which Party to blame for the federal government shutdown, President Obama labeled first-term GOP senators too "controversial."

Six GOP 2016 hopefuls to appear at New York City event

Six potential Republican candidates for President of the United States in 2016 will appear at an event in New York City next month. The six include Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Rick Synder.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking with supporters at a reception before the SXSW conferenc...
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking with supporters at a reception before the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.
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Carroll County Republican Committee Annual Lincoln Day Dinner with U.S. Senator Rand Paul
Carroll County Republican Committee Annual Lincoln Day Dinner with U.S. Senator Rand Paul
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Supporters for United States Senate candidate Rand Paul at a pre-debate rally at Northern Kentucky University in Covington, Kentucky.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) holds up a mobile phone as he announces a class action lawsuit over NS...
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) holds up a mobile phone as he announces a class action lawsuit over NSA spying revelations that he has filed along with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe (R) against U.S. President Barack Obama, outside the U.S. District Court in Washington February 12, 2014 Jim Bourg
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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at a physician roundtable at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announces a class action lawsuit over NSA spying revelations that he h...
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announces a class action lawsuit over NSA spying revelations that he has filed along with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe (R) against U.S. President Barack Obama, outside the U.S. District Court in Washington February 12, 2014 Jim Bourg
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