January 12, 2012 - 6:23pm
Senators are given $3 million a year to run their office and fund their official activities. Rand Paul says he didn't spend that much, and will return $500,000 to the US Treasury.
Rand Paul announced today that his office will return $500,000 of the $3 million allotment he received to fund his official business in 2011 to the US Treasury.
December 23, 2011 - 12:51pm
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.
Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get go. He is a strategist -- a chess player. You could tell from the start that the Senate minority leader saw no upside whatsoever in having the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan represented by idiots like Christine O'Donnell,...
December 20, 2011 - 8:37pm
The PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a "Merry Christmas," if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.
We received the following message from Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul: "Kelley and I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. Merry Christmas,...
December 19, 2011 - 8:17pm
What is it about Democrats and their haircuts? The self-styled “party of the working man” would be well advised to emulate some of the thrifty habits of Republicans such as Kentucky’s Senator Rand Paul.
We expect that some readers will not consider this a monumentally important political news story, but we were simply fascinated to learn that Kentucky’s junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, cuts his own hair.
December 12, 2011 - 10:30am
When the Paul family, Ron Paul and son Rand Paul, blame the Federal Reserve and its cheap money policy during the Bush years for creating the housing bubble and the resulting financial collapse, they are only telling a fraction of truth. The bigger problem was the loophole Phil Gramm wrote into the 2000 Federal Budget that made it possible for banks to lend at ratios that were guaranteed to end in disaster.
The father and son Paul duo, Ron and Rand, have been pointing to the Federal Reserve's low interest rates, primarily under the Bush administration, as the primary factor in creating the housing bubble. If we do some root cause analysis on this, we find that the Fed's low interest rates were...