Category Archives: Rand Paul

December 29, 2016

Deported Immigrants Get Taxpayer-Funded Grants From Obama Administration

“So, if you break the rules and get deported, we’ll help you start a business back in your home country. How absurd,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

The Obama administration is using a taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran migrants deported from the United States.

Run by the nonprofit Instituto Salvadorno Del Migrante and funded through a $50,000 grant from the taxpayer-backed Inter-American Foundation, the program “facilitates [deportees’] reintegration into their communities and supports their enterprises by offering financial education, technical advice, and assistance with business plans.”

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The program was included in a report on government waste by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, chaired by Paul.

The Inter-American Foundation sought to clarify that the Salvadoran grants are not “intended” for criminal deportees, but the subcommittee had no confirmation that criminal deportees are prohibited from receiving funds. No specific award criteria were provided.

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September 19, 2016

Report: Identity of St. Cloud, Minnesota Mall Attacker Revealed as Dahir Adan, Say ‘Leaders of Somali-American Community’

Dahir Adan’s father, Ahmed Adan, says that police identified his son as the slain attacker.

Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud.

He says police didn’t mention the attack on the mall, but they seized photos and other materials from the family’s apartment.

Authorities haven’t publicly identified the attacker.

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The Saint Cloud Times is reporting Dahir Adan, a member of the local Somali Community, was the man who attacked nine people at a local mall Saturday while shouting about “Allah.”

A short time earlier, St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.

Leaders of the Somali-American community in St. Cloud gathered Sunday with his family and issued a statement of sympathy for the family and the nine victims of the attack.

Community leader Abdul Kulane said as far as the family and community know, the suspect did not have any history of violence. He was known as a smart, accomplished student at Apollo High School. He was a junior at St. Cloud State University, Kulane said. Adan was also working part-time as a private security officer, leaders said.

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September 11, 2016

Senator Rand Paul Rebukes Blitzer on $1.15B Saudi ‘Arms for Jobs’ Stance (Video)

Sen. Rand Paul’s expression of opposition to a $1.1 billion U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia — which has been brutally bombing civilian targets in Yemen using U.S.-made weapons for more than a year now — alarmed CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday afternoon.

September 6, 2016

Sen. Rand Paul: President Obama, what on God’s green earth is our policy in Syria? (Video)

So far in this war we have funneled weapons to terrorists, armed multiple sides and generally acted as if we don’t have a clue what to do in the region — and we’ve done it all unconstitutionally.

This is a serious matter. It should require serious people making real plans with metrics for victory and an end strategy in sight.

That is clearly not the case right now.

We are seeing reports that U.S. arms are fighting U.S. arms. Turkey has rolled U.S.-made M60 tanks into Syria to attack U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds. These Kurds have our weapons and support — and have had special forces embedded with them.

We helped these Kurds take towns from ISIS, yet now we watch our ally in Turkey attack them and our Secretary of State tells them to retreat from the gains they made with our help.

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August 15, 2016

Senator Rand Paul calls for Hillary Clinton to be charged (Video)

Rand Paul says it’s very unfair to hold the military to one standard and Hillary to another.



August 4, 2016

Hillary Lied To Rand Paul About Weapons Going To ISIS by Ron Paul

Due to recent Wikileaks revelations, we now know that Hillary Clinton deliberately and blatantly lied to my son Senator Rand Paul when he asked her if about weapons going to ISIS in Syria. Will Hillary continue to get off scot-free?

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July 20, 2016

Rand Paul Calls for “Prison Sentence” for Hillary Clinton

“If you still believe that no American — even a Clinton — should be exempt from our justice system, sign the petition demanding that Hillary Clinton be held accountable for all her violations,” Paul writes, explaining the purpose of the petition.

Despite the seeming diverting of all the power of the federal government in order to remove any responsibility from Hillary Clinton for actions that were admittedly criminal, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is on a mission to fight that power.

As a part of his overall question to “Hold Hillary Accountable,” Senator Paul made a comment to reporters, calling on the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee to be subjected to the full range of legal ramifications for her actions, which threatened the national security of the United States.

In response to a question about FBI Director James Comey’s call for Clinton to be set scot free, unpunished for her use of personal e-mail servers to transmit classified documents — an act in violation of federal law — Paul said, “I think an indictment would be a good idea, followed by a prison sentence.”

As The New American reported on July 14, Senator Paul has launched a drive to gather signatures on a petition aimed at persuading officials at the Department of Justice to apply the laws of this country to Hillary Clinton, the way they would be to any other citizen.

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July 6, 2016

Sen Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton Should Not Be Above the Law

“There are plainly written laws about this—Title 18 USC Sections 793 and 798, among others. The FBI director singlehandedly changed the meaning of the law Tuesday when he decided that if the intent to harm was not present, then there is no violation. That’s clearly wrong both by plain reading of the law and by practice of previous prosecutions. Gross negligence is the standard, not intentional harm. The top law enforcement officers in our country should know this.”

It is said—and most of us have spent our lives believing—that we are a nation of laws.

If the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton is accepted, we will have become a nation of two sets of laws: one for the Clintons, and one for everyone else.

On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey held an astonishing press conference in which he delivered a scathing rundown on Clinton’s wrongdoings in handling classified information and national security during her tenure as Secretary of State.

The FBI showed clearly that Clinton violated classified procedures and carelessly, recklessly endangered national security—and did so repeatedly, over 100 times.

The FBI then announced she would face no charges. This is an outrage, and the rule of law has been shattered.

Any career civil servant or military offer who had been so “careless” with national security and classified information would have had his or her security clearance stripped at a minimum, possibly been fired, and certainly have been open to criminal charges.

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April 2, 2016

Rand Paul will back Trump if he is nominee

Rand Paul also said he would not endorse anyone in the Republican primary, though on Thursday he did tease out a “YUGE” endorsement announcement for the next day on Twitter

It may be April 1, but apparently Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is not joking about supporting Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if — if — he emerges as the party’s nominee in the general election.

Paul said Friday morning that he would support whoever is named the Republican nominee, even if it’s Trump, telling a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter during a visit to the metro area in Kentucky that backing the Manhattan businessman would be better than going for Hillary Clinton. The senator, according to the report, specifically criticized Clinton’s comments in Ohio that she would “put a whole lot of companies and coal miners out of business.”

“I think we never get the candidate we exactly want unless you’re the candidate,” Paul said. “Think about it from this perspective: I’m from Kentucky, and Hillary Clinton recently said she would put coal miners out of business, and she would put coal companies out of business.”

His father, Ron Paul, meanwhile, has said he would not support Trump as the nominee.

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March 6, 2016

Rand Paul: Marco Rubio Should Either ‘Resign Or Give Up His Paycheck’

Speaking by phone, Paul also weighed in on the debate between Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz ? over immigration. “I don’t think there’s any question that both Rubio and Cruz have been for a form of amnesty.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says fellow Republican and presidential candidate Marco Rubio should either “resign or give up his paycheck” after missing an important vote in the Senate on Friday.

“He’s been critical of the budget deal, the trillion dollars in spending, but didn’t have the time to come and vote against it or come and make any kind of statement in the Senate,” Paul said in a Friday interview with The Daily Caller.

“I think really, he ought to make a decision to resign or give up his paycheck if he’s not going to be here doing the people’s business,” Paul said.

Rubio, a Florida senator who has missed votes while on the campaign trail, said in a statement Friday: “I strongly oppose this bill because it keeps spending money that we don’t have.” But Rubio didn’t make it for the vote in Congress when the Senate approved the massive spending plan 65 to 33.

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