Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. Khashoggi, who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish […]

US Supreme Court: GOP likely to lock down majority as Rand Paul lends support to nominee Kavanaugh

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has lent his support to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite saying as late as last week that he was “honestly undecided” on the judge. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted on Monday. Paul’s support is crucial to […]

The South African rand is soaring on news President Jacob Zuma has resigned

Kevin Hagen/Getty Images South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Tuesday night. In response, the rand hit its highest level in close to three years. The USD/ZAR currently trades 11.7062, down from a high of 14.5725 just two months ago. The South African rand just hit its highest level in close to three years, helped by […]

Here’s the arrest warrant for the man who allegedly tackled Rand Paul

Thomson Reuters Sen. Rand Paul was the victim of an alleged assault on Friday. Police charged his neighbor, 59-year-old Rene Boucher. He may not return to the Senate for months. Sen. Rand Paul was hospitalized on Friday after an altercation with a neighbor. Police charged Rene Boucher, 59, with fourth-degree assault after Boucher allegedly tackled the senator […]

Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted in his Kentucky home and suffered a minor injury, police say

REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was assaulted and injured on Friday in his Bowling Green home, police said. One man has been arrested and charged with assault. Paul’s spokeswoman said Paul was “blindsided” by the assault, but is “fine.” A man has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring Sen. Rand […]

Brazil's Rand Paul: Can Libertarianism Fix Crime and Corruption?

Fabio Ostermann’s office in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre boasts a bookshelf with rows dedicated to Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises. On top sits a copy of the American Declaration of Independence, a ukulele and a cartoon blow-up doll of Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dressed in the […]

Rand Paul: Trump’s strikes on Syria were ‘an inappropriate way to start a war’

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that recent missile strikes on Syria were “not in the national interest” and “an inappropriate way to start a war,”  and that President Donald Trump should have sought approval from Congress before acting. Paul told CNN anchor Michael Smerconish that […]

The rand is tumbling after S&P cuts South Africa to junk

Markets Insider The S&P cut South Africa to junk, according to Bloomberg. And the South African rand is tumbling. It’s down by 1.9% at 13.6823 per dollar as of 11:39 a.m. ET. The downgrade reflects the agency’s view that the divisions of the ANC-led government that have led to changes in leadership — including the recent […]

Trump hits the golf course to talk healthcare with Republican critic Rand Paul

Thomson Reuters STERLING, Va. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump golfed with a vocal Republican critic of his healthcare push on Sunday, as he insisted efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law were not dead. Senator Rand Paul and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney joined the president at Trump […]

‘A little unhinged’: Rand Paul responds to McCain’s ‘working for Putin’ attack

John McCain makes a good case for term limits, said Senator Rand Paul in response to the Arizona senator accusing him of working for the Russian president when he objected to Montenegro’s NATO membership. “You know, I think he makes a really strong case for term limits,” Paul (R-Kentucky) told MSNBC on Thursday. “I think […]