Rand Paul’s plagiarism charges follow him to court cases apparently, as former Reagan administration lawyer Bruce Fein is claiming that Paul replaced his name on the lawsuit with Cuccinelli’s. Sample text:
Fein wrote: “On information and belief, Defendants’ Mass Associational Tracking Program since its commencement in May 2006 has not stopped or been instrumental in stopping even one imminent international terrorist attack or has otherwise assisted Defendants in achieving any time-sensitive objective.”
Cuccinelli’s version: “Upon information and belief, since its commencement in May 2006, Defendants’ Mass Associational Tracking Program has not stopped or been instrumental in stopping even one imminent international terrorist attack or otherwise assisted Defendants in achieving any time-sensitive objective.”
21:11 // 5 months ago
Sen. Rand Paul filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration for violating the privacy rights of millions of Americans.
Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, called it the largest class-action suit ever filed on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
He and FreedomWorks, the co-plaintiff in the case, have named President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander among the defendants.
Paul filed the suit as a private citizen, rather than on behalf of his constituents from the state of Kentucky, and the senator has hired former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to represent him in court. A judge has not been assigned to the case at this time, but is expected to be in the next few days.
14:53 // 5 months ago
The senator, spawned from longtime Texas libertarian Ron Paul, has a surprising message for politicians in the dark-red state where he grew up:
Speaking to the county Republican organization in Houston Saturday evening, Paul warned that Texas “will be a Democratic state within 10 years if you don’t change.”
"That doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a more welcoming party,” Paul said, as reported by CNN. “We have to welcome people of all races. We need to welcome people of all classes – business class, working class.”
“We need to have people with ties and without ties, with tattoos and without tattoos; with earrings, without earrings,” he said. “We need a more diverse party. We need a party that looks like America.”
As the Christian Science Monitor notes, he’s essentially saying that the state needs to be more inclusive of Hispanics, who represent 40 percent of the state’s voters.
19:52 // 5 months ago
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will announce Wednesday that he is joining Snapchat, the disappearing-photo service that has become one of the most popular social-messaging platforms for young people. His handle will be SenatorRandPaul. He’ll announce the move on Facebook, and plans to send his first snap Wednesday night.
Wonder how they got the exclusive. #NakedSelfie
9:43 // 6 months ago