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Marco Rubio: Ted Cruz And Rand Paul Weak On Intelligence

Sen. Marco Rubio criticized Republican rivals Ted Cruz and Rand Paul for supporting legislation that weakened intelligence programs. In the aftermath of the coordinated terrorist attacks on Paris, Rubio says that the United States was just as vulnerable as Paris to another terrorist attack. He argued that supporting U.S. surveillance and intelligence programs was more important than ever, something he had a long record of doing.

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Debunking Myths About The Patriot Act

Over the weekend, three provisions of the Patriot Act expired thanks to the machinations of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). That expiration drew the ire of major political figures from both sides of the aisle.

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Rand Paul: NSA Supporters ‘Secretly Want There to be an Attack on the United States, So They Can Blame it on Me

Rand Paul has planted his flag on some difficult ground, and quite frankly, successful presidential candidates don’t throw themselves into heavy intra-party fire and sustain major political wounds to prove ideological points. Perhaps he would do well to reconstruct his argument to emphasize the libertarian points where more of the Republican Party agrees with him, and more of the ever-shifting middle of the American electorate would be willing to listen.

Mike Lee Promotes Patriot Act Alternative

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pushed his alternative to the Patriotic Act, which just expired and its reauthorization has been hindered by the actions of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a candidate for the 2016


Obama: Some Blocking USA Freedom Act Just Playing Politics

President Obama said that some US Senators opposing the USA Freedom Act “are trying to use this debate to score political points” during Saturday’s Weekly Address.  Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody. As President and Commander in Chief, my greatest responsibility


Walker: I Disagree With Rand on NSA, ISIS

Wisconsin Governor and prospective GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker expressed his disagreement with Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on ISIS and the NSA on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Walker began


Watch: Cruz Praises Rand Paul’s Patriot Act Protest

Texas Senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz praised fellow presidential candidate and Senator Rand Paul’s (KY) speech against the renewal of the Patriot Act on Wednesday. Cruz began, “I would note he [Rand Paul] and I agree on a great

Rand Paul Begins Challenge of the Patriot Act

Wednesday after tweeting “I’ve just taken to the Senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal,” 2016 presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged the Patriot Act saying, “I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic


Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has taken control of the U.S. Senate floor to filibuster the PATRIOT Act over concerns that reauthorizing the national security bill would allow the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue the unlawful bulk collection of Americans’ personal records. Breitbart News will bring live updates as this process continues here.


France Approves Domestic Spying with ‘Almost No Judicial Oversight’

The Surveillance State faces stiff criticism in the United States. Limiting domestic surveillance, or at least subjecting it to more extensive oversight, is likely to be a prominent feature of several 2016 presidential campaigns. But in France, Parliament just took domestic surveillance up a notch, granting internal intelligence services “their most intrusive domestic spying abilities ever, with almost no judicial oversight,” as The New York Times puts it.