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Freedom Center Demands Trump Defund ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

A California group is launching a controversial “No Sanctuary Campuses” campaign, calling for President Trump to defund any state university that declares itself a “sanctuary” and to prosecute state and university officials promoting “sanctuary” for criminal aliens as “secessionists.”

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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.

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), speaks at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel, November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sen. Rubio participated in a discussion on The Next Agenda for the American Presidency. (Photo by)

Mike Lee: Don’t Accept 80,000 Pages A Year of Unelected Bureaucrats’ Laws

He detailed the intended functions for each branch of government: executive, legislative and judicial. “Even if we have a President who happens to have a pen and a cell phone the executive branch doesn’t make the law,” Lee emphasized. As for the judicial branch, “it’s not their job to make the law either.”

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GOP Presidential Contenders Gathering at Disney World

Many leading Republican presidential contenders are gathering at Walt Disney World today for an “Economic Growth Summit” organized by Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) political committee, Let’s Get to Work.


Exclusive: Rand Paul Releases Campaign Ad Bashing NSA After His Big Win

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate who just single-handedly took down the National Security Agency (NSA) bulk data collection program by blocking reauthorization of the Patriot Act, is out with a new campaign ad on Monday evening detailing what he did and how.

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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.

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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


Team Rand Attacks ‘Canadian’ Ted Cruz

Sen. Rand Paul’s America’s Liberty Super PAC is out with a new ad attacking Sen. Ted Cruz as a “Canadian” who supports President Obama on domestic surveillance extensions in the Patriot Act.

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Christie: Rand Has ‘Amnesia’ on NSA, ISIS Statement Not Factual

New Jersey Governor  and prospective Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie defended the Patriot Act and criticized Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul’s ISIS remarks as not “backed up by any type of fact” in an interview set to air

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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


Peter King: ‘Rand Paul Is Consumed by the NSA’ Instead of Terrorists

Representative Peter King (R-NY) criticized Kentucky Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul for being “consumed by the NSA” and making it “the villain” “when it’s Al Qaeda, it’s ISIS, it’s this whole array of Islamist terrorists we’re against” on


Ted Cruz Stands with Rand Paul on NSA Filibuster

At the end of his filibuster that lasted nearly 12 hours, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) got some last-minute support from one of his fellow GOP U.S. Senators running for president: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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