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Congress Ends Shutdown, Allows Spending Increases

The U.S. Senate voted to fund the government through March 23 in the early hours of Friday morning, potentially setting up an end to the new shutdown only hours after it began at midnight.

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)

Senate Stumbles into Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.

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Rand Paul on Shutdown: ‘The Blame Game Is Ridiculous on Both Sides’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the government shutdown and said he thought “the blame game” from both parties was “ridiculous.” Paul said, “Republicans and Democrats and everybody trying to say you don’t want to

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Senators Push Bill Requiring Warrant for U.S. Data Under Spy Law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of at least 10 U.S. senators plans to introduce on Tuesday legislation that would substantially reform aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, according to congressional aides.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shows a thumbs up to President Donald Trump during an executive order signing as Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta look on during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White …

Pinkerton: Back to the Future — Generous 1990s Block Grants Show GOP Path to Obamacare Repeal and Replace

The future of Obamacare repeal and replace lies with the GOP’s past success in converting federal welfare funds into block grants that allow governors to tailor the funds to their own local needs. However, like welfare reform in the 1990s, healthcare reform today will only succeed if it demonstrates that it can improve lives and not just reduce spending. The flesh-and-blood well-being of folks is more meaningful to people than abstract budget numbers showing a deficit reduction.

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Exclusive – Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

President Trump will today legalize and allow individuals to form Health Associations and purchase insurance across state lines. This is what real free market replacement looks like. Millions of Americans will be eligible to band together to demand less-expensive insurance. The 28 million individuals left behind by Obamacare will now be eligible for inexpensive insurance.

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Exclusive – Sen. Rand Paul: Cut Taxes For All!

I’m in favor of cutting taxes. I’ll take the biggest tax cut we can pass, but I’m also certainly willing to compromise. I realize not everyone in my caucus wants a big, bold cut like I do. If all we are talking about is how much to cut taxes, I can assure you, they will have my vote, happily.

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Rand Paul: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill ‘a Bad Idea’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is a “bad idea.” Paul said, “I have always been a yes for repeal but the bill, the Graham-Cassidy bill, unfortunately,