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Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Homeland Security committees.

Articles by Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said he is still torn on what to do with some of the enemy combatants in the war on terrorism captured overseas the U.S. holds. His father, Ron Paul, advocates closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. (Associated Press)

PAUL: Security precautions for immigration reform

I condemn government inefficiency and incompetence often. The targets for criticism are endless. In the repeating patterns from these refugee and visa cases, however, we see potentially dangerous scenarios in which we cannot afford any excuses. Published May 31, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul (Associated Press)

PAUL: The moment of responsibility for Hillary Clinton

When I took Hillary Rodham Clinton to task in January for the mishandling of security in Benghazi, Libya, I told her that if I had been president at the time, I would have relieved her of her post. Some politicians and pundits took offense at my line of questioning. Published May 10, 2013

Illustration: Foreign aid by John Camejo for The Washington Times

PAUL: Stemming the flow of wasted foreign aid

There are many examples of waste, theft and misuse of our military aid to countries such as Egypt and Pakistan. Much of this misuse has been recorded by the State Department. Published May 3, 2013

A funeral was held Monday for Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell at St. Joseph’s Church in Medford, Mass. According to a restaurant manager, Ms. Campbell was at the scene to watch a friend finish the race. (Associated Press)

PAUL: Recurring tragedy from a broken immigration system

As our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the victims affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, we should also note that this tragedy has yet again exposed long-standing weaknesses in our national security. Congress should now take the opportunity to finally address these problems. Published April 26, 2013

Illustration: Internet tax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

PAUL: An ill-advised Internet tax mandate

The Republican Party is supposed to oppose tax increases and burdensome, unnecessary government regulations. But sometimes, they lose their way. Published April 19, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul (Associated Press)

PAUL: Immigration reform starts with a secure border

Congress is getting very close to debating comprehensive immigration reform. I am firmly committed to being part of reforming our nation's immigration laws. Conservatives and liberals agree that our complex immigration system is broken and in need of repair. Published April 12, 2013

Illustration: Judge Not by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

PAUL: Minimizing authority of judges

I, like anyone else, whether a member of Congress or a parent, am concerned with the well-being of our children. We all want to keep our families and our communities safe. We want to see violent predators and criminals put behind bars and punished for the harm they do to others and to society. Published April 5, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

PAUL: A duty to preserve the Second Amendment

When Congress reconvenes next month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring gun control back to the Senate floor. If this occurs, I will oppose any legislation that undermines Americans' constitutional right to bear arms or their ability to exercise this right without being subject to government surveillance. Published March 29, 2013

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PAUL: Rising in defense of the Constitution

On Wednesday, I rose to begin a filibuster on the nomination of John O. Brennan to be director of the CIA. I stood up with the intent of speaking until I was no longer able to speak. I vowed to speak as long as it took, until an alarm was sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important. Published March 8, 2013

Illustration: Obama education by John Camejo for The Washington Times

PAUL: Why an education system to leave everyone behind?

America's educational system is leaving behind anyone who starts with disadvantages, and that is wrong. Those born in poverty already face significant challenges. For those striving to climb the ladder of success, we must fix our schools. Published February 22, 2013