BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kacyzinski notes that Ron Paul, a long-serving confidante of potential presidential candidate Rand Paul, recently stated the United States was not interested in capturing Osama bin Laden following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 because doing so would have limited the ability of the George W. Bush administration to wage unlimited war in the middle east:
The Internal Revenue Service seized hundreds of millions of dollars from thousands of bank accounts over the past decade, often without proof of any criminal wrongdoing, according to a report released by the Institute for Justice this week.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) said during a 2009 interview with Alex Jones’ InfoWars that mandatory vaccines for illnesses such as the swine flu could be an early step toward “martial law,” and said the procedures have a long history of lethal side effects.
Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the Justice Department will overhaul its civil asset forfeiture program, a group of congressmen including introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reform the practice.
A blogger hired by Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) team has apologized for some of the comments she made on social media.
A blogger who has been hired to do social media work for Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) likely presidential campaign is not a fan of “stupid armchair jingoes” in the Republican Party, says Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) “will use anything to satisfy his blood lust,” and wants Edward Snowden to receive a Nobel Peace prize, according to her Facebook page.
Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones endorsed Sen. Rand Paul’s likely presidential bid during his radio program on Thursday.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is drawing criticism for opposing stronger sanctions on Iran and backing the current nuclear negotiations, a position that aligns him with the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
Potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016 have all endorsed a more robust defense budget in recent days in a more hawkish turn for the party, but differences still linger on how to address some world crises.