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Now Being Asked to Please STFU: Rand Paul

(Newser) - Well, this didn't take long. Republican leaders are ready for Rand Paul to please be quiet, please. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told John King on CNN Tuesday night that it's time for the newly nominated GOP Senate candidate from Kentucky to take a break from talking to the media... More »

Rand Paul Reeks of Tea Party Doom

'Too far out' for mainstream America

(Newser) - Rand Paul's waffling on civil rights and calling President Obama "un-American" for keeping pressure on BP is stark evidence the Tea Party faces an uphill battle, argues Mark Sappenfield in the Christian Science Monitor . "To remain true to the Tea Party ideology is to occupy a spot on... More »

Rand Paul Bails on Meet the Press

He cancels appearance amid civil rights fallout

(Newser) - Rand Paul's team has found one sure way to make sure he avoids any more trouble in nationally televised interviews: avoid them entirely. Rand has backed out of an interview on tomorrow's Meet the Press, reports the Washington Post's Right Now blog . The move comes after his Rachel Maddow interview... More »

GOP Must Throw Rand Paul Under the Bus

Civil Rights Act comments could hurt libertarians everywhere

(Newser) - If Republicans are smart, they'll kick Rand Paul to the curb so fast he won't know what hit him. Paul's statements opposing the public accommodations provision of the Civil Rights Act make him absolutely radioactive, argues David Bernstein of the Boston Phoenix . “I think that Dr. Paul truly does... More »

Criticizing BP Is 'Un-American': Rand Paul

Candidate faults Obama for remarks, makes more headlines

(Newser) - Rand Paul continued his campaign to get the public back on his side today with a rousing defense of ... BP? Appearing on Good Morning America to further clarify his civil rights comments , Paul criticized President Obama for demonizing the company behind the Gulf oil spill. "What I don't like... More »

Rand Paul Embodies Perils of Being a Real Outsider

Nominee isn't just just a seasoned pol campaigning as an outsider

(Newser) - If you've followed the ping-ponging fortunes of Rand Paul over the last few days, one thing becomes clear, writes Ben Smith: "There’s a difference between campaigning as an outsider—and really being one." Paul has already begun backtracking from his volatile statement that the Civil Rights Act... More »

Rand Paul: OK, Civil Rights Act Can Stay

He also blames the 'loony left' for distorting his views

(Newser) - Rand Paul is moving to stem the damage: "I unequivocally state that I will not support any efforts to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964," he said in a statement. (Read it in full at the Washington Post here .) The clarification became politically necessary after comments... More »

Rand Paul Bombs on Maddow Show

Kentucky candidate dodges question in disastrous interview

(Newser) - Rand Paul doesn't believe the government should tell businesses they can't discriminate against black people. That's essentially the takeaway from the newly-minted GOP Senate nominee's painful interview with Rachel Maddow last night, in which he spent 20 minutes trying to dodge questions about his stance on the Civil Rights Act,... More »

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