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Brennan Center releases great new collection of essays titled "Ending Mass Incarceration: Ideas from Today's Leaders"

Back in late April 2015, roughly 18 months before a big election, the Brennan Center for Justice released this fascinating publication (running 164 pages) titled "Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice."  That 2015 publication had nearly two dozen leaders, mostly prominent political figures with big histories and/or plans, discussing a variety of criminal justice reform topics from a variety of perspectives.  In my original post about this great 2015 collection, I expressed co...
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Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
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GOPers Fume At Republican Colleagues On Senate Intel Over Don Jr Subpoena

Two top Republican lawmakers are not pleased that their colleagues on the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee are not letting the Russia probe die as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell instructed earlier this week. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) scolded the committee, which is led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), for its decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. It’s time to move on,” he said in a tweet, just after news broke that the committee wanted to bring the president’s s...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, House, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, PAUL R KY, Congressional, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Sen Richard Burr R NC, Robert Mueller, Trump Jr, Don Jr


"In Washington, she hasn’t done much—let’s be honest, who in the Senate has in recent years?"

"She introduced a few bills: one, with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, to study reforming the cash-bail system; another, with 13 Democratic colleagues, to begin addressing the high mortality rates black women face in childbirth. She also introduced, with fellow Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker and Republican Tim Scott, a bill to make lynching a hate crime. This last one was classic Harris: tough on crime, seemingly progressive, entirely risk-free. It passed the Senate unanimously."Fr...
Tags: Law, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Atlantic, Grammar, Rand Paul, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Elizabeth Weil, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics


Former Senate Staffer Admits To Doxxing Five Senators On Wikipedia (slashdot)

Jackson Cosko, a former employee of Senator Maggie Hassan, has "admitted to breaking into Hassan's office after being fired, stealing data that included personal contact information, then posting that information online during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing," reports The Verge. The report says Cosko added several senators' private phone numbers and addresses to Wikipedia. He has pleaded guilty to computer fraud, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making ...
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Former Senate Staffer Admits To Doxxing Five Senators On Wikipedia

Jackson Cosko, a former employee of Senator Maggie Hassan, has "admitted to breaking into Hassan's office after being fired, stealing data that included personal contact information, then posting that information online during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing," reports The Verge. The report says Cosko added several senators' private phone numbers and addresses to Wikipedia. He has pleaded guilty to computer fraud, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making ...
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Barr Letter Leaves GOPers With Room To Spin And Spread Conspiracy Theories

As the country waits for more information from the Mueller report, Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter is allowing Trumpworld to claim frothy-mouthed vindication, as the Justice Department plods through the report to redact and remove confidential information. Sparse on detail but heavy on conclusions, the Barr letter has given Republicans ample opportunity to spin their own theories about the start of the Mueller investigation. And in the interim before the release of the Mueller report  ...
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Judge Upholds $580K Rand Paul Jury Reward In Yard Dispute With Neighbor

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man who a jury said should pay more than $580,000 to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for injuries Paul suffered when he was tackled by the man. The Daily News of Bowling Green reports Special Judge Tyler Gill rejected a motion Thursday from Rene Boucher’s lawyer and said the jury award wasn’t excessive considering Boucher’s conduct and Paul’s injuries. Gill presided over a civil trial between the two neighbors in Januar...
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Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
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Physician senator debunks Rand Paul's anti-vax claims

Sen. Bill Cassidy responded to Sen. Rand Paul's testimony at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, where Paul spoke out against government-mandated vaccines. Both senators are trained physicians.
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Physician senator debunks Rand Paul's anti-vaxx claims

Sen. Bill Cassidy responded to Sen. Rand Paul's testimony at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, where Paul spoke out against government-mandated vaccines. Both senators are trained physicians.
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Sarah Sanders Lashes Out At GOP Senators Opposing Trump’s National Emergency

At least four Republican senators, including Susan Collins and Rand Paul, say they'll vote to block the declaration.
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Rand Paul Is Right to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Senator Rand Paul has announced that, despite supporting improvements in border security, he will vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration on the grounds that it’s an abuse of executive power -- and he’s absolutely right.“Every single Republican I know decried President Obama’s use of executive power to legislate,” Paul wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News. “We were right then.”“But the only way to be an honest officeholder is to stand up for the same principles no matter who is in...
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Cassidy To Paul: Anti-Vaxxers Shouldn’t Be Allowed To ‘Infect Other People’

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a physician before he began his career in politics, tore into so-called anti-vaxxers on Tuesday during a hearing on vaccines and public health. “Let me give some color to what Sen. Paul said,” Cassidy said at the start of his remarks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the beginning of a fiery response to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) The hearing, “Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?” featured pub...
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Trump Shrugs At Rumbles Of GOP Defection On Border Wall Emergency

Compared to the ferocity with which President Donald Trump has approached previous Republican defections, he’s being downright cuddly with the party members likely to force him into his first ever veto. According to a Monday Politico report, Trump is not personally lobbying Republicans leaning against supporting his declaration. “He says he understands where I’m coming from. And he didn’t tell me we would never play golf again. So, I think we’re okay,” likely defector Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to...
Tags: News, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Rand Paul R Ky, Kate Riga, Border Wall Declaration, GOP Defection On Border Wall Emergency, Politico As Congress


Roger Stone: Mueller notifies judge of Instagram post that could violate gag order – live

Judge Amy Berman Jackson notified of Instagram story where Trump ally shared an image that claimed he was framedSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.57pm GMT Whether Roger Stone had violated his gag order was already a question that was being asked with the re-release of his 2017 book, “The Making of the President 2016.” In recently unsealed court documents obtained by BuzzFeed, his attorneys argued that the book, now titled “The Myth of Russian Collusion,” was written be...
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Rand Paul, a Key Vote, Appears to Support Blocking Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Though Mr. Paul did not explicitly announce his vote, his remarks served as the clearest sign he could give Democrats the majority they need to send a resolution to the president.
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Rand Paul's vote likely gives Senate enough to oppose national emergency declaration

The Senate likely now has enough votes to pass a measure blocking President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration after Sen. Rand Paul signaled his support for the resolution of disapproval.
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Democrats may have votes to block Trump's border emergency in U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he would vote in favor of a resolution to end President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border emergency declaration, according to a media report, likely giving Democrats the votes to pass the measure in the Senate. Trump, who has promised to issue his first veto if the Senate approves the resolution, declared an emergency last month in a bid to fund a wall along the border without congressional approval. While the Senate appears unlikely to muster the two-thi...
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Rand Paul says he'll vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

Kentucky's Rand Paul joins the Senate Republicans who say they'll vote against President Trump's national emergency to fund a border wall.            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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Paul Indicates He’ll Vote Against Trump’s Emergency, Forcing President’s First Veto

Sen. Rand Paul indicated Saturday night that he would join three other Republican senators in voting against President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency to secure more funds for a border wall, likely forcing Trump to use his veto power for the first time if he wants the emergency declaration to stay in place. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul said at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, as quo...
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Rand Paul Says He'll Vote Against Trump's Border Emergency, Likely Forcing A Veto

Normally a close ally of President Trump, Paul becomes the fourth Republican who plans to vote with Democrats in opposition to the President's declaration of a national emergency.(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House Dems Introduce Measure to Block Trump’s National Emergency

House Democrats on Friday introduced a measure that would block President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall.The measure, sponsored by Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas and cosponsored by 222 others, is a response to last week's national-emergency declaration, which was intended to free up $8 billion of federal money for the construction of the concrete border wall the president promised during his campaign. Trump made the move aft...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Senate, Gop, House, Rand Paul, Nancy Pelosi, Castro, Trump, Legislative, Pelosi, Joaquin Castro


Rand Paul’s Neighbor Asks For New Trial Due To ‘Excessive’ Financial Penalties

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The attorney for a man who attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in a dispute over lawn maintenance has appealed a jury’s decision to award the lawmaker $580,000 in damages. The Daily News reports attorney Matt Baker argued in a motion filed last week for a new trial that the financial penalties levied against Rene Boucher at the civil trial were excessive given Paul’s injuries and Boucher’s cooperation with authorities. Paul had testified during the three-day trial that he fe...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Rand Paul, Matt Baker, Daily News, PAUL, Boucher, Bowling Green, Bowling Green Kentucky, U S Sen Rand Paul, Summer Concepcion, Rene Boucher


Republican Senators Express Disapproval With Border Funding Bill and National Emergency Declaration

Several Republican senators expressed disapproval Thursday at Congress's border funding deal as well as President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for a border wall."I’m disappointed with both the massive, bloated, secretive bill that just passed and with the president’s intention to declare an emergency to build a wall," Senator Rand Paul wrote on Twitter."I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Ove...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Maine, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Rubio, Democratic House, Pelosi, Charles Schumer


William Barr confirmed to lead the Justice Department

On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Trump nominee William Barr as the next head of the Justice Department. Barr was nominated to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions who fell out of favor with the Trump administration and resigned last year. Barr will step in for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who controversially stepped into the role in December amidst criticism over his view of the Robert Mueller investigation. Barr isn’t a new name to the DOJ, having served in the nat...
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Senate Confirms Bill Barr as Attorney General

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm William Barr as attorney general.Barr, who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, was confirmed 51–45 largely along party lines, with Republicans backing the president's nominee and Democrats opposing.Democratic senators Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona defected, backing Barr's nomination, while Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was the lone Republican who voted against him...
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Rand Paul: To call withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan ‘precipitous’ is ludicrous after 17 years

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul says we need surveillance in Syria and Afghanistan but not U.S. troops on the ground.
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Rand Paul awarded over $580,000 in lawsuit against neighbor who assaulted him

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been awarded more than $580,000 in a lawsuit against a neighbor who attacked him in fall 2017.
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Rand Paul awarded over $580,000 in lawsuit

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been awarded more than $580,000 in a lawsuit against a neighbor who attacked him in fall 2017.
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