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Top 5 issues Sen. Rand Paul has discussed on 'OutFront'
August 13th, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Top 5 issues Sen. Rand Paul has discussed on 'OutFront'

Tonight, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) returns to OutFront to weigh in on Texas Senator Ted Cruz, his feud with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his new book, Government Bullies.

Paul has frequently appeared on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront and we wanted to put together the top 5 issues Sen. Paul has discussed on the show.

1. Drones in America 

After a filibuster that lasted 12-hours, 52 minutes and 11 seconds, the man who staged the "rand-page" declared victory when Attorney General Eric Holder assured him that the president cannot use a drone to kill a noncombatant American on U.S. soil.

Senator Rand Paul declares victory in filibuster; Brennan confirmed (March 2013)

2. Benghazi talking points

At President Barack Obama's first press conference after being re-elected, he addressed critics of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's testimony on the Benghazi attack on Sunday talk shows. Republicans say they would block her nomination to Secretary of State – claiming she misled the American people.

Pres. Obama calls attacks on Susan Rice 'Outrageous': Sen. Rand Paul says Rice is not the issue (November 2012)

3. Syria

At a major foreign policy speech in Virginia, Mitt Romney laid out an aggressive new position on Syria, saying that as president, he would want to see that Syrian rebels "who share our values" are armed with the help of the United States. Sen. Paul tells Erin Burnett that Romney was wrong on the Middle East and is against American intervention in Syria.

Sen. Rand Paul calls out Romney on Middle East, defense spending (October 2012)

4. Foreign aid funding

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced two amendments in the Senate that would terminate U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. Sen. Paul's new amendments were announced in the wake of the recent attacks on U.S. compounds in Egypt and Libya.

Sen. Rand Paul calls for an end to U.S. aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan: "We are bankrupt"  (September 2012)

5. U.S. tax reform

Sen. Paul weighs in on tax reform, telling Erin Burnett that with simpler tax code and rate, he is fine with some American paying more in taxes.

Sen. Rand Paul say's he 'absolutely' favors some paying more in taxes (June 2012)

Tune in to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET on CNN for the full interview with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.


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  1. D(NV)STEPHEN.A.R.CLINTON

    HI , DEAR SEN.RAND PAUL,
    good morning U.S.A, how can I help you...senator, hum sir I am impressed at the conversations , the top beneficiaries of the U.S aids too here are the U.N corlation nations such as afghans , Syrians , Libyans, egptians , and the rest of the north African war thrones zones like Somalia, sudan .e.t.c.pls senators allow the congress make decisions based on electronic gold fund or tax transformations..........bye from,
    senator, d(nv)Stephen.a.r.clinton

    August 15, 2013 at 11:37 am | Reply

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