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  • Rand Paul’s Jewish outreach finds receptive if wary audience

    May 13, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    Can Rand Paul woo his party’s Jews?

    The Kentucky senator and likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is stepping up his Jewish outreach. In recent weeks, Paul chatted with rabbis on a conference call and proposed legislation to cut funding to the...

  • Regrets? She’s had a few, Lewinsky says of Clinton scandal

    May 6, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern whose 1990s affair with Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency, broke a long silence on Tuesday, saying she regretted what happened.

    Writing in Vanity Fair magazine, Lewinsky, 40, said it was time to stop "tiptoeing around...

  • Rand Paul: Cut aid to Palestinians unless they recognize Israel as Jewish state

    April 28, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said he will introduce legislation that would cut U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority unless its government recognized Israel as a Jewish state.

    Paul (R-Ky.), a likely contender for the Republican presidential nod in 2016, said the law was needed because...

  • Jewish support for U.S. Iran strike drops, AJC survey shows

    October 28, 2013 | 10:11 am

    The annual American Jewish Committee poll of American Jews shows a decrease in support for a U.S. strike on Iran should diplomacy not end its suspected nuclear weapons program.

    According to the 2013 poll released Monday, 52 percent of American Jews favor such a strike — 24...

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  • In meeting with Rand Paul, Republican Jews hear ‘pleasant surprises’

    June 20, 2013 | 9:57 am

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had a reconciliatory meeting with the Republican Jewish Coalition in his latest bid to forge ties with the pro-Israel community.

    “There were some pleasant surprises,” Matthew Brooks, the Republican Jewish Coalition’s director, told the Washington Post’s...

  • Paul bests Rubio in conservative straw poll

    March 18, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) edged out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to win a conservative presidential straw poll.

    The weekend poll of 3,000 people attending the Conservative Political Action Conference is not considered indicative of who would win the 2016 Republican presidential...

  • ‘I don’t know the answer on Iran’: A conversation with Sen. Rand Paul

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Last Tuesday, a mere 24 hours before his becoming a national megastar and a "major 2016 player" (or, according to other accounts, simply 'hero of the week'), I spent some time with Senator Rand Paul in his Capitol Hill office. I wasn't there to talk to him about drone attacks and...

  • Paul: cuts to Israel assistance would not be ‘immediate, dramatic’

    January 17, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he does not favor immediate cuts to defense assistance to Israel and favors intelligence and development cooperation, but he believes that Israel would ultimately benefit from economic independence from the United States.

    Paul, in a conference call...

  • McConnell: Israeli, U.S. Mideast agendas ‘the same’

    January 11, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    Sen. Mitch McConnell said in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. and Israeli agendas in the Middle East were identical.

    Netanyahu met Friday with McConnell, the minority leader in the U.S. Senate, who was leading a group of senators on an Israel...

  • In Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul calls for end to foreign assistance

    January 7, 2013 | 9:33 am

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.

    Paul (R-Ky.), who opposes foreign assistance, including defense aid to Israel, on Monday told the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies that the United States will always be Israel's...

  • Rand Paul to Israel

    November 30, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a skeptic of assistance to Israel who also is considering a 2016 presidential run, will travel to Israel.

    Paul will be accompanied by Christian and Jewish leaders, a report Friday on the Christian Broadcasting Network website, and will also visit Jordan.

    ...
  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • Christian Israel supporters urge Rand Paul on aid

    February 3, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Christians United for Israel garnered more than 20,000 signatures on a letter urging U.S. Sen. Rand Paul to drop calls to end aid to Israel.

    “Eliminating aid to Israel would abandon a key ally in a dangerous region at a turbulent time,” said the letter organized this week by the...

  • Rand Paul: End foreign aid, including Israel

    January 27, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to end all foreign assistance, including aid to Israel.

    Paul, a Republican newly elected in Kentucky, was on CNN Wednesday outlining where he would cut the $500 billion in government spending he says is critical to sustaining the U.S. economy. His focus was...

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