Rand Paul's file:
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Republican from Kentucky

Rand Paul is a U.S. senator from Kentucky. A physician by trade, Paul defeated Democrat Jack Conway in 2010 for the seat formerly held by Sen. Jim Bunning.

Recent statements involving Rand Paul

Says Marco Rubio believes the earth is 9,000 years old and that humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction; says  Rand Paul believes the earth is 10,000 years old and God removed dinosaurs "to make space for humans."

"The president won the youth vote 3 to 1, but his numbers have dropped 20, 30 percent among the youth."

Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."

"Over half of the young people" in medical, dental and law schools are women.

"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."

Recent stories featuring Rand Paul

The story behind Rand Paul's son, Medicaid and Kentucky's marketplace:

We can't fully explain why Paul's son was enrolled in Medicaid if he wasn't eligible. We suspect it gets complicated when parents buy insurance in one state and a child buys insurance in another.

Giving thanks for True statements:

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

Rand Paul stretches the truth on 'The Daily Show':

Sen. Rand Paul went on The Daily Show and talked about health care for young people. Some of his comments, though, didn't paint an accurate picture of the federal health law and its costs.

Top 10 PolitiFact checks of claims by, and about, Barack Obama as he hies to Texas:

What better way to welcome Obama to Central Texas than walking through the most popular PolitiFact fact checks of, or about, him this year--plus they include a 2012 check of Romney.

Wacky spending, even under the sequester?:

We look at claims that the government still funds goofy projects like fantasy football and research on duck penises. But not all of these claims are accurate.

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