Rand Paul's file


Republican from Kentucky

Rand Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky elected in 2010, is a candidate running for president in 2016. Paul is a medical doctor and an ophthalmologist. His father is Ron Paul, a 2008 presidential candidate and a former member of Congress from Texas. 

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Top fact-checks from the GOP debate in Milwaukee

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Fact checking the Milwaukee GOP debate

Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner.

Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m.

The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.


McConnell vs. Paul on the Patriot Act and telephone records: What the government accesses

McConnell has suggested that Patriot Act opponents are confusing people on whether calls are being monitored.


Also: PolitiFact Rhode Island reviews Lincoln Chafee's Truth-O-Meter record.