Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Rand Paul's file


Republican from Kentucky

Rand Paul is a U.S. senator from Kentucky, elected in 2010. 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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Rand Paul's website

Recent statements involving Rand Paul

Recent stories featuring Rand Paul

PolitiFact's 5 most-viewed fact checks from January

The State of the Union address -- and Joni Ernst's Republican response -- were some of the biggest draws in January for PolitiFact readers.

Rand Paul on 'walking, talking' children who end up with 'profound mental disorders after vaccines'

We take a look at the facts and evidence behind a recent statement by Sen. Rand Paul about children who "wound up with profound mental disorders" after vaccines.


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What Barack Obama said about autism and vaccines in 2008

And the top-read Virginia Truth-O-Meter from 2014 is...

State Sen. George Barker's statement that uncompsensated care costs went down 30 percent in states that, unlike Virginia, expanded Medicaid. Here's our review of that claim and four others that generated the most interest in 2014.  

Some politicians spoke the truth in 2014

We published lots of Falses and Pants on Fires this year, but here's a hat-tip to a sampling of claims that earned a full True rating.

Rand Paul on the Truth-O-Meter

We've recently fact-checked statements by or about Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and a possible 2016 contender. 


The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

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