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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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.


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Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

On Tuesday, Rand Paul announced his candidacy for president in 2016.  We looked back at some our more notable fact-checks of his statements. 


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Texas-reared Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

Rand Paul, who just declared for president, has met the Truth-O-Meter--35 times.


He's also the second Texan seeking the Republican nomination. Former Gov. Rick Perry has said he'll reveal his desires in May or June.


OK, Paul is from Kentucky. And he was born in Pennsylvania. But he grew up in Texas; his father, former presidential hopeful Ron Paul, was a Lake Jackson congressman.


As shown below, Sen. Paul has a wide-ranging Truth-O-Meter record. MORE:


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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