McConnell has suggested that Patriot Act opponents are confusing people on whether calls are being monitored.
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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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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:
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The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.
Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance.
On his 10-stop tour of Iowa this week, Sen. Rand Paul not-so-subtly tested the waters of a 2016 presidential run. We found some facts to check among his remarks and interviews -- one True and one Pants on Fire!
Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?
Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.
Rand Paul stumbles on his numbers, while Mike Simpson and Nancy Pelosi aren't nearly as close as portrayed, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has become a prominent event for conservatives. We put the speeches to the Truth-O-Meter.