Cory Booker, Rand Paul team up on sentencing reform bill

The legislation unlikely to advance this year, but the proposals address policy and political concerns for both ambitious senators.

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GOP Sen. Rand Paul takes aim at D.C. gun laws

The Kentucky Republican’s bid to override D.C. gun laws follows a GOP move against pot decriminalization

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Must-read links to start the day.

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Seeking redemption in 2016, Rick Perry finds power in immigration standoff

Texas governor finds power in immigration crisis and hopes for a second chance from Republicans

Rand Paul on Mississippi: ‘I’m for more people voting’

The Republican senator from Kentucky has worked assiduously the past year on broadening his party’s appeal to minority voters.

Conservatives aren’t anti-government

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And they are not libertarians.

Rand Paul pushing bill to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons

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The Kentucky Republican say he wants to “enhance the vote.“

How Rand Paul’s presidential bid could fundamentally transform the Republican party on foreign policy

Iraq is coming back.