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.


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

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.


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.