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As anybody who followed last night's debate over an ostensibly "bipartisan" budget agreement will tell you, Rand Paul is not the most popular person on Capitol Hill right now...
Lawmakers, lobbyists, journalists and all other denizens of the capitol breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday afternoon when Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell emerged from a closed meeting to announced that they had struck a deal to keep the government funded while once again ignoring spending caps for domestic and military spending.
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Though Nancy Pelosi still had some reservations - mostly pertaining to Paul Ryan's priggish insistence that he wouldn't bring an immigration bill to the floor without the president's support - it was widely believed that these issues would be ironed out, and the agreement would be passed a little after dinner time.
Then along came Rand Paul...
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Perhaps inspired by Pelosi's eight hour floor speech demanding action on DACA, perhaps Paul realized that this was a fantastic opportunity to make one of those "political points" and "grand gestures" that he's famous for.
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And what a point it was.
Debate - Agreement - Paul - Colleagues - Funding
What followed was an all-night debate over the agreement, which heavily featured Paul exhorting his colleagues to cut funding for "war" and for domestic programs. On Twitter, he said that, when both the...
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