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Decision 2014/2016: Rand Paul in Israel

Rand Paul’s apparently in Israel. The Jerusalem Post: “Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a fierce opponent of US foreign aid who is being touted already as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, said in Jerusalem on Monday that the United States is and always will be a friend of Israel, but thinks ‘it will be harder and harder to be a friend if we are out of money.’” More: “He said that as far as aid to Israel is concerned, he is not suggesting disengagement or that the US should stop selling armaments, but said ‘it wouldn't be a one-way street, it would be a sale, not a grant.’”

Mugshot…. While Paul  was away, though, his son was arrested. The Charlotte Observer: “The son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Police said William Hilton Paul, 19, was traveling early Saturday from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte. When the plane landed about 10:49 a.m., Paul was charged with consuming beer/wine underage, disorderly conduct and being intoxicated and disruptive.”

Cory Booker on CNN this morning: “I want to give him [Lautenberg] the space to make his own decision. I’ve announced my intention to run, but the reality is is we’ve got a good Senator. He’s been loyal. He’s been there for a long time. And I think he’s got a decision to make. So, I’m focusing on my job for now. And I hope to talk to him. We’ve reached out to him a number of times. In fact, I had a plane trip going down to meet with him, but unfortunately with a lot of the challenges going down in Washington, he had to cancel the meeting.”