Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Paul tried to block a House bill backed by the president that would limit the National Security Agency's collection of phone records.
Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Paul tried to block a House bill backed by the president that would limit the National Security Agency's collection of phone records. Andrew Harnik The Associated Press
Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Paul tried to block a House bill backed by the president that would limit the National Security Agency's collection of phone records. Andrew Harnik The Associated Press

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