Rand Paul

Who said it?

Julian Assange

What's at stake in this trial is the future of [the] press in the United States and in the rest of the world.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 4:23am

Spying scandal creates unlikely US alliance, uniting far left, far right

Strange bedfellows: Rand Paul (left) and John Conyers.

American liberals and libertarians rarely see eye to eye - but they have united behind demands for more transparency following the revelations of vast and secretive US surveillance.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:53am

Tea Party favourite Rand Paul chosen by US conservatives as choice for 2016 presidential nominee

Rand Paul addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where an array of right-wing leaders spoke. Photo: AFP

Paul, popular among the younger conservatives who thronged to the Conservative Political Action Conference, on Saturday narrowly beat Senator Marco Rubio - also tipped to seek the White House - by 25 to 23 per cent in the CPAC Straw Poll.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:52am

Who said it?

Rao Geping

You can't choose Basic Law clauses you like while ignoring others you dislike

Rao Geping ties universal suffrage to passage of national security laws


I will still go down to coal pits often to be with miner brothers

Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng, on his promotion to Shanxi governor


8 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

US Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence

Former US senator Chuck Hagel testifies at a hearing in Washington. He was confirmed 53-41. Photo: Xinhua

The US Senate finally confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defence on Tuesday, ending an acrimonious nominations process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am