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Republican ‘tug of war’ exposes battle over scope of government

The spat between Rand Paul and Chris Christie is exposing deep divisions within the GOP over national security and the size—and scope—of government.Full story

Senate roundly rejects proposal to halt Egypt aid

The Senate roundly rejected a proposal Wednesday to redirect aid for Egypt into bridge-building projects in the U.S. after a potential Republican presidential candidate and tea party favorite challenged the Obama administration's refusal to label the ouster of Egypt's president a military coup. Full story

Sen. Paul battles Gov. Christie; Weiner battles reality

  MSNBC host Krystal Ball (“The Cycle”) and The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart discuss who’s more full of “hogwash” in their war of words – Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, or Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey – and whether Anthony Weiner gets it that New York City just isn’t into him.

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  Is ‘Bacon’ the GOP’s 2016 battle cry?

Two Republican frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination are calling each other out for excessive pork barrel spending. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., even went as far to call New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie the “King of Bacon.” The Cylce hosts discuss this latest round of infighting within the Repub

  Obama proposes deal on corporate taxes: Is he making a point or an offer?

Top Talkers: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., continue sparring over national security and federal spending, taking their jabs to Fox News and speaking engagements. The Morning Joe panel discusses the verbal sparring and President Obama's comments on simplifying the tax code

  Rand Paul, Chris Christie feud over NSA, spending

Harsh words between Congressman Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie show deep divisions within the GOP about national security and federal spending and have many wondering if their barbs are a preview of 2016. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

  Jabs within the GOP leave the party divided

Jason Sanford from the Truman National Security Project and John Brabender, former strategist for Rick Santorum, join MSNBC’s Chris Jansing to discuss why Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul remain divided on where to allocate federal funds.

  Has 2016 GOP primary has already begun?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are already at it, even though they haven’t hit the campaign trail. Are their gripes a symptom of a larger divide within the Republican party? NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) departs following the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) listens as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks about efforts to curb sexual assault in the military during a news conference at Capitol Hill in Washington July 16 , 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW)

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Rand Paul addresses the crowd during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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