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(CNN) Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night. A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said. Paul won with 44.9% of the votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 29.3% of the votes, and former [...]
by Jeremy R. Hammond September 17, 2011 Paul Krugman tried to slam Ron Paul in his most recent column by writing: Back in 1980, just as America was making its political turn to the right, Milton Friedman lent his voice to the change with the famous TV series “Free to Choose.” In episode after episode, [...]
By Erik Wemple At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate on Monday night, host Wolf Blitzer and candidate Ron Paul went back and forth over a hypothetical: What if a man who decided not to buy health insurance somehow ended up in a coma? Paul responded with his usual platitudes about freedom and risks. Blitzer, though, wanted [...]
Here’s another one in our occasional posts about political odd couples: Turns out actor Vince Vaughn also likes GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Vaughn, star of comedy films such as The Wedding Crashers and The Break-Up, is scheduled to introduce the Texas congressman tonight at the Liberty Political Action Conference in Reno. “Ron and Vince [...]
LAKE JACKSON, Texas, Sep 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In a new Reuters/Ipsos survey, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul polls within striking distance of President Obama among registered voters. “Our campaign has been gaining momentum for some time now, and this is yet another poll that clearly proves how competitive we are versus the [...]
In the Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night in Tampa, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer posed a hypothetical question. Normally, a hypothetical question should not be answered, but in this case it revealed something about the questioner and sparked a controversial, but necessary answer from Rep. Ron Paul. For those watching the two Monday Night Football games, [...]
For the last few days, the American media and political classes have been debating the fallout from the Ames straw poll: the Iowa ritual that marks the first real hurdle in the Republican nomination race.
Forgive me for being cynical, but Fox News’ claim that airing the wrong CPAC footage and then introducing an interview with Ron Paul on the false premise that he had been booed was merely a “mistake” rings somewhat hollow, especially given the fact that Fox, along with the rest of the establishment media networks, have for years consistently denigrated the Congressman’s presidential aspirations with a myriad of dirty tricks, lies and smear campaigns.
It had been long assumed that the United States Government, shortly before Iraq invaded Kuwait in August of 1990, gave Saddam Hussein a green light to attack. A State Department cable recently published by WikiLeaks confirmed that U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie did indeed have a conversation with Saddam Hussein one week prior to Iraq’s August 1, 1990, invasion of Kuwait.