Ron Paul Articles

Ron Paul Institute: Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Like 9/11, Was a False Flag Operation

9:38 PM, Jan 14, 2015

An institute named for the father of possible presidential candidate Rand Paul has published a piece saying the Charlie Hebdo massacre, like 9/11, was a false flag operation. The claim comes in piece titled, "Charlie Hebdo Shootings: False Flag?," put online today at the Ron Paul Institute.

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McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

10:25 AM, Sep 02, 2014

Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the campaign, Politico reports, "citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a scandal from the Iowa 2012 caucuses."

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McConnell Campaign Unresponsive to Allegations Top Aide Knew of Pay-for-Endorsement

9:42 AM, Aug 13, 2013

The chairman of Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign is refusing to answer questions about allegations the campaign paid for endorsements before the Iowa caucuses last year. Jesse Benton, a longtime Paul aide who is now campaign manager for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, has not replied to requests for comment after an audio recording surfaced whereby an Iowa state senator, Kent Sorenson, admitted he had received a $30,000 check from high-level Paul campaign official, accepting the money in exchange for switching his support from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul.

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McConnell Campaign Manager: I'm 'Holding My Nose' Until Rand Paul Campaign (Updated)

"What we're doing here is going to be a big benefit for Rand in 2016."
11:58 AM, Aug 08, 2013

A man alleged to be the campaign manager for senator Mitch McConnell said earlier this year that he was "sort of holding [his] nose" to work for the Kentucky Republican for the next two years.

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Ron Paul Supporters Amass—in Poland

6:53 PM, Jul 30, 2012

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren finds Ron Paul supporters in the streets of Poland, where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is visiting:

"Well, exactly, in Poland, there is a party that is called the Right Wing Congress and this is like, exactly the same as Ron Paul says in America," a Paul supporter tells Van Susteren. "The same things that Ron Paul says in America this is the same thing in Poland."

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A Revolution Comes to Minnesota

Ron Paul devotees take over a state party.
10:50 AM, May 24, 2012

St. Cloud, Minn.
An anxious hush falls over the crowd early Friday evening at the Minnesota state Republican party convention. The hum of chatter has died down as the delegates whisper to each other in anticipation. They all know what’s next on the agenda. Ron Paul is coming.

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The Fight for the Minnesota GOP Senate Race

9:22 AM, May 18, 2012

St. Cloud, Minn.
Regardless of Ron Paul's recent decision not to contest upcoming primaries, his followers in Minnesota within the GOP will be here at the state Republican convention this weekend, hoping to claim their first substantial victory of the election cycle in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

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Perry Endorses Hegseth

4:02 PM, May 14, 2012

Texas governor Rick Perry, a former Republican presidential candidate, has endorsed former Vets for Freedom director Pete Hegseth for Senate in Minnesota.

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Who Has Captured the Banks?

Or are we the next Japan?
4:05 PM, May 03, 2012

Ron Paul’s aversion to monetary expansion in the middle of an economic crisis is a fringe libertarian idea—and also widely held in America’s political mainstream, including by some Fed officials. This wave of thinking seems to foreshadow a worrisome trend: the ongoing Japanization of the West.

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Races to Watch: Minnesota Senate Primary

A Ron Paul-backed economics teacher challenges a young war veteran.
3:21 PM, Apr 30, 2012

Pete Hegseth, a 31-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and the former director of Vets for Freedom, may be the GOP’s best chance to defeat Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first-term Democratic senator. But he first has to win the endorsement of the state Republican party.

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Pennsylvania Poll: Santorum 41, Romney 35, Gingrich 10, Paul 7

6:17 AM, Apr 03, 2012

Rick Santorum is leading in his home state of Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac poll:

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Is Americans Elect Liberal?

3:18 PM, Feb 27, 2012

At the Daily Caller, Mickey Kaus took a look at the Americans Elect website and answered their policy questions that the group promises will "shape the Americans Elect process." Kaus concludes the Americans Elect effort may end up hurting Obama:

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A Quick Spending Scorecard

12:29 PM, Feb 27, 2012

Since Mitt Romney and Ron Paul continue to make the curious claim that former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum isn’t a fiscal conservative, here’s a quick, pocket-sized overview of spending grade point averages (GPAs) during Santorum’s tenure in the Senate — based on grades awarded by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU).

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Debating Ron Paul’s Spending Record

Can you “just go by the ratings”?
12:56 AM, Feb 23, 2012

During tonight’s GOP debate, Ron Paul took exception to Rick Santorum’s claim that Paul had finished “in the bottom half of Republicans this year” in ratings published by the American Conservative Union (ACU).

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Santorum Plays Defense on Earmarks

11:40 PM, Feb 22, 2012

During Wednesday night’s debate in Arizona, Rick Santorum had a chance to answer a recent barrage of criticisms from Mitt Romney on Santorum's record on earmarks. While Santorum may have won the analytical arguments, his opponents may have won the dramatic exchanges.

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Ron Paul Running Anti-Santorum Ad in Michigan

5:57 PM, Feb 21, 2012

Ron Paul is out with a new TV ad criticizing Rick Santorum. The ad will air in Michigan, where Paul's a distant third place in recent primary polls. Watch the it below:

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Ron Paul Allegedly Filed For and Received Double Reimbursements

8:39 AM, Feb 21, 2012

Roll Call's Jonathan Strong reports that presidential candidate Ron Paul billed the government and private institutions for the same flights, many times: 


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Romney Wins Maine Caucuses

6:29 PM, Feb 11, 2012

CBS News projects Mitt Romney the winner of today's Republican caucuses in Maine. With 502 precincts reporting (of 600), Romney has received 2,190 votes, or 39 percent.

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CPAC Straw Poll Winner: Mitt Romney

4:25 PM, Feb 11, 2012

The results are in from the CPAC straw poll: Mitt Romney has won. Here's the tally:

Mitt Romney: 38 percent

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Reuters Poll: Romney 29, Paul 21, Gingrich 19, Santorum 18

7:09 PM, Feb 07, 2012

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll of national Republicans suggests a continuing lack of consensus in the GOP primary more than a month after the Iowa caucuses.

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Rasmussen: Obama Leads Romney by 1, Santorum by 2

12:15 PM, Feb 02, 2012

Rasmussen’s latest polling of likely voters shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum by slender and nearly identical margins.

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A Radical’s Radical

Ron Paul and his supporters.
Jan 30, 2012

In early May, a little over a week after President Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Texas congressman Ron Paul staked out his position on the man who plotted the murder of nearly 3,000 people on American soil: The operation to kill bin Laden, Paul said, was “absolutely not necessary.”

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On Sarah Palin, Caucus States, and Latino Voters

11:41 AM, Jan 22, 2012

Courtesy of one friend, an old pro, three perhaps overlooked points in the sea of analysis of South Carolina and beyond:

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Santorum on the Constitution and the Declaration

5:40 AM, Jan 18, 2012

Lexington, S.C.
In the back room at the Flight Deck restaurant Tuesday afternoon, a voter posed an interesting question to Rick Santorum. What is Santorum’s own view of the Constitution, the voter wanted to know, given that Ron Paul frequently casts himself as the only candidate who wants to adhere to the Constitution? In response, Santorum fished out of his pocket his miniature copy of the Constitution and held it tightly in his hand.

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Kristol: Let Ron Paul Go

10:44 AM, Jan 17, 2012

This morning on C-SPAN, the boss said he thinks it would be good for the Republican party to part ways with Ron Paul. (Watch the video here.)

“A lot of people when they criticize Ron Paul have to preface their criticism by saying, ‘you know, he’s good guy, he brings a lot to the debate,’” Bill Kristol said on C-SPAN. “I actually don’t buy that. I do not think he’s a particular good guy . . . I think it would be better for the Republican party, if he left the Republican party.”

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Ron Paul’s Timidity

Welcome to big government libertarianism.
Jan 16, 2012

Ankeny, Iowa

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PPP S.C. Poll: Romney 29, Gingrich 24, Paul 15, Santorum 14

A Romney-Gingrich battle in South Carolina?
4:00 PM, Jan 13, 2012

A new poll of South Carolina primary voters, the latest from PPP, shows Mitt Romney with a lead over Newt Gingrich, 29 percent to 24 percent. Ron Paul just edges out Rick Santorum for third place there, with 15 percent and 14 percent support, respectively.

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LSU or Alabama Might Get to 20 Before Anyone in GOP Field

5:03 PM, Jan 09, 2012

A national CBS News poll taken after Iowa and released today shows that no one in the Republican presidential field has the support of even 20 percent of GOP primary voters. The poll shows Mitt Romney leading with 19 percent support, followed relatively closely by Newt Gingrich (15 percent), and Rick Santorum (14 percent).

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Debate Preview

5:57 PM, Jan 07, 2012

Manchester, N.H.
The first televised presidential debate in over three weeks will take place tonight at St. Anselm College in nearby Goffstown, with another debate tomorrow morning on NBC’s Meet the Press. A lot has changed since that December 15 debate in Sioux City, Iowa. Michele Bachmann will be absent tonight, having dropped out after her disappointing performance in Iowa, and Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich have dropped in the polls since then.

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Gary Bauer: 'Ron Paul Is Not a Reagan Republican. We Can Do Better.'

11:43 AM, Jan 06, 2012

Conservative leader Gary Bauer warns of the dangers of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul in the latest Emergency Committee for Israel ad:

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