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Former Aide To Ron Paul And Rand Paul Indicted In Campaign Finance Inquiry


A former campaign manager and close adviser to both former Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Kentucky Congressman Rand Paul has been indicted in connection with a scheme that involved payments to an Iowa politician to switch endorsements in advance of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses: Jesse Benton, a longtime ally of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who […]

McConnell Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Investigation Into 2012 Iowa Bribery Scandal

Mitch McConnell Jesse Benton

Mitch McConnell’s campaign was forced to do a shakeup thanks to a scandal that could envelop Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential campaign.

Rand Paul To Block Yellen Nomination Over Fed Audit Bill


Senator Rand Paul says that he he will block the nomination of Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as the head of the Federal Reserve Board in order to force a vote on his bill to audit the institution: Sen. Rand Paul said on Tuesday that he plans to place a hold on Janet Yellen’s […]

Ron Paul Files Trademark Complaint Against His Fans

Tea Party Patriots Hold American Policy Summit

When Ron Paul ran for the Republican nomination for President the first time in 2008, not many people expected the grassroots movement that grew up around him, which is probably why Paul’s campaign never bothered to secure the domain RonPaul.com back then. Someone else did, though, and they turned it into a site for Ron […]

Why Ron Paul Isn’t Speaking At The Republican Convention


Many of Ron Paul’s supporters are upset about the fact that he wasn’t given a speaking slot at the Republican convention. As it turns out, the reason for that was really quite simple: Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted […]

GOP To Change Rules For 2016 Primaries And Beyond

2012 GOP Convention

The GOP is set to approve rules changes that will impact the 2016 primaries, and beyond. They’re a good start.

Ron Paul Supporters And RNC Reach Truce On Convention Disputes


It looks like Ron Paul supporters and the RNC have come to an agreement that will prevent any embarrassing moments at the upcoming convention: Tampa, Florida (CNN) - A stand off between Ron Paul supporters and the Republican National Committee over convention delegates appears to be easing, and both sides are close to announcing a deal that could help avoid […]

Republicans Begin To Set Convention Speakers

RNC Convention 2008

With the Republican National Convention a mere three weeks away, the party is beginning to announce the names of the people who will be speaking to the gathered crowd. Yesterday, for example, we learned of a trio of female Republicans along with a group of present and former Governors: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, […]

Photos Of The Day: Ron Paul Supporters Greet Romney In Poland

Romney Ron Paul Poland

Mitt Romney arrived in Poland this morning, and CBS News reporter Bonny Kapp shared this photo on Twitter of Romney staffers trying to block a Ron Paul sign as Romney walked through Gdanask: Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray shares another photo: You never know where you’ll find a Paul supporter, apparently.

Insurgent Ron Paul Delegate Tricks Die In Nebraska


The efforts by some Ron Paul supporters to get their members onto enough delegate slates to allow Congressman Paul’s name to be placed into nomination in Tampa died last night in Nebraska: It looks like Ron Paul isn’t going to be officially nominated for the presidency in Tampa. His backers failed to win a plurality […]

Sen. Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney

Rand Paul

If there were any doubts that Ron Paul’s Presidential Campaign was over, this should seal the deal: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, throwing his weight behind the presumptive GOP nominee even as his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has yet to fully terminate his White House bid. Rand Paul made […]

Ron Paul Tells His Supporters “It’s Over”

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Attends Primary Night Gathering

Ron Paul once again told his supporters in an email last night that it is clear he’s not going to be the Republican nominee: (CNN) – Ron Paul, who has not officially dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, admitted to supporters in an email Wednesday he was not positioned to receive enough delegates […]

Ron Paul Concedes He Cannot Win, Asks Supporters To Be Respectful


Following up on the statement his campaign released yesterday that was ending an future campaigning, Ron Paul conceded today that he isn’t going to be the nominee, and appears to be asking his supporters to cease some of the disruptions they’ve been causing at state party conventions: Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) has conceded that […]

No, Ron Paul Won’t Endorse Romney. At Least Not Anytime Soon


Further thoughts on Ron Paul’s game plan, assuming he has one.

Ron Paul’s Delegate “Wins” Won’t Amount To Anything

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Attends Primary Night Gathering

Ron Paul’s supporters are racking up delegate wins at party conventions in caucus states, but it won’t matter in the end.

Ron Paul: America’s Best Bet on Foreign Policy?

Rep. Ron Paul questions Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke at the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington

When Dan Drezner tweeted “I’m not going to read anything dumber than this today,” my inclination was to scoff. He actually undersold it.

Mitt Romney’s Five State Sweep


Entirely unsurprisingly, Mitt Romney won all five of last night’s primaries quite handily: Mitt Romney swept all five Republican primary elections Tuesday night, putting an end once and for all to any hopes for a comeback by his beleaguered GOP primary opponents. The last state to be called was New York, where voting ended at […]

New Ron Paul Ad Mocks “Etch A Sketch” Meme


Say what you might about Ron Paul, but he’s the only one who seems to have a proper view on the idiocy of the “Etch A Sketch” meme:

Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Looking A Lot Like Ron Paul 2008 Campaign

Tea Party Patriots Hold American Policy Summit

Despite how it many have seemed in January, Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential effort is ending just about the same way his 2008 effort did.

Republicans Clash In Mostly Lackluster Debate

February 22 Debate

Last night’s debate may have been the last one. It was also the least informative.

Obama Behind Every Republican Except Gingrich In Iowa


Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 by more than 146,000 votes, the largest margin of victory for any Presidential candidate there since Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996,  but if a new poll in the Des Moines Register is any indication, he’s going to have a tougher time in the Hawkeye State this time around: President […]

Ron Paul Gains Votes, But Mitt Romney Still Leads In Maine


So far at least, the outcome of the Maine Caucuses hasn’t changed: GOP hopeful Mitt Romney held on to his lead in Maine’s caucuses Saturday after votes postponed by bad weather were finally tallied. Ron Paul gained 83 votes on Romney following the caucus in Washington county, but Romney held a 156-vote lead statewide reported […]

The GOP’s Increasingly Weird Delegate Math


It’s looking increasingly unlikely that anyone will have the race for the nomination wrapped up any time soon.

Maybe Romney Didn’t Win The Maine Caucuses After All


When we all woke up on the morning of January 3rd, it appeared that Mitt Romney had won a narrow victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses. It wasn’t until two weeks later that the Iowa GOP pulled an Emily Litella and announced that Rick Santorum had in fact won the contest, albeit by […]

Romney Headed For Blowout In Nevada Caucuses


Thanks in large part to an organization that’s been in existence since the 2008 election, not to mention a significant population of Mormons, Mitt Romney looks to be headed for a huge victory in tomorrow’s Nevada Caucuses. Yesterday, for example, we got a poll from the Las Vegas Review-Journal showing Romney leading Newt Gingrich by […]

Former Aides Say Ron Paul Signed Off On Racist Newsletters

Ron Paul newsletter masthead

Yet more revelations about Ron Paul’s newsletters.

Romney Fights, Gingrich Falters In Final Florida Debate

GOP Debate Jan 26

It was another big night for Mitt Romney. A night that may just have helped him lock up the Florida Primary.

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney Clash In Subdued Tampa Debate

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul

Monday’s debate in Tampa was a far more subdued affair than what we saw last week.

Santorum Says He’ll Stay In The Race

Santorum at Podium 2

Rick Santorum finished third in South Carolina and there are already suggestions from some corners of the conservative movement that he should drop out of the race at this point, but he doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere: Rick Santorum characterized the upcoming Florida primary as the first contest on “neutral turf” and said he […]

Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina, Republican Race In (Temporary) Chaos

GOP Candidate Newt Gingrich Holds Primary Night Gathering

Last night, South Carolina was Gingrich Country.

Newt Wins, CNN Loses, The Battle Of Charleston

GOP Debate Jan19

It was another good night for Newt Gingrich in Charleston last night.

Ron Paul Hot Air Balloon Causes Traffic Jam


Apparently, the air war segment of Ron Paul’s South Carolina campaign hit a bit of a snag this morning: GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — It’s deflated now, but a Ron Paul hot air balloon along the side of Interstate 85 caused traffic to slow down Thursday morning. The balloon could be seen from a South Carolina […]

Ron Paul Steps In It In South Carolina

Paul Gingrich

Once again, Ron Paul showed last night why he could never win the Republican nomination.

Republicans Clash In The Battle Of Myrtle Beach

GOP Debate Jan 16

Mitt Romney’s rivals scored a few hits on him last night, but nothing that’s likely to make a difference.

More Evidence Of Mitt Romney’s Florida Firewall


I noted late last week the fact that Mitt Romney seems to be building a firewall of sorts in Florida that could blunt the impact of whatever happens in South Carolina. Further evidence of that came on Friday, when we learned that nearly as many people have already Florida as voted in the Iowa Caucuses: […]

Republican Race In South Carolina Tightens

South Carolina Flag

Things are tightening up among the Republican candidates in the Palmetto State.

Republicans Vying For Tim Tebow Endorsement

NFL: AFC Wild Card Playoff-Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

Republican candidates have reached out to Tim Tebow for an endorsement. Desperation?

Last Night Was Ron Paul’s High Point

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Attends Primary Night Gathering

Last night was the high point of Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign for the Presidency.

Mitt Romney Wins New Hampshire, Ron Paul Second, Race Nearly Over

Romney Victory New Hampshire

A good night for Romney, a surprising showing for Ron Paul, and the first steps toward the end of the race for the Republican nomination.

The Final Numbers From New Hampshire, And A Prediction


The Romney campaign is touting the results of the final Suffolk University tracking poll, which shows their candidate up four points over night to 37%, with Ron Paul at 18%, Jon Huntsman at 16%, Rick Santorum at 11%, Newt Gingrich at 9%. There’s also a new Rasmussen poll this morning that shows Romney at 39%, […]

Nevada Brothel Backs Ron Paul


Amusing: LYON Co., Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – They say politics creates strange bedfellows. Well try this one: the workers of the famous HBO spotlighted Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel are endorsing Ron Paul for president – mostly because he’s for states’ rights. “That’s why the bunny ranch exists. Who knows better of how to govern […]

New Hampshire Still Romney Country, But Who Comes In Second?


Barring a disaster, Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire Primary, but who comes in second is still up in the air.

Ron Paul’s Phony “Chickenhawk” Attack On Newt Gingrich

Ron Paul Newt Gingrich

Last night, Ron Paul decided it was a good idea to bring back the ghosts of the Vietnam War era.

Second Battle Of New Hampshire Brings Fireworks, But Little Danger For Romney

GOP Debate Jan 8

Ten hours later, the candidates seemed more combative than they had been the night before.

Mitt Romney Walks Away Unscathed From Yet Another Debate

GOP Debate Jan 7

Watching last night’s debate, you would have been surprised to learn that Mitt Romney has any real opponents in the Republican race.

With Three Days To Go, New Hampshire Is Still Romney Country

Mitt Romney

There seems to be very little stopping a big night for Mitt Romney next Tuesday.

A Santorum Bump In South Carolina?


The first poll of the Republican race in South Carolina in three weeks shows a much different picture than the last time we looked at the Palmetto State, including evidence that Rick Santorum has replaced Newt Gingirch in the “Not Romney” role: What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had […]

Ron Paul Raised $13 Million In 4th Quarter

Tea Party Patriots Hold American Policy Summit

The Ron Paul campaign continues to surprise. This time, they’ve done so by coming home with a fundraising number for the final quarter of 2011 that is likely to put them in the top tier among Republican candidates in that category: Politico’s James Hohmann reports that Ron Paul has raised $13 million in the last […]

Ron Paul Supporter Likely Violated Military Regulations By Speaking At Rally


If you watched Ron Paul’s victory speech last night, you likely caught the sight of Corporal Jesse Thorsen speaking on behalf of Paul, at Paul’s invitation. That invitation came about, apparently, because Thorsen’s interview on CNN earlier in the night, also in uniform, had been cut short for some reason. Here’s the video of Thorsen’s […]

Mitt Romney “Wins” Iowa By Eight Votes, Santorum A Very Close Second


It was a photo finish in the Hawkeye State.

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