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  • A Ron Paul Finance Scandal?

    02/21/2012 8:31:47 PM PST · by mnehring · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call's Jonathan Strong reports that Ron Paul's office has a history of billing both US taxpayers and outside groups for the same flights -- and that he's been confronted about it: In March 2005, David James called Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) Congressional office for some documentation. James's nonprofit group, the Liberty Committee, had paid for one of Paul's flights, and James needed a receipt or boarding pass to document the expense. He'd been pushing Paul for the paperwork and now, on the phone, he was "putting his foot down.... ....David James wants Liberty Committee's money back, and is really...
  • Ron Paul about Rick Santorum: Is this dude serious?

    02/21/2012 12:36:59 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Something about Rick Santorum must really get under Ron Paul’s skin. This weekend, the Texas congressman said Santorum’s voting record in the Senate was “atrocious.” Today, his campaign released an ad to run in Michigan that calls Santorum “fake,” a fiscal conservative poser.
  • Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by freedommom · 33 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | 2/16/2012 | seth robson
    CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers. Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion...
  • Ron Paul: Social issues are a loser in the election (watch Video)

    02/20/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday on CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley asked Ron Paul about the new focus in national politics on social issues and whether a national debate focusing on them would help Republicans in November. Paul called it a "losing position" but neglects to mention that he has campaigned on his opposition to abortion at least since the Ames straw poll, an omission caught by CNS News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Do you–are you uncomfortable–certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been...
  • Ron Paul on Social Conservatism: 'I Think It's a Losing Position'

    02/20/2012 11:56:59 AM PST · by mnehring · 140 replies · 1+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas.), who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that social conservatism is "a losing position" for the Republican Party. "Do you--are you uncomfortable--certainly Rick Santorum is the one who has been in the forefront of some of this talk on social issues, but there have been others in the race," Crowley asked Paul. "Are you uncomfortable with this talk about social issues? Do you consider it a winning area for Republicans in November?" "No," said Paul. "I think it's a losing position. "I mean,...
  • Egyptian Pres. Candidate..States If Not for Holocaust, Jews Would Have Annihilated the Germans

    02/20/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-9-12 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Tawfiq Okasha, owner of Al-Faraeen TV, which aired on Al-Faraeen TV on February 9, 2012: Tawfiq Okasha: Hitler's principle was that the best race must become master of the world, and must spread worldwide. Hitler established German Nazism on this, in order to rule and own the world. On the other hand, we find that this is precisely the same philosophy as that of the Israelites and the Jews, who say: We are the Semitic people, we are the best people in the world, and we must rule and own...
  • GOP Scrambles under Allegations of Voter Fraud in Maine Caucuses

    02/19/2012 7:20:19 PM PST · by Spartan79 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Minnesotans for Global Warming ^ | February 15, 2012 | Minnesotans for Global Warming
    I haven't seen this posted earlier here; if not, this is certainly something that Freepers will probably be interested in. (I stumbled upon it surfing by a web site that primarily focuses on AGW issues, but has the occasional OT post). Moderator: if this has already been aired out here, please delete.
  • Santorum, Just War, and False Equivalence

    02/18/2012 2:06:46 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 3 replies
    BLOG & MABLOG ^ | Saturday, 18 February 2012 | Douglas Wilson
    One of the things that needs to be removed from the discussion of Ron Paul's views of foreign policy is a false equivalence that has become something of a meme in these discussions. It is a false equivalence, not because there could never be an equivalence, but rather because it is being assumed to be an automatic equivalence. Read more...
  • Have Ron Pauliens become PSYOP Victims?

    02/18/2012 9:36:34 AM PST · by Ben Barrack · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Barrack Now ^ | 2/18/12 | Ben Barrack
    Ron Paul supporters are a very passionate bunch. They're all in for their guy. A large majority of them are 9/11 Truthers who believe the United States government is responsible for 9/11. When you point out to them that there are a lot of Muslims and communists who share that view, they dismiss it. When anti-Semitic musings were revealed to have been published in his newsletters, his supporters dismissed it. When Eric Dondero, formerly a very close aid to Ron Paul, wrote that the Republican presidential candidate is "most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general," his supporters dismissed it. When...
  • Amid Rivalry, Friendship Blossoms on the Campaign Trail (Ron and Mitt Romance)

    02/17/2012 8:05:16 PM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies
    LAKE JACKSON, Tex. — Once there was a challenge of a softball game from the Ron Paul clan to the Mitt Romney clan. “They didn’t show up,” Mr. Paul says. “We didn’t schedule it. We really razz them about that, ‘You guys chickened out!’ ” When Mr. Paul’s campaign jet broke down last year in Wolfeboro, N.H., Mr. Romney’s wife, Ann, offered to let Mr. Paul, an aide and one of his granddaughters stay the night at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee. When Mr. Romney arrived later, he offered his jet to take them home to Texas. Mr....
  • In Washington state, Paul decries 'war on drugs'

    02/16/2012 8:13:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is decrying the "war on drugs" in a speech to supporters in Washington state. The Texas congressman told more than 1,000 people at a rally Thursday night in Vancouver, Wash., that Americans should be able to make their own decisions on such matters.
  • Bix Weir Says The Ron Paul Tidal Wave Is Here

    02/17/2012 10:00:53 AM PST · by appeal2 · 18 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/17/2012 | Bix Weir
    Bix Weir of www.RoadtoRoota.com fame was with us yesterday and explained that Ron Paul is actually ahead in the delegate account for the Republican Presidential Nomination. It seems that his supporters have been working the system and getting Ron Paul delegates installed even when others have won the popular count! If this is true, it could be a major election game changer. Time will tell if Dr. Paul has the winning electoral special sauce. Bix is expecting major market gyrations in March. He believes that a global financial realignment will be rearing its ugly head and that this will further...
  • The Long Slog: Projecting the Republican Race Through June

    02/16/2012 3:07:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    Had evangelical Christians had their way in 2006’s Pennsylvania Senate election, then-Sen. Rick Santorum (R) would have been reelected in a landslide: among the quarter of the electorate that identified themselves as such, Santorum won 59% to 41%. The trouble for Santorum was that, of the non-evangelical three-fourths of the electorate, Santorum lost to his opponent, Democrat Bob Casey, by two to one. Santorum was defeated in that race by about 17 points — one of the worst drubbings in modern history for an incumbent senator (see chart at this link). If anything, looking at a year when Santorum did...
  • Ron Paul Is Secretly Taking Over The GOP — And It's Driving People Insane (Maine)

    02/16/2012 8:34:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 15, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    By now, it is clear that the Maine caucuses were a complete mess. Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney's 194-vote victory over Ron Paul was prematurely announced, if not totally wrong. Washington County canceled their caucus on Saturday on account of three inches of snow (hardly a blizzard by Maine standards), and other towns that scheduled their caucuses for this week have been left out of the vote count. Now, it looks like caucuses that did take place before Feb. 11 have also been left out of final tally. As the full extent of the chaos unfolds, sources close to...
  • Gingrich: Winning Michigan Remains a Feasible Goal

    02/16/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate NewtGingrich says even though rivals RickSantorum and Mitt Romney are currently leading the pack in the important primary state of Michigan — which is also Romney’s home state — the former House speaker has not given up on his chances. Gingrich, who has dumbfounded political pundits before with his repeated surges, also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he continues to confidently look to Super Tuesday. “I’ll be in Michigan campaigning next week — we have every reason to believe we’re going to be competing there effectively — and we’re going to have a number of...
  • Maine Republicans Urged to Reconsider Romney Win in Caucus Poll

    02/14/2012 7:30:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 3+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 14, 2012
    The Maine Republican Party is being urged to reconsider its announcement that presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a preference poll of state caucus-goers, the Bangor Daily News reports. The Maine GOP said on Saturday that Romney had defeated Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 39 percent to 36 percent, or less than 200 votes, in the state’s weeklong caucuses. To be counted, party officials said the meetings had to be concluded by Feb. 11. According to the newspaper, some communities that followed caucus procedure were still not counted in the final tabulation. In addition, one county was forced to postpone its caucus...
  • Ron Paul: I would discourage attack by Israel on Iran

    02/06/2012 4:12:36 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    The State Column ^ | February 06, 2012
    Speaking over the weekend on CNN, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said he would seek to discourage an attack on Iran by Israel, citing a comments from Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, who said a nuclear Iran wouldn’t necessarily be an “existential threat”. “You don’t go to war over these kinds of things,” said Mr. Paul. “I would try to use the foreign policy and military experts who say this would be a fallacy and use the people in Israel who are saying these things as well to show that people should stop and think before they start a war.” The...
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Michigan GOP Primary: Santorum 35%, Romney 32%

    02/14/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/14/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, following his wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, has now jumped ahead of Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 35% of the vote to Romney’s 32%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 13% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 11%. Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Early Voting Starts Wednesday in Tennessee

    02/13/2012 9:02:55 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    February 14, 2012 | Tennessee Nana
    Republican candidates listed on my local ballot Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum
  • Kudlow: A King Dollar GOP?

    02/13/2012 5:19:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | February 13, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Out on the campaign trail, Fed head Ben Bernanke is an unpopular guy. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both said they would replace Bernanke, not reappoint him. Rep. Ron Paul would swap the whole Federal Reserve monetary system for a gold-linked dollar, making the yellow metal legal tender. And it was Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, before he dropped out of the race, who said more quantitative easing by the Fed would be "almost treasonous." Republicans in Washington are equally unimpressed by Bernanke. Rep. Paul Ryan recently criticized the Fed for bankrolling our huge budget deficits and thereby accommodating...