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  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Will88 · 93 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. The other 9 candidates are all clustered between 3% and having no support at all (George Pataki)- John Kasich and Rand Paul are at 3%, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at 2%, Chris Christie at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and Pataki all...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Obama Taunts GOP on Iran Deal by Comparing Himself to Reagan

    07/15/2015 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | July 14, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    President Obama has two routes for getting the Iran nuclear deal approved by Congress. The more difficult path involves attempting to woo Republicans, though they've already vowed to kill the deal. Or Obama could just shore up support among Democrats so when he vetoes the GOP's "resolution of disapproval" Congress won't have the votes to override him. Supposedly the White House has not settled on which path it will pursue, but Obama's decision to invoke the name of the GOP's favorite human in explaining his rationale for the deal suggests he isn't all that concerned about angering them further.
  • Ron Paul Praises Iran Nuke Deal, Says Critics 'Misinterpreted' It

    07/14/2015 11:39:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 14, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The Iranian nuclear deal is a big step toward world peace, and Republicans would be praising it if one of their own had negotiated it, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul told Newsmax TV's "The Hard Line."Paul told host Ed Berliner that the deal echoed Ronald Reagan's deal with the Soviets in the 1980s. Paul's biggest problem with the deal was that the United States had to work under the confines of the United Nations and NATO. "There's something to be said about moving in the direction of at least talking to people instead of saying, 'All right, you're scoundrels, we'll...
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • Rand Paul accidentally proposed legalizing murder

    04/07/2015 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    vox ^ | 4-7-2015 | Dara Lind
    We knew Rand Paul had a pretty deep commitment to ending mass incarceration. But his speech announcing a 2016 run for president might have promised something more radical than even he would want: legalizing every type of crime, including murder and assault. Paul said that in his vision for America, "Any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed." The problem is that that describes pretty much every law that incarcerates a lot of people in America — the nonviolent drug offenses that Paul often rails against, sure, but also violent crimes and property crimes. The majority of people in...
  • Rand Paul's First Challenge: Defeat Ted Cruz

    04/07/2015 3:01:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 7, 2015 | David Knowles
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  • Ted Cruz's presidential run is bad news for Rand Paul

    03/23/2015 7:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/23/2015 | Philip Klein
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on Monday is expected to announce he's running for president. However well he ends up doing in the Republican primaries, one thing is for sure — the development is terrible news for Sen. Rand Paul's presidential ambitions. Whatever small chance Paul had in the 2016 presidential race was premised on his ability to reach beyond the core supporters of his father's, by articulating a message that appealed to a broader coalition of Republicans. The biggest opportunity Paul had for growth was with Tea Party voters who would be drawn to his limited government message. The biggest...
  • Saying “Congratulations!” takes a long time for those in a Sulk

    03/20/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/2015 | Judi McLeod
    President Barack Obama finally got around to congratulating Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his impressive election win Thursday afternoon.  Sorta’, kinda’, that is. “President Barack Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by telephone on Thursday afternoon, two days after his party won a sweeping victory in national elections. (Daily Mail, March 19, 2015) “The White House had said he would wait until Israel’s president asked Netanyahu to form a coalition government, in keeping with past practice. “On Wednesday morning as Likud party partisans cheered in Tel Aviv, Obama’s political strategy director David Simas stopped short of...
  • Andrea Mitchell: 'President Obama Was a Drag'

    11/04/2014 9:01:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 04, 2014
    Andrea Mitchell: 'President Obama Was a Drag' Democrats may be wishing President Obama sat this one out. With Republicans poised to take control of the Senate and making gains in the House of Representatives, it seems that Obama's charisma cache may have run out, NBC's Andrea Mitchell pointed out to Brian Williams on Tuesday. "First of all, what (Tuesday night's early results) tells us about this campaign, this election, is that President Obama was a drag," said Mitchell. "Look at Kentucky ... Two-thirds of the voters in Kentucky, had a negative view, did not like President Obama. That was an...
  • It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel

    09/19/2001 7:57:36 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 203 replies · 2,091+ views
    9/29/01 | R. Alexander
    It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel An Analysis of the After Effects of the Terrorist Attack by R. Alexander September 19, 2001 Many of us were surprised to hear responses coming from both U.S.citizens and our so-called allies suggesting the U.S. somehow deserved the terrorist attack. With righteous moral indignation, these enlightened critics, suddenly experts on terrorism, lecture us, claiming "this would not have happened if the U.S. hadn't been intervening in the Middle East." This criticism is said with a straight face by Americans who see no problem driving an oversized SUV that gets 12 miles ...
  • Sen. Rand Paul has support of Democratic Sen. Harry Reid on felon voting rights bill

    06/24/2014 9:07:11 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/24/2014 | Nick Storm
    Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has found an unlikely ally in U.S. Senate in Majority Leader Harry Reid, at least on a measure which would return non-violent felons their right to vote. Paul has been pushing to restore the voting rights to non-violent felons in Kentucky, speaking to community members in West Louisville about the initiative and appearing in a state Senate committee meeting in February. The legislation, which was drafted in the form of a constitutional amendment, was changed by state Senate Republicans in Frankfort, and never made it to a floor vote in the Senate. In...
  • Ted Cruz must change if he wants to be president

    06/02/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    all voices ^ | May 31, 2014 | "Punditty"
    Analysis Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, hero to the tea party and villain to liberals, predicted Saturday that Republicans will win control of the Senate in November, then went on to edge out Dr. Ben Carson in a straw poll taken on the last day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Cruz had uplifting words for the party faithful in attendance. “I am convinced we are going to retake the United States Senate in 2014,” the junior senator from Texas said, no equivocation whatsoever in his distinct voice. Cruz is the latest in a long line of polarizing...
  • Rand Paul Is the King of CPAC

    03/07/2014 2:06:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | 03-07-2014 | By Sarah Mimms
    One year after his filibuster, the Paul love at CPAC is stronger than ever. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—A year after his 13-hour filibuster won the hearts of young conservatives just a week ahead of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference, the fandom for Sen. Rand Paul here has only grown. Paul gave a speech Friday before the first standing-room-only crowd at the conference so far, asking a cheering audience, "Will you, America's next generation of liberty-lovers, will you stand and be heard?" Following his typical style, Paul's speech focused largely on personal freedom, the Fourth Amendment, and rights he alleged are...
  • The Battle Of The Selfies

    02/25/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2014 | MOTUS
    Did you know that yesterday was “No Makeup Monday?” It appears to have something to do with “loving your selfie” although going in front of a camera lens without a stitch of makeup on and expecting to love the result seems rather counter intuitive to me. I, for one, think I look much better with a bit of lipstick.And maybe even a touch of blusher:Butt back to “NMM,” the entire staff of the Today Show bravely went where no hi-def TV team has ever gone before: Makeup free! To say it wasn’t pretty is a bit of an understatement. And...
  • Direct From Aspen: the Finals of the Michelle Obama Who Wore It Better Contest

    02/15/2014 9:24:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay, who had Lady M and the Wee Wons arriving Aspen @ 5:16 local time? Ding! Ding! Ding! – you’re our winner! Extra credit if you had also predicted she would shut down Aspen Airport for over an hour, requiring many of the 1 percenters who fund her lifestyle to circle, unable to land. Keith has more coverage here. You can look forward to continued MSM non-coverage of our 3-day-long-weekend here in the land of the (very, very) rich and famous. The only transparency-in-government on display you’re likely to see this weekend will be my imaging of Lady M heading...
  • Valentine’s Wishes From the RED Zone: "Who Wore It Better-2" - Lady M or...

    02/14/2014 9:36:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-14-2014 | MOTUS
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And I have some special valentine’s for you: Who Wore it Better: In (mostly) RED!So let’s cut to the chase: Who Wore it Better (WWIB), MO or Rupaul?WWIB, MO or this runway model bimbo for Elie Saab?or, WWIB, MO or…Rupaul, again:By the way, do you recognize the little guy with big hair posing with Rupaul?Ding! Ding! Ding! if you said Johnny Weir, former U.S. ice skating champion:and current Olympic ice skating commentator for NBC: Since he arrived in Sochi he has been passive aggressively protesting Russia’s archaic intolerance of the existence of gays:Unlike Iran, which “does...
  • Ron Paul: Bradley Manning Promotes Peace More Than Obama

    04/12/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies ^ | April 12, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing an enormous stash of classified government documents to WikiLeaks for publication, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize more than President Barack Obama, according to former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. “While President Obama was starting and expanding unconstitutional wars overseas, Bradley Manning, whose actions have caused exactly zero deaths, was shining light on the truth behind these wars,” the former Republican presidential contender told U.S. News. “It’s clear which individual has done more to promote peace.” Manning was nominated for the award in 2011, 2012 and again earlier this year. Obama won the...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/27/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    White Out Press ^ | 4/24/2012 | Staff
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appears to be piling up enough delegates to force a...
  • Arizona GOP Debate: Santorum Slips, Newt Rallies, Romney Benefits

    02/22/2012 9:24:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Town Hall ^ | February 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Tonight marked the 20th, and possibly last, televised debate among Republican candidates for president of the 2012 cycle.  On the whole, it wasn't an especially inspiring or memorable event, but because it was the final opportunity for each candidate to distinguish himself in this sort of setting (at least before Super Tuesday), the stakes were high.  My analysis of how each contender performed:   Newt Gingrich won the debate, vindicating his team's "let Newt be Newt" strategy.  Gone was the angry, embittered former Speaker.  Sneering Newt was repealed and replaced by supportive, "cheerful" Newt -- eager to agree with his...
  • Is Ron Paul the New Lyndon LaRouche?

    01/15/2012 11:28:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/5/2012 | Michael Rubin
    Lyndon LaRouche was a prolific writer who developed a cult-like following and eight times, between 1976 and 2004, sought the presidency, seven times for the Democratic ticket. He wrote and spoke often about the economy and spun wild conspiracy theories. For example, he said Queen Elizabeth was a drug dealer. The Nation’s Bob Dreyfuss, a LaRouche acolyte who dedicated his first book to his former boss and had it published by LaRouche’s publisher, argued in it that Bernard Lewis, perhaps the most influential living historian of the Middle East, was a nefarious force behind Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran’s Islamic Revolution....
  • Ron Paul Campaign Statement on Morning Media Incident

    01/10/2012 9:14:39 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Paul For President ^ | 1-10-12 | Paul For President
    CONCORD, N.H. – Jesse Benton, national campaign chairman for the Ron Paul campaign, released the following statement today in regards to the media incident in Manchester, NH this morning: “Dr. Paul has been committed to meeting one on one with New Hampshire voters, and has aggressively campaigned at town halls, house parties, and meet and greets since early last spring. “This morning, he attempted to hold an event at Moe Joe’s Diner in Manchester, to speak with patrons and supporters in the last push before the New Hampshire primary. Unfortunately, Dr. Paul and his family were forced to leave early...
  • RuPaul wants you to know he's not Ron Paul

    01/08/2012 9:43:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies
    RuPaul, the world’s most famous drag queen, is on his way to the Red Arrow Diner in New Hampshire to spread his message. What would that message be? The host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" would like to promote a little love and remind folks in The Granite State that he is not 2012 candidate Ron Paul. RuPaul explained to POLITICO: "I'm going to N.H. on a mission to spread love and set the record straight: contrary to recent reports, I am NOT Ron Paul. And I am not running for president of the United States. I hope to meet Ron...
  • The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum [he believes in the right to zot Paulbots]

    If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working. Read more:
  • Stormfront Founder Says White Supremacists Thought Ron Paul Was ‘One of Us’

    12/30/2011 1:35:03 PM PST · by mnehring · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Don Black, head racist of the hate site Stormfront, makes it clear that for many years Ron Paul appealed directly to the white supremacist subculture: Stormfront Founder Don Black Says White Supremacists Thought Ron Paul Was ‘One of Us’. Ron Paul posing with Don & Derek Black at the 2007 Values Voter debateRon Paul was a hot topic this week on the talk radio show hosted by prominent white supremacist Don Black and his son Derek. Mr. Black said he received Mr. Paul’s controversial newsletters when they were first published about two decades ago and described how the publications were...
  • RevPac fundraiser at South Street Seaport (Ron Paul)

    12/07/2011 11:06:19 AM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 7, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services sector, the rigidly anti-corporatist, free market dogma of the Paul campaign-highlighted by the appearance of bearish Euro Pacific CEO Peter Schiff-lent a new dimension to what would otherwise have been a routine campaign fundraiser. The optics of the event were pleasing, which I suppose was...
  • Glenn Beck Smears Ron Paul With Half-Truths About Paul's Earmarks.

    11/30/2011 8:52:31 PM PST · by PhilipFreneau · 218 replies · 2+ views
    11/30/2011 | PhilipFreneau
    Glenn Beck Smears Ron Paul With Half-Truths About Paul's Earmarks. Today on his radio show Glenn Beck and his staff declared that Ron Paul is the "earmark king", and labeled Paul a hypocrit. Beck correctly stated that Paul adds many earmarks to spending bills, and then votes against the spending bills. What Beck left out (either by deceit or by ignorance) is that earmarks do not increase the size of a budget. The money allocated for a budget is set by the Appropriations Committee prior to any allocation or earmark. All money not allocated or earmarked is not deleted from...
  • Ron Paul: Israel can take care of itself

    11/22/2011 11:29:18 PM PST · by Just4Him · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Setting himself far apart from his Republican colleagues, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on Tuesday night suggested that the U.S. should have less involvement in Israel's affairs. "I think they're quite capable of taking care of themselves," he said. The statement came in response to a question in a Tuesday night debate about whether the GOP candidates would, as president, support Israel in an attack against Iran. Paul responded that he wouldn't expect such an attack to take place -- but if it were to, "Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way."...
  • Oh my: Another Iowa poll has Ron Paul in second place (Watch Video)

    11/17/2011 6:39:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2011 | Allahpundit
    He was a distant fourth in Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters this morning, but there’s no way the “Paul surge!” meme is going to die that easily. New fuel for the fire today from Iowa State: A poll of almost 1,000 Iowa registered Republicans has him just above 20 percent, four points better than Romney and just four points back of a guy whose own supporters have taken to dumping him as unelectable on national TV. As Cain fades a bit, Newt starts to come on strong, and Perry gets his second wind, there’s at least a chance here of...
  • Ron Paul: GOP will be punished if it capitulates on tax increases

    11/17/2011 7:41:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-17 | Justin Sink
    Ron Paul says that Republicans will be punished if they do not hold the line against tax increases in the super-committee negotiations and argued that his campaign was well situated to challenge Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in a radio interview with Sean Hannity Thursday. "If we capitulate, they will punish the Republican Party," Paul said in response to questions about proposed tax increases. He also said that Republicans needed to be thinking more dramatically about reducing the federal deficit. "Even if they cut a trillion dollars over the next couple of years from the baseline budget it doesn't...
  • Blast from the past: Ron Paul quits the Republican party (Ron Paul NO FAN of Reagan)

    09/06/2011 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/6/11 | Jazz Shaw
    Congressman Ron Paul of Texas certainly has been a busy guy of late, hasn’t he? When he’s not running ads calling fellow Lone Star State denizen Rick Perry a liberal, he’s busily preparing for a debate to be held at the presidential library of conservative icon Ronald Reagan tomorrow night. /snip/ With that in mind, it may be of interest to look through the slightly longer lens of history and see what Ron Paul had to say about Reagan (and the GOP in general) back in 1987 when he quit the party and lambasted the sitting president. The letter, sent...
  • A Fresh, NEW PAUL for President anyone?

    07/30/2011 2:26:39 PM PDT · by publius321 · 58 replies
    Senator Rand Paul has done an outstanding job as a freshman US Senator. He has stood his ground; he has not waivered and in every interview I have thus far seen, he has done an OUTSTANDING job articulating his remonstrance of why he could not support –any- of the bills put forward in the House or Senate. We have a few historical precedents in this nation of sons of previous Presidents succeeding their former Presidential fathers and many such examples in the House and Senate. I think that Rand Paul has clearly demonstrated... (continued)
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • Another example of why Ron Paul is a phony conservative

    06/04/2010 6:17:21 AM PDT · by big black dog · 38 replies · 586+ views
    I make no secret of the fact that I LOATHE Ron Paul. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between Ron Paul and the far left when it comes to the Middle East and here is another example: Video: Ron Paul denounces Israel's flotilla raid, of course Go ahead and watch it if you have the stomach, it's all there, but it's no surprise. I've had Ron Paul's number since he got busted in 2007/8 for newsletters he did in the 80s which were flagrantly anti-semite (among other things). Ron Paul's excuses that he didn't know what was in...
  • It's not about tea

    05/02/2010 12:54:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 329+ views ^ | May 2, 2010 | Paul Jacob
    Those who adore modern, unlimited government have a problem. A few problems, actually, but biggest is their obvious inability to say “no” to government growth. Today’s politicians and pundits seem completely incapable of prioritizing anything. After all, in their minds, every need represents a right to government support or a mandate for government action. If a constituency likes a program (and what constituency objects to money being thrown at them?), what can they say against it? But these folks have a second problem, a practical one. They have opponents. The bulk of the American populace, in a sense. But, in...
  • LA principal apologizes for choice of black heroes

    03/05/2010 4:38:57 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 575+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 5 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The principal of a South Los Angeles elementary school has apologized after some children carried photos of O.J. Simpson, RuPaul and Dennis Rodman in a parade celebrating Black History Month. "Unfortunately, questionable decisions were made in the selection of noteworthy African-American role models," Lorraine Abner wrote Thursday in a letter sent to parents of students at Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School....
  • Paul burned by Tea Party blowback

    02/27/2010 5:08:52 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 125 replies · 2,199+ views
    Paul burned by Tea Party blowback By: Alex Isenstadt February 27, 2010 06:29 PM EST Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-oriented Republican whose 2008 presidential run provided kindling for the Tea Party movement, suddenly finds himself dealing with the blowback: a handful of Tea Party-inspired candidates are seeking to dislodge him in Tuesday’s Texas Republican primary. It’s an unusual turn of events for a veteran congressman who has reached stardom in conservative populist circles and who just last week emerged as the victor of the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Yet despite his solid anti-establishment credentials and...
  • Fed Chairman Bernanke Should Apologize to Ron Paul

    02/24/2010 8:45:22 PM PST · by Captain Kirk · 52 replies · 766+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | February 24, 2010 | Robert Wenzel
    It seems in vogue these days to apologize for wrong doings. I am not really sure why Tiger Woods apologized on worldwide television to golfers, his wife, his mother, to me, to the entire world, for what appears a personal matter, but I tell you who needs to apologize publicly is Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. He needs to apologize for his snarky, condescending attitude toward Congressman Ron Paul when Paul , 1. asked Bernanke about allegations that the Federal Reserve was involved in funneling money to Saddam Hussein, when Hussein was a favorite of the U.S., and 2....
  • US conservatives prefer Paul to Palin: poll

    02/21/2010 7:20:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,458+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A straw poll of US conservative activists saw Texas congressman Ron Paul emerge as the preferred Republican presidential candidate to run against President Barack Obama in 2012. Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, some way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years. There were boos among the crowd as the...
  • S.Africa's Semenya calls gender debate a 'joke'

    09/08/2009 3:33:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 1,067+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/8/2009 | Staff
    South Africa's world 800m champion Caster Semenya said the gender debate that has erupted around her is "a joke", in an interview with a South African magazine that posed her in a fashion shoot. "I see it all as a joke, it doesn't upset me. God made me the way I am and I accept myself. I am who I am and I'm proud of myself," she told You magazine, South Africa's biggest-selling English-language magazine. Semenya appeared on the cover of the magazine's latest edition, but the masculine runner's makeover in stilettos and liquid skinny jeans only served to revive...
  • Embattled track star Caster Semenya gets new coach, new look

    09/08/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 11 replies · 3,726+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 090809 | Chris Chase
    It's been a week of change for Caster Semenya, the South African runner at the center of a gender controversy at last month's world track championships. First, one of her South African coaches quit the team in shame for not telling Semenya that she was being subjected to gender tests. (Semenya had thought she was taking a doping test.) Then, Semenya appeared on the cover of South Africa's You magazine with a complete makeover designed to silence critics who insist she is a man. For the shoot Semenya sported a less ambiguous hair style, a designer black dress, jewelry, makeup...
  • Ron Paul attacks Sarah Palin as 'country club' Republican

    07/19/2009 9:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 284 replies · 5,176+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/18/2009 | Thomas Lifson
    What to make of Ron Paul? The word erratic comes to mind. On domestic spending, he is a righteous guardian of small government, while on foreign affairs he is a dangerous isolationist who believes the world will leave us alone if we just tend to our own knitting. And as far as Sarah Palin and her supporters go, he is a space cadet, apparently. An interview with Politico published today contains this startling assertion from Paul: 'As for soon-to-be departing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Paul dismisses her supporters as "more establishment, conventional Country-Club type of Republicans."' This is odd indeed,...
  • Ron Paul: Pelosi Commission Vote a ‘Partisan Stunt’

    05/22/2009 9:52:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,416+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 5/22/09 | Dave Wiggles
    Yesterday’s Republican attempt to — well, technically to resolve to investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), but more realistically to keep the “CIA scandal” going a few more days — drew “nay” votes from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.). Paul’s spokeswoman Rachel Mills talked to the congressman and explained why he voted no. “He didn’t want to cast a contentious political vote,” said Mills, “because he thinks that torture is the real issue here. He sees what’s going on as a partisan stunt.”
  • Mexico releases list of U.S. products that will see higher tariffs

    03/18/2009 6:17:44 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 72 replies · 1,656+ views
    AZ Star Net ^ | 03/18/2009
    Mexico has released the list of U.S. products that will see tariffs of 10 percent to 45 percent. The move is in retaliation for the U.S. scrapping a test program allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods beyond a U.S. border zone. Among affected goods are certain fruits and vegetables, wine, juices, sunglasses, toothpaste and coffee, according to a government statement. Most tariffs are 10 percent to 20 percent, with unspecified fresh products subject to a 45 percent charge. The tariffs will apply to $2.4 billion of goods and take effect today. Talks to diffuse the first trade dispute of President...
  • Libertarians Gone Wild Ron Paul's insane cameo in the upcoming Bruno movie (Too funny!)

    03/17/2009 6:51:52 AM PDT · by big black dog · 25 replies · 1,312+ views
    Slate ^ | Christopher Beam
    The scene with Paul, filmed in early 2008, occurs about halfway through the movie, after Bruno gets the idea that you have to make a sex tape to become famous. (Stop reading here if you want to see the movie unspoiled.) Cut to a nondescript hotel suite where Bruno sits across from Ron Paul. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, a light blows out on the set. Bruno apologizes for the technical difficulties and suggests that he and Paul wait in the other room while the crew fixes the light. The other room, it turns out, is a bedroom. The...
  • Michelle Obama: A Fashion Plate For The 21st Century

    01/20/2009 8:35:14 PM PST · by Quaker · 97 replies · 2,313+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | January 20, 2009 | Quaker
    No matter what the woman still looks similar to and walks like a linebacker.
  • RuPaul: Doing Double Duty -- With The Obamas

    12/18/2008 12:15:54 PM PST · by KJC1 · 8 replies · 781+ views
    BlackVoices ^ | 12-16-08 | Karu Daniels
    RuPaul always knew how to make head turns. Even 15 years after he hit the top of the 'Billboard' charts with his dance music anthem 'Supermodel,' the famous transvestite is at it again – and this time, he's feeling presidential. obtained a copy of the gender bender's "Holiday Card," featuring him as President-elect Barack Obama and the future First Lady Michelle Obama. "RuPaul celebrates the holidays and the history-making Obamas in a commemorative holiday card of presidential proportions," a spokesperson said. This double-exposure opens the door for what he has in store with his latest showbiz endeavor.
  • Burning bridges-Attacks on Kosovo unjustified, shameful[Ron Paul][March 29, 1999]

    02/21/2008 6:35:03 PM PST · by BGHater · 45 replies · 242+ views ^ | 28 March 1999 | Ron Paul
    This is not a proud moment for America, as the United States military has been used to invade a sovereign nation that threatened neither our security, nor even the borders of our allies or friends. Yet, for an Administration enthralled with the notion of a paternalistic government that cares for everyone, everywhere, all the time, President Clinton's actions in Serbia should not be surprising. Just as this president believes he and his government can best order the lives of each American citizen (he recently said that Americans shouldn't be given a tax cut because they would not spend the money...
  • Ron Paul Blames US Policy for Bhutto Killing

    12/27/2007 2:33:22 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 267 replies · 1,619+ views
    LGF ^ | 12-27-07 | video of Ron Paul
    Ron Paul blames the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on the “interventionist” policy of the United States, and says Al Qaeda is justified in being “annoyed” at us.