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‘Charlie McAwesome’ glitter bombs Ron Paul

A man going by the name “Charlie McAwesome” made it official Monday night: every remaining Republican presidential frontrunner has been glitter bombed. At a campaign event in Minneapolis, “McAwesome” doused Texas Congressman Ron Paul with sparkly particles as he was leaving the stage, according to City Pages. “Housing and healthcare…

Ron Paul took double reimbursements on air travel: report

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has been reimbursed twice for air travel repeatedly over the last 10 years, according to an examination of his financial records by Washington, D.C. publication Roll Call. Reporter Jonathan Strong claimed to have identified eight separate instances from 1999-2009 where Paul took reimbursement for his travel…

RuPaul makes surprise New Hampshire campaign announcement

Drag superstar and reality TV host RuPaul made an appearance on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Saturday. Looking spruce in an ice blue tailored wool coat and studious-looking, horn-rimmed glasses, the nearly seven foot tall “Supermodel” singer was “campaigning” in the state. He announced that his goal is…

Paul once criticized equal pay, AIDS patients, sexual harassment victims

In one of his earliest books, the libertarian-leaning Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) explained just how deep his ideology runs, with the Civil Rights Act, equal pay for women, laws protecting workers from sexual harassment and the sufferers of AIDS drawing portions of his ire. Related: Raw Story’s Mike Rogers: Paul…

Bachmann’s Iowa campaign leader quits to join Ron Paul campaign

A key player in Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign has switched sides, joining the campaign of Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the final push before the Iowa caucuses. According to Talking Points Memo‘s Livewire blog, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson announced yesterday that he would be leaving Bachmann’s…

Poll: Ron Paul poised to win Iowa caucuses

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), once labeled nothing more than a “gadfly” by a former Bush strategist, has emerged as the GOP’s leading candidate in the crucial Iowa caucuses, the first post-Christmas poll to be published this year has found. With the nation’s first primary vote just six days away, Paul…

Romney leads GOP, Cain second: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney leads the field vying for the Republican presidential nomination but fewer than one in four of the party’s voters back him as a surging Herman Cain gains ground, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, is holding on to his…

After Ron Paul win, Values Voters organizer calls own poll ‘irrelevant’

According to the principal organizer of the Values Voters Summit, the group’s own straw poll should not be taken seriously. Following a victory by Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told CNN on Monday morning that the win was merely an “outlier,” suggesting…

Jon Stewart presses Ron Paul on his libertarian views

Although Jon Stewart and Texas Congressman Ron Paul found common ground in their opposition to the war on drugs on Monday night, Stewart questioned whether all of Paul’s libertarian ideals were realistic. Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, said during his appearance on The Daily Show that the free market system…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

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