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Occam’s Razor, Ron Paul edition

Okay, so Rachel Maddow did a segment on Ron Paul's newsletter and the outrageous racism he spewed from it for years: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The evidence is straightforward: These racist rants were signed by Paul, in a newsletter that claimed to…

In ad for newsletter, Ron Paul forecast ‘race war’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A direct-mail solicitation for Ron Paul’s political and investment newsletters two decades ago warned of a “coming race war in our big cities” and of a “federal-homosexual cover-up” to play down the impact of AIDS. The eight-page letter, which appears to carry Paul’s signature at the end,…

Gingrich: Ron Paul’s key base is ‘people who want to legalize drugs’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday took a few rhetorical shots at his rival Ron Paul and his unorthodox libertarian message, according to CBS News. “This is a guy who basically says, if the United States were only nice, it wouldn’t have had 9/11,” he told conservative commentator John…

Ron Paul quits CNN interview after being asked about racist newsletters

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ended an interview with CNN after he was questioned about a hate-filled newsletter that was published under his name. The newsletters were published about 20 years ago and contained a number of incendiary comments about African-Americans, such as referring to Martin Luther…

Ron Paul assails ‘perpetual war’

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Republican White House hopeful Ron Paul, courting Iowa voters who are key to his campaign, called Wednesday for a “minding our own business” US foreign policy and an end to “perpetual war.” “No more wars unless you declare them, and fight them, and win them, and…

Maddow: Ron Paul calls out uncomfortable truth in GOP politics

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night discussed Ron Paul’s rising poll numbers in Iowa, and said his candidacy for president revealed an “uncomfortable truth” about the Republican Party. She noted that establishment Republicans had blasted Paul’s isolationist foreign policy, even though his policies often received applause from Republican debate…

Poll: Ron Paul becomes new frontrunner in Iowa

The continually evolving GOP presidential race has taken another twist, as Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has become the new frontrunner in Iowa. According to a new poll release from Public Policy Poll, Paul has surged ahead at 23 percent, with Mitt Romney now in second place at 20 percent. Former…

National Organization for Marriage takes aim at Ron Paul

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a group dedicated to fighting same sex marriage and preventing same sex couples from adopting children, has put Texas Rep. Ron Paul in its crosshairs. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday became the latest Republican presidential candidate to sign the group’s pledge. But…

Ron Paul: Bachmann ‘hates Muslims’

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on The Tonight Show Friday evening to express how his fellow presidential candidate and House colleague Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) doesn’t have warm feelings for followers of Islam. “She hates Muslims,” Paul said about Bachmann. “She wants to go get ‘em.” WATCH: Video from NBC,…

Chris Wallace: Iowa ‘won’t count’ if Ron Paul wins

Fox News host Chris Wallace doesn’t want Republicans to go wasting their votes on Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s campaign. Wallace, who is moderating a Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Wednesday that a Paul win would “discredit” the Iowa caucuses. “The Ron Paul people are…

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