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Ron Paul gains ground, further stirring Republicans

AMHERST, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul declared on Wednesday his campaign was “peaking at the right time” as polls show him closing in on the two perceived front-runners. The libertarian congressman from Texas with a passionate core of followers complained that pundits were dismissing his longshot…

Ron Paul: Obama pushing ‘martial law,’ Holder should be ‘fired’

Speaking to conspiracy talk show host Alex Jones on Tuesday, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said he believes that Attorney General Eric Holder should be “immediately fired,” and that President Barack Obama is pushing for the legalization of “martial law” in the U.S. In his comments about Holder, Paul, who’s in…

Poll: Ron Paul only 1 point behind Gingrich in Iowa

WASHINGTON — Former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s commanding lead among Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa has eroded dramatically in the past week, a poll in the key state out Tuesday shows. Gingrich tops the survey with 22 percent support, just slightly ahead of Congressman Ron Paul who has 21 percent,…

Ron Paul accuses Gingrich of ‘selling access’ to D.C. in new ad

The presidential campaign of Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) released a new web ad on Monday that accuses rival Newt Gingrich of enriching himself with lobbyist money as a member of Congress. The nearly two-minute ad, which will be promoted on conservative web sites, highlights the fact that Gingrich faced…

Paul: Gingrich ‘immoral’ for taking taxpayer money from Freddie Mac

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul ripped fellow candidate Newt Gingrich Sunday for taking $1.6 million from the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac. During Saturday night’s GOP debate in Iowa, Paul scored one of the cleanest attacks on Gingrich for raking in big bucks in…

Former Gov. Granholm predicts surge for Ron Paul

Speaking to a Current TV panel after the Republican presidential debate on Saturday, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) suggested that Texas Rep. Ron Paul may see a new influx of support. The post-debate panel included Former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Anchor Cenk Uygur, and The Young Turks…

Ron Paul: Bush administration reacted with ‘glee’ after 9/11

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday that President George W. Bush’s administration was actually happy after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011. Speaking to about 1,000 students on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa, Paul explained that the Bush administration was eager to capitalize on the attacks.…

Ron Paul promises ‘big cuts’ in new ad

The Ron Paul presidential campaign released an energetic new TV advertisement on Monday, which touts the Texas congressman as the only Republican candidate serious about cutting the federal debt. “What’s up with these sorry politicians?” the 30-second ad says. “Lots of bark, but when it’s show time, whimpering like little…

Trump calls Paul, Huntsman ‘joke candidates’

Angered by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman slamming his December 27 debate, billionaire Donald Trump lashed back at the two GOP presidential candidates on NBC’s Today show Monday morning. “I think most candidates are going to join, and I think those two candidates have zero…

Iowa poll finds Ron Paul in second, edging past Mitt Romney

Libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) is outperforming the odd-on Republican frontrunner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), in the key GOP primary state of Iowa, according to a new poll out on Sunday. It’s the third poll so far to confirm Paul’s emergence as a leading candidate for the…

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