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Sources say Ron Paul signed off on racist newsletters

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has consistently denied having written — or even read — the inflammatory racist and anti-gay remarks that went out under his name in newsletters he published in the early 1990s. Although numerous associates agree that Paul does not hold racist views, however, it appears that…

Ron Paul skips Florida, targets Nevada, Minnesota, Colorado

By Grace Wyler As Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney sling mud across the Sunshine State, another candidate has been markedly absent from the Florida barnstorming this week. Ron Paul — the libertarian demigod who briefly captured the media’s attention earlier this month — has once again faded into political oblivion after his disappointing fourth-place finish…

Ron Paul: ‘The welfare system helps the wealthy’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to abolish all income taxes — but he says he’ll have to completely destroy the “welfare system” to do it. During CNN’s Republican debate in Florida on Thursday, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Paul if he agreed with the tax policies that former President Ronald…

Limbaugh: Ron Paul ‘sounds like an Islamic terrorist’

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to news that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) might have been detained by the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) by saying that it would have made more sense if they detained his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). “Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been detained by…

Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly “detained” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Monday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a tweet sent by his communications director Moira Bagley. “Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” she wrote. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Aides told NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell…

Ron Paul hot air balloon cited for ‘improper lane use’

A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been warned about “improper lane use” after his hot air balloon backed up traffic for miles on a South Carolina highway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol asked two supporters to deflate the balloon bearing Ron Paul’s name, which was hovering near…

Ron Paul proposes bill to repeal indefinite detention provision

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced legislation to the U.S House on Wednesday that would repeal Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The $662 billion defense spending bill contained controversial provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, that required terrorism suspects to be detained by the military without trial,…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Ron Paul bills taxpayers $50,000 for first class flights

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has campaigned on cutting the size and cost of government, but it turns out the Texas Republican is a big spender when it comes to air fare. An Associated Press report published Monday found that since May 2009, Paul had billed taxpayers for 31 round-trip…

Maher: Ron Paul ‘is in my heart more on foreign affairs’ than Obama

In his return episode for the new year, Bill Maher expressed pleasure once again for a certain GOP presidential candidate’s foreign policy perspective. While discussing President Barack Obama’s controversial singing of the National Defense Authorization Act, Maher effused praise for Rep. Ron Paul (R) on representing how he feels on…

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