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Raw Story’s executive editor Megan Carpentier debates Ron Paul’s candidacy with Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch

In the wake of the Iowa GOP caucus, Raw Story executive editor Megan Carpentier and Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch sat down with The Real News Network’s senior editor Paul Jay to discuss Tuesday’s events and, in particular, the candidacy of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Welch, a self-identified libertarian, and Carpentier…

Pentagon reporter caught complaining he’ll be laid off if Ron Paul wins

As President Barack Obama was set to announce the largest cuts to the U.S. military since the Cold War Wednesday, a few reporters on the Defense Department beat were worrying about their jobs. Prior to the president’s remarks at the Pentagon, C-SPAN microphones caught several reporters discussing what a Ron…

‘Bunny Ranch’ sex workers endorse Ron Paul

Employees at Nevada’s most famous legal brothel say they are “pimpin for Paul.” Workers at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel told KRNV that they are endorsing Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul because he’s for state’s rights. “If a client comes into the Bunny Ranch and says, ‘I’m pimpin for Paul,’…

Ron Paul denies knowing of tweet mocking Huntsman

Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) said he was not aware that the official Twitter account of his 2012 campaign sent out a sarcastic message that mocked his rival Jon Huntsman on Tuesday night. “@JonHuntsan we found your one Iowa voter, he’s in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call…

Paul: Gingrich ‘chickened out’ of military service

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Wednesday said that a draft dodger like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had no business sending kids to war. In his speech following finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses Tuesday night, Gingrich had said that Paul’s “views on foreign policy I think are stunningly…

Ron Paul: Third in Iowa ‘nothing to be ashamed of’

At the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Ankeny, Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) praised his supporters on Tuesday night after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses. “Tonight we are coming out of an election with essentially three winners, three top vote-getters,” he said in reference to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and…

Maddow: Ron Paul supporters are human beings

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday noted that no Republican president candidate had tried to compete with Ron Paul’s loyal base, even though they were voters just like any others. “It’s like he doesn’t have corporeal form,” she said. “There is never a discussion of whether or not any other…

Ron Paul loses momentum in Iowa, Santorum gains support

With the nation’s first primary vote just a day away, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has lost his momentum after climbing to the top of the polls. He is down four points from last week, according to a survey released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on Sunday night. Despite the drop,…

Iowa Republicans favor Romney to win

With less than 48 hours to go before the state officially kicks off the nation’s presidential election season, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has emerged atop the GOP field among Iowa Republicans, polling data revealed Monday. Despite Romney’s narrow lead over Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who he’s beating 24 percent…

Huntsman hits Ron Paul with another ad

Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign released another video targeting rival Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) on New Years Eve. The video is modeled on the science-fiction series The Twilight Zone and attempts to portray Paul as a kook who believes in conspiracy theories. The video shows clips of the Texas congressman talking…

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