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June 12, 2013 |
Every once in a while on the two-line chart of life, something former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul says intersects with actual reality. Tuesday was not one of those days. On Tuesday, he told Fox Business Network he is afraid the U.S. government is going to kill Edward Snowden, the young man who leaked American surveillance secrets to The Guardian and Washington Post last week. “I'm worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile,” said Paul, according to the Fox News website.
May 11, 2013 |
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - If he runs for president, says Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), he wants to be considered on his own merits. But when he brought his fledgling campaign to Iowa this weekend, there was no escaping the double-edged legacy of the man he's almost always compared with - his father. Until recently, Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from Texas, still largely overshadowed his son. Then came Sen. Paul's filibuster in March over the Obama administration's use of drones.
April 10, 2013 |
As members of the Republican National Committee met in Hollywood to debate how to reverse their party's recent losses in presidential campaigns, they narrowly defeated an effort by a Virginia committeeman to undo all the changes to party rules made during the 2012 Republican convention. The rules fight played out Wednesday beneath a broader debate at the Republicans' spring gathering over how the party can reshape its message to win over more female and minority voters, who favored President Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 election.
April 9, 2013 |
After the crushing presidential loss in November, national Republican leaders offered a blunt message in a postelection report: Unless the party appealed to women, minorities and voters with divergent views, there was little hope of reversing their national losing streak. The first test of the party's will to reshape its image comes Wednesday as the 168 members of the Republican National Committee - who represent some of the party's most conservative voices - meet in Hollywood for a three-day retreat to discuss their messaging problems and calendar changes that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hopes will position them to win in 2016.
April 4, 2013 |
What to make of "Silver Circle," with its low-rent animation, blunt antigovernment jabs and robotic dialogue? Directed by Pasha Roberts from a script by Steven Schwartz, this eccentric diatribe set in a dystopic near-future has a lot on its Ron Paul-esque mind but lacks the means or finesse to present an even remotely persuasive case. Call it echo chamber filmmaking. It's 2019 in Washington, D.C., and the Federal Reserve ("the ultimate secret society!") is running the show. There's explosive inflation (a beer costs $110)
November 15, 2012 |
Two Republican presidential candidates -- Mitt Romney, the actual nominee, and Ron Paul, the three-time wannabe -- delivered their versions of "the truth" Wednesday. Both were frank. One was delusional. One was rational. I'll let you decide which was which. Romney -- speaking like a guy who thought he would win, who knew he should win, and who just blew a large fortune trying to win -- became the poster child for the term "sore loser": "The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Romney told hundreds of donors during a telephone town hall Wednesday.