October 17, 2011 GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says he would end not only the Education Department, but also the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Energy and Housing and Urban Development. Furthermore, Paul is promising to balance the federal budget in the third year of his presidency.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at the National Press Club in Washington today.
October 5, 2011 After the killing of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the Republican presidential contender says the nation may be "slipping and sliding" toward other targeted assassinations.
October 5, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul continues to collect impressive sums of campaign cash, a testament to the enthusiasm he spurs in many voters who have rallied to his libertarian ideas.The congressman started off his speech at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday by saying his campaign raised more than $8 million during the third quarter which ended on September 30.
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens, during a debate in Orlando, Fla.
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September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
September 22, 2011 With 41 percent of those surveyed indicating their choice was Romney, the former Massachusetts governor had a nearly 27-percentage point lead over his closest rival in the state, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas who came in at 14 percent.
September 14, 2011 A story getting much attention Wednesday is the tale carried by Gawker of Rep. Ron Paul's 2008 campaign manager who didn't have health insurance or much money when he died of pneumonia three years ago. Snyder's mother received a $400,000 hospital bill after her son's death.
September 13, 2011 From his hostility to Social Security, to his mandating of HPV vaccinations of 12-year-old girls in Texas, to how much credit he really deserves for his state's economic growth, Perry had to endure repeated thwacks to his 11-year record as governor during the two-hour presidential debate.
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September 8, 2011 We converted Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate transcript into a word cloud so you can see the language the candidates used the most.
September 1, 2011 "Look in the eyes of Vermonters who've lost their homes, who've lost their businesses, who've seen their husbands and children killed by the storm and see the kind of response that FEMA is giving us," says Democrat Peter Shumlin.
Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman Ron Paul at Iowa State University in Ames on Aug. 13, 2011.
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August 31, 2011 From financial crises to problems with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Paul said, his warnings about a government that's too big and spending that's out of control have come true.
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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on June 17, 2011.
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August 29, 2011 "It's a system of bureaucratic central economic planning, which is a policy that is deeply flawed," the congressman and Republican presidential candidate says.
August 16, 2011 While the president talks at a "rural economic forum," his Republican rivals will be on the campaign trail.
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August 11, 2011 In the Iowa debate, Mitt Romney, the frontrunner, will likely stick tightly on his message,which is that President Obama has failed to lead, and his approach, which is to play it safe. It's a traditional frontrunner's strategy against an incumbent president of the opposite party.
July 26, 2011 It would have been interesting to see who the 25 percent of lawmakers were who didn't vote for any of the policies the Post focused on. Even Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican presidential candidate didn't make the cut; he voted for the Bush tax cuts.
Rep. Ron Paul waits to speak at a news conference in April in Des Moines, Iowa.
July 12, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul, one of the best-known U.S. House members, also one of the nation's most famous libertarians, let it be known Tuesday he won't run for re-election to focus on what is largely considered by many to be a quixotic run for the White House.
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