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Rand Paul's Coming Comeback

I have never been bullish on Rand Paul’s chances for the presidential nomination: It has long seemed to me that his attempts to build on his father’s base were likely to backfire; that he would end up as Ron Paul minus rather than Ron Paul plus. Show More Summary

Meet Vince Vaughn, Libertarian

The actor spoke at a student conference over the weekend. He restated his admiration for Ron Paul and came a little shy of endorsing Rand Paul for president. Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix has the story.

Rand Paul Turned Down Parks and Rec Cameo with Libertarian Icon Ron Swanson

Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) may have passed up a chance to be linked to the most popular libertarian in the country: Ron Swanson. According to Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur, Paul was set to appear on an episode set in...Show More Summary

Christmas Gifts for People Who Pay More Attention to Politics than Might Be Good for Them

So maybe it’s a little late. But it’s always the perfect time to start thinking about what to buy the would-be Karl Rove/Davd Axelrod/Todd Palin in your life. Here’s some inspiration. You’re welcome in advance.1. Ron Paul Christmas Tree...Show More Summary

Johnson: Flight with Ryan Helped Him Decide to Support Deal

After voting in favor of cloture on the Ryan-Murray budget deal, Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) told reporters that Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) spent much of a shared flight back to Wisconsin on Friday talking with him about the bicameral agreement. Show More Summary

Thank You, Ron Paul

The former congressman writes on the Hobby Lobby case: Forcing Hobby Lobby to pay for abortion services is especially offensive because Hobby Lobby’s owners consider abortion a form of murder. Those who, like me, agree that abortion is an act of violence against an innocent person, will side with Hobby Lobby. Show More Summary

Vince Vaughn Explains His Conservatism

Vice Vaughn -- star of such classics as Dodgeball, Anchorman, and Wedding Crashers -- called into “The Adam Carolla Show” last Friday and offered an articulate account of why he is conservative. Describing himself as a Ron Paul type,...Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Christie Will 'Go the Way of McCain and Romney'

Just one day after Chris Christie's successful reelection bid, Ron Paul already foresees doom for the New Jersey governor's 2016 aspirations. The former Texas representative saw Christie another possible candidate from the "mushy middle"...Show More Summary

Ron Paul Campaigns for Cuccinelli

The last event on the last day before the election in Ken Cuccinelli’s not-necessarily-ill-fated gubernatorial run seems like an appropriate one: The attorney general will head to a get-out-the-vote rally in Richmond which will feature former congressman and libertarian folk hero Ron Paul. Show More Summary

Rand Paul's Mom: Rand Won't Announce Presidential Run Until After 2014

Vogue profiles Rand Paul, and talks to his mother, Carol Paul:No less an authority than his own parents suggest that he’s readying a bid. “Ron thinks it’s terribly early to be starting a campaign,” Rand’s mother, Carol, tells me over...Show More Summary

Amash the State

Republican congressman Justin Amash of Michigan -- he's the new Ron Paul, and I wrote about him for NR this summer -- says he won't run for the Senate next year. Former secretary of state Terri Lynn Land is the most prominent announced GOP candidate, in the race to succeed retiring Democrat Carl Levin. Rep. Gary Peters probably will be the Democratic nominee.

Ron Paul Blames 9/11 on US Foreign Policy

Former Texas representative Ron Paul had some interesting thoughts on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, blaming the attacks on American foreign policy. "We're supposed to believe that the perpetrators of 9/11 hated us for our freedom and goodness," he wrote on Facebook. Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Rand and I Have 'Very Similar' Views

Ron Paul may not discuss policy much with his son, but the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, according to the elder Paul."He obviously has views very similar to mine," Ron Paul said of his son, Rand. For example, on United StateShow More Summary

Ron Paul: Chemical Weapons 'a False Flag'

Ron Paul forcefully came out against American intervention in Syria and warned of a potential a set-up by al-Qaeda to trigger Western intervention and aid in hopes of toppling the Assad regime."Assad, I don't think is an idiot -- I don't...Show More Summary

Paul on Christie: GOP Can Include Those Who 'Believe in Bigger Government'

Senator Rand Paul took a swipe at Governor Chris Christie in an interview today, continuing the back-and-forth that Christie started last month by criticizing libertarians.Asked if he agreed with Ron Paul's statement that Christie "offers...Show More Summary

Top Iowa Evangelical: Rand Paul Can't Hire Ron Paul's Aides for 2016 If Campaign Guilty of Giving Check for Endorsement

Ames, Iowa -- Top Iowa evangelical Bob Vander Plaats declined to comment on the emerging scandal that Iowa state senator appears to have accepted a check to switch his endorsement from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul, saying he wanted to...Show More Summary

McConnell Campaign Manager: I'm 'Holding My Nose'

Jesse Benton, the former Ron Paul aide who is now running Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign, said in a recorded phone conversation that he is “holding his nose” to work for McConnell because it will help Senator...Show More Summary

Rand Paul Advised Former Top Aide to Work for McConnell

Jesse Benton is now Mitch McConnell's campaign manager in the Kentucky Senate race. Benton's preceding campaign experience? Serving as a top aide in both of Ron Paul's presidential campaigns and as campaign manager for Rand Paul's 2010 Senate bid. Show More Summary

Iowa's Civil War

Last year, supporters of Ron Paul's presidential campaign took over the Iowa Republican party. Their rise has frustrated allies of Republican Terry Branstad, Iowa's longest serving governor: These days, relations between the two camps are as messy as eating a deep-fried Snickers bar at the Iowa state fair. Show More Summary

Ron Paul Criticizes Boston Lockdown: ‘We Had Martial Law Out There,’ ‘It’s Criminal’

Former Texas congressman Ron Paul criticized the wide-scale effort by law enforcement to capture the Tsarnaev brothers following the Boston Marathon bombing.  “I mean, we had martial law out there,” Paul said on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto earlier this week. Show More Summary

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