October 4, 2011
NEW YORK - From committed anarchists to zealots for the White House aspirations of libertarian Ron Paul, it takes every kind of person to make up a broad-based occupation of Lower Manhattan in 2011. Although the extreme political fringes were in short supply in Zuccotti Park yesterday, some unique causes were on display, including: * Myra Oppy, 32, a law student from Lincoln, Neb., stood on the corner of Broadway and Liberty with a sign boasting that she'd driven 21 hours in a carpool to get here.
April 25, 2012
Here is the percentage of the vote each GOP candidate won Tuesday. Connecticut primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 67.3 Ron Paul 13.5 Newt Gingrich 10.3 Rick Santorum 6.9 90% of returns counted Delaware primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 56.5 Newt Gingrich 27.1 Ron Paul 10.6 Rick Santorum 5.9 100% of returns counted ...
April 6, 2015 |
Daniel Maschi is ready to Stand With Rand. "Rand Paul is independent, the only Republican speaking against the establishment about ideas that will actually grow the party," said Maschi, 21, of Perkasie, a senior majoring in political science at West Chester University. After graduation, he plans to help elect the Kentucky senator president. As Paul prepares to formally enter the 2016 race Tuesday, he is counting on young conservatives and libertarians like Maschi for energy, votes, and volunteer work.
December 29, 2011 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - He could easily win the Iowa precinct caucuses Tuesday, which kick off the voting for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Yet Ron Paul is largely getting a free pass from his rivals and their supporters, the only top-tier candidate who is escaping the high-profile attack ads flooding the state's airwaves. Why? Because none of his competitors sees the Texas congressman as a serious long-term rival for the nomination. One, Mitt Romney, sees a Paul win in Iowa as the next best thing to a Romney win, something that would deny an Iowa launching pad for a more serious long-term challenger such as Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry.
April 21, 2015 |
NEW YORK GIANTS offensive tackle Justin Pugh , originally of Bucks County, returned to the Keystone State this weekend to give some love back to his hometown. The 2013 NFL first-round draft pick, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and hailing from Holland, Pa., donned his best black tie for the Autism Cares Foundation's sixth annual Gala and Silent Auction. It was Saturday at the Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. "I am fortunate life has been good to me, and I would like to give back to the Bucks County community that has always supported me," Pugh said.
December 30, 2011 |
SINEAD O'CONNOR revealed to the British paper The Sun why her marriage to drug counselor Barry Herridge lasted only 18 days. And it wasn't to one-up Kim Kardashian . O'Connor had previously admitted that she went on a wild hunt for weed after the two tied the knot at a Las Vegas drive-through. But things got dicier than the intended puff, puff, pass. "We ended up in a cab in some place that was quite dangerous. I wasn't scared - but he's a drugs counselor.
March 7, 2012
THE CLEAR QUESTION the day after a smash-mouth Super Tuesday is whether the Republican Party emerges from the wreckage intact enough to compete in November. Rick Santorum scored wins in Tennessee and Oklahoma, despite a campaign that runs under fire with little money and less organization. "We've won races all over this country against all odds," he told supporters in Steubenville, Ohio. "We keep coming back. " Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia. Mitt Romney won his home state of Massachusetts.
April 18, 2011
As the tax-filing deadline ("This year you get an automatic extension," Friday) arrives, and a debate on deficits and federal budget priorities begins, one major area of the federal budget appears to be largely off the table: military spending. Yet this accounts for 51 percent of the discretionary spending, the part of the budget that Congress can allocate however it chooses. That comes to over $750 billion, an average of nearly $6,000 per taxpaying household. Under Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget, it would continue to increase, and President Obama's alternative would only slow the rate of increase.
April 26, 2011
Ron Paul to form 2012 committee DES MOINES, Iowa - Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) plans to announce the formation of a 2012 presidential exploratory committee at an Iowa event. Drew Ivers, Paul's 2008 Iowa caucus campaign manager, said the veteran congressman, 75, would announce his plans Tuesday at a Des Moines hotel. An exploratory committee would allow Paul to raise and spend money toward a 2012 candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Ivers said Paul also planned to name an Iowa campaign team.
August 22, 2008 |
The poster art for I.O.U.S.A. - one scary, scary horror flick, by the way - shows the White House with a "For Sale - Foreclosure" sign propped on the lawn. In fact, as director Patrick Creadon lays out the chilling facts of America's economic crisis in his salient documentary, it becomes clear that the fiscal philosophy of the current administration, combined with a costly war and an off-the-map trade deficit, have put us - and our children, and our children's children - in dire straits.