April 23, 2012 |
On a thoroughly miserable afternoon, with rain pelting their plastic ponchos and a penetrating cold turning their fingers blue, thousands of Ron Paul supporters stood for hours on Independence Mall Sunday, cheering and chanting for their candidate, as undeterred by his long odds of winning as they were by the weather. Though all the other candidates in the Republican presidential primary, except Mitt Romney, have risen to prominence and then tripped, fallen, or withdrawn, Paul has remained at the back of the pack.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 20, 1988 |
This year there's no chance that a minor party candidate for president will win a major chunk of the vote - as happened in 1948, 1968 and 1980. Still, the fine print of almanacs someday will say which little-known candidate finished third this year. It will be either the Libertarian Party's hopeful, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, or a New York City psychologist named Lenora B. Fulani. Paul has some basic advantages. It's helpful that the Libertarian Party, which took nearly 1 million votes in the 1980 presidential race, bears the name of its anti-government philosophy.
March 21, 2012 |
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. - Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease last night, trumping Rick Santorum in yet another industrial-state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney triumphed after benefitting from a crushing advantage in the TV-ad wars, and as his chief rival struggled to overcome self-imposed political wounds in the marathon race to pick an opponent to face President Obama in November.