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For Paul's true believers, a study in American optimism updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 09:28:00

Darryl Williams and Benjamin Kline were shivering before the speech even started, their black umbrella no match for the steady rain and brisk Philadelphia wind. Even as water hit their faces, though, they were smiling, excited at the thought of seeing Ron Paul.

Romney declares victoryupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 09:28:00

With another night of wins, Mitt Romney turns his attention to a fall matchup with President Barack Obama.

Paul still winless after Super Tuesdayupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 08:39:00

Tuesday night was super to some degree for every Republican presidential candidate except Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Ron Paul: 'We always win'updated: Wed Mar 07 2012 08:39:00

Rep. Ron Paul discusses the differences between him and the other Republican presidential candidates.

Tea party not settled on any one candidateupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:56:00

Ask different tea party volunteers in the days before Super Tuesday who the leading presidential candidate is and you will get different answers. Rick Santorum has a lot of support in our unscientific polls, said Mark West of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tea Party.

Sabre-rattling for Super Tuesday votes?updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:56:00

Dean Obeidallah, Lenny McAllister and Joe Williams on GOP candidates talking about Iran before the Super Tuesday votes.

How grass-roots social media are extending the GOP raceupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 12:43:00

Why isn't the Republican presidential race over already?

Paul: Our momentum is picking upupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 14:55:00

Ron Paul weighs in on his presidential bid and vows to continue his presidential run all the way to the GOP convention.

Candidates storm Nevada in last day before caucusesupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 22:22:00

Most of the remaining Republican presidential candidates spent Friday barnstorming across Nevada -- one day before that state's critical first-in-the-West presidential caucuses.

Candidates tout primary successupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 09:26:00

All four candidates in the South Carolina primary are looking onward while touting their success in South Carolina.

Ron Paul says he's on the hunt for convention delegates updated: Sun Jan 22 2012 01:04:00

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told supporters on Saturday that he has embarked on a strategy to amass as many delegates to the Republican National Convention as possible because "that's the name of the game."

Ron Paul: 'We'll continue momentum'updated: Sun Jan 22 2012 01:04:00

CNN's Joe Johns talks to Ron Paul after his last place finish in the South Carolina primary.

South Carolina debate: The view from the bleachersupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 05:43:00

On TV, you watch the body language of candidates and wait for the zingers that could tilt your vote a certain way. Or you can just get lost in the pomp of a hall bedazzled by star-spangled ribbons.

Truth Squad: Does Paul's WWII anecdote ring true?updated: Fri Jan 20 2012 02:32:00

The statement: "After World War II, we had 10 million come home all at once. But what did we do then? There were some of the liberals back then that said, 'Oh, we have to have more work programs and do this and that.' And they thought they would have to do everything conceivable for those 10 million. They never got around to it because they came home so quickly. And you know what the government did? They cut the budget by 60%. They cut taxes by 30%. By that time, the debt had been liquidated. And everybody went back to work again, you didn't need any special programs." -- Rep. Ron Paul, at Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in South Carolina.

Paul in it for the long haul?updated: Wed Jan 18 2012 18:22:00

Will it boil down to 2-man race with Romney and Ron Paul? CNN's Dana Bash and Gloria Borger discuss.

Paul doesn't have many fans in Congressupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 18:22:00

Briefly back in Congress doing his day job, Ron Paul met with high school students outside his office.

Debate audience, or whooping football crowd?updated: Tue Jan 17 2012 13:09:00

Lately it's hard to tell the difference between a presidential debate and "The Jerry Springer Show." Yeah, I know. Some of you have been saying this for months. But my comment isn't a criticism of the candidates, but the live audience. I was hoping this audience "whoop" factor would go away over the long debate season, but it has only grown worse.

How far can Ron Paul go in 2012?updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 08:26:00

On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, political strategists examine the enduring appeal of Republican candidate Ron Paul.

Ron Paul ties GOP in knotsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 08:26:00

To get a sense of how Ron Paul is tying the GOP establishment in knots, look no further than Sen. Jim DeMint, the powerful Republican from the site of the next major primary, South Carolina.

Paul: People accepting my messageupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 05:33:00

CNN's Dana Bash talks to Rep. Ron Paul about his second place finish in the New Hampshire primary.

Paul hopes to ride momentum to GOP conventionupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 05:33:00

Fresh off his strong second-place showing in New Hampshire, Ron Paul's campaign charted a path Wednesday to try to keep his momentum going, perhaps all the way to the Republican National Convention this summer.

High-stakes race for second and third in New Hampshireupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 13:38:00

It's round two in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with voting beginning in New Hampshire.

Debate in New Hampshireupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 06:00:00

The remaining GOP presidential candidates squared off in a debate in New Hampshire. CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports.

Why Romney dominates debatesupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 06:00:00

After watching two Republican presidential debates in less than 12 hours, I was thinking about how I coach my debate teams when debating the same opponents in a very short period of time. My main advice: Correct your errors without overdoing it.

Hindus denounce ad attacking Huntsman's faith, valuesupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 16:39:00

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman called it stupid. His rival Ron Paul denounced it. But perhaps most appalled by a "China Jon" ad on YouTube were Hindus in America.

CNNMoney: GOP 2012: What they (wouldn't) cutupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 09:24:00

For all their differences, the 2012 Republican contenders have at least one thing in common: They all want to cut spending.

Mitt Romney's 'Styrofoam campaign' updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 10:12:00

This Tuesday, Iowa's festival of political courtship ends. Even now, Republican voters are sobering up from an interminable series of disappointing dates, opening crusty eyes, and walking up the aisle for their wedding. Before we ride the rocket-sled into New Hampshire January 10, South Carolina on the 21st and the Florida primary on the 31st, we can glimpse who will be standing at the end.

Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in Iowaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 17:11:00

In the sport of presidential politics, Republican candidate Ron Paul has an impressive ground game, a robust team of staffers and volunteers in Iowa and beyond.

GOP establishment wary of Ron Paulupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 17:11:00

Ron Paul's power in Iowa appalls many in the GOP who are concerned about his foreign policy views. Dana Bash reports.

CNN Iowa Insiders Survey: Two out of three think Romney will winupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 05:23:00

Almost two-thirds of Iowa's Republican political pros predict that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the state's caucuses on Tuesday, but his campaign's margin for error over Texas Rep. Ron Paul is slim.

Battle for third place shapes up in Iowa behind Romney and Paulupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 10:28:00

As Republican presidential candidates barnstormed through Iowa in the last few days before the first nominating contest of the 2012 Republican campaign, three rivals were trying to position themselves into a third-place finish behind the front-runners.

Iowa: Win at all costs?updated: Sat Dec 31 2011 19:46:00

With the Iowa caucuses days away, Bachmann and Paul are feuding over campaign staffers. Anderson Cooper reports.

CNNMoney: Kelly Clarkson sales spike after Ron Paul endorsementupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 18:35:00

A word of advice to prospective American Idol contestants: vote libertarian. One day after she announced her support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Twitter, sales of pop singer Kelly Clarkson's most recent album were surging Friday on Sales of Clarkson's album Stronger shot up 442% between Thursday and Friday afternoon on Amazon, moving the album from #38 to #7 on Amazon's sales list.

Rep. Ron Paul's early book included controversial passagesupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 10:41:00

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has distanced himself from a series of controversial newsletters from the 1980s and 1990s that bore his name and included inflammatory and racially charged language.

Will his 'Paulbots' torpedo Ron Paul in Iowa? updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:11:00

Four years ago, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul had raised $8.3 million by the end of the third quarter of 2007. One-third of that came in small, unitemized contributions of under $200 each -- the proverbial "small donor" giving that is the mark of a grass-roots based campaign.

Ron Paul in the spotlightupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:11:00

He spent much of the campaign under the radar, but now Ron Paul finds himself in the spotlight. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

Just days before Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential field is still unsettled updated: Tue Dec 27 2011 19:32:00

Forget all of the complaints about the Iowa caucuses. It may be good for everyone else that the Hawkeye State is going first.

Gingrich: Ron Paul's views outlandishupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 19:32:00

Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Ron Paul's newsletter and views make him a bad presidential choice.

Ron Paul: Codger, crank or more?updated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:17:00

Texas congressman Ron Paul now leads among Iowa Republicans and has tied Newt Gingrich for second in New Hampshire. Republican conservatives have cycled through a series of "Not Mitts." Is it now Paul's turn?

Ron Paul on taxes, Iraq, newsletterupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:17:00

CNN's Gloria Borger interviews GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul about several key campaign issues.

What if Ron Paul wins in Iowa?updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 18:30:00

The wild card in the Iowa caucus is Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas. As with all wild cards, his place in the top tier of candidates is itself unlikely and his ultimate effect on the Republican presidential nomination is unpredictable. But based on what I saw during my trip to Iowa earlier this month, no one should count Paul out.

What if Ron Paul wins Iowa?updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 18:30:00

CNN's Gloria Borger speaks with Iowa's governor about why the state is important and what would happen if Ron Paul wins.

Will the real tea party candidate please stand up?updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:00

With Herman Cain's departure from the 2012 field of candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination, several contenders have sought to claim the "tea party candidate" mantle. But for those entrenched in the movement, none of the remaining candidates have a legitimate claim to the title.

Christine O'Donnell endorses Mitt Romneyupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:28:00

Fmr. Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell explains why she decided to endorse 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Final GOP debate before caucusupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 08:46:00

Erin Burnett speaks with a panel about how the GOP candidates fared in the final debate before the Iowa caucus.

5 things we learned from Sioux City debateupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 08:46:00

The sharp attacks between the Republican frontrunners that have played out in media interviews and television ads largely took a backseat in the debate in Sioux City, Iowa. It was the final debate before January's pivotal Iowa caucuses.

Paul: Leaders treat budget like a gameupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:22:00

Rep. Ron Paul says Congress is playing politics with the budget and will wait to the last minute to avoid a shutdown.

Poll: Rep. Paul strong in Iowaupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 14:37:00

Rep. Ron Paul's Iowa supporters are solid and growing. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Paul's serious challenge in Iowa could rock the GOP race updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 14:37:00

What if Ron Paul rocked the political establishment, silenced the naysayers and spoiled the party for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney by winning the Iowa caucuses?

Analysts: Gingrich winner in CNN debateupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 13:39:00

CNN anchors and analysts give their take on the CNN National Security Debate.

Five things we learned from the CNN debateupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 13:39:00

Can a debate without many zingers and gotcha moments be interesting and newsworthy? The answer appears to be yes.

Who can you believe at GOP debates?updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 10:59:00

As last night's Republican presidential debate over national security issues demonstrated, credibility is crucial to winning a debate.

No more student loans?updated: Sun Nov 06 2011 12:25:00

Rep. Ron Paul tells CNN's Candy Crowley why his plan for the economy includes phasing out student loans.

Ron Paul's sick staffer died uninsuredupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 11:49:00

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul faces criticism over his stance on how to treat people without health insurance.

GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul wins California straw pollupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 11:49:00

Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, narrowly besting Ron Paulupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 12:08:00

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll Saturday, besting eight other Republican candidates in a nonbinding but politically significant vote in the first caucus state of Iowa.

Debate coach on GOP: Fun dust-ups, missed opportunitiesupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:46:00

A funny thing happened in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa. An argument broke out.

GOP presidential hopefuls play roughupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:46:00

Republican presidential candidates take sharp aim at one another during a debate.

CNNMoney: Ron Paul: U.S. should declare 'bankruptcy'updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 12:55:00

How should the United States deal with its growing debt problem? Ron Paul thinks declaring "bankruptcy" might be a good idea.

CNNMoney: Ron Paul worries Fort Knox gold is goneupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 11:58:00

With the price of gold at record highs, presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul wants to make sure the U.S. gold bars at Fort Knox are really there.

CNNMoney: Ron Paul and Barney Frank: End the pot prohibitionupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 18:12:00

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and outspoken Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank want to get the federal government out of the marijuana regulation business.

CNNMoney: Bernanke's worst nightmare: Ron Paulupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 08:11:00

Ben Bernanke has had his hands full since his first day on the job as Federal Reserve chairman nearly five years ago. It's about to get even tougher.

Ron Paul ponders politics, 2012 runupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 10:12:00

When Rep. Ron Paul walked into Hy-Vee Hall last month, a single blue sign with a simple message was placed near the escalator that took him upstairs to a fundraiser attended by 300 Republican activists.

Rep. Paul talks about GOP riftsupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 10:12:00

National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin talks to Rep. Ron Paul about rifts in the Republican Party.

Ron Paul hits government oil spill efforts; defends GOP chairmanupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 07:19:00

With the first tar balls from the Gulf oil spill now washing ashore in Galveston, Texas, Rep. Ron Paul, whose district includes the affected area, said Monday the federal government is not doing enough in the recovery effort.

Rand Paul to Dems: 'Bring it on'updated: Thu May 20 2010 07:38:00

Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul discusses the November midterm elections with CNN's John King.

Rand Paul celebrates his Tea Party-fueled winupdated: Thu May 20 2010 07:38:00

Rand Paul, a first time political candidate and beloved figure among Tea Party activists, captured the Republican nomination for Senate in Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Young conservativesupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 09:28:00

CNN's Don Lemon speaks with two young conservatives who attended CPAC 2010.

Preston on Politics: CPAC's winners and losersupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 09:28:00

I am pretty sure I met the next leader of the conservative movement during a three-day confab of activists that wrapped up Saturday here in the nation's capital. I definitely shook hands with a future congressman or maybe even a governor.

Paul on the state of the nationupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 11:01:00

Texas Rep. Ron Paul talks about Obama's first year, where he thinks the country is headed and his plans for 2012.

Fortune: Fed bashers: Washington's odd coupleupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 10:18:00

"These are vulgar, obscene people who, in many cases, I really do believe, have serious emotional problems. In this country we have people who have drug problems, people who have alcohol problems."

Ron Paul's son following in father's footstepsupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 12:30:00

The phrase "like father, like son" is ringing true for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Ron Paul on the 1976 swine fluupdated: Mon May 04 2009 04:17:00

Rep. Ron Paul recalls the 1976 swine flu scare, and says this outbreak is also a "non-event."

Hysteria over swine flu is the real danger, some sayupdated: Mon May 04 2009 04:17:00

As the number of swine flu cases rises around the world, so is a gradual backlash -- with some saying the threat the virus poses is overblown.

Paul: We're missing the pointupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 12:52:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to Rep. Ron Paul about the outrage over AIG bonuses.

Paul: Stimulus uproar is Congress' faultupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 10:28:00

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul was interviewed on CNN's "American Morning" on Friday. Paul, R-Texas, offered his thoughts on the AIG outrage, the stimulus bill and Congress' actions to boost the economy.

GOP senators 'caved in' on stimulus, Paul saysupdated: Sat Feb 07 2009 19:25:00

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul criticized President Obama's economic recovery proposal but said Saturday that blame for the financial crisis is deep-seated and includes Republicans who failed to hold the line on spending during the Bush administration.

Ron Paul: 'Monetary system is fraudulent'updated: Fri Oct 24 2008 11:08:00

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul was interviewed Friday morning by CNN anchor John Roberts on "American Morning."

Ron Paul: Bailout means we'll all sufferupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:29:00

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who has been an opponent of the government's bailout plan, spoke Friday with CNN's Kiran Chetry on "American Morning."

'We're going to suffer'updated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:29:00

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul foresees bitter days ahead economically.

Ron Paul: Buying bad debt is the wrong solutionupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 11:14:00

Two days after the House rejected the $700 billion bailout bill, the Senate is set to vote on the rescue plan for financial institutions.

Two-party 'charade' must end, Ron Paul saysupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 11:08:00

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called on voters to back a third-party candidate for president Wednesday, rejecting his party's nominee and offering equally harsh words for the Democratic candidate.

Ron Paul rallies supportersupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:01:00

Ron Paul speaks in front of a crowd of thousands at the "Rally for the Republic."

Thousands rally at Ron Paul conventionupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:01:00

While Republicans pow-wowed in St. Paul, supporters of Ron Paul threw their own party in neighboring Minneapolis. Ron Paul Convention Hits Minnesotaupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 14:00:00

There's no room at the Xcel Energy Center for maverick Ron Paul, so his acolytes have packed their cars, hitched rides on "Ronvoys" and will pitch tents at Ronstock '08 in Minneapolis Why Ron Paul Scares the GOPupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 16:00:00

Yes, he's still around. And Paul's stubborn candidacy says a lot about how the Republican Party has strayed from its ideals

Paul says he's still in the raceupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 11:52:00

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is still in the presidential race ... sort of.

Ron Paul's intentionsupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 11:52:00

Republican Ron Paul is winding down his presidential campaign, but he says there's still something to fight for.

FSB: A requiem for Ron Paulupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 09:53:00

Ron Paul's Friday announcement that his presidential campaign "will soon wind down" removes from the race a quixotic figure whose doomed pursuit of the White House inspired libertarians and free-market purists, including many business owners who loved his message about a nation free from regulatory fetters.

Spokesman: Ron Paul will end presidential runupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:27:00

A spokesman for Ron Paul's presidential campaign said Friday that the Texas congressman is ending his run for the White House.

Rants in Ron Paul newslettersupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 03:46:00

The GOP White House hopeful distances himself from remarks in past literature bearing his name. CNN's Brian Todd reports

Paul on Fox debatesupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 11:16:00

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul talks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about being cut from Sunday night's Fox debate.

Paul pulls in big bucksupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 06:36:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry asks GOP candidate Rep. Ron Paul how he is going to cash in on his record breaking fundraising.

Paul rakes in millions despite low polling among GOPupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 06:36:00

GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul is raking in millions of dollars even as he remains one of the candidates with the least face time in mainstream media.

Tea party benefits Paulupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 07:51:00

Backers of GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas raise cash at a Boston Tea Party. CNN's Mary Snow reports

Youth make noise in campaigns but not at polls updated: Mon Nov 19 2007 12:01:00

If you graze the Web, it certainly seems like America's 20-somethings have a loud and powerful voice when it comes to pushing presidential candidates. The Ron Paul Revolutionupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 04:00:00

Voters throng to hear the GOP long shot preach Austrian economics and a return to the gold standard. Seriously

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