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  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Ron Paul's New Book Sinks His Immigration Grade to an 'F'

    05/02/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT · by DangerZone · 16 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT | Roy Beck
    The biggest problem with Rep. Paul's (R-Texas) latest comments on immigration is that they are NOT just some ad hoc thoughts tossed off carelessly at some speaking event. These are engraved in a brand new book. Until the release of the book, Liberty Defined, Dr. Paul had a mixed record in Congress and the fact that he had taken the NumbersUSA "No Amnesty" pledge at the end of his Presidential campaign in 2008. That had earned him a C-minus on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls Immigration Stances Report Card. Not impressive, but the third best (behind Rep. Bachman with a B-minus...
  • Ron Paul: When Peace Breaks Out With Iran ...

    01/18/2016 3:31:52 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | January 17, 2016 | Ron Paul
    This has been the most dramatic week in US/Iranian relations since 1979. Last weekend ten US Navy personnel were caught in Iranian waters, as the Pentagon kept changing its story on how they got there. It could have been a disaster for President Obama's big gamble on diplomacy over conflict with Iran. But after several rounds of telephone diplomacy between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, the Iranian leadership - which we are told by the neocons is too irrational to even talk to - did a most rational thing: weighing the costs and...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • Did Rand dropping out allow Christie to attack Rubio?

    02/06/2016 8:35:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    I think this is another underlooked aspect of what just happened. I suppose the RINO Governors would have been on stage anyway. I wonder if FIORINO was on the stage if less time would have been allowed for big boy pants and bubble boy to attack eachother?
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • Rand Paul’s departure is good for Ted Cruz in New Hampshire

    02/04/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 3, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Rand Paul's loss looks to be Ted Cruz's gain in New Hampshire. With polling averages in the low single digits, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential primary on Wednesday morning. And analysis of recent polling data suggests his libertarian-leaning supporters will move toward Cruz, the brash U.S. senator from Texas. "Cruz has a libertarian streak as well," said Dante Scala, an associate professor of political science at University of New Hampshire. “His big concern is to build a bridge between...
  • Rand Paul Aide Blames Trump For Failed Presidential Bid

    02/03/2016 7:30:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2016 | Casey Harper
    A top staffer for Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign said Wednesday that Donald Trump was a key reason for Paul’s failed presidential bid. Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday morning that he was dropping out of the race for the White House after a poor performance at the Iowa Caucuses. Paul’s Chief Strategist Doug Stafford led a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning where he said Trump sucked the “oxygen out of the room,” making it nearly impossible for Paul to get his message out.
  • Top Rand Paul Super PAC Donor Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/03/2016 3:24:03 PM PST · by libbylu · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/3/16 | CR Wire
    A top donor to Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign announced he is now backing Ted Cruz for President. Scott Banister is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder of IronPort and a board member of PayPal. In 2015 he donated $3 million to a Super PAC supporting Rand Paul. - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com
  • Rand Paul is a True Republican

    02/03/2016 8:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    I've knocked around Rand Paul quite a lot over the last year-plus, and I think most or all if it was well-deserved (I've also, it should be noted, praised him a few times as well, when he deserved it). But Paul's decision to drop out of the race today (before New Hampshire) in order to help unify the party to defeat Trump, shows that he, like Scott Walker, is a true Republican who believes in conservative principles, and for that he should be commended. See, there are two types of people who call themselves Republicans. The first are those who...
  • Rand Paul: "Days Of The Pollsters Being Accurate Are Gone"

    02/02/2016 5:00:40 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | February 1, 2016
    2016 candidate Rand Paul explains why he thinks the polls are wrong on FNC's 'The Kelly File' and MSNBC's 'Morning Joe.' JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Senator, if there is a surprise tonight as far as somebody doing much better, I think it's you. I think -- You've talked about it, your supporters don't seem to be as represented in the polls as others. SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: One of the interesting thing is when you look at the polls, sometimes there is nobody under 30 in the poll, often there are very few people under 40 in the poll,...
  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    02/04/2016 8:00:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    The New American | 2-2-2016 | Alex Newman
    After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: "Stop Fed Ed." In the crosshairs is everything from dumbed-down "standards" such as the Obama-backed Common Core nationalization of schooling and associated federal testing regimes, to the deeply controversial federal data gathering and data mining encouraged and financed largely by the feds. The group hopes to pressure Congress into ending...
  • CNN: Rick Santorum Plans to Announce He is Leaving Race Tonight, Will Endorse

    02/03/2016 11:14:19 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/3/2016
     Follow John King Verified account  ‏@JohnKingCNN Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement.
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race (also Paul)

    02/03/2016 11:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....Earlier Wednesday, libertarian-minded Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also announced that he was ending his presidential bid.
  • How Ted Cruz may benefit from Rand Paul dropping out

    02/03/2016 11:41:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    HENNIKER, N.H. - For months, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has tried to poach libertarian-leaning voters here away from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Now, with Paul's exit from the race, Cruz has even more of an opening to make inroads with supporters of the Kentucky Republican. Cruz is running as a tea-party darling and evangelical Christian, constituencies that helped propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses. But he is also attempting to expand that base, particularly with libertarian-leaning supporters. Here in New Hampshire, Cruz speaks of limited government, gun rights and privacy. "But part of the reason we're more competitive...
  • Jeb: ‘Absolutely Absurd’ to Suggest We Get Out for Rubio—‘I’m In It For The Long-Haul’

    02/03/2016 12:20:41 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/3/16 | p key
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said after his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% came in a close third in the Iowa caucus which was far below where he was poling, the suggestion that other candidates drop put so Rubio has a clear path to the nomination is “absolutely absurd.” Host Martha MacCallum asked, “This morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)94% dropped out of this race. There is a lot of talk in Republican circles that there is pressure on you and others to get out and pave the way for Marco...
  • Rand Paul suspends presidential campaign

    02/03/2016 7:36:11 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Feb 16 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, bringing an end to a bid that began with aspirations of expanding the libertarian base that his father, Ron Paul, built into a powerful national coalition. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty."
  • Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2016, 8:59 AM ET | MERIDITH MCGRAW
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president. "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty." Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson. ·
  • GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul suspends campaign: Report

    02/03/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by gwjack · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | CNBC.com staff
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • Vanity: Paul raised $2.1M in 4th Quarter; Had $1.3M Cash on Hand; $248K in Debts

    01/31/2016 7:19:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
    RAND PAUL FOR PRESIDENT, INC.: DETAILS OF FILING #1047237 COVERS OCT. 1, 2015 THROUGH DEC. 31, 2015 TOTAL RECEIPTS: $2,077,407 TOTAL SPENDING: $2,931,491 ENDING CASH: $1,270,072 OUTSTANDING DEBTS: $248,368 ORIGINALLY FILED JAN. 31, 2016, 10:13 P.M.
  • SANTORUM TO EXIT (CNN HEADLINE ONLY)

    02/03/2016 11:01:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    CNN
    Ted Cruz already posting it on Twitter... /s
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    www.myajc.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • Former Libertarian Presidential Nominee Supporting Ted Cruz

    01/13/2016 3:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Resurgent ^ | January 12, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    The other day, Steve Hayes had this piece up at the Weekly Standard. In it, he noted that Cruz was running a video positing himself as the heir to the Ron Paul Revolution. You'd never even know Rand was running. Rand Paul, after all, was the fusion candidate who was going to bring libertarians and conservatives together along for a ride against the left. It has not happened. Rand Paul's campaign has imploded. And now, if you scroll down in this article towards the end you will find this blurb: "Former Georgia congressman and Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr...
  • Rand Paul Hammers Cruz—Nominee with Canadian Birth Would Be ‘Extraordinary,’ Challenged

    01/27/2016 11:32:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Brietbart Television ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained to host Megyn Kelly where he saw inconsistencies from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , one of his opponents for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, on the issues of immigration and the NSA data collection program. Paul said those inconsistencies raise questions about his U.S. Senate colleague's "authenticity." "I think the biggest problem that Cruz faces right now is authenticity," Paul said. "He was for the NSA reform, saying the government shouldn't collect all our phone records. But then in the debate, his response to Rubio was, oh...
  • Paul on Trump's decision to boycott debate: 'Good riddance'

    01/28/2016 4:36:26 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 5:03 PM ET, Wed January 27, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)—Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday welcomed Donald Trump's announcement that he was skipping the upcoming Fox News debate, saying the "IQ of the debate went up." "It's an improvement to the debate. The IQ of the debate went up a couple dozen points, I would say," he told Fox News Wednesday morning. "He thinks he's already elected himself king. I say, good riddance. We're going to have a much better debate," Paul added.
  • McConnell's Authorization for the Use of Force Is Bad Politics and Policy

    01/26/2016 4:24:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Brian Darling
    The National Journal is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has introduced a blank check Authorization for the Use of Force (AUMF) bill for President Barack Obama in the war against ISIS. McConnell has commenced a fast track procedure so that he can move to commence a debate on this issue at his discretion. McConnell is pushing an AUMF in a way that promotes bad politics and policy. The politics are complicated. It is possible that McConnell on reason why McConnell sprung this AUMF on the Senate was because he wants to seize control of the debate on...
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article56605288.html#storylink=cpy
  • The 18 Trillion Dollar Debt, the Biggest Heist on American Citizens in History

    01/23/2016 4:48:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/21/2016 | Tony Elliot
    At the end of Obama's second term, it is estimated the national debt will be 20 trillion dollars. Most of this money has gone to frivolous spending by the Federal government, as well as been stolen by various government officials, using the excuse that astronomical sums of money are missing. In the computer age, it would be impossible to lose a trillion dollars, unless it was purposely lost to cover the theft of it. In looking at the numbers, we find that most of the 20 trillion debt is accountable in lost funds. Since 9-11, the US has spent 6...
  • A Different View: The Establishment in a pincer move

    01/20/2016 3:22:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    So the Establishment has to choose between a Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump...and Ted Cruz. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  • Graham: Cruz threw GOP 'under the bus' with shutdown

    01/19/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Jackson
    When Lindsey Graham began running for president last year, some analysts thought he was looking to knock out Rand Paul over foreign policy differences. Now, as an ex-candidate, Graham seems to be taking aim at Ted Cruz. "I have no doubt that he would be an ideologue in the eyes of most Americans," Graham said of Cruz during an interview Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends. "He's been the most disruptive influence in the senate, he hasn't passed anything meaningful."
  • Senate rejects Paul's Audit the Fed push

    01/12/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by SouthReb · 24 replies
    "The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) controversial proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, turning aside a bill that has drawn the ire of the business community and the White House. The Senate voted 53-44 on taking up the presidential hopeful’s Audit the Fed measure. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Paul won some bipartisan support for the legislation, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another presidential candidate, voting in favor. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) backed the bill as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president, supported moving forward with Paul's legislation, while...
  • Who stands with you in 2016?

    01/11/2016 11:01:58 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies
    Isidewith.com ^ | Unknow | Unknow
    Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with.
  • This is the end of John McCain: Why the Arizona senator could finally be facing retirement

    01/10/2016 3:44:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    salon.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Paul Blest
    Five and a half years after Senator John McCain killed off what was left of The Maverick - the independent-thinking, "not afraid to tell it like it is" character he'd been LARPing since the 2000 Republican primary - in order to win a contentious primary against Tea Party challenger J.D. Hayworth, he's facing the prospect of the end of his career once again. This time, it's against a state senator who's perfectly content with grifting votes at a Donald Trump rally. McCain's seat has been targeted by conservative groups for years now to no avail, but this time, it's a...
  • NYT: Establishment Republicans Fear Lasting Split

    01/10/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    As we watch the 2016 Republican primaries unfold in often-surprising ways, it is clear that there is a strong desire among Republican primary voters for change within the party. Sick of what Ted Cruz calls "the Washington Cartel" and of the "election conservatives" who managed for so long to convince voters they uphold conservative values and principles, Republican primary voters are taking a stand. It began before Obama was elected, while President Bush was still in office, and has since only gained in strength and resolve, and the GOP establishment has been slow to notice or grasp what is happening....
  • New York Times: Over 'Tea and Pastries' GOP Elites Whine About 'People’s Coup'

    01/10/2016 3:21:33 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    The Republican Party is facing a historic split over its fundamental principles and identity, as its once powerful establishment grapples with an eruption of class tensions, ethnic resentments and mistrust among working-class conservatives who are demanding a presidential nominee who represents their interests. At family dinners and New Year's parties, in conference calls and at private lunches, longtime Republicans are expressing a growing fear that the coming election could be shattering for the party, or reshape it in ways that leave it unrecognizable. While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different, according to interviews...
  • Cruz, Rubio Presidential Eligibility Challenged In FL, VT, and MD!

    01/07/2016 1:51:32 PM PST · by Mariner · 231 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | January 7th, 2016 | Dianne Marshall
    Well, so far complaints involving the ineligibility for Cruz, Rubio and Jindal to run for president have been filed in three states. Florida, Vermont, and MD. It appears all these people have to do is show proof of the eligibility requirements to run for president as stated in the constitution. So far none have, however Jindal has dropped out so it is moot for him. (Citizenship is not the same as the naturalization requirements for citizenship to run for President as stated in the constitution.) For some odd reason, Cruz has had his birth records sealed. He’ll have to answer...
  • Paul joins Trump in Cruz eligibility concerns

    01/06/2016 5:08:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 100 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/2016 | CURT MILLS
    Sen. Rand Paul joined Donald Trump on Wednesday in questioning whether Sen. Ted Cruz is eligible to be president. "You know, I think without question he is qualified and would make the cut to be prime minister of Canada, absolutely without question, he is qualified and he meets the qualifications," Cruz told Fox News Wednesday. Cruz was born in Canada, and Trump has been talking about whether Cruz qualifies as a natural born U.S. citizen under the Constitution for the last few days. Trump went so far on Wednesday as to say Cruz should get a court decision to settle...
  • Rand Paul Says He’s Not Sure If Ted Cruz Is Eligible To Be President

    01/06/2016 3:33:18 PM PST · by springwater13 · 29 replies
    Rand Paul said on Wednesday that he's not sure if his Canadian-born rival for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz is eligible to be president of the United States. "You know, I think without question he is qualified and would make the cut to be prime minister of Canada, absolutely without question, he is qualified and he meets the qualifications," the Kentucky senator said of Cruz on the radio show Kilmeade and Friends. In an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, Donald Trump said Ted Cruz's Canadian birth would be a "big problem" for the Republican Party. Asked again...
  • Where Does Ted Cruz Stand?

    01/05/2016 2:21:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    'Where Does Ted Cruz Stand? ' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8nJtP5-cvM
  • Ron Paul, Donald Trump, and Libertarianism: Fantasies vs. Reality

    01/04/2016 6:53:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    While appearing on Alan Colmes' radio show some months ago, former presidential candidate Ron Paul expressed his belief that Trump is "almost the opposite of a libertarian" candidate. Trump, according to Paul, never expresses his desire to "give you your freedom and your liberty to run your life as you choose." Rather, he in effect assures us: "I know the answers and I'm going to do this and I've done this, I've done this, this and this."Surely, Paul is on to something. That being said, the following considerations should be borne in mind. First, that Paul rejects Trump for not being a...
  • Rand Paul Goes After Ted Cruz: ‘I’ve Given 13-Hour Speeches Without Calling Anyone Names’

    01/03/2016 12:19:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 3, 2016 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, weekend editor
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's personality could be a hinderance to his campaign, fellow GOP presidential contender Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said on Sunday. During an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Paul criticized Cruz's handling of disagreements with leadership -- referencing the time Cruz called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a liar from the Senate floor. Paul said that unlike Cruz, he is able to keep his arguments with leadership to a professional level. "I've given 10-hour speeches, 13-hour speeches without calling anybody names, but talking about the history of our country, the importance of the Bill of Rights, the importance...
  • Whites, Asians need not apply for faculty job at University of Louisville

    12/24/2015 7:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Usually affirmative action diversicrats are sneaky enough to disguise their efforts to discriminate against targeted racial groups – almost always whites (because they are the majority) and Asians (because they study and work hard and achieve). They use code word language like “goals” and “diversity,” and avoid giving the impression that certain groups are ruled out from consideration. That’s what makes the honesty of a job posting at the state-funded University of Louisville so unusual.  Inside Higher Education (hat tip: Legal Insurrection) reports: can a department specifically reserve a position for an underrepresented minority candidate? That’s what some are...
  • Who said it: Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders? [Quiz]

    12/30/2015 7:17:28 AM PST · by DaveyB · 8 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | December 28, 2015 | Lina Bryce
    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are two candidates who happen to both have the populous support of their respective parties in the upcoming presidential primary elections. However different they may be, they also have many commonalities. Can you tell who said what? Quiz Many in the business community have argued for guest worker programs as the answer to the immigration issue. This concerns me very much. If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women's rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don't have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are...
  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana

    12/29/2015 11:22:18 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 45 replies
    Bowling Green Daily News ^ | Dec 28, 2015 | JACKSON FRENCH
    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law. State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug. "Originally what inspired me was a group of retired Teamsters," Clark said. The Teamsters knew that using marijuana was a cheaper alternative to costly prescription painkillers they needed, he said. "They didn't want to be criminalized...
  • Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East

    Despite much hand-wringing by Republican leadership, the GOP is actually complicit in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because of its vocal support for Israel, argues Doug Bandow in a Forbes essay Saturday. Bandow rightly notes that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and are “harassed and harmed in more than 100 countries.” Christians, he writes, “are particularly vulnerable to government abuse, especially in Muslim-majority states.” Yet Bandow takes issue with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% ’s Christmas Eve article denouncing attacks on Christian communities, contending that the GOP, rather than the Obama...
  • Ron Paul: Trump Is the Real Establishment Candidate

    12/27/2015 2:13:18 PM PST · by DaveyB · 24 replies
    Voices of Liberty ^ | December 18, 2015 | Alice Salles
    To many, Donald Trump has our attention simply because he's the "anti-establishment" candidate. But to Dr. Ron Paul, that couldn’t be further from the truth. To the veteran and former congressman, the masses "are flocking" to Trump, hoping he's the one who can step up and solve all of their problems. Because of his over the top persona, many believe he challenges the status quo. That alone is enough to make many otherwise principled individuals believe that, perhaps, electing Trump could make things better. But would these claims stand the test of time? Ron Paul says no. More plus video...
  • Rand Paul flops as father’s successor, loses libertarian voters to Donald Trump

    12/23/2015 8:05:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/22/2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Diana Orrick was a loyal foot solider in the Ron Paul revolution in Nevada four years ago, fighting to put the libertarian icon's imprint on the 2012 presidential race, and she had every hope his son, Sen. Rand Paul, would be the natural successor. But her dream has been dashed, she said, with the younger Mr. Paul struggling to organize, raise money and find a message to reach voters the way his father did. "Rand is not his father," Ms. Orrick, one of Nevada's two elected Republican National Committee members, said. "I mean the apple hasn't fallen too far from...