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FILE - In this July 20, 2013, file photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually …

Ron Paul: Is Trump’s America First Energy Policy Being Hijacked?

Whatever differences they may have with him aside, libertarians and free-market conservatives should be pleased with President Donald J. Trump’s support for reforming or repealing federal dictates that help foreign businesses and harm US workers. An example of this is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) emerges from a closed-door weekly policy meeting with Senate Republicans, at the U.S. Capitol, May 10, 2016, in Washington, DC.

‘Audit the Fed’ May Finally Pass Congress

Kentucky’s Sen. Rand Paul appears to be on the cusp of having the Senate and the House pass the “Audit the Fed” legislation that he and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), fought for to stop the Federal Reserve’s “unchecked” and “arguably unconstitutional” meddling in the free market economy.

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Texas Bill Will Remove ‘Faithless Elector’ and Void Their Vote

A bill pre-filed in the Texas Legislature on December 28 would put teeth into circumventing a “faithless elector.” Any attempt by an elector to cast a vote for anyone other than the candidates that received the popular vote in the Lone Star State would be void. Moreover, casting the void vote would immediately create a vacancy in the elector’s position.

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More ‘Faithless Electors’ Defect from Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump

Seven electors defected from Clinton, while two defected from Trump. There are 538 electors and a majority of 270 were required to elect the next president. At final count, Trump had 304 votes and Clinton had 228, Colin Powell received 3, while Ron Paul and Faith the spotted eagle each won one vote.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens to testimony by U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander and Resolute Support Commander Gen. John Campbell, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the committee's hearing about the situation in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Dr. Kelli Ward Squares Off Against John McCain in AZ Primary

On August 30th, Arizona Republicans will head to the polls to decide whether they will continue to allow Senator John McCain to represent them in Washington, D.C. For more than three decades McCain has been a central figure in the

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Ron Paul Endorses Kelli Ward To Replace Senator John McCain

Libertarian icon and former candidate for President of the United States Ron Paul is endorsing Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate from Arizona in the Republican primary against five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain.

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, right, R-Texas, talks with his campaign manager Jesse Benton, left, backstage before speaking at the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa. Benton, on trial for making false statements to the FBI relating to secret …

Jury Convicts Former Ron Paul Aides of Campaign Finance Violation

Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign’s payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.

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Ron Paul: ‘None of the Above’ Should Be a Ballot Choice

Earlier this week on CNN, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on CNN to weigh in on the 2016 presidential election. Paul discussed the ongoing saga of the battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. However, he also told CNN

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Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates

A state party staffer from a large Northeastern state passed the entry codes for a conference call of five Republican chairmen from significant states this past Saturday. The topic on the table? Stopping Donald Trump. I had to listen in.

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Ron Paul: No Candidates Deserve Libertarian Vote

Libertarian icon and Former Texas Representative Dr. Ron Paul appeared on Fox Business channel Friday, heralding a message that neither Sen. Ted Cruz nor any Republican or Democrat candidate for president should win the libertarian vote.

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Ron Paul: Ted Cruz ‘No Libertarian … Owned by Goldman Sachs’

Friday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a three-time candidate for president, dismissed any of the remaining presidential candidates as being capable of carrying the libertarian banner. Paul said although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Final Iowa Poll: Donald Trump +5, Marco Rubio Distant Third

Donald Trump heads into the Iowa Caucus with a 5-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a distant third. Donald Trump has 28 percent, followed by Cruz with 23 and Rubio with 15 percent.

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Ron Paul: Realistically, Trump Will Be The Nominee

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul, and father of presidential contender Sen. Rand Paul (R-TX), said Wednesday that that Trump will likely be the Republican presidential nominee.

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Ron Paul: ‘Donald Trump Is an Authoritarian and He Brags About It’

This week on RT, the Russian government’s English-language station, host Ameera David interviewed former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) who said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a “authoritarian.” Paul said, “I think Trump is an authoritarian and he brags about it. ‘I’m

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California in Spotlight at GOP Debate at Reagan Library

The second GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election takes place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley Wednesday evening–and, like past debates, California will share a spot onstage with the contenders.

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Family Ties: Half Jeb Bush’s Contributions From Previous Bush Donors

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign and supportive PACs made headlines for raking in a combined total of about $120 million — more than double that of any of his Republican competitors — and the Bush name was incredibly helpful in raising those funds. A new analysis of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records shows that more than half of Bush’s campaign war chest comes from donors who have previously donated to Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, or his brother, former President George W. Bush.

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Three Top Staffers with Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Connections Indicted

Three people with deep ties to the Ron and Rand Paul presidential campaigns were indicted Wednesday after months of investigation. Jesse Benton, John Tate, and Dimitri Kesari are charged with multiple counts, including conspiracy and filing false campaign expenditure reports.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sits on stage before watching his son Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally an ophthalmologist, Paul rode the Tea Party wave to office in …

Exclusive — Rand’s Parents Ron And Carol Paul: Senator’s Filibuster Of NSA ‘Was Fantastic,’ ‘Helped Wake Up American People’

“I think it was fantastic because it called attention to a very, very important issue,” Ron Paul said in an interview at a fundraiser in Houston for his son’s presidential campaign that many members of the Paul family—whose home is just an hour from here in Lake Jackson, Texas—attended. “It hit a chord because it helped wake up the American people. I think it was great and that kind of stuff goes a long way.”

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Ron Paul: Donald Trump ‘Is A Dangerous Person’

Wednesday, on Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show,” former Congressman Dr. Ron Paul called Republican presidential candidate and billionaire business mogul Donald Trump a “dangerous person.” [Relevant portion at the 16:17 mark] Paul explained, “They like him because he’s so

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Ron Paul: Trump’s ‘Take Charge and Take Over’ Approach ‘Worries Me’

Former Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul stated he’s worried about Donald Trump’s “take charge and take over” rhetoric because “I think we’ve had too much government taking charge and taking over” on Thursday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “The

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Cruz Supporters Planning to Launch ‘Ted Cruz Air Force’

A group of zealous supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz’ (R-TX) 2016 presidential run is planning to launch a ‘Ted Cruz Air Force’ (TCAF) in the coming months prior to the Republican primaries that begin in less than a year.