June 6th, 2013
10:54 PM ET

Ron Paul: Govt. data mining not a surprise

Ron Paul says the government reportedly monitoring Americans' phone and digital records is a destruction of liberty.

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Filed under: Data Mining • National Security • Ron Paul
Raw Politics: Mitt Romney's no-good, very bad night
February 8th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Raw Politics: Mitt Romney's no-good, very bad night

E ven if you just tuned in long enough Tuesday night to see his victory speech in a half-empty Denver ballroom, you could tell Mitt Romney had a bad night. If you started watching just a bit earlier, you saw him lose Minnesota, a state he won in 2008. You saw him trailing in every county in Missouri on his way to a bruising loss there. And a few minutes later, you saw him lose in Colorado - a state he dominated in 2008, when his 60% of the vote was more than three times the share of runner-up John McCain.

Based on his 2008 results, Republicans were feeling good about taking back the state this fall, with Romney at the top of the ticket. And heading into Tuesday, Romney could afford to think about pivoting to more of a general election-orientation. No more.

Romney’s loss in Missouri wasn’t unexpected; it’s a state he didn’t win four years ago, with a major evangelical bloc - the ideal audience for Rick Santorum’s pitch – and its accidental “beauty contest” primary this year made it an easy write-off. (Gingrich didn’t even bother getting on the ballot.) Minnesota’s a quirky contest; Romney won it four years ago, but it was seen as anyone’s game.

Colorado was different – which is why the Romney campaign had downplayed the other votes, telling reporters to focus on the state. And that’s what made a Romney loss there all the more damaging. The big question now: how much of Romney’s win four years ago was due to his status as the top alternative to the frontrunner – the role played last night by Santorum. This morning, Romney’s campaign, which had come out swinging against Santorum over the past day or two, focused its fire on Newt Gingrich instead. Maintaining Gingrich’s status as a top conservative contender – keeping the anti-Romney vote as divided as possible – just got a whole lot more important for the former Massachusetts governor.


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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Raw Politics • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
January 31st, 2012
11:06 PM ET

Video: Paul: Supporters compensate for funds

Ron Paul says his ideals and message will help him overcome challenges in competing for the presidential nomination.

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December 21st, 2011
10:45 PM ET

Video: KTH: Ron Paul and racist newsletters

Ron Paul is questioned by Gloria Borger about racist articles printed in a newsletter published under his name in the 1980s and 90s.

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December 21st, 2011
06:55 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Ron Paul on controversial newsletters

An earlier interview with Ron Paul ended when the Congresman removed his microphone during questioning about controversial newsletters sent using his name in the 1980s and 90s . Watch the preview video and see more of the conversation on AC360 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Gloria Borger • Raw Politics • Ron Paul
November 23rd, 2011
12:02 PM ET

Video: Debate analysis: Winners and losers

CNN anchors and analysts give their take on the CNN National Security Debate during the AC360° post-debate show.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul
Beat 360° 11/01/2011
NOVEMBER 1: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a forum on manufacturing November 1, 2011 at Vermeer Manufacturing in Pella, Iowa. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
November 1st, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Beat 360° 11/01/2011

Now, for today's Beat 360°! Everyday we post a picture, and you provide the caption. Our staff joins in, too. Tune in every night at 8 p.m. to see if yours is our favorite!

Congratulations to tonight's winners!


“Constitutionally I shouldn't even be sitting on this chair or wearing clothes right now.”

– Cubie King


"Desperate to narrow the field, Republican party leaders are forced to use 'Rock, paper, scissors' to choose a candidate."

– Mark Dobbins

Beat 360° Challenge

Filed under: Beat 360° • Ron Paul
July 29th, 2011
01:30 AM ET

Video: Debt is the problem, says Rep. Ron Paul

Editor's note: Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, explains why he will not vote in favor of the debt ceiling bill crafted by House Speaker Boehner.

Related: House vote on GOP debt plan delayed

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Raw Politics • Ron Paul
June 13th, 2011
11:27 PM ET

Raw Politics: Paul explains position on wars

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper speaks with Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, after CNN's Republican debate in New Hampshire.

Related on the CNN Political Ticker: 5 things we learned tonight

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Raw Politics • Ron Paul
April 13th, 2011
01:04 AM ET

Video: Deal shows D.C. out of touch, says Ron Paul

Editor's note: GOP Rep. Ron Paul of Texas weighs in on the bipartisan budget deal reached last week and says he will not support it.

Related on CNNMoney.com: 2011 budget cuts revealed

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow • Raw Politics • Ron Paul
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