Gas bomb suspect fit to stand trial

PLANO, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Psychologists said a Texas man fanatically opposed to the federal government is mentally fit to stand trial on charges he tried blowing up a gas line.
Paul: 2014 decision on presidential run

Paul: 2014 decision on presidential run

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he won't make a decision until next year about whether to seek the party's nomination for president.

Sen. Paul's son arrested in N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- William Paul, the 19-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, was arrested for allegedly being intoxicated and disorderly on a plane, police say.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Electorate return Obama to White House

Electorate return Obama to White House

After a long, expensive and sometimes nasty presidential campaign, the U.S. voting public opted to go "Forward" with President Obama rather than heed Mitt Romney's call to "Believe in America."
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Libertarian could take Romney votes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- With a close presidential race at hand, some Republican advisers are worried about Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, they said.

Ron Paul video brings cheers, applause

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Applause filled the auditorium Wednesday when a video about Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was aired during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
GOP convention nominates Romney

GOP convention nominates Romney

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney Tuesday became the Republican nominee for U.S. president at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Boos erupt when GOP resolutions adopted

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Boos filled the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida when it was announced alternate delegates from Maine would be seated instead of delegates who back Ron Paul.

GOP confab: Isaac and internal turbulence

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Republican convention moved into gear amid fears a tropical storm set to hit Louisiana Tuesday could create political turbulence in Tampa, Fla.
RNC opens, goes into recess

RNC opens, goes into recess

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The 2012 Republican National Convention was gaveled in Monday by national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, then immediately recessed until Tuesday.
Tampa rally swan song for Ron Paul?

Tampa rally swan song for Ron Paul?

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Several thousand supporters gave Ron Paul possibly his last hurrah as Republicans gathered in Florida to select Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate.

GOP convention to finish Thursday night

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Republican officials say party delegates will get Mitt Romney nominated and wrap up business by Thursday night in Tampa, Fla., despite Tropical Storm Isaac.
Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

The quadrennial Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla., features a rock-star line-up to invigorate the crowd as Mitt Romney prepares to convince voters "A Better Future" is within their grasp with him as president.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Racial attitudes will affect election

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Racial attitudes may be a big factor in the U.S. election, particularly since a so-called implicit bias exists among many white voters, researchers say.
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Ron Paul
Republican 2012 presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul makes remarks at a rally in Ankeny, Iowa, after his strong finish in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, January 3, 2012. With votes still needed to be counted, Paul was a close third to top finishers former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. UPI/Mike Theiler

Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American medical doctor, author, Republican U.S. Congressman of the House of Representatives and candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination. Paul is currently the U.S. Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas, which comprises the area south and southwest of the Greater Houston region, including Galveston. Paul serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, and the House Committee on Financial Services, and is Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, where he has been an outspoken critic of current American foreign and monetary policy.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul is a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1963 until 1968, during the Vietnam War. He worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist during the 1960s and 1970s, delivering more than 4,000 babies, before entering politics during 1976.

Paul is the initiator of the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty and his ideas have been expressed in numerous published articles and books, including Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom (2011), End The Fed (2009), The Revolution: A Manifesto (2008), Pillars of Prosperity (2008), A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship (2007), and The Case for Gold (1982). According to University of Georgia political scientist Keith Poole, Paul had the most conservative voting record of any member of Congress since 1937. His son Rand Paul was elected to the United States Senate for Kentucky in 2010, making the elder Paul the first Representative in history to serve concurrently with a child of his in the Senate.

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