Full coverage: Ron Paul
Declared May 13, 2011
This is Paul's third run for the White House: He was the Libertarian Party's candidate in 1988 and mounted a bid as a Republican in 2008.
The obstetrician and gynecologist is in his 14th House term. He has a loyal but limited following for his proposals to dramatically reduce government spending and management of the economy. He is an advocate of returning to the gold standard and shuttering the Federal Reserve.
Paul is married with five children, one of whom, Rand Paul, won a Senate seat in Kentucky in 2010.
12:35 PM PST, February 1, 2012
As the only Republican candidate for president to address Nevada's oldest Latino political organization Wednesday morning, Rep. Ron Paul got high marks for bravery. All were invited; only he showed up.
11:38 AM PST, December 28, 2011
Returning to Iowa, where polls show him contending for first place in next week's caucuses, Ron Paul studiously ignored a barrage of news media questions Wednesday about fresh attacks from rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, including over incendiary newsletters published under his name in the 1990s.
3:42 PM PST, December 27, 2011
Newt Gingrich, trying to reverse a slide in Iowa by positioning himself as the unabashedly positive alternative to his trash-talking rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, unleashed an unexpectedly harsh attack today against his chief rivals, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul.
December 20, 2011
The Texas libertarian has big plans for his presidency — if he's elected. But moving into the White House won't turn the lone voice of dissent into someone who can persuade Congress to carry out his wishes.
7:40 PM PST, December 15, 2011
Ron Paul did it again. The libertarian-minded Republican separated himself from the pack of candidates at tonight's debate by urging restraint in response to a possible Iranian nuclear threat, saying the U.S. can ill afford a repeat of its now-concluded war in Iraq.
8:47 AM PST, December 14, 2011
With polls showing Ron Paul within striking distance of Newt Gingrich in Iowa and climbing in New Hampshire, the Texas congressman told reporters Wednesday that his campaign's momentum was building at just the right moment and said his rise was beginning to dispel questions about his electability.
10:02 AM PST, December 11, 2011
Texas Rep. Ron Paul slammed Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying they were inconsistent politicians who represent the status quo.
10:02 AM PST, November 20, 2011
Ron Paul is polling in the top tier of the Republican field in key states like Iowa, but has largely been out of the national conversation that's focused on fleeting moments for other surging candidates. But on Sunday he was put on the defensive for past statements linking U.S. foreign policy to the attacks of 9/11.
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