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Follow the 2012 presidential candidacy of Republican Texas Representative Ron Paul in our selection of audio clips and coverage.

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Follow the 2012 presidential candidacy of Republican Texas Representative Ron Paul in our selection of audio clips and coverage.






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Lessenberry not running for president

I have decided I owe it to my listeners to announce today that I am not running for President. I am indeed old enough and have no felony convictions, but I have decided not to run, for a number of reasons. One of which is that I don't have access to the billion dollars anyone nowadays needs. There is also the minor drawback that I can't imagine anybody in either party voting for me, and one major one, which is that the woman I live with would leave me and take the dog. But the real problem...


News Wrap: U.S. officials charged for 2009 Pakistan drone attack

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent their first day deliberating today without reaching a verdict. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused in the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264. Hes also charged with killing a policeman. The defense admits his guilt, and has focused, instead, on trying to save him from the death penalty. Theres word the government tracked calls from the United States to nations linked to drug...


Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.


Why Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement won’t look like Ted Cruz’s

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWill Indiana’s religious freedom law inform the 2016 GOP race? First out of the gate for 2016, where does Ted Cruz go now? Senate standoff over human trafficking bill stalls Loretta Lynch confirmation GWEN IFILL: Tomorrow, we expect Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to officially jump into the ever-expanding race for the Republican presidential nomination. He is not the first. Senator Ted Cruz announced last week. And he wont be anywhere close to the...


As He Considers A Run For President, Rand Paul Tries to Rebrand Himself

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza says the Republican's earlier views on foreign policy and his opposition to the Civil Rights Act may dog him, as well as the extreme libertarianism of his father, Ron Paul.


In ‘The Snowden Files,’ revealing the man who revealed NSA secrets

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: Hes a wanted man in the U.S., but this week, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spoke, via video from Russia, to the annual gathering called South By Southwest. He argued to the crowd gathered in Austin, Texas, that the tech industry needs to do more to protect the privacy of Americans in the digital age. RELATED LINKSContrasting rulings could take the NSA to the Supreme Court Would new NSA oversight...

Ron Paul Backers Still Working, Just Not For Romney

With all the attention on the impending presidential election, it seems like no one's talking about Ron Paul anymore. His candidacy for the GOP nomination has been dead for months. But his passionate, young supporters are still organizing — this time, around local candidates in several states, including Iowa. Their dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney could have implications for the top of ticket, too.


Romney Wins Big Over Gingrich In Florida Primary

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney beat former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by a commanding margin of 14 points Tuesday night. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, who barely campaigned in the state, came in third and fourth.

Gingrich Campaign Taps Into Voter Resentment

Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are scrambling to tie up votes in Florida, which holds its winner-take-all primary next Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to conservative writer David Frum about the state of the GOP race.

Ron Paul: Steadily, 'Our Numbers Are Growing'

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Ron Paul talked about everything from civil rights to a graduated tax.

Sen. Rand Paul Refuses TSA Pat Down

The senator was delayed at the Nashville airport Monday. An alarm went off as he passed through security. He asked to be rescreened but was told he'd have to undergo a pat down. Paul declined. He's the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

How Ron Paul And Rick Santorum Performed In SC

NPR's Don Gonyea reports on the also-rans in Saturday's South Carolina primary.

Shields, Brooks on Romney's Message, Gingrich's Defense, Santorum's Struggl

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the impact of Mitt Romney's "stumbling" debate performances, allegations from Newt Gingrich's ex-wife, Ron Paul's chances and the real message behind the Obama campaign's first television ads.

Front-Runner Romney Skips Personhood Forum

A candidate forum was held in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday night, sponsored by the anti-abortion rights group Personhood USA. Participating in the event were Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. Front-runner Mitt Romney did not attend. South Carolina holds its primary on Saturday.

Shields and Brooks on Romney Taking Heat, Ron Paul's Vision, Obama's Fundra

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week's top political news, including the state of the GOP campaign, the effectiveness of Mitt Romney's defense of his record at Bain Capital, Ron Paul's young supporters, campaign financing and President Obama's re-election warchest.

The Ron Paul Paradox: GOP Questions His Impact

Despite Texas Rep. Ron Paul's strong showing at the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, few Republicans think he could win the party's nomination. But some are concerned he could take his support and launch a third-party bid for the White House.

GOP Candidates Turn Focus To S.C. Primary

GOP candidates Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum all show up in Columbia, S.C., for the next primary. For more, Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Brian Naylor.

A New Hampshire Primary Post-mort

After nearly a year ofspeeches, rallies, political ads and debates,New Hampshires First in the Nation Primaryended prettyquicklytonightwith Mitt Romney taking gold.Ron Paulfinished a strong second with John Huntsman,whoput all his cards into theGranite State, finished a respectable third.Today well welllookback at last nights contest,see who the big winners and loser were and where the race to bethe Republican Presidential candidate goes from here.

Romney Is 2 For 2 In GOP Nominating Contests

Mitt Romney's back-to-back wins give him powerful momentum heading into the next set of GOP contests. Ron Paul came in second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary followed by Jon Huntsman. A week ago, Romney won the Iowa caucuses.