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Now on Yahoo News: Once a fringe candidate, Paul shaping 2012 race

Front page of Yahoo news! UPDATE: well, it was, four hours ago. Now they've relegated it to the memory hole. But it got over 1000 comments, overwhelmingly favorable to Paul.

Once a fringe candidate, Paul shaping 2012 race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ron Paul, once seen as a fringe candidate and a nuisance to the establishment, is shaping the 2012 Republican primary by giving voice to the party's libertarian wing and reflecting frustration with the United States' international entanglements.

The Texas congressman placed second in a key early test vote Saturday in Ames, coming within 152 votes of winning the first significant balloting of the Republican nominating contest. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota won the nonbinding Iowa straw poll, but Paul's organizational strength and a retooled focus on social issues set him up to be a serious player in the campaign.

"I believe in a very limited role for government. But the prime reason that government exists in a free society is to protect liberty, but also to protect life. And I mean all life," he told a raucous crowd on Saturday.

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Yahoo! and AP

I e-mailed Yahoo! two weeks ago to ask them about their editorial policies. I told them they had been accused of blocking Ron Paul supporter comments, and that the AP had shown bias or incompetence in their reporting.

They responded that they use several sources for news and gave links for suggesting new ones:

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Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! News.

I suggest we keep pointing out their flawed reporting--somebody, somewhere, at the organizations sets principle and strategy, and they don't want to lose readers.

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Excellent idea; and they may be impressed

that the comments are so amazingly pro-Paul.

Great. And they say they will

Great. And they say they will be accepting more sources! If true it is wonderful!

Ron Paul.....

is not only shaping the race he is the race. Rick Perry? Jeb Bush? Mitt? How are they going to stop the momentum of Ron Pauls Liberty Movement? Not with any of these GOP jokers, they got nothing, their sitting with a pair of deuces and we have a full house or what Ron might call a large tent.

9/11 was an inside job .....time to get some answers..RP 2012

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This is major news.

A major news story about Ron Paul, and no one notices? Come on, this belongs on the front page.

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It Is on the Front Page

This story is on the front page--it was posted already.

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But now it's been picked up by Yahoo News

Previously the story appeared only on the NPR site, and garnered half a dozen comments. Now it's BIGTIME on Yahoo with over a thousand comments.

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AP - Should Be All Over the Place

This should be all over the place.

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