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NYT Notes Ron Paul's Internet Fundraising Leads Giuliani

Buried at the bottom of a New York Times article about the Democrats lead in raising money online:

One surprising development has been the online strength of a Republican long shot, Representative Ron Paul of Texas, who has garnered fierce devotion online and been able to sustain his campaign in large part from Internet donations.

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Ron Paul Campaign’s Effect on the Libertarian Party

Many in the Libertarian Party have attacked the Ron Paul campaign for the "negative impact" on the Libertarian Party.

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Ron Paul Votes to Defund VP, House Narrowly Defeats It

The House of Representatives just narrowly defeated an amendment to deny funds to operate Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Cheney had insisted that his office is exempt from Executive Department oversight by arguing that he is not part of that department. Rep. Rahm Emanuel proposed the amendment as a counter to that incredible claim.

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Ron Paul Gets the 'Colbert Bump'

Thursday night Stephen Colbert demonstrated that Ron Paul had gotten an incredible "Colbert Bump." A wonderfully entertaining clip!

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Iowa Farmers Look to Ron Paul to Legalize Hemp Production

“Plans are afoot for a great expansion of the hemp industry.” So proclaimed the Department of Agriculture in its rousing 1942 movie, “Hemp for Victory”, which urged farmers to rally to the cause.

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Contact Iowa Christian Alliance Over Blocking Ron Paul

The second primary sponsor of the Iowa forum that is blocking Ron Paul from participation is the Iowa Christian Alliance.

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Ron Paul on MSNBC 'Super Tuesday'

Ron Paul on MSNBC's "Super Tuesday" yesterday. He has interviewed by Chris Jansing (earlier was reported as Chris Matthews).

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FairTax Unfair to Ron Paul

I talked to John Nothdurft, the press coordinator for FairTax.org this morning. FairTax is one of the co-sponsors of the Iowa presidential forum that is excluding Ron Paul.

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Ron Paul Blocker Is McCain Senior Advisor

The Chairman of Iowans for Tax Relief, Ed Failor, is a Senior Advisor to the McCain Campaign in Iowa. Everyone calling him should be aware of that.
563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600; Fax 563-264-2413; e-mail

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Ron Paul Excluded From Iowa Forum

Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.

Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited. Campaign chairman Kent Snyder elaborates.

We need you to get them to change their minds. Contact the sponsors:

Edward Failor
Iowans for Tax Relief

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What Ronald Reagan Said About Ron Paul

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Even Fox News Can't Ignore Ron Paul's Impact

Note the polling chart near the end of the interview that omits the minor candidates (but lists Ron Paul).

Thanks to Lew Rockwell.

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Hundreds of Supporters Greet Ron Paul at Phoenix Airport

Ron Paul was the keynote speaker at the Arizona Republican Assembly convention Saturday in Phoenix. As he arrived at the Phoenix airport, he was greeted by hundreds of supporters. Dr. Paul gave a 15 minute talk to his supporters at the airport and answered questions for another 15 minutes. Local news arrived to cover the event at the airport before Dr. Paul headed off to his speaking engagement. Here is the event in four parts:

Parts 2, 3 & 4 below:

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Ron Paul Kansas City Event Draws Over 600

"Last night," reports Lew Rockwell, "620 people jammed a small theater in Kansas City, cheering at almost every sentence on peace, freedom, and prosperity that came out of Ron Paul's mouth. Even the NY Times Magazine photographer and LA Times reporter along for the ride were impressed. For this was not a centrally organized event, but a local, spontaneous Meetup.com gathering. And this is just one of thousands of groups all over the country, mostly the young people who can make a revolution. The momentum is increasing. The climate of opinion is changing.

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