22 votes

Brian Doherty: Rand Paul to Speak at Republican National Convention, Says Reuters

Brian Doherty|Aug. 7, 2012 2:57 am

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) isn't currently scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, but according to Reuters*, his son Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)--the one with the future with the GOP--will be.

47 votes

Watch out! This could happen to you.

http://youtu.be/pBvLWp9MPHg

Previous video: The FBI Came a Knockin' (below)

166 votes

Paul Not Given Role at Republican Convention

Examiner: In a political move that defies logic, CNN is reporting that presidential challenger Ron Paul has not been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Instead, the Romney team has invited Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arizona Senator John McCain and Florida Governor Rick Scott will also have prime time speaking roles.

Continue at the Examiner

42 votes

I just got invited to a dinner Monday night, Aug. 20th with the Platform Committee. Can't wait!

So, I get the invitation below (printed most of it), and I'm reading & thinking how cool it's going to be to go to dinner with these folks and get to know them better. My convention roomie can with come with me & it will be a good deal. Then I get to the price - $70?????

Comon! It's not like this is a fundraiser. So, no dinner for me with the Platform folks. There's no way I can afford that. I'm going in the hole as it is for the almost two weeks I have to be in Tampa as it is.....I hope everything isn't that expensive. Wish I was one of those RICH republicans....

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http://www.cynseerlyyours.blogspot.com/

32 votes

Washington Post: Where do Ron and Rand Paul fit in at the GOP convention?

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced an initial list of seven prominent Republicans who will speak at the party’s national convention in Tampa later this month.

But the list, which includes five current and former governors, a U.S. senator, and a former secretary of state does not include either Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) or his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The list will be built out in the coming weeks, but it’s still worth exploring where the Pauls – two figures with intense national followings – fit in at Mitt Romney’s nominating convention. They can’t be ignored entirely, but featuring them too prominently is also a risky proposition for the GOP.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/where-ron-a...

69 votes

Ron Paul LIVE in Columbia, SC this Monday, Aug 6th!

Come see Ron Paul LIVE in Columbia, SC this Monday, Aug 6th!!!

Please join Senator Tom Davis for a fundraiser in support of his re-election bid in District 46.

Congressman Ron Paul will be attending as our special guest. Come & support individual liberty, economic freedom and future prosperity. All are invited to attend.

To RSVP, please click here http://bit.ly/LkOUv2.

94 votes

Ron Paul Supporters Won't Back Down in Louisiana GOP Dispute

By Jonathan Tilove | The Times-Picayune

Likening Louisiana Republican chairman Roger Villere to a North Korean despot, Ron Paul supporters have filed a challenge against the state party's certified delegation to the national convention in Tampa, Fla., with the Republican National Committee's Committee on Contests.

"This contest challenges the tyranny of one person, Roger Villere, who, on the eve of the Louisiana Republican State Convention attempted to impose anti-democratic Convention rules that were without any authority," reads the 21-page challenge filed last week by Washington attorneys David Warrington and Lee Goodman of LeClairRyan, who have been retained by the national Ron Paul campaign to handle delegates challenges in Louisiana, Massachusetts and Oregon, and to defend Paul delegates from a challenge in Maine. "The rules he attempted to impose were draconian and more characteristic of a North Korean politburo than a democratic American political party that honors procedures and majority votes."

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16 votes

RNC 2012 Speakers Announced

Huffington Post - WASHINGTON — A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for August's Republican National Convention.

The GOP convention schedule is packed with high-profile names to fire up divergent wings of the Republican Party, from social conservatives to fiscal hawks. They will speak ahead of Mitt Romney's formal acceptance of his party's presidential nomination.

Convention leaders were not ready to announce the keynote speaker, a prime speaking slot that has the potential to catapult a rising member of the party to national prominence.

67 votes

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/6/12: Sanctions on Iran and Syria Bring Us Closer to Another War

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 8/6/12: Sanctions on Iran and Syria Bring Us Closer to Another War

http://youtu.be/0PtbrWem3BY

29 votes

States Facing Financial Crises That May 'Threaten Social Order'

[NewsDay] - WASHINGTON - Former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch believes that states and localities may be facing grave financial peril as they struggle to overcome the effects of the 2008 crash and subsequent downturn. The strain may even threaten the "social order," Ravitch said during the release of the State Budget Crisis Task Force's report on Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

. . .

Their first report focused on conditions in New York as well as California, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and Illinois. Among the findings: States will face continued pressure due to skyrocketing Medicaid costs, underfunded pensions for retired public employees and volatile tax revenues, as well as reduced federal funding.

"Budget gimmicks and inadequate reporting mask and encourage fiscal problems, and make them more difficult to solve," the report concluded. "While none of our states is on the brink of financial collapse, these threats loom large."

Continue reading at NewsDay

32 votes

Curiosity Has Landed on Mars 6:37AM GMT

Another triumph of American ingenuity.

Beats all the glam and pomp of London Olympics! Barnone

http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL

Update - MARS website (reporting heavy viewing so good luck):

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_news3.html

I stayed up for this all night.

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