Ron Paul http://www.kunc.org en A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy http://www.kunc.org/post/rand-paul-white-house-path-complicated-dads-legacy Freshman Sen. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:18:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 43245 at http://www.kunc.org A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy Will The Future GOP Be More Libertarian? http://www.kunc.org/post/will-future-gop-be-more-libertarian Republicans don't often make high-profile speeches at Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically black schools. But on Wednesday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will talk to Howard students about how his party can be more inclusive.<p>Paul believes one answer is libertarianism — and party leaders are starting to think he might be on to something.<p>When Paul's father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, ran for president in 2007, the Republican establishment treated him a bit like the wacky uncle in the family. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 42679 at http://www.kunc.org Will The Future GOP Be More Libertarian? Book News: Hilary Mantel Gets A Sales Boost After Kate Middleton Controversy http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-hilary-mantel-gets-sales-boost-after-kate-middleton-controversy <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Booker-winning author Hilary Mantel's novels have gotten a <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mantel-climbs-amazon-charts-press-storm-continues.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter">sales boost</a> after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/19/172434738/booker-winning-authors-remarks-about-kate-middleton-play-out-in-u-k-media">firestorm</a> in the U.K. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:58:00 +0000 40435 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Hilary Mantel Gets A Sales Boost After Kate Middleton Controversy Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers http://www.kunc.org/post/bidding-adieu-congressional-trailblazers The drama over the fiscal cliff and the familiar up-against-a-deadline dysfunction of Congress have largely overshadowed the leave-taking of some Capitol Hill originals.<p>So we wanted to remember a few true congressional trailblazers whose long Washington careers are ending. They include the first openly gay member of Congress, a leader of the libertarian movement, the first Jewish candidate to run on a major party presidential ticket, and the most fervent supporter of a U.S. Department of Peace.<p>While many members of Congress are departing by choice (like GOP Tea Party godfather Sen. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:29:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 38349 at http://www.kunc.org Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers Reps. Ron Paul, Barney Frank Ask Obama To Respect Pot Legalization Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/reps-ron-paul-barney-frank-ask-obama-respect-pot-legalization-laws Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) are asking the White House to respect the voters of Colorado and Washington, who decided that recreational marijuana use should be legal.<p>In a letter sent to President Obama, they wrote:<p><blockquote><p>"We have sponsored legislation at the federal level to remove criminal penalties for the use of marijuana because of our belief in individual freedom. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:31:00 +0000 36461 at http://www.kunc.org Reps. Ron Paul, Barney Frank Ask Obama To Respect Pot Legalization Laws