On Wednesday afternoon in Washington DC, Dr. Ron Paul formally launched the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. At the press conference, the libertarian-leaning politician said his new educational organization was needed because “governments reflect the people’s attitude,” and the current attitude was far too accepting of war. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-NC), Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) and former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), all members of the organization’s advisory board, also spoke at the press conference, as did Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). Executive director Daniel McAdams explained the new Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity would not operate like a traditional think tank. Instead of merely publishing reports, he said the organization would have a lively website and hold seminars in various parts of the country. Video compliments of YouTube User: Daniel McAdams.
April 19th, 2013
April 15th, 2013
Prior to delivering his remarks at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner for the Knox County Republican Party in Knoxville, TN, Ron Paul held an impromptu press conference with the attending media. Dr. Paul and Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. spoke a bit about their shared experience in the House of Representatives, then the two took some questions about the state of the GOP, the mood of the electorate and the current state of readiness of the US armed forces. Apologies for the whiny audio- it's all I have found thus far. Video compliments of YouTube User: LesleyJS.
April 8th, 2013
A spirited full house greeted former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in Oberlin College’s Finney Chapel on Sunday evening as a part of the college’s Convocation Series. Dr. Paul came through Oberlin on a speaking tour to give a lecture, “Liberty Defined,” from Paul’s 2011 book of the same name. The retired congressman enthusiastically extolled the virtues of small government, limited regulation, personal property rights and the resurgence of an ethos of government that promoted “individual liberty protected equally” for all people. The lecture was sponsored by the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians. Video compliments of YouTube User: Tumbleweedin.
March 10th, 2013
On Friday, former Congressman Ron Paul with met the press at the Ottawa Convention Centre after speaking at the 2013 Manning Networking Conference. Dr. Paul held serve along side Preston Manning, organizer of the conference and founder of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. Questions included subjects like abortion, economic growth, youth and the conservative movement, and more. Sorry the audio isn't particularly crisp (I've posted what I could find). Video compliments of YouTube User: OldFavoritesBookShop.
March 8th, 2013
Former Presidential candidate Ron Paul may not be attending CPAC this year, but he did appear at a major Canadian gathering of conservative leaders at the 2013 Manning Networking Conference. Dr. Paul spoke to attendees at the Manning Networking Conference. MNC2013 was held at the Manning Convention Centre in Ottawa, Canada- and is sponsored by the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. The former Congressman spoke about issues ranging from president-approved drone assassinations to abortion to government deception and central bankers. Dr. Paul then sat down for some Q-and-A with Preston Manning, and finally took some questions from the audience. Unfortunately, I do not see the event in its entirety, yet- but I'll update when I find it. Video coverage via SunNews (Part 1 and Part 2).
September 6th, 2012
Congressman Ron Paul delivered this Congressional lecture on "The Great Enabler: The Rise of the Federal Reserve and the Growth of Government." The introduction was given by Senator Rand Paul. Congressman Paul explains in this lecture the Federal Reserve's role as the enabler of big government. Through purchases of government debt, the Fed allows the government to spend beyond its means and contributes to the growth of the welfare-warfare state. If leviathan government is to be countered, understanding monetary policy and the fundamental role it plays in the relentless growth of government is a necessary first step. Video compliments of YouTube User: CongressmanRonPaul.
August 31st, 2012
Just prior to his meeting with the Iowa delegation for breakfast on Monday in Tampa, Dr. Ron Paul held a semi-private briefing with supporters. Guests took turns asking the Congressman questions about the campaign, working withing the GOP, the ongoing viability of the current political process, and more. The briefing was made available in several short segments; and I organized the audio in the order I thought was most logical. Video compliments of YouTube User: allthatjazz721.
April 23rd, 2012
Dr. Ron Paul met with the media in attendance following his campaign rally on Independence Mall in the historic district of Philadelphia. The Congressman took questions for a few minutes about his desired influence on the Republican platform, what the supporters should do after his retirement, how his election would affect Jewish people (ie. the Iranian nuclear threat), and how he views Obamacare in comparison to Romneycare. Video compliments of YouTube User: Michael Crowley.
April 21st, 2012
Shortly before noon ET time on Friday, Dr. Ron Paul held a 'Lunch with Ron Paul' fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center. Guests received an update on the Congressman's plans and the progress of the Presidential campaign, before having the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Paul during a Q&A period. Guests asked Dr. Paul about the outlook for Tampa and beyond, promoting domestic job creation and competition for the public education system in this country, and what happens with the 2013 expiration of the Federal Reserve's charter. Rep. Paul is also asked if he thinks Mitt Romney realizes that he needs the votes of Ron Paul supporters to beat Obama! Audio compliments of YouTube User: gnumd.
April 21st, 2012
After his speech at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Congressman Ron Paul made himself available for the press covering the event. Topics of discussion included: practical ways to transition away from the central bank, college tuition and skyrocketing student debt, running as an independent or endorsing another candidate, unbound delegates, ending the drug war, and more! The Raw footage comes compliments of YouTube User: WhySimplyBecause.
April 12th, 2012
After speaking to another huge crowd at the Auditorium of the Will Rogers Memorial in Ft. Worth, Texas, Congressman Ron Paul met with the local media for an impromptu press conference. Topics of discussion included Santorum's departure from the Presidential race, Dr. Paul's intention to run all the way to the convention, the perception that a Paul Presidency would mean a militarily vulnerable United States, skyrocketing college tuition rates, and his thoughts on his Congressional replacement after 2012. Video compliments of YouTube User: johnnygenlock.
April 6th, 2012
The Congressman was at the Marriot Union Square in San Francisco on Thursday and held a rare fundraiser called a "Lunch with Ron Paul" event. The $350 per plate luncheon was completely sold out as people had an up close and personal chance to mingle with Dr. Paul. As of yet, the video is not available in its entirety. I will repost if/when it comes available. Dr. Paul offers some remarks to the attendees, before taking questions. Video compliments of YouTube Users: dobsonimages, rizzle662, and poop94110.
April 4th, 2012
After speaking to students and supporters at Cal State - Chico on Tuesday night, Dr. Ron Paul spent a few minutes taking questions from the media at sort of a impromptu press conference. The Congressman answers questions about youth support for his campaign, an electoral path to the Republican nomination, marijuana legalization and regulation by the states, the Patriot Act and more. Raw video of the Q&A comes from KHSL 12 Chico (CBS - Chico, CA).
March 25th, 2012
Following his remarks at Louisiana College in Pineville, Rep. Ron Paul met the media for an impromptu press conference. The Q&A session included discussion of what separates Dr. Paul from his opponents, how he responds to charges of isolationism, abortion/contraception mandates, the rising cost of college tuition, rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf, Coast, and more. Video compliments of YouTube User: DontFearTruth.
February 26th, 2012
Thousands crowded the ballroom of Hudsonville's Pinnacle Center for a 4 p.m. appearance by GOP presidential primary candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Limited seating quickly filled and the venue became standing room only. Supporters let out a raucous cheer when an event organizer began chanting "President Paul!" Following his remarks, Dr. Paul spent a few minutes answering questions from media. The event, which took place in metro Grand Rapids (western Michigan), was broadcast on C-Span. Video compliments of YouTube User: MOXNEWSd0tCOM (Video Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5).
February 22nd, 2012
On Wednesday morning, the Congressman held a Breakfast with Ron Paul fundraiser at the Hilton in Mesa, Arizona. For $250 per plate (quite modest by political standards), guests heard Dr. Paul deliver some remarks as they enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The audience then had the opportunity for some Q&A with the next President! This file only includes the question and answer session. Video compliments of YouTube User: sideburns883.
February 3rd, 2012
(* Now Includes Complete Audio 2/4) On Wednesday, Congressman Ron Paul hosted a press conference at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas to talk about economic policy- specifically, about his Plan to Restore Nevada. Using Nevada as something of a microcosm for the entire country, Dr. Paul talked about the nature of the fiscal mess we find ourselves in and the common sense solutions to restore prosperity. The Congressman explained his vision, and then opened the floor for questions from the press. At the end of this event, Dr. Paul acknowledged his wife of 55 years on their anniversary, presenting Carol with a bouquet of roses as the crowd cheered jubilantly (Good Video Here). This file is now complete, compliments of YouTube User: RonPaulFilms.
February 1st, 2012
Dr. Ron Paul spoke to several dozen people at a meeting organized by Hispanics in Politics, Nevada's oldest Hispanic community group, on Wednesday morning. Unlike his GOP rivals, the Congressman reached out to the Latino community in Nevada, at an town hall style event and press briefing that all the candidates were invited to attend. Discussion of immigration policy, The Dream Act, and ending the wars ensued. Video compliments of YouTube User: SaveOurSovereignty3 (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
January 17th, 2012
Back on the campaign trail in South Carolina, Ron Paul held a press briefing at the South Carolina State House in Columbia to announce endorsements from three additional state senators. Senators Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Kevin Bryant of Anderson and Danny Verdin of Greenville, officially endorsed the Congressman on Tuesday. Dr. Paul then took questions from the media. Video compliments of YouTube User: RonPaulFilms.
January 16th, 2012
At a hastily organized meeting held on a Sunday evening, Ron Paul packed in a raucous crowd at the Palisades Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Local activists and supporters came out to listen to the Congressman, and to hear popular State Senator Tom Davis announce his endorsement of Dr. Paul for the Republican nomination. Davis is a well-known fiscal conservative and tea party favorite who helped kick-off the campaign's return to the Palmetto State for the home stretch there after four days off. This audio file contains Sen. Davis' endorsement announcement, and a majority of Rep. Paul's remarks (I have not found audio or video of the event in its entirety). Video compliments of YouTube User: RonPaulFilms.
January 8th, 2012
Ron Paul continued his tour around the Granite State in a rare Sunday town hall meeting in Meredith, New Hampshire. Introduced by Rand Paul, the Congressman reportedly drew around 300 people to the Church Landing at Mill Falls for the campaign forum- that sounded more like a rally! Dr. Paul delivered his familiar refrain of cutting $1T in federal spending and disengaging from the foreign entanglements abroad. A nice, long question and answered session ensued. Following the audience Q&A, the campaign took a few minutes to answer questions from the media. This entire forum was covered thanks to C-Span. Crazy as it sounds, I think C-Span has become the de-facto television home of the r3VOLution (not that they have much competition)!
December 14th, 2011
In late November of 2011, Congressman Ron Paul met with The Keene Sentinel editorial board to discuss his positions in advance of the New Hampshire primary. Dr. Paul answered questions about the economy, foreign policy, and abortion in a wide-ranging hour long discussion.
November 20th, 2011
Rep. Ron Paul sat down with reporters and editors from the Des Moines Register on Saturday to discuss the issues related to his campaign for the Republican nomination, and for the President of the United States. The interview, which lasted just over an hour, was principally moderated by Rick Green (Editor/VP News). Dr. Paul was asked about a myriad of issues, including foreign intervention, same-sex marriage, immigration, the limitations on federal authority, and the debt-reduction super-committee. The Register has (in totality) been quite dismissive of Congressman Paul over the months- even to the point that he has received less coverage than the likes of Santorum and Pawlenty. On the DMR website, they retain their GOP Presidential Power Rankings, in which affiliated "experts" ranked Ron Paul 9th in the field!
October 28th, 2011
On Friday morning. Rep. Ron Paul sat down for an hour-long discussion with the Nashua Telegraph editorial board in the television studios of Nashua (New Hampshire) High School South. The interview was part of the Telegraph's 'Candidate Series' and was moderated by Nick Pappas- the editor of the paper's editorial page. Discussion included a myriad of subjects, including: the federal budget and Dr. Paul's $1T 'Restore America Plan', electability (coming from an unpopular Congressional body), principled leadership vs. compromise, the war against Libya, taxation, and much more!
October 23rd, 2011
On Saturday morning, Congressman Ron Paul held a townhall meeting at the Embassy Suites on the River in Des Moines, Iowa. Roughly 130 people attended the event, where Dr. Paul spoke alot about foreign policy and the administration's stated intention to come home from Iraq. An interesting Q&A session follows, where an informed audience asks Dr. Paul about the UN's Agenda 21, the 'Fast and Furious' gunrunning investigation, federal student loans during a Paul administration, saving social security for the elderly, and more . Video compliments of YouTube User: upondeathsdrum.