Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Ron Paul's file


Republican from Texas

Ron Paul, a Texas physician, served two stints in the U.S. House. He also was the Libertarian Party nominee for president in 1988 before later seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012. He didn't seek re-election to the House in 2012.

Paul's statements by ruling

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Ron Paul's website

Recent statements involving Ron Paul

Recent stories featuring Ron Paul

Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

Encouraged by readers, we're checking just the facts in Texas

We welcomed a long-look chance to describe our mission in the Austin American-Statesman.

Ron Paul's "zero" tax claim fueled No. 6 reader favorite fact check of 2012

Ron Paul's zinger about setting the income-tax rate at zero for everyone touched off the Truth-O-Meter. Our review put him in our readers' favorite articles of 2012 for the third time.

UPDATED: Ron Paul claim about popularity of gold standard No. 7 reader favorite

Ron Paul's flawed claim about a poll and the gold standard landed him in our top 10 reader favorite fact-checks of 2012 for a second time.

Michael Williams claim about Obama and gas prices No. 8 reader favorite

A one-time U.S. Senate hopeful who lost his 2012 U.S. House bid before ending up in state office accounts for our readers' No. 8 favorite fact-check of 2012.

And Michael Williams aired his remark in 2011.