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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app.

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The Bitcoin Wallet smartphone app.

Contribute a Bitcoin: Virtual Currency Experiments in Campaign Finance

Bitcoin enthusiasts are developing their influence in Washington, as Bloomberg News reported today, and naturally that means starting some super-PACs. The virtual currency is decentralized, automated and limited — qualities that appeal to entrepreneurs and fans of Ron Paul, the...

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A supporter of presidential candidate Ron Paul arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in in this August 30, 2012 file photo for the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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A supporter of presidential candidate Ron Paul arrives at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in in this August 30, 2012 file photo for the last day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Ron Paul Channel: Best Gov’t None

Proof that the Ron Paul Revolution will not be televised: “The Ron Paul Channel,” webcast by an Internet near you. The onetime Republican presidential candidate and former two-time congressman from Texas built much of his libertarian following online, so it’s...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the Capitol on May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the Capitol on May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

McConnell Borrows Tactic from Paulistas in Fundraising Push

The name Mitch McConnell and the term “money bomb”  once would have been considered an odd coupling. But times change, and politicians adapt. So it is that McConnell, gearing up his 2014 Senate re-election bid in Kentucky, has launched a variation of...

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Sen. Rand Paul introduces his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep Ron Paul on January 2, 2012 in Davenport, Iowa.

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Sen. Rand Paul introduces his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep Ron Paul on January 2, 2012 in Davenport, Iowa.

Rand Paul’s Ron Paul Advice

Like father, like son? Not if he knows what’s good for him, some are saying of Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky — suggesting that, for all the popularity his father enjoyed in his bids for a presidential nomination, he’ll need...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Rand Paul: Role of Government

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with a libertarian outlook and son of the retired congressman from Texas who ran for president with an appeal to libertarian instincts, says there is a goal for government. Protecting your property. “If...

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Sen. Rand Paul during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Rand Paul vs. Kerry-Clinton Democrats

Sen. Rand Paul is laying down some fire lines. The Kentucky Republican and son of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, said to be considering a presidential campaign of his own,  has revealed a take-no-hostages approach to his questioning of departing...

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Rand Paul, left, enjoys a light moment with his father Ron Paul during a campaign event in Erlanger, Kentucky.

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Rand Paul, left, enjoys a light moment with his father Ron Paul during a campaign event in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Paul: Son Also Rises, Ready for CPAC

Another CPAC, another Paul. The American Conservative Union, which has provided a friendly forum for the likes of Texas Rep. Ron Paul and other candidates for national office, will hear from the former congressman’s son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky,...

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Ron Paul Revolution: $50,000 a Pop

The Ron Paul Revolution will soon have a going rate of $50,000 an hour. The retiring Republican congressman from Texas and erstwhile candidate for president “will follow the well-trod path of hitting the paid speaking circuit after his retirement from Congress...

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