Regardless of whether Congress ultimately passes Rep. Ron Paul's measure to open the Federal Reserve's books to an audit, the Texas Republican wins the award for legislative tenacity.

Before last week's head-turning passage of Paul's amendment by the House Financial Services Committee, the libertarian former presidential hopeful had made a habit of proposing beat-downs of the central bank, which typically garnered little congressional support.

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