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  • [Video] Weird: Gary Johnson Sticks Tongue at Reporter During Interview

    09/23/2016 10:15:04 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | MSNBC
    We thought we’d seen the last of third party presidential candidate Gary Johnson after his infamous “Aleppo” flub, but the former New Mexico governor has seemingly managed to outdo himself. Amid arguing he would poll as well as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton if he were allowed at the debates, the Libertarian party candidate bizarrely began sticking his tongue out at the reporter interviewing him seated less than a foot away.
  • Clinton losing key millennial support nationally and in key states

    09/18/2016 11:35:42 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    NBC via AOL ^ | Sep 18th 2016 | DANTE CHINNI
    New polls released this week suggests Hillary Clinton has a growing problem with millennial voters and that's a major concern for the Democratic presidential nominee. Both national polls and surveys in swing states show Clinton has seen a slide with voters younger than 35, particularly when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are factored in.
  • Independent Evan McMullin eligible for write-in on Texas ballot

    09/17/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 September 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    WASHINGTON — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin was certified Friday as a write-in candidate in Texas after fixing an eligibility hiccup that initially led the Texas secretary of state to deny his application. ... In McMullin’s initial application, one of the 38 electors he submitted — Brittany Gilbert of Austin — was not a registered voter, said Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. As a result, Gilbert was not an eligible elector, and McMullin’s application was denied. But Keith Ingram, the secretary of state’s director of elections, wrote in a letter to McMullin on Friday that...
  • Gary Johnson, Jill Stein will not be on debate stage

    09/16/2016 1:20:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2016 | Staff
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein will not be on the presidential debate stage for the first contest sponsored by the Commission on President Debates. Johnson and Stein both fell short of the 15 percent polling threshold required to participate, the commission said in a statement, adding that Trump and Clinton will face off on September 26 and their running mates, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, will debate on October 4. Johnson in particular was pushing hard for inclusion in the debates, as he’d polled in the double digits across several national surveys, and previously...
  • Jill Stein: I would not have assassinated bin Laden

    09/12/2016 8:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2016 | David Wright
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said in an interview published Sunday that she would not have ordered the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Marking the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks, Stein instead told the Des Moines Register that she would have tried to bring the terror leader to trial in accordance with international law.
  • Goodbye Gary, Goodbye Mitt

    09/10/2016 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    Just one day after jealous 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recommended that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, be included in the debates, the idea has been exposed as patently ridiculous. On Thursday’s edition of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” Johnson was asked “what about Aleppo?” Incredibly, the candidate who is auditioning to be Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, responded, “and what is Aleppo?” His ignorance of the city in the center of the Syrian civil war, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, is a disqualifier for Johnson’s quixotic presidential campaign. It is inexcusable...
  • Gary Johnson's MSNBC appearance just brought the 'Libertarian moment' to a screeching halt

    09/08/2016 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "What is a leppo?" I’ve made no secret that I have a lot of sympathy for the strict constructionist leanings of many Libertarians. I would argue, much to the chagrin of social conservatives, that they’re right more often than they wrong. The problem is that they simply can’t get their act together as a party. Part of that is because a good chunk of them are really just closet Democrats trying to legalize weed, and part of it is because they don’t have the organization, money, and media clout to get over the metaphorical hump. This year was thought by...
  • Charges filed against Jill Stein

    09/07/2016 1:12:49 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    BismarkTribune.com ^ | 9/7/16 | Blair Emerson/AP
    Charges have been filed against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. On Tuesday, the Morton County Sheriff's Department accused Stein of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, located south of Mandan.
  • Gary Johnson is Progressive, Not Libertarian

    09/07/2016 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 36 replies
    Capitol Hill Outsider ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | J B Williams
    The “never Trump” sycophants are so blinded by their personal envy of Donald Trump that they appear willing to support progressive Gary Johnson in order to help Hillary Clinton take the White House from Trump, who has set records in Republican voter support winning 38 of 50 state Republican primaries.
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson Polls at 10 Percent. Who Are His Supporters?

    09/05/2016 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 91 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    Mr. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, is relying heavily on the backing of young people and independent voters disillusioned with the two major parties’ nominees. More than 70 percent of his backers are younger than 50, and over three-fifths are political independents, according to a mid-August poll by the Pew Research Center. Over all, Mr. Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states, has the backing of 10 percent of registered voters, the Pew poll found.
  • Polls Show Donald Trump Gains From High Third-Party Support

    09/05/2016 4:11:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | Sunday, September 4, 2016 | John Pudner
    Donald Trump gets a crucial two-point bounce when third-party presidential candidates combine for more than 10 percent in multiple polls, according to a Breitbart News analysis. Those two points could provide the critical margin to Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina.
  • Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Presidential Campaign Dragging Libertarianism Through the Mud

    08/29/2016 4:19:10 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 21 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | August 28, 2016 | RPI Staff
    Ron Paul Institute Senior Fellow Adam Dick, in a Wake Up Call Podcast interview posted on Friday, argues that Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have drug the term “libertarian” through the mud with their advocacy of anti-libertarian positions on matters ranging from their choices for Supreme Court appointments to PATRIOT Act reauthorization to foreign intervention to the use of terror watch lists to outlaw people possessing guns. Dick addresses the Libertarian presidential ticket during an in-depth discussion of his new book, A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government. During Dick’s...
  • Jill Stein fires back at Liz Warren

    08/27/2016 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    BOSTON HERALD ^ | 27 AUGUST 2016 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Presidential candidate Jill Stein fired back at Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren for claiming that a vote for the Green Party nominee could only help Donald Trump. Stein, a Lexington physician lagging far behind in the polls — pulling only single digits — said votes still need to be “earned.”
  • Greenfield: Gary Johnson's 75%

    08/21/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | 8/20/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 Gary Johnson's Seventy-Five Percent Posted by Daniel Greenfield This is the summer of Gary Johnson. The former New Mexico governor who has been steadily drifting left over his career is now doing his best to make Hillary Clinton into President Hillary Clinton. Back in 1999, Johnson rejected overtures from the Libertarian Party for a presidential run. “I'm a Republican, and I'm not going to run for President.'” Both parts of that statement proved to be lies. Libertarian and non-libertarian supporters see a principled politician in Gary Johnson. But Johnson has always been a political chameleon, shifting...
  • Judge dismisses debate lawsuit by Gary Johnson & Jill Stein

    08/06/2016 10:02:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Aug 5, 16 | Brian Stelter
    Johnson and one of his rivals, presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein, sued the commission last September, alleging violations of antitrust law and the First Amendment. Johnson and Stein are seeking spots on the all-important presidential debate stage this fall. But federal judge Rosemary M. Collyer threw out the lawsuit on Friday. In mid-September, the commission will add up five national polls and invite the candidates who are averaging at least 15% support. The first debate is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 26.
  • The Wild Beliefs of Ajamu Baraka, Jill Stein’s Green Party Running Mate

    08/17/2016 5:59:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10:00 PM ET August 16, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ajamu Baraka, professorial with kind eyes, was an accomplished human-rights activist before joining the Green Party ticket as Jill Stein’s running mate. But the two leftist candidates—due for a mainstream close-up in a CNN town hall on Wednesday—also have engaged with some fringe thinkers and conspiracy theories. Baraka, especially, has an accomplished résumé in this field. Earlier this year, the former executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network had his work featured in a book edited by accused Holocaust denier (“the Holocaust controversy was a legitimate topic of historical debate”) and self-described 9/11 truther Kevin Barrett. The book, Another...
  • Green Party's Jill Stein tied with Harambe, losing to Deez Nuts in new poll

    08/16/2016 8:08:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    A third-party presidential candidate is trying to make inroads with voters, but Texas residents monkeying around with pollsters may prefer a dead gorilla instead... “They call it gorilla glue because harambe was metaphorically the glue that held this nation together,”
  • Susan Collins considers Libertarian, write-in for president

    08/14/2016 8:28:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    WGME via Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:51 p.m. | Daniel Lampariello
    Sen. Susan Collins appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday morning from the WGME studios, explaining why she is not voting for her party’s presidential nominee. […] Collins said she can’t support Hillary Clinton either. She said she is considering the Libertarian ticket, but that’s not a sure thing either. “I may write in a candidate who I believe would be best qualified to lead our country,” Collins said. …
  • How Conservative Candidate Evan McMullin Can Win

    08/13/2016 8:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | August 11, 2016 | Josh Gelenter
    It’s very, very unlikely — but new conservative independent candidate for president Evan McMullin can win. But only if he runs only in Utah. If, among swing states, Trump wins Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, he’ll have 273 electoral votes, three more than the 270 he needs to win. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Iowa, he’ll have 272 electoral votes. Likewise if he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Hampshire, he’ll have 270 exactly. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Iowa, and New Hampshire (the...
  • Libertarian VP Pick Weld: Rifles are “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

    08/11/2016 8:21:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    TheTruthAboutGuns.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Revolt TV interviewed former U.S. Attorney, former Massachusetts governor and current Libertarian vice presidential candidate William Weld. Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked Weld about his views on guns. Specifically, whether or not people on the government’s secret, unaccountable Terrorist Watch List should be able to purchase “assault rifles.” […]“The five shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses. That is when they become, essentially a...
  • How Evan McMullin Plans to Overcome Ballot Access Hurdles [sue to get on ballots]

    08/10/2016 11:01:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/10/2016 | Michael Warren
    It seems a near-impossible hill for Evan McMullin, independent candidate for president, to climb. With the filing deadlines in half of the states already past and several more approaching in the coming days, the unknown 40-year-old former CIA agent doesn't have a straightforward way even to appear on the ballot. Despite the odds, McMullin sounds optimistic. "We expect to be on a broad number of states' [ballots], and in some especially critical states across the country. And we expect to be competitive. And we do see, even at this late hour, a difficult but very possible route to winning, and...
  • Evan McMullin’s Presidential Run Could Potentially Blow Up the Republican Party

    08/08/2016 1:22:39 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 112 replies
    Praxis ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Under any scenario, however, the very fact of the McMullin candidacy is almost certain to have a major impact on the Republican electorate. Anyone can see this by heading over to large conservative communities like Free Republic where the members are positively incensed at McMullin’s bid and at the people backing him. Free Republic is an interesting case because, by and large, its members are more conservative than the Republican Party and also a majority of the membership took a long time to come around to support Trump during the GOP primaries. Initially, Anybody-But-Trump was the leading candidate with many...
  • Ex-CIA officer launches presidential campaign aimed at thwarting Donald Trump

    08/08/2016 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Mariner · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 8th, 2016 | Michael Isikoff and Michael Walsh
    A former CIA case officer who has served as top policy aide to House Republicans is launching an independent campaign for the presidency on Monday with the backing of veteran GOP strategists and donors determined to block Donald Trump of getting anywhere near the White House. Feeding off mounting discontent within GOP ranks over Trump, Evan McMullin — who is resigning today as chief policy director for the House Republican Conference — will announce his campaign with an open “Letter to America” aimed at rallying independents and conservatives to his cause. “It’s never too late to do the right thing,...
  • Let Libertarian Gary Johnson debate Clinton and Trump

    08/08/2016 7:28:52 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/8 | Ed Board
    But if many Americans see their options as casting a hold-your-nose vote or staying home, others wonder about a third-party candidate. We saw that interest spike after a July 7 editorial exploring potential alternatives, as readers found their way to our website to learn about Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party. By July 19 when Johnson, the leading third-party candidate, met with the Tribune Editorial Board, his CNN poll numbers had climbed to 13 percent. That visit, again, led to a bump in web traffic, social media "shares" and reader feedback. Voters...
  • Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Presidential Bid

    08/08/2016 6:59:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2016 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism operative, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, the group backing the candidate told ABC News today. The group, Better for America, has been working for months on trying to select a candidate and get on ballots throughout the country. In some states, like Texas, they will likely have to sue to get on the ballot. It's an extreme uphill climb, but they are confident McMullin, 40, can act as a disruptor who they hope can peel off some red states in a race where some Republicans are still...
  • Anti-Trump Republican Launching Independent Presidential Bid [Evan McMullin]

    08/08/2016 5:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2016 | McKay Coppins
    Key players in GOP’s anti-Trump movement are preparing to launch an independent presidential campaign for Evan McMullin — a CIA veteran and the chief policy director of the House Republican conference — sources close to the effort told BuzzFeed News. Veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a Florida-based media consultant and outspoken Trump critic, is expected to be involved in McMullin’s campaign. Sources said Wilson was in Washington on Sunday meeting with members of McMullin’s prospective campaign — which includes some who were involved in a group called Better for America, which has been pushing an independent presidential bid.
  • Green Party Convention: ‘Democratic Party Does Not Give a Flying F*** About You'

    08/07/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/6/2016 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    YahNé Ndgo, a featured speaker and a self-described “Bernie Lover,” asked convention goers at the Green Party Nominating Convention in Houston, “Are you going to try to go inside there and reform this [Democratic] Party, that has demonstrated in every way, with every opportunity, that they really do not give a flying f**k about what it is you care about?” “And for me, that’s not a hard decision,” Ndgo said. She added, “Are you going to open up your mind to the possibility that there is something in place, an organization, a national organization that is already in place, that...
  • Romney, McCain, Bush, other major Republicans Set to Endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson for President

    08/06/2016 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 180 replies
    The Santa Monica Observer ^ | August 6, 2016 | Stan Greene
    Mitt Romney, George Bush 41 and George Bush 43, as well as other mainstream Republican party figures, are set to endorse Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson next week, say sources within the "Never Trump" movement and other disaffected Republicans. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, is known for having balanced the budget during his 8 year tenure. The Libertarian's Vice presidential running mate is also a former Republican governor, William Weld of Massachusetts.
  • Julian Assange will to Green Party via Live Feed

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • Assange to speak to Green Party Convention via live feed

    08/05/2016 4:00:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 5, 2016 | Mihir Zaveri
    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Mitt Romney is thinking about endorsing Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

    07/28/2016 2:18:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about supporting the Libertarian presidential ticket this year. Well, at least, that’s what the Libertarian ticket says. In a interview Thursday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively, said they have had spoken with Romney and he was “considering the possibility” of endorsing the two of them.
  • Sanders warns his supporters against choosing a third party

    07/26/2016 9:33:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders rebuffed calls from the Green Party — and a loud minority of his delegates and supporters here — to abandon the Democratic Party and build a third force outside it. The Green Party, which has never again reached the heights of its 2000 performance under Ralph Nader, has held a series of Philadelphia events since the weekend aimed at persuading Sanders voters to make a "DemExit." Jill Stein, the party's likely nominee, has spoken even as rainstorms shut down meetings, repeatedly calling on Sanders to quit the Democrats and talk to her; Cornel West, a Sanders supporter...
  • Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson”

    07/24/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/23/2016 | Matt Welch
    In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: "I'm probably going to vote for Gary Johnson," though "I haven't made my final decision yet."
  • Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him (Jill Stein)

    07/24/2016 8:22:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Paulina Firozi
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein once again welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into her party, suggesting in a series of tweets that he could leave the party that “betrayed” him. “If @BernieSanders repudiates the Democratic Party that betrayed him, I'd welcome him into @GreenPartyUS to continue the revolution,” Stein posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. Stein’s comments come in the wake of a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this weekend that revealed party officials' plans to undermine Sanders's presidential campaign. In one such email, the DNC press secretary discussed planting a narrative to the...
  • Drew Carey Wants Libertarian Gary Johnson As President

    07/24/2016 8:09:53 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07.24.16 1:29 AM ET | Matt Wilstein
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went all-out Hollywood on Saturday night with a fundraiser at Drew Carey’s house. Even the invitation for the Drew Carey-hosted fundraiser for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was a bit unconventional. The dress code was listed as “Libertarian Comfortable, i.e., whatever you’re comfy in,” and there were plenty of jeans and sneakers on display. While the host did offer complimentary valet parking, he suggested that “Uber-ing” might be easier. Guests began to assemble around 5 p.m. Saturday evening, the sky prematurely darkening not with the threat of rain but from nearby wildfires that created...
  • As Trump is nominated, Stein brings Green Party campaign to CT

    07/22/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kyle Constable
    Just hours before Donald Trump was set to give his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, one of his third-party challengers rallied supporters in Stamford Thursday night. About 150 people turned out to see Green Party presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein at the Stamford Innovation Center. Nearly all in attendance were former supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In a 45-minute speech reminiscent of the long, fiery, policy-heavy speeches delivered by Sanders during his campaign, Stein called on his former supporters to join her in continuing the political revolution he started.
  • Poll: Libertarian Johnson beating Trump, Clinton among active troops

    07/21/2016 5:37:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 84 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Military troops favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey. Johnson garnered 38.7 percent of the active duty vote, versus 30.9 for Trump, and 14.1 for Clinton, according to the survey, which was conducted via the popular military personality Doctrine Man. Although the survey was not a scientific poll with a margin of error, it provides a snapshot of the preferences of about 3,500 active duty, reservists, retired and former members of the military and their family members, 95.7 percent of which were registered voters. Among all services except for...
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to — I want to protect the innocent.
  • NY-12: Ivanka Trump Wins A Primary

    07/20/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 9 replies
    State of Politics Blog/NY1 ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    Ivanka Trump, the daughter of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, is the apparent winner of a write-in vote for the Reform Party nomination for the 12th congressional district. According to the city Board of Elections, Trump received two out of the five write-in votes cast among eligible voters. Trump’s win was brought to my attention by Frank Morano, a radio host and civic activist who has sought to bring attention to New York’s at-times absurd campaign laws.
  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • Cornel West endorses Green Party’s Jill Stein, calls Trump “neo-fascist catastrophe"....

    07/16/2016 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    Salon.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Ben Norton
    In his op-ed, West echoed what he told Salon in an interview in May. “Just to tell the truth, Trump is a narcissistic neo-fascist in the making, and you just have to say that. That’s what it is,” he said, blasting the corporate media for fueling the rise of the GOP front-runner and describing him as the out-of-control Frankenstein’s monster who is “coming back to haunt you.” “Hillary Clinton is a milquetoast neoliberal” who is pushing for “hawkish policies around the world; you just have to say that,” West added. He excoriated the capitalist system and the “big money” that...
  • which animal best represents the Libertarian Party?

    07/13/2016 5:49:48 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 57 replies
    original to FR | July 13, 2016 | Peter O'Donnell
    The Republicans have their elephant and the Democrats are represented by a donkey, burro or ass. By the way, in Cleveland, the logo for the RNC looks rather like an elephant about to deal harshly with an armadillo (I think it's half a guitar, presumably a nod to Cleveland's role as host of the Rock n'Roll Hall of Fame.) But I was wondering, what animal best represents the Libertarian Party? Do they already have one? A soaring eagle? A large bull? How about an ostrich? But an ostrich with a stash buried underground.
  • Clinton Endorsement Backfires as Sanders’ Supporters Look to Jill Stein

    07/13/2016 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 7/13/16 | Michael Sainato
    “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president,” Bernie Sanders announced to supporters on July 12, shortly after formally endorsing Clinton at a campaign rally in New Hampshire. “I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values and our common vision for a transformed America are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.” This was, unfortunately, the best Sanders could do ahead of the Democratic National Convention to ensure Clinton and her superdelegates don’t vote down every...
  • Green party's Jill Stein invites Bernie Sanders to take over ticket

    07/08/2016 2:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 8, 2016 | Oliver Milman
    Stein, expected to become the party’s nominee at its August convention, says she has invited Sanders to collaborate: ‘Everything is on the table’ Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run. Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking to the Greens rather than Hillary Clinton. Stein insisted that her presidential bid has a viable “near term goal” of...
  • Jill Stein: Prosecute Clinton for Reckless Abuses of National Security [Green Party]

    07/06/2016 11:24:51 PM PDT · by Robwin · 47 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | 07/06/16 | Jill Stein
    Jill Stein made the following statement about the FBI decision regarding Hillary Clinton's violations of national security laws as Secretary of State. Today FBI Director James Comey described Hillary Clinton's email communications as Secretary of State as "extremely careless." His statement undermined the defenses Clinton put forward, stating the FBI found 110 emails on Clinton's server that were classified at the time they were sent or received; eight contained information classified at the highest level, "top secret," at the time they were sent. That stands in direct contradiction to Clinton's repeated insistence she never sent or received any classified emails....
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • #NeverTrump’s Bill Kristol Floats McCain for President, McCain’s Primary Opponent Pounces

    06/30/2016 9:28:29 AM PDT · by orchestra · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/30/2016 | Jen Lawrence
    #NeverTrump leader Bill Kristol is floating a new name in his search for an establishment presidential candidate to mount an independent run to undermine presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump: John McCain.
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padró Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. “The overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesn’t work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,” Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. “Let the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...