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  • Jesse Ventura hints at possible presidential run; ‘if not me, then who?' [Comedy Gold]

    09/30/2019 2:43:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura hinted at a possible White House bid as an independent during an interview over the weekend, while harshly criticizing President Trump. Speaking on Fox Los Angeles "The Issue Is," the onetime wrestling star and outspoken Minnesota pol said he would wait until the pool of presidential candidates dwindles further before possibly enterting the race. “I may be doing things behind the scenes right now,” Ventura said, winking to host Elex Michaelson. “You gotta wait for it to get down to two, then you come in if you’re going to come in.” “I have that voice...
  • General Elections 2016 in Iceland

    10/30/2016 5:58:06 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 13 replies
    Iceland Monitor ^ | 10/30/16 | Iceland Monitor
    Independence Party (center-right) 29% (21 seats) (32 needed for a majority) Left-Green Party (left) 16% (10) Pirate Party (anti-establishment) 15% (10) Progressive Party (center-right) 12% (8) Regeneration Party (center-right) 11% (7) Bright Future (center) 7% (4) Social Democrats (center-left) 6% (3)
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • No exaggeration: Ukip is now a force to reckon with (United Kingdom Independence Party)

    09/20/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 19, 2012 | Martin Kettle
    Though tempting on recent experience, it would be reckless to assume that nothing of any lasting significance will happen at this autumn's three main party conferences, which begin with the Liberal Democrats this weekend. But it may be a pardonable exaggeration to say that the most influential event of the season could be done and dusted before Nick Clegg and his party even get down to business on Saturday. The annual conference of Britain's fourth party is unlikely to get more than passing attention when it gathers in Birmingham tomorrow for two days. But the UK Independence party, now to...
  • Gov. Palin and the Alaska Independence Party?

    10/29/2008 11:49:10 AM PDT · by BluntRM · 17 replies · 943+ views
    Hey FR, I'm trying to resolve an argument regarding Sarah Palin's involvement with the Alaska Independence Party, but I couldn't find coverage of any depth that wasn't written by people drinking the cool aid. Anybody heard anything on this?
  • News/Activism

    12/05/2005 4:30:36 PM PST · by ipil2005 · 153+ views
    IPIL ^ | 12/05/2005 | DAn Kairis
    PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL. –December 2, 2005-Independence Party of Illinois Announces Platform The Independence Party of Illinois adopted its platform for the 2006 general election. The cornerstones of the platform include restructuring the primary grade school curriculum, a reverse amnesty program to address the illegal alien problem, true campaign finance and corruption reform, and election reform. Members of numerous third party and disenfranchised Democrat and Republican voters have formed the IPIL. The goal of the IPIL is to provide a viable alternative to the two major parties. The party intends to run candidates for the statewide officers and for the...
  • In New York, Fringe Politics in Mainstream

    05/28/2005 12:21:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 676+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    More than a decade ago, when Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani embraced Marxist ideology, they could not persuade even the Rev. Al Sharpton to run under the banner of their fringe political party in his 1992 Senate bid. Mr. Sharpton, seeking to gain legitimacy as a candidate, began distancing himself from the two and from their New Alliance Party, as questions about his past association with them threatened to undermine his campaign and his credibility. But in recent years, Dr. Fulani and Dr. Newman have found many of the state's top political leaders eager to court their latest organization, the...
  • Boot the Fake Parties

    04/16/2005 7:35:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 632+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2005 | MEATHEAD EDITORIAL
    If New Yorkers need another reason to get rid of all these pretend political parties cluttering the ballot, Lenora Fulani provided it last week. Dr. Fulani is in the middle of a firestorm about ugly remarks she made about Israel two decades ago and reaffirmed just last week. She said in the late 1980's that the Jews "had to sell their souls to acquire Israel" and were then forced to "function as mass murderers of people of color" to help their nation survive. She defended the comments last Wednesday on a local television station. As outlandish as her remarks are,...
  • PROFILES IN COWARDICE (Bloomberg, Pataki, Schumer... only Hillary avoids criticism)

    04/15/2005 10:50:01 PM PDT · by nj26 · 14 replies · 480+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/05 | Editorial
    Enough is enough. It's time for New York's political establishment — led by Mayor Bloomberg — to sever all ties to the anti-Semitic hatemonger Lenora Fulani. On a local all-news TV channel this week, Fulani repeatedly defended her obnoxious 1988 declaration that Jews "function as mass murderers of people of color" and "had to sell their souls to acquire Israel." A crank, you say, far from the mainstream? Hardly. Fulani controls New York's Independence Party, which holds the No. 3 line on the statewide ballot. And that makes her obnoxious views irrelevant to most New York pols; all they care...
  • Labor-Backed Third Party Emerges as Statewide Force

    11/06/2004 6:07:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,338+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 7, 2004 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    With all the attention focused on the re-election of President Bush and the record voting for New York State's senior United States senator, Charles E. Schumer, the hidden winner of last Tuesday's election may well have been the Working Families Party, which established itself as an emerging political force statewide by getting a little-known candidate elected district attorney in Albany County. The small grass-roots party, which has strong ties to labor, had already helped defeat an incumbent in the Assembly, elected a member of the New York City Council and pressed the State Legislature to pass an increase in the...
  • Independent voters sue Democrats, alleging conspiracy against Nader

    08/27/2004 10:10:49 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 10 replies · 382+ views
    AP via ^ | 08/27/04 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Independent voters sue Democrats, alleging conspiracy against Nader Friday August 27, 2004 By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) A group of independent voters sued John Kerry and the Democratic National Committee Friday, saying they were conspiring to stifle the presidential campaign of independent Ralph Nader and prevent creation of a third political party.The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was Lenora B. Fulani, New York Independence Party leader. Other plaintiffs were described as political independents and Nader supporters.The lawsuit alleged that Republicans and Democrats have used their position of dominance in...

    06/19/2004 2:23:55 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 14 replies · 198+ views
    The U.K. Independence Party ^ | 6/19/2004 | The U.K. Independence Party
    BLAIR IGNORES THE ELECTORATE TO REACH DEAL ON CONSTITUTION19-06-2004 Prime Minister Tony Blair has signed Britain up to an agreement reached at the summit in Brussels on a new EU Constitution. Late on Friday evening (18th June), Mr Blair took part in a press conference in which he freely admitted that he regretted his decision to give the people of Britain a referendum on the Constitution now that an ‘historic’ agreement had been reached. In agreeing the new European Constitution, Mr Blair has completely ignored the very large EU-sceptic vote in this country at the European Election. He once described...
  • Caption this photo (Minnesota)

    11/05/2002 8:00:29 PM PST · by corsair · 6 replies · 1,213+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 4, 2002 | Eric Miller
    "I ain't got time to bleed"; or "Barking Seal". Mon Nov 4, 2002, 3:40 PM ET In the above photo; Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura speaks to the media after appointing Independent Dean Barkley as the senatorial replacement for Paul Wellstone at the governor's office in the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, November 4, 2002. Barkley ran for U.S. senate as an Independent Party candidate in 1994 and 1996. Wellstone was killed in a plane crash October 25. Ventura expressed anger at the press for ignoring the Independence Party. REUTERS/Eric Miller
  • Caption this photo (Minnesota)

    11/05/2002 7:47:43 PM PST · by corsair · 849+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Nov. 4, 2002 | Eric Miller
    "I ain't got time to bleed"; or "Barking Seal". Mon Nov 4, 2002, 3:40 PM ET In the above photo; Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura speaks to the media after appointing Independent Dean Barkley as the senatorial replacement for Paul Wellstone at the governor's office in the state capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, November 4, 2002. Barkley ran for U.S. senate as an Independent Party candidate in 1994 and 1996. Wellstone was killed in a plane crash October 25. Ventura expressed anger at the press for ignoring the Independence Party. REUTERS/Eric Miller
  • Jesse Ventura appoints Dean Barkley(I) to U.S. Senate.

    11/04/2002 8:47:55 AM PST · by Ravenstar · 15 replies · 201+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 4, 2002 | no by line
    Ventura Appoints Independent to Replace Wellstone NewsMax Monday Nov. 4, 2002 Today, Governor Jesse Ventura, mindful of his state's tradition of voting for third party candidates, appointed Minnesota Planning Director Dean Barkley to serve in place of deceased Sen. Paul Wellstone for the rest of the congressional session. Ventura made the announcement right in the middle of this morning's debate between Norm Coleman and Walter Mondale, the two candidates vying for Wellstone's seat.

    10/30/2002 10:02:24 AM PST · by That Subliminal Kid · 52 replies · 319+ views
    Adding another complication, Gov. Jesse Ventura, upset by what he felt was a partisan tone of the Wellstone memorial service, said he will try to appoint an independent instead of a Democrat to temporarily fill Wellstone's seat until the winner of the Nov. 5 election is certified. Ventura had said he favored a replacement from Wellstone's party, but that was before he walked out of Tuesday night's service. He referred to a speech by one of Wellstone's closest friends, Rick Kahn, in which Kahn told the crowd, ``I'm begging you to help us win this Senate election for Paul Wellstone.''...
  • Tim Penny distances himself from past work with Cato Institute

    09/08/2002 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Valin · 47 replies · 460+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 9/8/02 | Patricia Lopez
    <p>In his quest for the governorship, Independence Party candidate Tim Penny has said that he would "keep pressure on Washington" to add a prescription drug benefit to Medicare; that the federal government should pay its "fair share" of special education costs, and that light rail is a must-have -- all positions he says reflect his "sensible center" politics. But three years ago, when Penny was employed as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, he helped write a federal budget proposal that called Medicare a "Cadillac health plan" that was "unjustifiably generous." On education, the proposal recommended eliminating funding for everything from HeadStart and school-to-work programs to college work study grants and the Direct Student Loan Program.</p>