Jun 19 2012

Big Arizona Newspapers Carry Three Pro-Top-Two Items, but so far None on the Other Side

Source: Ballot Access News

The Arizona Republic (Phoenix), and the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), the state’s largest two newspapers, have together run three opinion pieces in favor of the top-two open primary initiative, but so far none on the other side.

The Star ran an op-ed in favor of the idea on November 24, 2011. It is by Paul Johnson, former Mayor of Phoenix, and Si Schorr. The title is “Open Elections would Improve Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

LP Oregon: Reeves Group Wins Latest Court Battle

Source: Independent Political Report

The below press release from the Reeves faction of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) was issued in the aftermath of their June 14 victory in court against the Wagner faction. Both view themselves as the legitimate leadership of the LPO.

The Reeves faction is now seeking an expedited hearing so they can formally direct the Oregon Secretary of State to place Gary Johnson’s name on the ballot as the Libertarian Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Could Libertarian Johnson hurt Romney in the West?

Source: Reuters (via Independent Political Report)

(Reuters) – In Republican Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House, there are the obvious obstacles: namely a sitting president, Democrat Barack Obama, and his massive campaign organization.

And then there are the less predictable hurdles – such as Gary Johnson, a self-effacing former New Mexico governor who could complicate Romney’s efforts to challenge Obama Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Lee Wrights: Peace is Profitable

Source: Wrights2012.com

By R. Lee Wrights

Most discussions about the costs of war focus on two numbers, the cost in dollars and cents and the more profound and heartbreaking cost in lives. Yet even as depressing as these numbers are, the figures discussed rarely encompass the whole truth. Over many generations those in power have learned there are benefits to keeping the populace as ignorant as possible when it comes to the true costs of war. Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Roseanne Barr not giving up Green Party campaign

Source: USA Today (via Independent Political Report)

Down but not out, comedian Roseanne Barr says she is still in the running for the Green Party presidential nomination despite the fact that her opponent appears to have locked up the race.

Party officials say that Jill Stein — a physician who ran against Mitt Romney for governor of Massachusetts as the Green Party candidate in 2002 – is the presumptive nominee, Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Did Willie Nelson’s TeaPot Party just (re)endorse Gary Johnson?

Source: Independent Political Report

Some recent news reports indicate Willie Nelson’s Teapot Party has (re) endorsed Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson for President. See for example,

http://newmexico.watchdog.org/14118/gary-johnson-has-the-beltways-attention/

Indeed, Gary Johnson, Libertarian Presidential Nominee, is currently the top candidate endorsed on the TeaPot Party website. See: Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Coast to Coast AM: Jesse Ventura this Tuesday night/Wednesday Morning (June 20), continues tradition of Libertarian interviews?

Source: Independent Political Report

Jesse Ventura will be interviewed on Coast to Coast AM (560+ radio stations) this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning:

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2012/06/20

“Former wrestler, actor, governor, and bestselling author, Jesse Ventura, will discuss how the ineptitude and gang-like mentalities of both US political parties have allowed Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Bill Hillsman: Why be an Independent?

Source: Independent Political Report

A five part series on why it is important to be an independent and not be a part of the two party system.

Part 1:

So if you’re a woman, one party takes your vote for granted, the other party thinks you can be told what to do rather than persuaded. Read more »

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Jun 19 2012

Gary Johnson in the News

Source: Independent Political Report

Gary Johnson has been busy getting himself into the media a lot lately. Here are some highlights:

“5 Facts About Gary Johnson: The Presidential Candidate You’ve Never Heard Of” The Stir 06/11/12

He believes in low taxes, hates large spending, supports gay marriage, is pro getting Read more »

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