Sarwark in New York; CPD “Afraid”

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Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark is in New York planning to attend “in some capacity” tonight’s two Old-Party, so-called, “Presidential Debate.”

In a letter received by IPR earlier today, he reports:
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Dear Libertarian,

Today, I am in New York, preparing to attend, in some capacity, the so-called Presidential Debate.… Read more ...

Online Libertarian National Committee Meeting 9/25/16

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From the LNC List – instructions for LNC members to attend an electronic meeting September 25, 2016. The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

5:00 – 5:05 Pacific: Credentialing and housekeeping
5:05 – 6:05: Amend Something Previously Adopted – Budget
6:05 – 6:25: Populating Committees
6:25 – 6:45: Transparency for Committees
6:45 – 7:00: Public comment and announcements

This is the first of at least three emails you will receive from me on this subject.… Read more ...

Open Thread for September 2016

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It’s time again for a new Open Thread. You all know the drill–it’s here for anyone to post something that might interest the group. If there’s an article, or something that’s newsworthy that doesn’t fit into another thread–well, here’s the place for it.

And the good news is that the election will be over with in ten weeks!… Read more ...

Press release: Despite Exclusion from Hofstra Debate Stage, Jill Stein Will Participate in First Debate by Making her Case Directly to the American People

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Hundreds of supporters of Dr. Jill Stein will be attending the venue of the first presidential debate at Hofstra. They will seek to escort Stein to the debate venue. If she is prevented from participating in the debate, supporters will hold a “People’s Debate” outside of the Hofstra venue. Some have pledged to engage in dignified non-violent civil disobedience as a way to protest the Commission on Presidential Debates.… Read more ...

Wikinews Interviews Independent Presidential Candidate Laurence Kotlikoff

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For the August edition of my monthly Wikinews series covering the 2016 presidential election, I interviewed Independent presidential candidate Laurence Kotlikoff.

Kotlikoff, the former senior economist on President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers and current economics professor at Boston University is on the ballot in Colorado and Louisiana with running mate Edward E.Read more ...

“Democracy Now!” has invited Gary Johnson and Jill Stein to a post-debate event on September 27

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September 24, 2016
Posted to Democracy Now!

This tantalizing information is included in an article by Democracy Now:

Tuesday Morning September 27: Democracy Now!’s Expanded 2-Hour Post Debate Coverage starting at 8:00 am ET.

Tune in on Tuesday, September 27th for a special 2-hour broadcast of Democracy Now! from 8:00 am–10:00 am ET.… Read more ...

Showtime to air John McAfee documentary, Saturday September 24

Tonight, Saturday, September 24, Showtime cable network will air a documentary on the life of John McAfee, inventor of McAfee antivirus software, and unsuccessful candidate for the Libertarian nomination for President in 2016.

Fortune magazine reports the …documentary about McAfee’s time in Belize alleges that he committed not one but two murders, and raped a Harvard biologist who was running a lab with him in the Central American country.Read more ...

Interview with American Solidarity Party Presidential Nominee Michael Maturen

By Peter B. Gemma

c376468d2016-01-01On July 8, Michael Maturen of Michigan was nominated as the American Solidarity Party (ASP) candidate for President.  The ASP defines itself as a “Christian Democratic Party” which promotes, “the common good and the material and spiritual welfare of all people.”

Although Maturen graduated from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and was ordained as an Anglican priest, he is now an active layman with the Roman Catholic Church.Read more ...

Science Debate.org: Johnson Late Responses Posted

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A Press Release by Science Debate.org reports:

“All four major candidates for United States president have now responded . . . Governor Gary Johnson provided late responses which the group has posted with those of Clinton, Trump, and Stein HERE. . . . Clinton, Trump and Stein responses were published Sept 13.… Read more ...

Libertarian AG Candidate Endorsed By Utah State Senator After Dem AG Candidate Drops Out

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Utah Libertarian Attorney General Candidate Andrew McCullough has been endorsed by current Democratic Utah State Senator (and former Utah Democratic State Party Chair) Sen. James Dabakis.

The endorsement follows the withdrawal of Democratic Candidate Jon Harper who cited health concerns for his last-minute decision (it is now too late for the Democratic Party to substitute a candidate, other than as a write-in, on the November ballot).  … Read more ...

Interview with Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Presidential Nominee

by Peter B. Gemma

darrell_castle_t720Darrel Castle, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran, earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University in 1979. Castle opened his own law firm in Memphis in 1984, and has concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and personal injury.

 A former Chairman of the Tennessee Constitution Party, he served as a Vice Chairman of the national party and was the running mate of Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate.Read more ...

McMullin Supporters Protest in Florida Governor’s Office Over Ballot Exclusion (with Muffins)

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On September 22, supporters of Evan McMullin protested his exclusion from the Florida ballotby dropping off 300 muffins at Governor Rick Scott’s office. Unexplained is why the McMullin campaign has not sued Florida over its unconstitutional ballot access laws for president. Florida won’t print the presidential nominee of a qualified party on the ballot unless it is recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a national committee, or unless it submits 119,316 signatures by July 15.… Read more ...