Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

David Smith To Run As Republican For Open Senate Seat In Texas

After Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced she planned to retire, speculation soon began as to who would enter the race. One of the first to enter the race is David Smith, a Libertarian who plans to run as a Republican. In 2010 he ran against Republican Ted Poe in TX-02, earning 11.38% of the vote in a two-way race.… Read more ...

Green Party leaders challenge the new Congress to restore the rule of law after a decade of constitutional violations and abuses of power by Presidents and other officials

Press release:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders challenged Democrats and Republicans in the 112th Congress, as well as President Obama, to end a decade of reckless violations of the U.S. Constitution, international agreements, and other laws by the U.S. government and begin a new era of respect for the rule of law.… Read more ...

Audrey Queckboerner: ‘Helen Keller and Politics’

From the front page of Constitution Party national website:

Helen Keller and Politics

What do the world’s most popular deaf and blind woman and the topic of politics have to do with each other? Plenty and I’m not refering to Helen Keller’s decision to join and follow the Socialist Party of the United States.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Republicans are about to double-cross Tea Partiers


Dear Friend of Liberty,

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. MLK suffered serious personal risk to fight against government violations of the rights of minorities. I’m glad we remember him each year.

Although it’s a day off for many people, we’re hard at work at LP Headquarters today. We’ve spent the weekend working on some internal computer upgrades, and hopefully we can complete that project today.… Read more ...

PSL: Defend birthright citizenship!

Party for Socialism and Liberation editorial:

On Jan. 5., anti-immigrant lawmakers from across the country held a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing new legislation in 14 states aimed at undermining birthright citizenship.

The same racist Arizona lawmakers who authored SB 1070 are introducing a bill that would issue a different type of birth certificate to the children of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: WikiLeaks and the Prosecution of the Whistle-blowers

Resolution adopted by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party on January 9, 2011:

There are many alarming disclosures within the WikiLeaks documents which deserve scrutiny and further investigation. It is therefore all the more outrageous that instead of investigating what has been uncovered, the U.S. Government has, instead, focused its vast resources on an attempt to silence the alleged “whistle-blowers”.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA update: Walk against torture, union organizing, MLK holiday, and opposition to assassination

From the Socialist Party USA website:

Jan 21st: Walk and Vigil Against Torture and to Close Guantanamo- Join members of the Socialist Party of New Jersey and other civil rights organizations in a walk and vigil against torture and to shut down Guan- tanamo. 3:00pm starting at Montclair Public Library 50 So.… Read more ...

US Pirate Party: Solidarity with Tunisian Pirates


Pirate Solidarity

As some of you may know, there have been demonstrations and protests in Tunisia regarding dismay over unemployment and less than stellar living conditions, among other things. These protests began in December 2010. So far five have died, maybe more.

From the official Tunisia Pirate Party press release (the English version of the press release on their Facebook page isn’t the most elegant, I have cleaned it up as best as I could, the link to their original post is at the end of this newsletter):

“Three members of the party, were arrested by the Tunisian political police.… Read more ...

Update on Americans Elect

Jim Cook has updates on Americans Elect activities in Arizona, Nevada and Ohio. The petitioner grapevine has it that Americans Elect petitioning has been completed in Arizona and Kansas, but Nevada is the only state that their signatures have been verified to have been turned in to the state through sources I have seen.… Read more ...

Three Green Party Co-chairs resign from national Steering Committee

As posted at Green Party Watch:

Three Green Party Co-chairs Resign from Steering Committee

Last week three members of the Green Party (US) Steering Committee resigned their positions as co-chairs of the Party days before two of them were to face votes to “Recall” them from office. Craig Thorsen (CA) and Mike Feinstein (CA) were both facing votes to remove them as Steering Committee members based on allegedly removing proposals from the Green Party National Committee’s online voting application without authorization.

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Eliot Cutler on Civil Discourse

Eliot Cutler, the Independent candidate for Governor in Maine who came within 2% of victory in 2010, recently posted a note on Facebook entitled “Civil Discourse”. I have quoted it in full, as it appears no other news outlets have picked it up.

When I decided, early in my campaign for governor, that I would not engage in any negative campaigning, I was warned by my advisors and consultants that this would be a big mistake, that negative campaigning would be directed against me and that I would need to respond .

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Tim Penny Speaks Out On Governor Dayton’s Cabinet

An excerpt from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is “picking smart and credible people, and that’s a necessary and important first step to governing well,” said Penny, the former congressman and Independence Party candidate for governor in 2002 who now heads the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

“This is as good a cabinet as we’ve seen since Ventura, largely because, like Ventura, Dayton has gone outside the realm of politicians and insiders.

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