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Larry King, Legendary Interviewer Who Often Hosted Minor Party Candidates, Has Passed Away

Legendary TV host and interviewer Larry King has died today at the age of 87.  A cause of death has not been announced, although King was reported to have been battling COVID-19 earlier this month.

King crossed paths with many third party candidates during his long career as a TV interviewer, perhaps most famously allowing his show to be used as a platform by billionaire Ross Perot to launch his 1992 presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Update: Small Changes Now, Big Plans for IPR’s Future

I was pleased to share yesterday that, as of a couple days ago, I am taking over as the new owner and publisher of Independent Political Report. Today I want to fill everyone in on my plans for the site and share some other background information.

SO WHAT’S THE PLAN?

In the short-term, very little is going to change.… Read more ...

Announcement: IPR is Under New Ownership

Greetings!  My name is Austin Cassidy and I am the new owner of Independent Political Report.

A few of you may remember me as the guy who founded a blog called Third Party Watch back in 2005 and who subsequently sold that site several years later. That sale, for a variety of complicated reasons, would eventually lead to the creation of IPR back in 2008.… Read more ...

Life and Liberty Party Nominates First Presidential Ticket

The Life and Liberty Party has nominated its first ever presidential ticket. At its national convention held on June 27, 2020, J.R. Myers and Tiara Lusk were nominated as the Life and Liberty Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively.

J. R. Myers ran for Constitution Party President in 2016, but ultimately fell short to Darrell Castle who received 54% of the vote on the first ballot at the Constitution Party National Convention.… Read more ...

Quick administrative post

FYI, I received a notice regarding hacked passwords. There’s no indication that IPR has been hacked, but it was an alert that I felt was worth responding to.

I also noticed that a particular (unnamed) author account had several failed login attempts. The account had not posted any new articles in years.… Read more ...

IPR Glitches

Just to let everyone know, there may have been some glitches on IPR in the past two days. I moved the site to a new hosting setup. It was supposed to go smoothly but didn’t, so some comments may have been lost and the site may have seemed odd, and may still be odd for another day.… Read more ...

Commenting Issues on IPR

There have been a number of complaints recently about comments on IPR.

The biggest issue that bothers me is the claim that people are posting under the names of others, making it look like one person is saying something else.

I’m thinking about requiring people to login in order to comment.… Read more ...

American Third Party Report now under new management

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American Third Party Report is now under new management. The website, founded on July 16, 2016, has undergone a new graphic redesign and ownership has been transferred to new hands:

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American Third Party Report has been one of the leading websites for news and varying commentaries that relate to minor/alternative political parties and independents since 2014.… Read more ...

LNC Chair Sarwark: Statement on Write-In Campaign of Darryl W. Perry

lpbanDarryl W. Perry recently announced a write-in campaign for President. Mr. Perry sought the Libertarian nomination for President at the national convention in Orlando, Florida over Memorial Day weekend. He received 6.8% of the delegate votes on the first ballot, and 5.6% of the delegate votes on the second ballot. Governor Gary Johnson was nominated on the second ballot with 55.8% of the delegate votes.… Read more ...

Loggiaonfire: Gary Johnson Waggled his Tongue at Aleppo, Nobody Was Injured

johnsonast-2Original article can be found here.

The passing of the first “debate” of candidates – well, some of them – running for the office of President of the United States signals the beginning of the end for this election cycle. And while the leaves have not yet started browning over, make no mistake: November shall be upon us very soon.… Read more ...

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 ...

Study Finds Controlled Washington, D.C. Wildfires Crucial For Restoring Healthy Political Environment

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Note: The following is not from the Libertarian, Green or Constitution Party Anarchist Wings:
“WASHINGTON — Calling the process essential to preventing overgrowth and promoting renewal, a study released Tuesday by researchers at American University found that regular, controlled Washington, D.C. wildfires are crucial to the restoration of a healthy political environment.… Read more ...