Tag Archives: April Fool’s Day

Rand Paul to Announce Endorsement of Austin Petersen

From The Liberty Bacon:

Several sources from within both the Rand Paul and the Austin Petersen camps confirmed talks have been taking place for Senator Paul’s endorsement of the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate Austin Petersen.

One source said that Senator Paul had considered endorsing fellow Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, saying if Rand thought he had a future with the GOP, he would have endorse Cruz.… Read more ...

Andrew W.K. Announces the Formation of The Party Party

FB_IMG_1459483833745From Zoe Camp at pitchfork.com:

Andrew W.K. has launched what appears to be a new political party, called (of course) “The Party Party.” Today, the musician rolled out a new website and social media accounts for the organization, which he’s framing as “an all-inclusive alternative to the traditional two party model.” He’s also shared a short promotional video detailing his goals of unity and liberation from a two-party political system.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party Nominates Zombie Henry Clay for President

While the 2014 midterm elections are just now getting into full swing, the Modern Whig Party has made a bold, proactive step and held their nominating convention early, and have nominated Henry Clay, the original Whig Party leader who died in 1852 and was reanimated earlier this year, for President of the United States.… Read more ...

IPR Writer Jill Pyeatt Hits a Million-Dollar Jackpot!

Lottery winnings

You’ll be seeing a lot less of me here on IPR, now that I have money to spend and shopping to do! I’ll try to pop in from time-to-time with news of the third-parties and independents in this country!

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Meet James Ogle, 2014 Presidential Candidate

Free Parliamentarian James Ogle, creator and self-proclaimed Secretary of the fantasy organization US Parliament filed papers with the Federal Election Commission this past January to run for President of the United States . . . in the 2014 election.

Ogle, who, in his previous presidential campaign, narrowly defeated “Uncommitted” to win the 2012 Missouri Libertarian Primary, is the only candidate seeking the 2014 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.  Read more ...

Independent & Third Party Candidates Face New Burdens

Running for public office without the backing of a major political party can be difficult.  Not only must candidates negotiate strict ballot access requirements, low name recognition, and dismal fundraising, there are additional hurdles in today’s technologically advanced society.  As the following candidates demonstrate, independent & third party candidates must now deal with lustful Facebook followers, voyeuristic FBI agents, and even attacks from .… Read more ...

April Fools: Occupy Wall Street endorses Ron Paul for President

[This was originally posted on 4/1/12 in the spirit of April Fools fun. The NYCGA/OWS truly did post the announcement at their site as an April Fools joke.]

NYCGA.net is an official website of Occupy Wall Street. It is the site for the New York City General Assembly, who make decisions on the ground for Occupy Wall Street.… Read more ...

Wayne Root Buys Independent Political Report

A consortium headed by Wayne Root and Root Venture Capital (RVC) today announced its purchase of an additional 70% of Independent Political Report (IPR).

SEC filings declaring aquisition of a majority interest were filed today as well.

RVC Stock has been trading up 2 1/8 points on the news, and RVC is up 7/8.… Read more ...

Libertarians praise Congress on April Fool’s Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

Libertarians praise Congress on April Fool’s Day

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party congratulates Congress for passing a budget that makes serious cuts in federal government spending, including the following:

1.Eliminating Department of Education programs, saving taxpayers more than $40 billion each year.… Read more ...