Tag Archives: IPR

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.


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

IPR celebrates its 12th year combating the duopoly

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12 years ago today, the Independent Political Report first went online to fill in the void that the demise of Third Party Watch brought. In its dozen year existence it has served as a hub for Third Party Politicians and activists across the political spectrum to combat the Two Party Duopoly of the United States in it’s own unique way.… Read more ...

Independent Political Report turns 11 today (and Paulie turns 47)

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On May 20th, 2008 Independent Political Report went online with its first post, which just outlined it’s goals while decrying its predecessor Third Party Watch. In the 11 Years since then many third party activist and politicians contribute to the site, got many spinoff and sister blogs including an unaffiliated website Alt-Right site that bears a name that’s the equivalent of a sequel anime, and even had a brief stint on BlogTalkRadio.… Read more ...

IPR turns 8 years old

IPR was launched exactly 8 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. From the 7th year anniversary article:

After a 36-hour period of nonstop work by Jason “GE” Seagraves, IPR went live six years ago today with our first post, on May 20, 2008. Our predecessor site, Third Party Watch, operated between May 2005 and May 2008 before being purchased by Richard Viguerie right before the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2008, which led to the creation of IPR and Green Party Watch.

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IPR Editor Quoted Twice in New York Times Article About Hillary Clinton and UFOs

Joe Buchman

Posted to New York Times

Hillary Clinton Gives U.F.O. Buffs Hope She Will Open the X-Files

By Amy Chozick
May 10, 2016

When Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton in a late-night TV interview about U.F.O.s, she quickly corrected his terminology.

“You know, there’s a new name,” Mrs. Clinton said in the March appearance.… Read more ...

Wikipedia Attacks IPR’s Credibility As A News Source

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From: Anonymous
Date: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Wikipedian attack on IPR credibility

To whom it may concern:If you know any Wikipedians, you probably should direct them to this page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_Sources/Noticeboard/Large_scale_clean-ups/independentpoliticalreport.comApparently, several Wikipedians have decided IPR is not a reliable source. 
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Riverside County, California Republican Party Posts Independent Political Report Editorial on Prop. 14

Ballot Access News:

The Republican Party of Riverside County, California, has posted Independent Political Report’s Proposition 14 editorial on the party’s website. See the Republican Party’s blog here:

The editorial, originally posted at https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2010/03/editorial-ipr-opposes-proposition-14-in-california/ reads as follows:

Slowly, painfully, the movement to improve ballot access for minor parties and independent candidates has been winning.… Read more ...

IPR progress report: over 40,000 reader comments; new writers wanted

Yesterday, IPR passed 40,000 comments on nearly 3,000 posts since May 2008.

IPR still averages over a thousand unique visitors a day, and was up around three thousand back in November. The average visitor generates about three page views. We’ve had over 500,000 visitors and over 1.5 million page views.

I (paulie) posted most of the articles in the last few months.… Read more ...

IPR traffic report: beating the competition

We are currently at over 340,000 visits and over 907,000 page views since the site debuted on May 20, 2008. If we can avoid too steep of a post-election drop, a million page views by the six month mark (Nov. 20) is doable. So far this month we are at over 77,000 page views, with over 200,000 per month for the two previous months.… Read more ...