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Joe Biden Notes 2016 Campaign Buzz ? About Bernie Sanders
(from: Washington Wire @ September 3, 2015, 12:31 AM)

Vice President Joe Biden spent more than two hours with some 40 Democratic donors Wednesday night and apparently no one asked about his deliberations over a 2016 run, but he did offer his own take on his would-be opponent Bernie Sanders.


Obama Travels Above Arctic Circle in Final Stop of Alaska Trip
(from: Washington Wire @ September 3, 2015, 12:05 AM)

President Obama ventured above the Arctic Circle on Wednesday, traveling to this rugged town of 3,200 people to tout his administration?s efforts to aid struggling Alaska communities and to ask the state to work with him to take aggressive action to curb climate change.


Ben Schreckinger Article Says Some Voters Plan to Vote for Trump to Injure Republican Party
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 2, 2015, 09:44 PM)

This article by Ben Schreckinger explores evidence that some voters intend to vote for Donald Trump in Republican presidential primaries, not because they support him, but to injure the Republican Party. The article is badly named.


Former Clinton Aide to Invoke Fifth Amendment in Response to Congressional Questions Over Private Email Server
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ September 2, 2015, 09:26 PM)

A former aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who helped set up the server that housed Mrs. Clinton's private email account had been subpoenaed to testify before the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to answer questions about the emails.


Republican National Committee Asks Republicans Running for President to Pledge Loyalty
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 2, 2015, 08:50 PM)

The Republican National Committee has prepared a one-page loyalty oath, and has forwarded it to all the Republicans running for President that the party considers important candidates. See this story.


Donald Trump Plans Press Conference as GOP Loyalty Pressure Grows
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2015, 08:44 PM)

Donald Trump is expected to meet with Republican leaders in New York City on Thursday afternoon as the party tries of put pressure on him to not run as a third-party candidate.


Connecticut Sanders coordinator plans Green Party congressional run
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 2, 2015, 08:33 PM)

piddockStephanie Piddock, the coordinator for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Democratic presidential campaign in Connecticut’s Fifth District and a local Occupy organizer, says she plans to seek the U.S. House seat in the district as a Green Party candidate next year.

In an e-mail statement, Piddock said, “The people need to be represented by The People, not by the moneyed elite whose wealth and self-interest profoundly disconnect them from our reality.… Read more ...


North Carolina Legislature Mulling over Moving Non-Presidential Primary from May to March
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 2, 2015, 08:24 PM)

According to this story, the North Carolina legislature is considering moving the May primary for non-presidential office to March. However, the story does not mention that it is possible the state’s legislative districts will be invalidated by the State Supreme Court soon, and it would take time to draw new districts.

Because the legislature is re-thinking so much about election law, possibly there will be room for ballot access activists to remind the legislature that North Carolina requires support from more people than any other state, for a statewide independent or minor party to get on the ballot (when the easier method in each state is compared).


Ohio Libertarian Party Wins Procedural Victory
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 2, 2015, 08:16 PM)

On September 2, a U.S. District Court granted the Ohio Libertarian Party’s request for a new deposition of Gregory Felsoci, the individual who challenged the Libertarian primary gubernatorial petition last year. Felsoci had been deposed some time ago, but since then new facts came out about who paid the $592,000 in attorneys fees for the challenger.

The new deposition will be held on or before September 17.


Could Iran Be Following a Soviet Model Toward Downfall?
(from: Washington Wire @ September 2, 2015, 07:06 PM)

Ray Takeyh: In some ways, Iran resembles the Soviet Union of the 1970s, a bloated state that eschewed reforms and eventually brought about its own collapse.


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