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Wes Benedict: Report on Students For Liberty event
(from: Independent Political Report @ March 2, 2015, 08:53 PM)

Posted by Wes Benedict at blog:

I’d like to thank everyone who supported the Libertarian Party’s recent outreach efforts at the 2015 International Students For Liberty Conference.

I felt like the Libertarian Party’s message was very well received. The students attending the conference had strong libertarian leanings.

I was especially inspired to hear the auditorium full of students cheer when Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, called for an end to marijuana prohibition.… Read more ...

Florida Bill, Moving Presidential Primary to March 15, Moves Ahead
(from: Ballot Access News @ March 2, 2015, 08:31 PM)

On March 2, the Florida House Rules Committee passed a bill that moves the presidential primary from March 1 to March 15. See this story.

Bruce Majors: Libertarians at CPAC 2015
(from: Independent Political Report @ March 2, 2015, 08:23 PM)

Posted by Bruce Majors at The Insomniac Libertarian:

Your humble blogger started going to CPAC back in 2007 and have attended every CPAC since then.  Both in 2007 and in 2015 I ran booths in the exhibit hall, which limits or changes your perception of what went on at CPAC.… Read more ...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona State Legislature v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
(from: Ballot Access News @ March 2, 2015, 07:02 PM)

On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Arizona State Legislature v Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 13-1314. Here is the Scotusblog analysis of how the argument went. The issue is whether Article One of the U.S. Constitution allows states to let governmental bodies other than the state legislature to draw U.S. House district boundaries. Here


Daily Caller: Gary Johnson takes on forced unionization
(from: Independent Political Report @ March 2, 2015, 06:40 PM)

Gary Johnson

via Connor D. Wolf at the Daily Caller:

Former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is criticizing policies that unfairly benefit labor unions, like forcing workers to be members when they may not want to be.

While many on the right warn of laws that benefit unions, others on the left argue unions must be strengthened because they protect workers and keep wages and benefits at fair levels.

Read more ...

Obama Interview Highlights: Iran Talks, Israel Relationship
(from: Washington Wire @ March 2, 2015, 06:36 PM)

President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with Reuters, which focused mostly on the current talks between the U.S. and Iran, and also the U.S. relationship with Israel.

In India?s Budget, Modi Strikes a Balance
(from: Washington Wire @ March 2, 2015, 04:30 PM)

Michael Kugelman: Mr. Modi knows that strengthening India's economy will require less red tape and more foreign investment. But to remain politically viable, he must continue social welfare spending.

Perry Steps Up PAC Staffing
(from: NY Times The Caucus @ March 2, 2015, 03:54 PM)

Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who is planning to make a second run for president in 2016 after his calamitous campaign four years ago, is putting more pieces of infrastructure in place.

At Supreme Court, Arizona?s Standoff Over Redistricting Commissions
(from: Washington Wire @ March 2, 2015, 03:29 PM)

Linda Killian: Arizona's legislature is challenging the authority of a redistricting plan devised by an independent commission created by ballot initiative and passed by voters in 2000.

Explaining the Showdown Over DHS and Immigration ? The Short Answer
(from: Washington Wire @ March 2, 2015, 02:40 PM)

For weeks, Congress has been wrestling over legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, with lawmakers divided over whether to use the bill to try to block President Barack Obama?s executive action on immigration. After a number of down-to-the wire twists and turns and high drama in the House last week, the stalemate continues into this week. Here are some basics.

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