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Saratogian:?Sharpe mounts campaign to challenge Cuomo? (January 13, 2018, 09:12 PM)

The Saratogian reports on Larry Sharpe’s campaign for Governor of New York

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. >> Larry Sharpe has a steep hill to climb and even if he gets there, it?s still only part way toward his ultimate goal.

The Queens resident, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, plans to challenge Gov.Read more ...


LNC Vice Chair Arvin Vohra once again stirs controversy, calls for removal with age of consent comments (January 13, 2018, 04:22 PM)

A few months ago, LNC Vice Chair Arvin Vohra stirred controversy with his remarks about the military (see Arvin Vohra: ?An Open Letter to Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military (Please forward to any who may be interested)? and Vohra responds to criticism again, as well as here, here, here, and here.) At the time, some members of the party including one or more member(s) of the LNC called for his removal from party leadership.… Read more ...


LP.org: DHS announces plans to deport Salvadorans who have 192,700 US-born children (January 13, 2018, 02:50 PM)

LP.org:

Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allows immigrants to live and work legally in the United States if they would face extreme hardship after being forced to return to their countries of origin. Immigrants from El Salvador, which has been ravaged by natural disaster and poverty, have been TPS-eligible since 2001, and today there are 262,500 Salvadorans with that status in the United States.… Read more ...


The Immigration Debate | Adam Kokesh and Stefan Molyneux (January 9, 2018, 02:55 PM)

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Nicholas Veser Spends The Day In NYC With Larry Sharpe (January 9, 2018, 02:55 PM)

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Libertarian Hopeful enters New Mexico Congressional Race (January 8, 2018, 09:18 PM)

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that business consultant Lloyd Princeton has announced he will run for Congress from Albuquerque as a Libertarian Party candidate. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced a run for Governor, so the district will see an open race with no incumbent.

A strong showing in New Mexico by Gary Johnson in the 2016 race for President will make ballot access easier for Mr Princeton and other Libertarian candidates.… Read more ...


LP:It?s high time for Congress to end marijuana prohibition (January 8, 2018, 06:40 PM)

On Jan. 4, acting against the advice of his own Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum. This Obama-era memo had allowed states to set their own cannabis rules and regulations, with minimal intervention by the federal government. In rescinding the memo, the Trump administration has flouted the U.S.… Read more ...


Deadlines to Put New Parties on the Ballot for 2018 Have Already Passed in Five States (January 6, 2018, 01:27 PM)

Ballot Access News:

Already, deadlines for certain procedures to get new parties on the ballot for 2018 have passed in five states. With two exceptions, no new party qualified in these states.

In California, the deadline for a new party to obtain approximately 60,000 registrants, and thus be on the 2018 ballot, passed on January 2.… Read more ...


NM Libertarians aiming for full statewide slate (January 6, 2018, 07:20 AM)

Tris DeRoma at the Los Alamos Monitor via GD’s Political Animal:

January 3, 2018 – “An Albuquerque attorney is in talks with various would-be candidates across the state of New Mexico who are interested in running on the New Mexico Libertarian Party ticket this year.

Attorney A. Blair Dunn, the son of New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, said it?s time to give New Mexicans a third option.… Read more ...


Ron Paul: A Popular Libertarian Candidate in 2020 Is ?Very Possible? (January 6, 2018, 06:59 AM)

Via Ed Krayewski at reason.com (H/T George Dance):

The former 1988 Libertarian nominee and 2008 and 2012 Republican candidate for president(ial nomination -p) says Trump is just a temporary setback for the libertarian moment.

Distrust in America’s foreign and monetary policies, unrelieved by the election of Donald Trump, is going to be a “big opening” for libertarians in 2020, former Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul told the Washington Examiner.… Read more ...


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