Stein: ACA “does not solve the problem”

Appearing on the Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live Friday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was asked about the prospects for single-payer healthcare given the animosity over the Affordable Care Act.

Stein said the ACA “doesn’t have a whole lot of support because it doesn’t really do the job. … The Affordable Care Act does not solve the problem, healthcare costs continue to skyrocket.… Read more ...

Website ranks Johnson as more experienced than several major party hopefuls

A piece on Business2Community ranks announced and likely presidential candidates by governmental experience. Author Alex Greer ranks potential Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, a two-term New Mexico governor, ahead of Democrat Jim Webb and Republicans Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, and Donald Trump.… Read more ...

More than 400 have filed papers to run for president

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The Scripps Howard Foundation Wire reports that “as of Thursday, 419 Americans seeking the presidency had filed a Form 2 statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission,” with 18 joining the race last week. The piece notes that this surpasses the total number of candidates to file four years ago, when 416 filed the necessary paperwork.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Violates Rule of Law

The Constitution Party released the following in response to the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday in Obergefell v. Hodges:

The Constitution Party decries today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as an “unconstitutional decree that cannot legalize anything”, and equates it with the Dred Scott decision, which held that certain people must be recognized as chattel under the law. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada and Outright Nevada Celebrate the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEVADA AND OUTRIGHT NEVADA CELEBRATE THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

The Supreme Court struck down marriage bans today as unconstitutional, an issue the Libertarian Party has been fighting for since its inception in 1971.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 26, 2015The Libertarian Party of Nevada(LPNevada), the fastest growing political party in Nevada and the only party which supports individual freedom, and personal responsibility along with Outright Nevada, the LGBT Caucus of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, commends the Supreme Court of the United States in their decision to strike down unconstitutional and pointless bans against gay marriage nationwide.… Read more ...

Glenn Beck: “Too Libertarian” for FOX

GlennBeckFormer FOX and CNN commentator and show host Glenn Beck appeared on the Howard Stern show last week. What follows is a partial transcript of those segments where he discussed “Third Party” voting as well as those portions where he explicated (his version of) libertarianism.

Stern: It’s Glenn Beck who used to be on FOX news.… Read more ...

Free and Equal: 2015 United We Stand Fest Planned for September 19th in Los Angeles

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Dear Free and Equal Supporter,

“If you ever can bring about revolutionary changes, two things would be required: young people would have to be involved and you would need music.” -Dr. Ron Paul

The United We Stand Festival 2015 is confirmed to take place at the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.… Read more ...

Press Release: Libertarian Party’s Four Decades of Advocacy for Marriage Equality Pays Off with US Supreme Court Decision

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 26, 2015

Libertarian Party’s four decades of advocacy for marriage equality pays off with US Supreme Court decision

In a 5-4 ruling today, the Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license same-sex marriage and recognize those marriages entered into in other states.

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The Week: Root wrote “craziest thing” about SCOTUS ACA decision

Ryu Spaeth of The Week wrote this afternoon that a piece for The Blaze by Wayne Allyn Root suggesting that Chief Justice John Roberts was “blackmailed” into writing his majority opinion “was the craziest thing written” about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Affordable Care Act subsidies.

The piece calls Root “the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2008.” Both Root and 2008 LP presidential nominee Bob Barr have since reaffiliated with the Republican Party.… Read more ...

Opposition News Reports that Florida Parents Launch New Family Party, Slate for 2016

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FL Parents launch new Family Party, Slate for 2016

By Mark Wachtler

June 23, 2015. Miami. (ONN) In case you haven’t heard, the Dept of Human Services and its DCFS/CPS wing are out of control and countless families across America are being unjustly victimized. Now, parents in Florida are coming together to run for State House and State Senate seats as a united candidate slate and maybe even a new political party.… Read more ...

Stein says Sanders will ultimately endorse “corporate Democrat” nominee

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In an interview with ThinkProgress following her campaign launch event Tuesday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said she is glad independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, but that she is a better spokesperson for progressives because she will be in the race through the general election.… Read more ...