Carl Loser (L-VA) holds out “bag of weed” at candidate forum while arguing against prohibition

Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Loser provided some of the most memorable moments in the forum by holding aloft what he called “a bag of weed” to demonstrate what he termed the damage of government drug laws to families that run afoul of them. He also caused a stir in the studio audience by suggesting that public school teachers are overpaid, a sentiment that Sturtevant, who is married to a teacher, countered to applause.

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Andy Craig for Congress: Statement on Dan Sebring (R) declining to run again in 2016

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Dan Sebring, the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Republican nominee in the 4th Congressional district, announced on Tuesday that he would not be running against Gwen Moore again in 2016. Libertarian candidate Andy Craig of Milwaukee issued the following statement on the news:

“Dan’s three campaigns showed what an opponent of Gwen Moore can accomplish with limited resources, and also the limits of what such a campaign can do while being dragged down by the ‘Republican’ label.… Read more ...

Caryn Ann Harlos: Abortion and the Libertarian conscience

Original article submitted to IPR by Caryn Ann Harlos, Social Media Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado. She is not speaking on behalf of LPCO here.

SUMMARY: Few things divide Libertarians more than the question of abortion. Each perspective can argue presumably sound libertarian reasons for their positions. For many Libertarians, it can come down to a nearly irresolvable conflict of competing rights i.e., the right to life and the right to liberty/bodily autonomy.… Read more ...

Oregon Newspaper Story Says 34 Registered Members of Independent Party Have Already Been Elected to Non-Partisan Office

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This Portland Tribune story says 34 members of the Oregon Independent Party have been elected to non-partisan office, during the eight years the party has been in existence. The story focuses on Larry Morgan, a member of the party who is on the city council of Troutdale.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy Violates Human Rights

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From Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

Donald Trump recently published a policy statement on immigration, stating, “A nation without borders is not a nation. [Therefore] There must be a wall across the southern border.” Adding that “Mexico must pay for the wall.” Additionally Trump wants to “Cut-off federal grants to any city which refuses to cooperate with federal law enforcement [in regards to immigration law].” (i.e.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News Article on How Lyndon LaRouche’s Past Could Help Donald Trump in the Future

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Richard Winger has this article at Ballot Access News, entitled “Lyndon LaRouche Doesn’t Approve of Donald Trump, but LaRouche Set Precedents that Would Help Trump if Trump Were To Make an Independent Run“:

If Donald Trump were to leave the race for the Republican nomination and run as an independent or minor party candidate in November 2016, he would be aided by many precedents set in the past by previous presidential candidates who ran in major party presidential primaries and then ran in the general election outside the major parties.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Wisconsin Elects New State Chair

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Press release posted here to Wisconsin Politics:

Mr. Andrew Zuelke was elected the new Chairman for the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW, pronounced Ca-POW) at their State Convention on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

“I want to thank our party’s membership for electing me to lead the great Constitution Party of Wisconsin.… Read more ...

Industrial Hemp Advocate Steven Wilson Exploring Presidential Run in 2016

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Press release posted here to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The founder of the Missouri Hemp Network, Steven Wilson, has to decided to explore the possibility of a Presidential campaign in 2016.

Wilson stated a few reasons why he is thinking of running for President: “The choices the American voter has right now are so divisive that logic and reason can’t survive.… Read more ...

Mark Cuban on Why He Is a Political Independent

As posted at dallasnews.com, Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban sent an e-mail to his fans this past week explaining why he chooses to remain politically independent.  Although he refuses to join the Republican Party for the stated reasons. he “would prefer to be Republican.”  His statement is posted in full below.Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians applaud Menominee marijuana legalization vote

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Members and leaders of the state’s third-largest political party Monday applauded the result of last week’s vote of the members of the Menominee tribe to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use.

“LPWI has called for the end of victimless crimes since our founding in 1973, and we are very pleased that this vote will represent the first step in reforming Wisconsin’s outdated and irrational drug laws,” explained Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Green Party to Jon Stewart and His Fans: Join Us in Protesting “Rigged” Presidential Debates

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Green Party press release:

Green Party members have responded to a petition requesting an invitation for Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” to moderate the presidential debates in 2016 with a challenge to Mr. Stewart and his fans to protest the “rigged” debates.

According to the petition’s Facebook page, “Jon Stewart: More Than 100,000 People Sign Petition for Comedian to Host a 2016 Presidential Debate.… Read more ...