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Third-Party Candidates Find Some Support In Blogosphere

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ari Herzog

Despite the media's focus on Barack Obama and John McCain, they are not the only candidates running for the office of President of the United St...

Economic Chaos Increases After Congress Passes Bailout

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

There is much more to be done to clean up the economic mess flowing from the housing market crash, but the ill-considered federal bailout is likely to slow the process.

Bob Barr: McCain Is A "Hypocrite," Obama Isn't

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain isn't the opponent of big government that he claims he is, according to Bob Barr, the former GOP congressman and Libertarian presidential ...

Congress Must Address Overall Broader Budget Crisis

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

Congress should reject the bailout, and then get busy cutting spending elsewhere. We need a president willing to reconsider every spending program and challenge every special interest.

Bob Barr: Obama Can Debate Me Instead

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the success of a rescue plan depends on its wackiness, this one might just work. ... Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, also ...

The 'Bailout From Hell' Must be Rejected

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

The bailout allows the Secretary of the Treasury to become an economic dictator, empowered to re-engineer the economy as he sees fit. These powers fit Kim Jong-il's North Korea, not the American republic.

McCain-Obama-Backed Bailout of Fannie and Freddie is Bad Policy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

No one on Capitol Hill or in the White House will be held accountable for designing a system that enriched the housing industry at public expense.

Where's McCain the Warrior?

Mark Pawlosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Pawlosky

On key issues Palin and McCain's positions collide head-on. Any attempt by McCain to address the contradictions could trigger an avalanche of questions about his own judgment.

Competition is Central to Genuine Democracy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

Republicans and Democrats lock arms against everyone else -- they are dedicated to preserving the two-party control and avoiding a competition of ideas.

Federal Drug War Rethought

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

My change in perspective might shock some people, but leadership requires a willingness to assess evidence and recognize when a strategy is not working.

Sarah Palin: You're No Dan Quayle -- and That's Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

John McCain sold his soul in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.

The Standup Comedy Genius of Mr. Bob Barr

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

Sure, this could be an Onion headline. Especially the story behind it. An uber-liberal comedy writer and a former conservative congressman, who for a...

Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr: A Day Late And A Few Million Short

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

I favor libertarian stands on civil liberties and limited government, so I eagerly read the Libertarian Party emails. Yet I base my view of reality on logic and evidence. Sadly, I'm not seeing much of either from the Barr campaign.

Bob Barr Blasts The GOP's "Conservative" Values

Edwin Rutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edwin Rutsch

"We now have a government that calls itself conservative, yet believes it's OK to spy on citizens without a court order, that believes it's OK to detain people and never give them access to the courts."

Obama's "Poll Position" Is Better Than The New York Times Is Telling You

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Lumea

When Bob Barr and Ralph Nader are factored in, McCain is 10 or 12 points behind. To put it clearly for the Times's Adam Nagourney, that puts Obama 10 or 12 points ahead.

WATCH>> Bob Barr Doesn't Know Why We Vote On Tuesday

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

"I'll tell you, we need to do something, and we need to do a lot of different things, and changing the voting day is one of the things we need to do. I would sign such legislation."

Seth Colter Walls

Bob Barr, Attend Gore's New Energy Challenge Speech | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just after taking the stage at Daughters of the American Revolution Hall in Washington, D.C. Thursday, former Vice President Al Gore thanked a packed ...

Gore Makes "Moon Shot" Environmental Challenge

AP | RON FOURNIER and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

**UPDATE** Seth Colter Walls was on the scene for HuffPost. Read his story here, including mentions of Gore's shout-outs to Bob Barr, and mo...

Poll: Obama Beating McCain In Arizona

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a sign of continued weakness in his home state, an online poll shows Sen. John McCain trailing Sen. Barack Obama by 3-percentage points in Arizona....

2008 National Presidential General Election:
McCain vs Obama (with independents)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US-Pres: McCain vs Obama (with 3rd party candidates)

Measuring Nader and Barr

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column, on the challenge posed to pollsters by third party candidates like Ralph Nader and Bob Barr, is now online. The topic i...

Sam Stein

The Coming Barr-Paul Political Alliance? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the great fears of the McCain campaign (and, conversely, a tightly held hope of Barack Obama) is that libertarian Bob Barr could somehow turn h...

Unintentionally Humorous Right Wing Talking Points For The Summer

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

The folks behind the Oklahoma City Bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were caught, prosecuted and in the case of Timothy McVeigh, executed. And then there's Osama.

Possible Republican Party Spoiler, Bob Barr, Has New Campaign Video

Huffington post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr gaining steam? His new campaign ad is growing in popularity among the internet community. Many suggest ...

John McCain, Bob Barr And The Spoiler Effect

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

Despite rumblings that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr could Ralph Nader Republicans this November, some political observers are say...