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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...

Quick Quiz: Bob Barr

236.com | 23/6: The News, But Funnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suddenly Republicans are afraid that former hard-right congressman turned Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr could be to John McCain what the...

GOP frets Barr could play spoiler in prez race

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — A fiery former GOP congressman who gained national prominence for doggedly pursuing impeachment of President Clinton has some Republic...

Ron Paul, Bob Barr May Be Forming Election Alliance

Boston Globe | Foon Rhee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Signs are emerging of a possible alliance this fall between Ron Paul, the libertarian-minded rebel Republican, and Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's p...

Friday Talking Points [35] -- Tim Russert Memorial Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.

I Was Wrong About The War On Drugs -- It's A Failure

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

When government attempts to solve problems, it creates even more of them, often increasing the size and depth of the original problem. A perfect example of this is the federal War on Drugs.

The Real Nightmare Ticket

Nick Antosca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Antosca

The McCain-Clinton ticket would win the election and, considering McCain's age, Hillary would be looking at a much better shot at being president.

Chuck Todd's Challenge

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

For statistical modelers, number crunchers and turnout scholars among our readers -- and you know who you are -- Chuck Todd and the crew at the NBC Ne...

California, New York & Washington, D.C.

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

A small group of Americans, both gay and straight, are fighting and dying in this war, and they are feeling its consequences. The rest of us are changing the channel.

Third Party Lunacy At The Libertarian National Convention

Ken Bank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ken Bank

Al Gore's gas-guzzling jet. Fabric-damaging flag pins. Drunken jerk candidates. Candidate no-shows. All that and more on display at this past week's other political party convention in Denver.

Bob Barr's Borat Interview: Meet The Libertarian Nominee

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Bob Barr is officially the Libertarian party's presidential candidate, we wanted to give you a sense of his diplomatic savvy. And frankly, t...

Libertarians Choose Bob Barr As Presidential Nominee

McClatchy Newspapers | Steve Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Libertarian Party Sunday picked former Republican Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia as its presidential candidate, a move that could attract some co...

McCain Still Failing To Close With GOP Voters

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Months after his main rivals dropped out of the race, McCain has failed to win over voters in key Republican demographics. Last week in Indiana Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul won 18 percent of the vote.

Jason Linkins

Bob Barr, Insurgent Candidate, Calls For Immediate 'Plan To Draw Down' In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the challenges that an insurgent campaign from newly minted Libertarian candidate Bob Barr will present for GOP nominee John McCain is an authe...

Bob Barr Announces Bid For Libertarian Nomination

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative t...

Libertarian Bob Barr Jumps Into Presidential Race

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Libertarians looking to have a higher-profile candidate than they did in 2004 are rejoicing this week-end as former Congressman Bob Barr announced that he is forming a presidential explanatory committee.