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Time Capsule: Wilbur Mills Calls for an End to the War in Vietnam

Time Capsule: Wilbur Mills Calls for an End to the War in Vietnam

Wilbur D. Mills, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee who long opposed congressional attempts to end the war in Indochina, surprised his colleagues forty years ago today by calling for an immediate and total withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Vietnam. The darkest of all dark-horse candidates for the 1972 Democratic [...]

Weeks Before Convention, No Favorite for LP Ticket's Second Spot

Weeks Before Convention, No Favorite for LP Ticket’s Second Spot

There isn’t that much suspense surrounding what will happen when delegates from around the country descend on Las Vegas in two weeks to select the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President.  Former governor Gary Johnson is widely considered the overwhelming favorite, winning straw poll after straw poll and the outright endorsement of several state party affiliates. [...]

Constitution Party Gathers in Nashville for National Convention

Constitution Party Gathers in Nashville for National Convention

Delegates from around the country are arriving in Nashville today to take part in the Constitution Party’s presidential nominating convention.  In 2008 ,the Constitution Party nominated Florida pastor Chuck Baldwin for President, beating out conservative activist Alan Keyes in a hotly contested floor fight.   Baldwin captured 283 votes to 125 for Keyes. This cycle, [...]

Americans Elect Gains Ballot Access in North Dakota

Americans Elect Gains Ballot Access in North Dakota

Americans Elect announced on Tuesday that it has successfully submitted over 8,000 signatures to qualify for a spot on the North Dakota ballot. “The American people have really only been given two choices, Democrat or Republican,” said Matthew Rydberg, an Americans Elect delegate volunteer based in Bismarck. “Americans Elect is giving people that third choice [...]

One to Watch: Chad Condit Running Strong Race as Independent

One to Watch: Chad Condit Running Strong Race as Independent

In the months leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the nation’s attention was largely captivated by the disappearance of Congressional intern Chandra Levy.  Revelations that the young woman had been engaged in a sexual relationship with California Congressman Gary Condit before vanishing lead to a full blown media circus.  Levy’s remains were discovered [...]

Ron Paul's Tax Day Money Bomb Packs Limited Punch

Ron Paul’s Tax Day Money Bomb Packs Limited Punch

As Ron Paul’s latest 3-day long money bomb wraps up, the defiant Republican’s campaign has now raised only about half of their stated goal. Officially called “The Only Candidate for Real Reform Money Bomb” and the “Taxpayer Freedom Money Bomb” the fundraising effort set out to add $2.5 million to the Paul war-chest in advance [...]