Former U.S. Senator and 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Gravel is opening the door to a potential second run for President in 2012. Gravel, who left the Senate in 1980, is best known for his role in releasing the Pentagon Papers. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Gravel opens the door to taking on Obama: [...]
The nation’s first black female Senator, who was defeated in her 1998 bid for re-election, announced in early 2003 that she was forming an exploratory committee to run for the Democratic nomination for president. Carol Moseley Braun, now a leading candidate for mayor of Chicago, seemed an unlikely presidential candidate because her time in Washington [...]
Libertarian Party founder David Nolan, who passed away on Sunday, was his party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona earlier this year. In memory of his passing, here is a 10-minute interview that Nolan did earlier this year with a website called Motorhome Diaries. During the interview, Nolan recalls his first involvement with politics as [...]
Following the recent passing of Libertarian Party founder David Nolan, it seemed appropriate to offer up one of his most important pieces of writing — The Case For a Libertarian Political Party. The article has been made freely available on numerous websites and the full text of it is presented below. Written nearly 40 years ago, this [...]
David Nolan, the principal founder of the Libertarian Party, died Sunday. He was just two days shy of his 67th birthday. Initial speculation was that Nolan had a heart attack, although at least one libertarian website is now reporting that he actually suffered a stroke while driving and was involved in a single-car accident. Nolan was a [...]
Mounting an unexpected political comeback, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois filed nominating petitions bearing 91,180 signatures for a place on the February 22 primary ballot in her bid for mayor of Chicago. Only 12,500 valid signatures are required.
Buoyed by his 364,000-vote showing in South Carolina’s recent U.S. Senate race, Alvin Greene hasn’t ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2012. “Maybe,” he told Politico last week when asked about the possibility of running for president. “I’ll have to see.”
With an eye on 2012, Peg Dunmire of Orlando has been named as the new chairman of the Florida Tea Party (TEA).
A lifelong Republican before becoming the Tea Party’s first congressional candidate earlier this year, Dunmire was unanimously chosen by the party’s executive committee on Monday…
With Ely out of the picture, Roosevelt was virtually assured of his party’s nomination. He faced only token opposition from Col. Henry S. Breckinridge, a former assistant Secretary of War in Woodrow Wilson’s administration. A conservative Democrat, Breckinridge was a prominent member of the rabidly anti-New Deal American Liberty League, a right-wing organization heavily funded by the Du Pont family.
Ninety million Americans voted in the 2010 mid-term congressional elections. 220 million didn’t. So much for the consent of the governed.