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Oregon Libertarians win another seat

Richard Whitehead, Washington County, Ore. Libertarian Party Treasurer, was recently elected to the Local School Committee for Beaver Acres Elementary, Position 3.  Whitehead accomplished the rare feat of being elected as a write-in candidate.  

Libertarians now hold seats in four School Committees in Washington County.  Libertarians are especially needed on school boards, where the majority of government spending takes places in most localities, where the Party's commitment to fiscal responsibility and quality education best serve our friends and neighbors.

Americans oppose Obama takeover of medicine

A poll released just minutes ago by the Gallup organization is the latest to highlight a troubling trend for the White House.  Among all Americans, disapproval of Obama's proposed government takeover of medicine tops approval by a 50 percent to 44 percent margin.

Dem governors: Obama health care scheme is a massive "unfunded mandate"

The Washington Times editorializes today on the Obama plan for government-run medicine, pointing to Congressional Budget Office reports showing it radically explodes the size of the federal budget deficit and achieves so-called "savings" only by forcing doctors and hospitals to make less.

Click here to read the editorial, or if you are in the metro D.C. area, pick up a copy of The Washington Times.  The Times writes, in part:

Barr: Democrats' government takeover of medicine a 'monstrosity'

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, outlines the true cost of the proposed government takeover of medicine in his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Click here to read Barr's column.  Barr writes, in part:

Libertarians are coming to bookstores and TVs near you

YOUR MONDAY MESSAGE FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY

Dear friend,

For Republicans and Democrats, the summer is often a slow time.  Not for Libertarians.

Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice-presidential nominee, has a new book out today.  “The Conscience of a Libertarian” lays out the case for libertarianism and lets you know what you can do to help build a free country.

GOP heaps praise on "mainstream" Sotomayor, will not filibuster

CNN reports today that not only will Republicans not attempt to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, but top Senate Republicans even went to far as to praise her record -- one of opposition to individual, property and gun rights -- as "mainstream."

"To be honest with you, your record as a judge has not been radical by any means...You have, as a judge, been generally in the mainstream," said Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions.  Sessions also ruled out any attempt to filibuster the confirmation.

The Libertarian Party at Freedom Fest Las Vegas!

 

 

        Freedom Fest 2009 in Las Vegas was a great outreach event for the Libertarian National Committee. The local Libertarian Party affiliate of Nevada is owed a special debt of gratitude, specifically Nathan Santucci, Debra Dedmon, and Kris McKinster. We received dozens of inquiries and passed out tons of flyers, buttons, and LP bags to attendees who wore our logo proudly during the event.

Barr: Sotomayor's few, muddled answers troubling for gun, property rights

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, writes in his Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog today that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's views on the Second Amendment are "superficial and disappointing."  The Libertarian Party agrees and reiterates its opposition to her nomination.

Agrella grabs 5.2% in special election

Chris Agrella, small businessman and Libertarian nominee for Congress in California's 32nd congressional district, grabbed 5.2 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election to fill the seat vacated by current Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. 

Agrella faced two cousins, Democrat nominee Judy Chu and Republican nominee Betty Chu, in the three-way election after none of the five candidates in a May 19 blanket primary secured a majority.

Libertarians thank Chris for running a principled and active campaign, and for representing the Libertarian Party well.

CBS Poll: 75% say Obama stimulus has no, or damaging, effect on economy

Not only is Barack Obama's approval among Democrats and independents slipping, a new CBS News poll finds 75 percent of Americans now say his massive "stimulus" package of expanded government spending has had "no impact" or a "worse" effect on the economy. (Click here for the PDF.)

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