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Libertarians decry defeat of concealed carry amendment

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S. 845 would have protected constitutional rights

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Wednesday criticized senators voting against an amendment establishing concealed carry reciprocity between all states and reminded them voters have a record of holding gun rights opponents accountable on Election Day.

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Libertarians: No need for ‘Iraq war rush’ to government-run medicine

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Obama demands for immediate action, little transparency are hallmarks of bad legislation

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday urged Congress to take its time deliberating the proposed government takeover of the nation’s health care system amid pressure from the White House to quickly adopt the troubled proposal quickly and with minimal debate.  Libertarians oppose the plan, which deepens the federal budget deficit and leads to the rationing of basic health care.

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Libertarians, Barr applaud repeal of "Barr amendment"

WASHINGTON -- Last week's passage of a House appropriations bill without a rider prohibiting the District of Columbia from implementing the results of a 1998 referendum legalizing marijuana for medical purposes is applauded by Libertarians, namely the author of the original amendment itself.

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Libertarians take aim at Sotomayor’s anti-gun stance

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Nominee “can’t think” of a right of self-defense

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party reiterated its opposition Wednesday to the Supreme Court nomination of federal judge Sonia Sotomayor after the nominee refused to give a firm answer on whether individuals have the right of self-defense.

“Is there a constitutional right to self-defense?” Sotomayor asked when questioned by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) whether or not the Constitution guaranteed him the right of self-defense. “ I can’t think of one. I could be wrong.”

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Maryland LP nominates four candidates

(From the Maryland LP) Timonium, MD -- The Libertarian Party of Maryland has nominated four candidates in the upcoming 2010 election.  In the First District, Dr. Richard Davis has been nominated as the Libertarian candidate for Congress; he ran in 2008.  Lorenzo Gaztañaga has accepted the nomination for the Second Congressional district again; he ran in 2008.  In the House of Delegates two individuals have been nominated:  Justin Kinsey in District 5B, and Brandon Brooks in District 11.

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With unemployment skyrocketing, Libertarians suggest real stimulus

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GOP, Dems debate passing another spending expansion, despite past failures

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Thursday criticized Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress for suggesting that rising unemployment can be solved by passing another “stimulus” government expansion, or by spending current appropriations more quickly.  Libertarians propose an alternate package of tax and regulatory relief that will create the jobs Americans need.

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Mike Ferguson to Host “Wake Up Columbia” on “The Eagle” 93.9 FM Next Week

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Blunt, Calzone, Root among Scheduled Guests

(Columbia, MO) – “Missouri Viewpoints” Producer and Host Mike Ferguson will take to the radio airwaves next week.

Ferguson will fill in for Tom Bradley as host of “Wake Up Columbia”, KSSZ’s morning drive time program, Monday through Thursday (July 6th through the 9th). “Wake Up Columbia” airs from 6:00 to 9:00 am.

Among the guests already scheduled for the week are:

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Libertarians remind Obama of his “firm pledge” not to tax health care benefits

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President considering backing what he called the “biggest middle-class tax increase in history”

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday reminded President Barack Obama that supporting a proposed $246 billion tax on employer-provided health care benefits – a proposal he opposed as “the biggest middle-class tax increase in history” in campaign ads – would break his promise to oppose any form of tax increase on families making less than $250,000 a year.

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Libertarians reach out to gay, lesbian Democrats picketing DNC fundraiser

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LGBT Democrats express outrage over Obama administration defense of DOMA

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from America’s third-largest party greeted Democrats protesting the Obama administration’s legal arguments defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) outside a Thursday Democratic National Committee fundraiser aimed at gay and lesbian donors, and shared with them information on the Libertarian Party’s advocacy for marriage equality.

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Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nomination

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Obama nominee to negotiate treaties says U.S. must adopt "global gun control"

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday recommended the Senate defeat the nomination of Harold Koh to be State Department legal adviser, citing a history of opposition to gun rights and national sovereignty.

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