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Libertarians praise Maine, D.C. marriage bills, but urge better policy

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Government should repeal marriage regulations, not amend them

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party praised Maine Governor John Baldacci (D) for signing a bill legalizing gay marriage and the Washington, D.C. City Council Wednesday for voting to recognize gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions, opening the door to marriage equality in the District, but urged Baldacci and council members to take the proper approach to marriage equality and repeal government definitions and regulation of marriage entirely.

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Libertarians urge Obama to control border to stem “swine flu”

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White House announces opposition to border enforcement in flu outbreak

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the White House Wednesday to more closely monitor crossings at the United States’ border with Mexico, and keep out persons infected with “swine flu.”

“The Libertarian Party Platform is clear, Libertarians support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a threat to security, health or property,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director.

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AP poll shows independents not sold on Obama

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“Elvis is still alive” polls higher than independents’ faith in Obama's direction

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party points to polling released April 22 by the Associated Press showing only 17 percent of self-described political independents think America is  “heading in the right direction” under Barack Obama as a sign the president’s agenda of higher taxes, higher spending, higher debt and nationalizing industry isn’t winning over sensible voters.

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Libertarians: Obama health care rationing plan makes America sick

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Government control of health care leads to higher death rates, research finds

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday blasted comments by White House chief economic advisor Lawrence Summers that Americans are getting too much health care and the government should begin rationing access to medical procedures.

“Decisions on medical care should be made by patient and his or her doctor, not by a government employee with a calculator figuring out whether treating your illness is in Washington’s fiscal interest,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director.

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N.C. Appeals Panel Hears Libertarians

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A State Court of Appeals panel on Monday heard oral arguments in the Libertarian Party of North Carolina's legal challenge to the state's election laws Monday. The panel included Chief Judge John C. Martin and Judges Sanford L. Steelman and Ann Maria Calabria.

Ken Soo, representing the Libertarian Party, argued that the state's ballot access laws violate guarantees of free association and free speech in the state constitution, guarantees which are greater than what the U.S. Constitution offers.

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Libertarians call out Obama for fake gun stats

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“Obama is ‘bitterly clinging’ to falsified numbers” in bid to push anti-gun treaty

WASHINGTON -- Libertarians are taking President Barack Obama to task for once again intentionally spreading false information about the source of guns used by Mexican drug cartels and blaming the United States for crime in Mexico.

“This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States.  More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States,” said Obama in a face-to-face meeting Thursday with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City.

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Libertarians urge Obama: Stop blaming America and start opening markets

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White House attacks gun rights, sparks trade war as Obama leaves for Latin American trip

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama leaves today for a trip to meet with Latin American leaders, and America’s third largest party urges him to use the occasion to open up markets to American products, instead of continuing to use foreign trips to attack American beliefs and freedoms.

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Barr blasts deficits, urges “tea partiers” to stay involved

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Libertarian presidential nominee hails LP-inspired “tea parties”

WASHINGTON – Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee and former Republican congressman, urged Americans gathered at “tax day tea parties” Wednesday to continue their fight against government growth and to join Libertarian Party, the Party of Principle.

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ADVISORY: Bob Barr will speak on “Tea Parties,” anti-bailout backlash at 2:00 p.m. at Watergate HQ

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, former Republican congressman and 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, will address the outpouring of taxpayer frustration and the coming backlash to tax and spending hikes in remarks Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. E.T., at Libertarian Party headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Barr will discuss the future of the anti-bailout movement and how Republican spending and bailouts put America on its current path to record deficits.

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Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare

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Plan scraps IRS, balances the budget, curbs tax hikes, prohibits bailouts

WASHINGTON -- The Libertarian Party seeks to abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare under an ambitious three-point legislative plan unveiled by America’s third largest party Tuesday. 

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