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Rules Must Bend to Allow McCain, Obama on Texas Ballot with Barr

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Republicans and Democrats clearly miss Texas deadline

Though Texas election law sets an Aug. 26 deadline for political parties to file their candidates for president and vice-president, John McCain and Barack Obama must work around the law to get on the ballot alongside Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr
 

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Barr Only Presidential Candidate on Texas Ballot

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Republicans, Democrats miss deadline to file presidential candidates in Texas

Bob Barr is slated to be the only presidential candidate on the ballot in Texas after Republicans and Democrats missed the Aug. 26 deadline to file in the state. 

"Unless the state of Texas violates its own election laws, Congressman Barr will be the only presidential candidate on the ballot," says Russell Verney, campaign manager for the Barr Campaign and the former campaign manager for Ross Perot.  "Texas law makes no exceptions for missing deadlines."

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Bob Barr on Glenn Beck this Thursday!

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Show hosts Barr for a full-hour special

Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, will be a guest on the Glenn Beck show this Thursday, Aug. 28.  This hour-long special will come at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, and will feature Bob for the entire hour.  Please tune in at 7:00 p.m. [EST] on CNN Headline News to watch! If you miss it, don't worry, it will be rebroadcast 9:00 p.m. and Midnight, EST. 

Here is a clip from Bob's last appearance on the show:

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Barr Reaches 11 Percent in State Poll

While Senators John McCain and Barack Obama spar over their houses and their vice president picks, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr picks up steam in several battleground states that will play a key role in determining the outcome of the November election.  "It's hard to ignore the numbers," says Barr, who is polling in double-digits in some states according to a recent Zogby International poll released last week.

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Send Iraqi-U.S. Troop Agreement to Congress, Says Bob Barr

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It is up to Congress, with constitutional authority over war and treaties, to decide on the length of America’s commitment

“The Bush administration reportedly has reached an agreement to keep U.S. combat troops in Iraq until the end of 2011," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president. "Congress should demand to see the proposed agreement and should approve, disapprove, or modify it."

"The administration has treated the war as a presidential prerogative from the very beginning," notes Barr. "It is time for Congress to insist on fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities.  If the president refuses to comply, Congress should cut off money for any bases in Iraq."

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McCain and Republican Party Try to Block Barr From Ballot

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McCain contradicts 2000 pledge to never use supporters to keep candidates from ballot

Bob Barr's presidential campaign has recently learned of an action by the McCain campaign and the Pennsylvania Republican Party to have Barr removed from the state's ballot, this despite McCain's promise in the 2000 election that he would, "never consider, ever consider, allowing a supporter of [his] to challenge [his opponent]'s right to be on the ballot in all 50 states.''

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Barr Calls to Sell Off Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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Taxpayers at risk while McCain and Obama argue over Paris Hilton ads

“The American people cannot afford to keep bailing out big businesses, lenders, investment bankers, and brokers who made big mistakes,” says Bob Barr.“With bad financial news continuing to pile up, officials at the Treasury Department and the quasi-government companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are talking about a bail-out. We must turn these organizations into true private firms, with no special access to the Treasury,” insists Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee.

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Latest Poll: Majority Want Libertarian Bob Barr Included in Presidential Debates

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55 percent of likely voters want Bob Barr included in the debates

A recently released poll by Zogby International shows that a majority of American voters want Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr included in the presidential debates.

Barr, currently polling at 6 percent nationally, would need to meet the thresholds established by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a private corporation run by former chairs of the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and funded by many large corporations.

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No Foreign Aid for Georgian War, Says Bob Barr

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American taxpayers should not pay for the mistakes of other nations

“The Bush administration is talking about pumping aid into the damaged Georgian economy, after that nation’s short war with Russia," says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. "The conflict between Georgia and Russia was tragic, but it’s time officials in Washington stopped treating the Treasury Department like an ATM for the world. The deficit rose last month after Uncle Sam had to bail out several failed banks and the total federal deficit this year is going to run about $400 billion.  It’s time to say enough!”

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Create Private Accounts for Social Security, Says Bob Barr

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Says the U.S. 'cannot afford to wait any longer' for reform

"The US is facing a financial tsunami as the Baby Boomers retire,” warns Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, on the 73rd anniversary of Social Security being signed into law.  “The total unfunded liability for Social Security and Medicare is more than $100 trillion—that is ten times the official national debt!  The longer we wait to act, the harder it will be to reform the system,” says Barr.

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