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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Response to Hurricane Gustav Demonstrates America’s Strength, Says Bob Barr

“The thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with those suffering through Hurricane Gustav,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.  “This is time for Americans to set aside partisan differences and come together to help meet the needs of those in the disaster zone."

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No Social Security Benefits for Illegal Immigrants, Says Bob Barr

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Calls on Congress to Scuttle Secret Pact with Mexico

“Much of Washington’s most important work is conducted behind closed doors," says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr. "As was the so-called Social Security ‘totalization agreement’ reached between the U.S. and Mexico, which would make hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens eligible for Social Security."

Barr says the plan combines time worked in both the U.S. and Mexico to establish eligibility for Social Security.  "A Mexican citizen could work as little as 18 months in the U.S. and still qualify for a lifetime of Social Security benefits,” Barr explains.

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Palin not the first female V.P.

In the discussion about Sen. John McCain's pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, it should be noted that the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Tonie Nathan was the first woman ever to receive an electoral vote.  In 1972, Roger MacBride, a Republican elector from Virginia, cast his electoral vote for the Hospers/Nathan ticket. 

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No Auto Industry Bailout Says Bob Barr

"It’s time to say no to another raid on the Treasury,” says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate, as America’s money-losing automakers go to Washington asking for nearly $4 billion in loans, in what Barr says is just part of the $25 billion in loans authorized last year for building new autos. 

Corporate executives say they will need at least $40 billion, "and maybe more," says Barr.

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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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