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Government beefs up as economy flattens out

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Government jobs increase by biggest rate in six years as economy struggles to grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the economy struggles to grow, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that local, state and federal governments have added a combined 76,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2008, with nearly 18 percent of those jobs at the federal level.  In response to the numbers, the Libertarian Party issued this response by National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis:

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Ration government, not food

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Food rationing in America represents the ultimate failure of government regulation

Washington, D.C. - Food rationing has started for the first time in the United States as food prices soar across the nation.  The Libertarian Party blames government regulation for the worsening economic and food conditions in a statement from the Libertarian Party by Executive Director Shane Cory:
 

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Reduce, reuse and recycle government

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"Going green" means shrinking government and eliminating waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In celebration of Earth Day, the Libertarian Party issued a statement from Executive Director Shane Cory calling for a reduction in government in what he says is the best way to go 'green:'

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New DNA collection raises privacy concerns

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Violates tradition of 'innocent until proven guilty'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libertarian Party issued a statement from Executive Director Shane Cory following the announcement of the federal government's new practice of collecting DNA data from people arrested, though not convicted, for federal offenses:

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Government is not the panacea for an ailing economy

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The Libertarian Party warns against excessive government regulation in response to a staggering economy

Washington, D.C. - The Libertarian Party is warning against excessive and rash government intervention in the U.S. economy in response to recent market woes.  Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath commented today:

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Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel joins Libertarian Party ranks

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Believes Democrats are out of touch with American citizens

Washington, D.C. - Mike Gravel, a former Alaskan Senator and Democratic candidate for president, has joined the Libertarian Party.

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Spoiling the spoiled

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The Libertarian Party maintains high hopes for 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libertarian Party says that the surge of criticism regarding its potential as a spoiler in the 2008 presidential election is understandable, but that the time for political expediency in American politics is finished.

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Protecting the pajamas journalist

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New legislation would protect the few people who can hold politicians accountable

"These guys really don't get the credit they deserve for all the work they've done to create accountability and transparency in American politics," says Andrew Davis, national media coordinator for the Libertarian Party. "Often, bloggers are the first to expose politicians for lying and corruption, and hold all politicians to a new level of accountability that would have been impossible only a few years ago."

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Libertarian Party sends condolences to the Republican National Committee

Washington, D.C. - Following a solid McCain victory in the Super Tuesday primaries, the Libertarian Party has sent Republican headquarters a funeral wreath marking the death of limited-government values within the Republican Party. The wreath was hand-delivered to the D.C. offices of the Republican National Committee. "We simply felt the need to express our heartfelt sympathy for the Republican Party as they undergo this tough time within their party," says Libertarian Party National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis, who delivered the wreath.

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Libertarian Party Says "No Way" to FISA Amendment

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Libertarian Party rejects President Bush's claim that warrantless wiretapping is essential to United States security

The Libertarian Party rejects President Bush's claims that the "Protect America Act" needs to be made permanent, citing that the bill fails to live up to its name and only limits American civil liberties.  The controversial Act that was passed by Congress last August altered the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and legalized the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program, which many civil liberties organizations had strongly protested.  "Every American should be fundamentally opposed to the 'Protect America Act,'" s

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