Tonight seven Libertarian presidential-hopefuls debate at the 2008 National Convention.
Bob Barr, Mike Gravel, George Phillies, Mike Jingozian, Mary Ruwart, Steve Kubby and Wayne Allyn Root all are on stage to discuss why they are the best to represent the Libertarian Party in 2008. The debate is being moderated by Jim Pinkerton, a respected contributor to the American Conservative magazine.
Half of candidates vying for nomination cross threshold for debate participation at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention
Denver, CO - Half of the candidates vying for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president have qualified to participate in tonight's presidential debate at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention.
Washington, D.C. - The Libertarian Party will hold its biennial National Convention this week in Denver, where it will select its presidential nominee for the 2008 election. The convention will be held May 22 through 26.
Federal bailouts reward bad decisions at the taxpayers' expense
Washington, D.C. - In a statement issued today by Libertarian Party National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis, the Libertarian Party is urging the President to veto any housing bill sent to his desk that creates bailouts for the housing industry at the taxpayers' expense:
Executive Director Shane Cory resigns from the Libertarian National Committee
Washington, D.C. - Executive Director Shane Cory has stepped down this week from his staff position with the Libertarian Party.
"I have come to appreciate his talent and professional performance," says Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath, expressing his thanks for Cory's outstanding service to the LP. "Also, as a personal friend. I wish him well and future success."
Blocking the farm bill's renewal would put an end to welfare for farmers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Congress attempts to put together a farm bill stacked with subsidies and other expensive programs at the taxpayer's expense, the Libertarian Party is calling for the bill to be scrapped completely.
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:
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:
"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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