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Obama 'sold out' liberty on FISA compromise

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Party disappointed with Obama backpedaling on FISA

The Libertarian Party condemned Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama for recently stating he does not oppose the Bush administration's program of illegally spying on U.S. citizens.  "Obama has sold out liberty in his refusal to stand up to Republicans on FISA," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

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A letter to pro-FISA Democratic Senators

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Letters sent to Senate Democrats who voted for the FISA amendments

The Libertarian Party has sent letters to 22 Democratic Senators who voted for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act amendments in August of last year, urging them to reconsider against an upcoming Senate bill that would make those amendments permanent.  The letter was also sent to Democratic Senators who did not vote at all for the amendments.  "Given that Republicans have shown such disrespect for civil liberties and freedom in the past few years--evidenced by the fact that not a single Republican Senator voted against the FISA amendments--Dem

Barr rises on Digg home page

For those that followed the campaign of Ron Paul, it became routine that any story about Paul or the campaign would soar to the top of Digg.com--one of the leading sites for news and information in the online community.  Now, it appears Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, may also be heading in that same direction. 

In less than 24 hours after this article was posted to the Huffington Post, it became one of the top 10 stories on Digg.

This is an exciting development for the Barr campaign and the Libertarian Party because it indicates that Barr may be capitalizing on some of the same forces that made a Texas congressman, "Ron Paul." 

Barr takes FISA supporters to task

Courtesy of the Barr '08 YouTube channel:

If Iran and Israel go to war, will the U.S. be pulled into the conflict?

Yes
86% (390 votes)
No
7% (31 votes)
Maybe
6% (28 votes)
Don't Know/No Response
1% (4 votes)
Total votes: 453

LP gets a new MySpace

For those that have gone to the LP's old MySpace account, you may have noticed that it hadn't been updated in, well, a good bit of time. We actually got a number of emails calling attention to this fact.  However, we're pleased to announce a brand new MySpace account that's better looking, more informative and best of all--we'll keep it updated.  So, please, check it out and add us as a friend (our display name is: The Libertarian Party).

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EU schools US on practical foreign policy with Cuba

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Libertarian Party encourages US to follow the EU's lead on Cuban policy

As the European Union prepares to lift its limited sanctions on Cuba, the Libertarian Party is encouraging the Bush administration to follow suit. "The United States could learn much from the EU's decision to lift its remaining sanctions on Cuba," says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

Should the U.S. remove all sanctions on Cuba?

Yes
79% (746 votes)
No
13% (119 votes)
Maybe
6% (53 votes)
Don't Know/No Response
2% (22 votes)
Total votes: 940

Is Obama a hypocrite for refusing public funding of his campaign?

Yes
54% (145 votes)
No
34% (91 votes)
Maybe
5% (14 votes)
Don't Know/No Response
7% (20 votes)
Total votes: 270

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Libertarian Candidate Barr Blasts McCain

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Article from the June 18 issue of the Washington Post

The Washington Post - "Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, offered a scathing critique of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) today and predicted he would garner substantial conservative Republican support in a handful of battleground states critical to McCain in his campaign against Democratic Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.)."

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