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Third-Party Candidates, Excluded From the Debates, Participate Via Social Media

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson took to Twitter and utilized Facebook’s live-streaming service to share their reactions to the first of the presidential debates.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Lester Holt’s Big Lie About the Commission on Presidential Debates Is a Problem in U.S. Politics

The most egregious falsehood in the first 2016 presidential debate was from the moderator. The CPD is not nonpartisan, and this fact is helping to kill our democracy. Here’s what can be done about the problem.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday

Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Hey Millennials, Here’s What Gary Johnson Believes (Video)

For starters, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fracking and “massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds,” writes Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Ramps Up Criticism of Opponents

In the past few days, the party’s presidential nominee has asserted that Donald Trump has cognitive problems and argued that a Clinton presidency poses a greater threat to America than a Trump presidency.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



Cast Your Vote: Should President Obama Pardon Whistleblowers?

The current presidential candidates have expressed opinions about the punishment of whistleblowers, with ideas ranging from execution to full pardons. In light of renewed debate over the cases of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, we want to hear what you think.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE


Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a Spoiler Is the Same as Saying ‘Shut Up’

People from outside the major parties who are pursuing elected office are exercising their First Amendment rights. Calling them spoilers is “political bigotry” that Americans should never tolerate, the activist says.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Discouraging Protest Votes, Bernie Sanders Says: Elect Hillary Clinton—Then Mobilize

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams

The former presidential candidate reiterated his argument that the only way the progressive agenda has a shot at being implemented is with Clinton at the helm and the grass-roots force as her guide.

Posted on Sep 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Wall Street Is Prepared to Destroy Sacred Burial Grounds of the Sioux

The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 READ MORE



The Problem With Samantha Bee

By turning Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein into a nonperson, comedian Samantha Bee encourages her audience to choose only from the mainstream parties, Democratic and Republican.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE



VotePact Provides a Path to Electoral Revolution With Do-It-Yourself Voting Reform

Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, voters can select the candidate they most want and build up those challengers. All you need is an agreement with someone else in order to pair up against the duopoly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE


‘What Is Aleppo?’ A Fateful Question for Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson

The third-party candidate leaves his interviewers momentarily speechless after being asked about the ravaged Syrian city in an MSNBC interview.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Jill Stein: ‘The Experience of Democracy’ Is More Important Than Being a Career Politician

The Green Party presidential nominee met with Truthdig staff to talk about how the mainstream media has (and hasn’t) covered her campaign, her qualifications for the nation’s highest office and the controversy over her running mate’s “Uncle Tom” comment aimed at President Obama. Transcript added.

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Jill Stein Won’t Apologize for Her Running Mate’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment on Obama

The Green Party presidential nominee is also coming under fire for her own rhetoric on race after trying to explain vice presidential pick Ajamu Baraka’s inflammatory statement.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE



Super PAC Connects Disillusioned Voters in Hopes of Ramping Up Support for Gary Johnson

Balanced Rebellion, which supports the Libertarian presidential candidate, promises liberals and conservatives disturbed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump an opportunity to vote for a third party with confidence that they are not “throwing away their vote.”

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka Urge Trump and Clinton to Back Open Debates With Greens, Libertarians

“The US electorate is changing rapidly and is no longer limited to Republicans and Democrats,” the members of the Green Party ticket say in a letter to the major-party nominees.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 READ MORE



Who Is Your Choice for President?

Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us whom you are rooting for in November.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



Libertarians Love Civil Liberties—but Won’t Use Government to Protect Them From Capitalists

Truthdig followed along as Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld answered questions in a live stream forum moderated by Fusion’s Jorge Ramos and Alicia Menendez.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Their Tax Returns

Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein released their personal tax returns this week, putting pressure on rivals Gary Johnson and Donald Trump to release theirs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2016 READ MORE



Bill Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson and Sean Reyes Make History in Las Vegas

The Democratic, Green, Libertarian and Republican presidential campaigns all were represented at the same event—the Asian American Pacific Islander Presidential Election Forum—for the first time in this election cycle.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Green Party’s Jill Stein Wants to Assume Mantle of Bernie Sanders’ Revolution (Video)

“Democracy needs a moral compass,” says the party’s presidential nominee. “We must be that moral compass.”

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE



Beyond Clinton vs. Trump: Green Party Convention Kicks Off

“It’s kind of funny that big politicians think ... that [they] are entitled to our vote,” said Jill Stein, the Greens’ presidential nominee. “I don’t think the American voters think that way.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE


Libertarian Gary Johnson Keeps Fighting to Join the Presidential Debates (Video)

Johnson says a “mathematical possibility” of winning the presidency should be enough to put him—and the Green Party’s Jill Stein—on the big stage with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Reactions to Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement Range From Anger to Optimism

Although his endorsement of Hillary Clinton was anticipated, many of his avid supporters argue that he “sold out.” Others are still determined to revolutionize the political system.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE



How Brexit Will Affect U.S. Foreign Policy

The decision of British voters to leave the European Union signaled the end of politics as usual in the U.K. Americans will have to wait until 2020 or later for a chance at real change.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Interviews the Libertarian Party Candidate No One’s Really Heard Of (Video)

“Here’s the thing with Libertarians,” the “Full Frontal” host tells presidential candidate Gary Johnson. “I support basically every other thing you say.”

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE



‘SNL’ Spoofs VP Debate, Fox News Questions Biden, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Koch brothers’ attempt to get their employees to vote for Mitt Romney and a Republican Senate candidate’s son going birther at a fundraiser.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE


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