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  • **FILE** Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announces his bid for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination on Dec. 28, 2011, in the rotunda of the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. (Associated Press/The New Mexican)

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    Sam Rowley came off the bench to score 19 points to carry Albany (NY) to a 66-48 win over New Hampshire on Thursday night.

  • Hutchinson couple works to get off food stamps

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  • Republican presidential candidate former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson addresses the 2011 Drug Policy Alliance conference Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Los Angeles, a four-day conference that seeks reform of the nation's drug policies. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Inside the Beltway: 2014 'a good year for liberty,' Gary Johnson predicts

    Well somebody's happy out there: that would be Gary Johnson, the former Libertarian candidate for president who appears poised to do it all over again for 2016. Mr. Johnson will be in Texas all weekend, appearing Friday at an oyster lunch followed by a bustling "Liberty Forum" in Houston that appears to include a cast of thousands, plus his vice presidential running mate Jim Gray and Steve Munisteri, chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

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  • The Republican Libertarian Caucus has organized a meet and greet later this month with Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Inside the Beltway: Gary Johnson hopes 2016 is his oyster

    They are not just libertarians. Behold, it's the Republican Libertarian Caucus, which has joined forces with Gary Johnson to show voters that the former third-party presidential hopeful is intent on remaining, well, a third-party presidential hopeful.

  • Inside the Beltway: Jake Tapper takes the lead

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  • Republican presidential long shots include former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson (above) and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Both are libertarian-leaning iconoclasts. Mr. Johnson has argued for the legalizing, regulating and taxing of marijuana, while Mr. Paul has advocated abolition of the Federal Reserve Board.

    EDITORIAL: Third-party votes are wasted

    It feels good to take a stand on principle. Knowing you've done the right thing for the right reason brings a feeling of satisfaction; third-party advocates thrive on this emotional response. The problem is, voting for an alternative candidate is rarely the right thing to do.

  • ** FILE ** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Colorado, Oregon and Washington could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Marijuana backers courting conservatives

    It's not all hippies backing November's marijuana legalization votes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

  • Gary Johnson

    NAPOLITANO: A real presidential debate

    President Obama has been a failure. On his watch, the American economy has significantly deteriorated, largely because he has stifled free market forces by over-regulating them and has laden taxpayers with debt.

  • Third-party candidate Gary Johnson has little presence in the presidential race but potentially could have a major impact on the election. Mr. Johnson, on the ballot in 48 states, is the Libertarian Party nominee. "A wasted vote is voting for someone you don't believe in," Mr. Johnson said.

    Unknown impact for 3rd parties

    Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode are blips in the presidential race. Yet in a tight race between Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney that likely will be won or lost at the margins, even blips can be a big deal.

  • Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, addresses the delegates at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./ The Washington Times)

    Priebus: Third-party candidate a 'nonfactor'

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted Sunday that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be a "nonfactor" on Election Day.

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