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  • Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, addresses an audience of students and the public at Macalester College, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in St. Paul, Minn. Johnson, a former two-term New Mexico governor, is on a nationwide college tour as part of his campaign for president. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Third parties work for their candidates' inclusion in 2016 debates

    Third-party presidential candidates always have tried to crash presidential debates, but now there's a bigger movement trying to break the two main political parties' monopoly on the debates themselves.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parties maintain political stranglehold

    As a Libertarian, I was intrigued to read the article "Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode" (Web, Sept. 23). The most entertaining part was the quote from Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, who said: "I think it's part and parcel of a shameful philosophy that has somehow taken over the party of Lincoln. What's the harm in letting people [get] on the ballot?"

  • Nader: Obama running ‘selfish’ race

    Ralph Nader, a four-time presidential candidate, says President Obama should be poised for a landslide victory that swings control of Congress dramatically back to Democrats, but instead he's running a "selfish" campaign that has done little to help his party on Capitol Hill.

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will attend the "Women Working For Change" conference next month. (Broadside Books)

    Inside the Beltway

    Quick quiz: Who's behind "Women Working For Change"? Progressives and hippies? This upcoming political training conference was organized by Project GOPink.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies June 23, 2011, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about American policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    DECKER: Hillary Clinton for president?

    Pressure is mounting on Barack Obama to throw in the cards and announce that he won't seek re-election as president. Surprisingly, the push is coming from the left. This has many in mainstream America scratching their heads asking why liberals want to dump the most hard-left president in American history. The answer is they're worried Mr. Obama has moved too far, too fast - and revealed too much of their big-government agenda - to win a second term. This is Hillary Clinton's moment.

  • Ralph Nader says the Democrats must mount an intraparty challenge to President Obama in the presidential primary season in order to promote the liberal causes of the party. Otherwise the liberal agenda "will be muted and ignored," says the longtime activist. (Associated Press)

    Liberals vow to challenge Obama in Democratic primaries

    Worried the liberal voice is being drowned out in the presidential campaign, progressive leaders said Monday they want to field a slate of candidates against President Obama in the Democratic primaries to make him stake out liberal stances as he seeks re-election.

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