Canada's Green Party has admitted to editing a photo of party leader Elizabeth May to make it look like she's holding a reusable cup when she was really holding a single-use cup. (Green Party of Canada)
While Republicans and Democrats battle over assorted matters on Capitol Hill, the Green Party is making plans for the 2020 election. The independent party is in Salem, Massachusetts, on Thursday for a three-day national meeting. (Green Party)
1. Jesse Ventura is a media personality, actor, author, former politician and retired professional wrestler, who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. He was the first and only member of the Reform Party to win a major government position, but later joined the Independence Party of Minnesota, and then joined the Green Party of the United States. Ventura was a member of the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team during the Vietnam War. After leaving the military, he embarked on a professional wrestling career from 1975 to 1986, taking the ring name Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He had a long tenure in the WWF as a performer and color commentator, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004. In addition to wrestling, Ventura pursued an acting career, appearing in films such as Predator and The Running Man. As governor, Ventura oversaw reforms of Minnesota's property tax as well as the state's first sales tax rebate. Other initiatives taken under Ventura included construction of the METRO Blue Line light rail in the MinneapolisSaint Paul metropolitan area, and cuts in income taxes. Ventura left office in 2003, deciding not to run for re-election. After leaving office, Ventura became a visiting fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004. He has since also hosted a number of television shows and has written several political books. Ventura remains politically active and currently hosts a show on Ora TV and on RT America called Off the Grid. As of September 2017, Ventura is hosting a variety news show on RT called The World According to Jesse. Ventura has repeatedly floated running for President of the United States on a Green Party ticket.
In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks at a news conference in front of Trump Tower in New York. Stein says shes cooperating with a Senate intelligence committee probe into Russian interference in the election. Stein ran against President Donald Trump as a member of the Green Party. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Mark Brewer, an attorney for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, addresses the Michigan Board of State Canvassers regarding Stein's request of a statewide presidential election recount, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
U.S. Rep. John Delaney , center, shakes hands with Republican opponent Amie Hoeber at conclusion of Congressional forum as Green Party candidate George Gluck looks on in Hagerstown, Md. (KG Gilbert/The Herald-Mail via AP)
John Gormley, Irish Green Party leader and Environment Minister, speaks at a press conference in Dublin, Monday Nov. 22, 2010, where he called for a general election. Gormley's call comes less than 24 hours after Irish cabinet ministers agreed to ask the International Monetary Fund and Europe for a multibillion bail-out - a plea described as humiliation for the country.(AP Photo/Julien Behal-pa)