Articles Tagged 'Libertarians'

Libertarians poll high enough to tip key races

Rick Breckenridge has the chance to play a significant role in Montana’s senatorial election, but he has had a higher priority for the past few… READ MORE

Ron Paul Revolution falls victim to frustration, Trump: ‘Probably hate that they ever got involved’

A little over a decade ago, Mr. Paul, a congressman and Republican presidential candidate, was a 2008 campaign-season sensation, drawing tens of thousands of followers,… READ MORE

Paul says GOP must ‘Evolve or Die’

April 27, 2014
The next presidential election is two years away, but Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s visit to Maine on Saturday is being considered perhaps his most important so far in his potential 2016 White House bid. The Maine Republican Party has been plagued by infighting since libertarian activists loyal to Paul’s father — former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron… READ MORE

Rand Paul is pitching libertarian ideas to social conservatives. And they’re listening.

by Chris Moody, Yahoo News
February 9, 2014
For many, the word that comes to mind when they hear the name Rand Paul is likely “libertarian.” While he gladly embraces the label, Paul brands himself as more a pragmatist than purist, and he’s seeking a way to bring libertarians and social conservatives—long warring cousins on the right—together. If successful, Paul’s effort could be the start of a fresh… READ MORE

Wyoming GOP primary race for Senate pits neocons vs. libertarians

The Republican primary for the U.S. Senate race in Wyoming could erupt into a proxy war in the battle between the libertarian and conservative wings of the party over national security, with Sen. Rand Paul supporting Sen. Michael B. Enzi in his re-election bid against the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Liz Cheney is a political novice… READ MORE

GOP Leaders Face Libertarian Revolt Over NSA, Egypt, Syria

by Matt Fuller, Roll Call
July 20, 2013
House GOP leaders are scrambling to quell a quiet libertarian rebellion that threatens to block consideration of the Defense appropriations bill. A small group of Republicans are holding the spending bill hostage until they get votes on several controversial amendments. “We’ve conveyed to the whip team that we won’t vote for the rule if they don’t allow debate and votes,”… READ MORE

Virginia GOP governor candidate Kenneth Cuccinelli rejects attempts to label him on cultural issues

Last week’s Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage have amplified a split in the Republican Party between social conservatives urging a call to arms and a more libertarian wing that says it’s an issue for the states to decide. So in which camp is Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who has defended the state’s 2006 ballot initiative banning… READ MORE

Return of the liberal-tarians

Nothing brings the left and the right together quite like government snooping. Fears of Big Brother have the likes of liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders and… READ MORE

Libertarian movement gaining steam in New Hampshire

May 26, 2013
Libertarians eager to move beyond mere ideological victories are making progress in a long-term effort to migrate to one state to concentrate efforts and reshape communities based on their ideals of less government and individualism. The grand social experiment can be traced to a 2001 essay by a Yale doctoral student who lamented about Libertarians’ failure to get candidates elected… READ MORE

All about libertarians: Group’s mystique increases as profile is raised

October 18, 2012
By Emily Esfahani Smith – Special to The Washington Times If you’ve ever observed a group of libertarians at a bar — perhaps discussing objectivism, the Second Amendment, or marijuana, all with reverence — then you know that they are a species of political being unlike the rest of us. But they are an important group to understand this election… READ MORE

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