Independents & Third-Party Candidates

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Forcing Stores to Keep Tobacco Products Out of Sight

March 18, 2013

“Under the Tobacco Product Display Restriction bill, sellers would have to keep tobacco products hidden, in cabinets, under the counter or behind a curtain, except during a purchase by an adult or during restocking.”

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Urges President Obama to Take Executive Action on Gun Control

January 15, 2013

“Bloomberg also said Obama should direct his agencies to cease adherence to the “Tiahrt Amendment” a law which prevents local law enforcement agencies from full access to federal gun databases.”

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Independent Maine Senator Angus King Hesitant to Support an Assault Weapons Ban

January 15, 2013

““The assault weapon ban is a tough one because it’s hard to define what an assault weapon is,” King said on CBS’s “CBS This Morning.” … “I’m much more interested in the functionality and whether that’s really a different weapon than my buddies’ semi-automatic hunting rifles.””

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New York City Announces New Restrictions on Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospital Emergency Rooms

January 11, 2013

“Under the new city policy, most public hospital patients will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. Long-acting painkillers, including OxyContin … and methadone, will not be dispensed at all.”

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U.S. Senate Committee Report Faults the State Department on the Benghazi Consulate Attack

December 31, 2012

“The report says the facility was woefully under-protected at a time when the region, according to a top department official, was “flashing red” — yet security was not improved, and nobody recommended the compound be shut down.”

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Senator Joe LIeberman (I-CT): We Are Likely To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff

December 23, 2012

“”If we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility in a long time, maybe ever in American history,” Lieberman added.”

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Independent Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee Considers Switching to the Democratic Party to Help Win Re-Election

December 17, 2012

“Chafee supported Barack Obama’s 2008 White House run and was a co-chairman of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.”

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Retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman Calls for Term Limits for Senators and the Elimination of the Electoral College

December 17, 2012

“In an interview on “Face the State,” on WFSB-TV Hartford, Lieberman said he supports the elimination of the electoral college and supports term limits for his colleagues in the senate.”

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Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein arrested while attempting to resupply Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters

October 31, 2012

“Jill Stein and two other women came to resupplied the tree-sitters in Winnsboro, Texas. Stein and a freelance journalist were subsequently detained by TransCanada security, and handed over to the police.”

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Third Party Debate to be Moderated by Larry King and Broadcast on the Internet next Tuesday

October 18, 2012

“King told The Associated Press it’s clear none of them will win the election, but said they all deserve a voice.”

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U.S. Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein arrested at the site of the Second Presidential Debate

October 16, 2012

“After being denied entrance to the campus because they lacked credentials, the two candidates sat down in the street in front of the university with an American flag on their laps. They were led away by police officers after refusing to move.”

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Best Quotes from the “Rumble 2012: Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly” Debate

October 9, 2012

STEWART: So Bill O’Reilly has identified the $130 million from NPR because NPR should be able to compete on its own. Let me ask you this: should Exxon be able to compete on its own, because we give Exxon and other companies like it $260 billion every year?

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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Endorses Florida’s 2014 Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

October 2, 2012

““Johnson is expected to endorse the current effort to put a Constitutional Amendment to legalize medicinal marijuana on the Florida ballot in 2014,” said Johnson’s Florida political advisor, Roger Stone, a one-time GOP operative who lives in Miami Beach.”

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WeAskAmerica New Mexico Presidential Poll: Obama (50.9%), Romney (40.6%), Gary Johnson (3.9%)

October 1, 2012

In the latest WeAskAmerica Poll, President Obama leads Governor Romney by 10 points in New Mexico.

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WeAskAmerica Colorado Presidential Poll: Obama (49.3%), Romney (45.5%), Gary Johnson (1.3%)

October 1, 2012

In the latest WeAskAmerica Poll, President Obama leads Governor Romney by 3 points in Colorado.

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