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  • Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

    04/18/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox via AP ^ | April 18, 2016
    A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Los Angeles Times said that a telephone survey of 500 members of the American Independent Party found nearly 3 of 4 people did not realize they had enrolled in a political party that opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage and calls for building a fence along the U.S. border. The newspaper said voters were confused by the use of...
  • Why the US Needs Conventional Submarines

    04/14/2016 10:03:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 14, 2016 | Torsten Heinrich
    The U.S. Armed Forces operate a wide array of sophisticated weaponry, in many cases superior to anything else in the world. But while the new destroyers, carriers, or the F-22 might have no equal, the U.S. Armed Forces face a significant gap in their capabilities: the total lack of any conventional submarines. The United States hasn’t produced any conventional submarines since the Barbel-class in the late 1950s; every submarine class since then has been nuclear powered. This might have made sense in the context of the Cold War, where Soviet nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines had to be shadowed, but times...
  • Hoefling vs. Trump?

    02/08/2016 8:16:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies ^ | February 8, 2016 | Tom Hoefling
    Should find out today if the California Secretary of State is going to place my name on the presidential primary ballot of the American Independent Party which will be conducted on June 7th. We'll also find out if they also placed Donald Trump's name there as well. He'll likely be on the Republican ballot line in their closed primary, but the AIP offered his name up as well for their non-binding open primary, in which Independents will be able to vote. California law allows candidates to appear on multiple party ballot lines. Once again, though, the actual nominee of the...
  • Russia's 2nd & 3rd Lada Class Submarine Delivery Slips to 2019, Fate of the Class Uncertain

    01/22/2016 4:54:39 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Friday, 22 January 2016
    There are no plans to discontinue the construction of Project 677 Lada-class diesel-electric submarines (SSK) yet, Deputy Navy Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov told journalists on Thursday. The second and third submarines, the Kronstadt and Velikiye Luki, will be delivered later than scheduled in 2019 but the Russian Navy says the class is much quiter compared to the Project 636 Kilo-class. Lada class Diesel Electric Submarine (SSK) Project 677 "The Navy will decide on how many Project 677 Lada submarines it needs based on the outcome of the operational evaluation of the Kronstadt and Velikiye Luki submarines. The termination of...
  • Russia Developing New Fuel-Cell Air Independent Propulsion System for Submarines

    12/12/2015 3:03:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 12 December 2015
    The Rubin Design Bureau and Krylov State Research Center will start developing a prototype submarine air-independent propulsion (AIP) plant and an associated floating test bench, Igor Landgraf, deputy director/chief designer of Krylov’s affiliate TsNII SET said. According to Landgraf, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry is considering Rubin and Krylov’s proposal for the Development of an AIP Plant Prototype and an Associated Floating Test Bench development work. The proposal had resulted from a resolution by the September 12, 2015 governmental meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. The proposal was approved by the Russian Navy’s leading research institute. The...
  • New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

    08/02/2013 6:48:06 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/01/2013 | Kim Strassel
    Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS's infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It's a new link to the Obama team. In May this column noted that the targeting of conservatives started in 2008, when liberals began a coordinated campaign of siccing the federal government on political opponents. The Obama campaign helped pioneer this tactic. In late summer of 2008, Obama lawyer Bob Bauer took issue with ads run against...
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Culture of Hooliganism…Obama Goons Threatened 10K Donors W/Legal Trouble for Donating to Republicans

    05/24/2013 9:00:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 the American Issues Project released an ad tying Barack Obama to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. “Barack Obama launched his political career with the direct assistance of Bill Ayers.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Obama camp used the DOJ to demand an investigation and prosecute American Issues Project That’s not all… Obama goons threatened 10,000 GOP donors with legal trouble and public harassment if they continued to support Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jammie Wearing Fool: On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the...
  • Russia Touts New Submarine

    02/14/2013 12:36:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 13/02/2013
    Russia Touts New Submarine MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) - Foreign customers have shown high interest in Russia’s advanced Amur-1650 class submarine, state-run arms dealer Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday. “Of the nine countries that are planning to modernize or develop their submarine fleets…three have already chosen the Amur-1650 project,” Rosoboronexport’s director Anatoly Isaikin said. He did not name the countries in question. The ongoing work on air-independent (closed cycle) propulsion systems for the submarine should further fuel the customers’ interest, he added. The Amur 1650 is one of several participants in a tender by the Indian Navy for six submarines...
  • The American Independent Party of California nominates Tom Hoefling for President

    08/11/2012 9:24:42 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    The American Independent Party of California, in convention, nominated me today for the office of President of the United States. This gives us the 2012 presidential ballot line. My thanks to all who participated in the process, and to presidential candidates Wiley Drake and Virgil Goode, both of whom were present and who graciously released their delegates in order to make the final vote a unanimous one. We'll be commenting extensively in the days ahead on the events of today and the important ramifications of this nomination. It's time for pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution Reagan conservatives to once again have representation...
  • Super-stealth sub powered by fuel cell

    02/22/2011 9:31:36 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2011 | Frederik Pleitgen
    Super-stealth sub powered by fuel cell From Frederik Pleitgen, CNN CNN's global series i-List takes you to a different country each month. In February, we visit Germany and look at changes shaping the country's economy, culture and social fabric. Eckernfoerde, Germany (CNN) -- It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals. Meet the U212A -- an ultra-advanced non-nuclear sub developed by German naval shipyard Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, who claim it to be "the peak of German submarine technology." And few would argue. The super-stealth vessel is the first of its kind to...
  • LTC Terry Lakin family representative to join America's Summit call tonight

    12/21/2010 3:18:35 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 21, 2010
    Marco scheduled to be interviewed by Tom Kovach during tonight's "America's Summit" conference call.  Marco is also the webmaster for the site "Safeguarding Our Constitution", which has kept the plight of Dr. (LTC) Lakin in the public eye since the release of a video last March, in which Lakin explained that he would refuse military orders to deploy again to the war in Afghanistan until he was satisfied that those orders were issued lawfully.  Ciavolino also produced that video.   The call begins at 9 pm Eastern.   The call numbers can be found here: Tom Kovach...
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • Alan Keyes and the Neocon Destruction of Third Parties

    06/17/2010 1:13:18 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 56 replies · 710+ views
    Freedom Forum ^ | June 15, 2010 | Maggie Bloom
    Alan Keyes and the Neocon Destruction of Third PartiesBy Maggie Bloom Sacramento Central Committee American Independent Party I’ve really come to dislike Alan Keyes. He says all the right conservative things but what he does is destructive to the Constitutional movement. I have trouble believing it is not planned. First time I noticed it was in 2006. Illegal immigration had finally hit the main stream media as an issue. Citizen border patrol groups sprang up and huge amounts of money were donated to build an Israeli style fence along the Mexican border. The money was all funneled through a non...
  • Palin drops the other shoe (Alan Keyes)

    04/13/2010 11:43:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 229 replies · 4,216+ views
    AIP / Loyal to Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Alan Keyes
    Recently I ran across a video interview in which Sarah Palin enthusiastically declares "I support Michael Steele…I think he's doing a great job. Michael Steele is an outsider. The machine, I think, is tough to penetrate--I think it's been good to have an independent outsider trying to create some change in the Republican Party." Michael Steele has from the first day of his tenure been a spokesman for the RINO, pro-abortion, amoral, 'money is god' elite minority that presently controls the Republican Party. The statement that Steele is an outsider is an outright lie. He has for some years now...
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 12, 2009)

    12/12/2009 6:11:59 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies · 257+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 12, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call started a few minutes ago, at 9 am eastern The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at,58542473
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 10, 2009)

    12/10/2009 6:27:15 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 3 replies · 303+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 10, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call started a few minutes ago, at 9 am eastern In the candidate 'hot seat' tonight is Melissa Pehle-Hill, candidate for state legislature in Texas (district 4, east of Dallas) The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at There's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at,58542473
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 8, 2009)

    12/08/2009 5:57:34 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 4 replies · 211+ views
    AIP News ^ | December 8, 2009 | America's Independent Party
    Tonight's call starts in a few minutes, at 9 am eastern The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at,58542473
  • Blog Talk Radio Live thread: America's Summit: Restore the Republic (Dec 5, 2009)

    12/05/2009 6:15:42 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies · 559+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | America's Independent Party AIP News
    Tonight's call started a few minutes ago, at 9 am eastern The call-in number is: (218) 339-2222 and the conference ID is: 340794# It's also available for listen-only livestream at's also an online meeting room for chat-style text discussion at,58542473
  • Alaska Politics are Local Unless You’re From the Outside Looking In

    11/23/2009 10:50:11 PM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 367+ views
    Red County ^ | November 22, 2009 | Thomas Lamb
    They say politics is local but the reality is; it is local, but many times Outside influences come into play on local matters and those influences were best displayed when Sarah Palin was chosen to be Senator John McCain’s running mate. Alaska for the most part, was viewed by many people in the Lower 48 as a place that was cold, was completely dark in the winter, people lived in Igloos and English was a second language. It wasn’t until Sarah Palin was chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate that people in the Lower 48, through the lens of the...
  • The Obama COVER-UP continues - but his defenders are getting very nervous

    07/22/2009 1:52:14 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 162 replies · 12,479+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | July 22, 2009 | Tom Hoefling, AIP Chairman
    For many months, AIP affiliates all across the nation have been pursuing the truth about whether or not Barack Obama is constitutionally qualified to be President of the United States. In addition to several key court challenges filed by leaders in the party, our people - regular constitution-loving, freedom-loving, patriotic citizens - have persistently kept this critically-important story alive. They are proving the practicality and viability of our goal of 'becoming the media.' To date, the American people have been deprived by the Obama faction of every key document that could settle this supremely important controversy once and for all....
  • Israel gets two more German submarines

    09/30/2009 3:23:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 2,974+ views
    Agence France Presse (AFP) ^ | 30 September 2009
    Israel gets two more German submarines (AFP) – 14 hours ago JERUSALEM — Israel has taken delivery of two German submarines ordered four years ago, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. "We have received two Dolphin-class submarines built in Germany," he said, on condition of anonymity. The submarines, called U212s, can launch cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, although when it confirmed the sale in 2006 the German government said the two vessels were not equipped to carry nuclear weapons. The subs were ordered in 2005 and delivery was initially expected in 2010. Including the two new ones, Israel has five...
  • Stealthy Italian submarine will train with U.S. Navy

    09/12/2009 4:31:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies · 2,133+ views ^ | Sep. 12, 2009 | Timothy J. Gibbons
    Stealthy Italian submarine will train with U.S. Navy The ITS Scire is paying a visit to Mayport to take part in a Joint Task Force Exercise. By Timothy J. Gibbons From its high-tech fuel cell engine to its automated torpedo loading system, the ITS Scire proudly shows off the advanced technology crammed into its narrow body. But being on the crew of a cutting-edge fighting vessel doesn't mean one has to ignore the comforts of life - which perhaps is why cans of extra virgin olive oil manage to find a corner amid the fearsome torpedoes. From the espresso machine...
  • America's Independent Party Pushes Patriotism, Love of Israel

    05/27/2009 1:53:36 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 130 replies · 1,728+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 25, 2009 | Malkah Fleisher and Tamar Yonah
    ( 'Tea parties', tax revolts, and a general disillusionment with political parties which they say are based in socialism are leading some Americans to find political refuge in a party which claims dedication to America's traditional moral values. The AIP, America's Independent Party, says it is a haven for the American patriot, and is determined to maintain what it sees as Biblically-based principles, including support for the State of Israel. It claims to already be the third largest political party in the United States. Tom Kovach, Tennessee state party chairman and National Outreach Communication Director of AIP, told Israel...
  • AIP CA Recommendations for May 19, Special Election [VOTE NO!]

    05/19/2009 6:41:43 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies · 517+ views
    The American Independent Party ^ | May 19, 2009 | Scott Thomas
    Dear California Voter, Here are the American Independent Party of California's recommendations for the May 19th Special Election.* ** Prop 1A. Extend the Tax Increases. NO. This measure extends the recent tax increases for up to two additional years to the already overtaxed people of California. Prop 1B. Increases Public School Spending $9.3 Billion. NO. This measure promotes irresponsible budget management, obligating future payments to public schools in exchange for not making certain mandated budget expenditures over the next two years. Prop 1C. Lottery Rip-Off. NO. This measure moves lottery money that was designated for schools to the general fund...
  • AIP-FL Vice-Chairman, Stanek's Chauffeur [the intersection of the pro-life movement]

    05/18/2009 2:27:13 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies · 760+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | May 18, 2009 | Carl Bibeau - AIP - FL Vice-Chairman - Video shot by Jill Stanek
    This video is well worth watching! It was taken by well-known pro-life activist and blogger Jill Stanek from a CBR Truth Truck (driven by AIP of Florida Vice-Chairman Carl Bibeau). What you'll see is mile after mile of pro-lifers lining all of the approaches to Notre Dame University yesterday as the supposedly Catholic Institution of Higher Learning proved itself to be nothing of the sort. Amazing footage!
  • Alan Keyes out of jail! What was intended for evil will be turned to good!

    05/09/2009 10:08:07 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 56 replies · 2,298+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | May 9, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    Watch video HERE
  • Senior McCain aide: The GOP is a 'shrinking entity' [praises Zero, says Palin token conservative]

    04/23/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 3,015+ views
    (CNN) — John McCain’s general election campaign began as “the strategic equivalent of throwing a football through a tire at 50 yards” – and was doomed weeks before Election Day, his former chief strategist said Thursday. “We were running a campaign under extra difficult circumstances — the state of the Republican Party, the president’s unpopularity, the economy — a lot of issues that were not John McCain’s fault, but were John McCain’s problem in this race,” Schmidt told an audience at the University of Delaware, according to Politico. “When Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall I knew pretty much right...
  • Ronald Reagan 2012

    04/22/2009 2:53:11 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies · 1,705+ views
    If you need your patriotic batteries recharged, your faith renewed, and your vision rekindled, watch these two videos:Part 1 Part 2
  • Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012

    04/03/2009 6:40:17 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 141 replies · 2,881+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 3, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
    Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012 Friday, April 3, 2009 8:53 AM Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warns that conservatives could leave the GOP and form a third party in 2012 if Republicans don’t do more to rein in government spending. “If the Republicans can’t break out of being the right wing party of big government, then I think you would see a third party movement in 2012, Gingrich said during an address to students at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri.
  • Tonight's AIP Electronic National Town Hall - 3/5/2009

    03/05/2009 5:23:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 403+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | Thursday, March 5, 2009 | Tom Hoefling, AIP Chairman
  • Rosanna Pulido: the Perfect Candidate!

    03/02/2009 7:32:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 60 replies · 3,199+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | March 2, 2009 | AIP volunteer
    For those who don't know, the primaries will be held tomorrow for the special election to fill Rahn Emmanuel's vacant 5th District Congressional seat. Longtime FReeper Rosanna Pulido is one of the candidates! Many of our AIP volunteers have been working hard campaigning for her, and this heart-warming story came from one of them today. I though you might enjoy it: From "cajunwaterbaby": GOOD NEWS! Now this is a candidate!! I was calling voters in the troubled State of Illinois about the election tomorrow, and I spoke with a lovely man who said he'd love to go to vote, but...
  • Video: AIP Slams Porkulus In Commercial

    02/20/2009 6:39:50 AM PST · by careyb · 4 replies · 645+ views
    AIP ^ | 2/19/09 | AIP
    $1 million/day since Jesus.
  • Maryland Personhood Amendment

    01/27/2009 8:21:22 AM PST · by Steve Schulin · 12 replies · 633+ views ^ | January 27, 2009 | Steve Schulin, Maryland Independent Party
    Our Wednesday night town-hall-style Maryland Independent Party conference call this week will focus on amending our state Constitution. Delegate Don Dwyer of Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County plans to introduce a bill in the Maryland House of Delegates soon, and this call is a great way to help ensure that the language he proposes is as strong as can be. He envisions the amendment as adding an article to the "Declaration of Rights" section of the Constitution. All the articles of that section share the following introductory root: "We, the People of the State of Maryland, grateful to Almighty...
  • Opposing the Freedom of Choice Act

    11/16/2008 8:23:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies · 817+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | 11-16-2008 | Staff
    The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) supported by Barack Obama is the product of the culture of death that reigns in America. We agree with opponents of FOCA that the evil of abortion should be opposed. However, opposing evil is only half of the equation. Scripture says, "Depart from evil and do good" (Psalm 34:14). We need a positive alternative. Our nation has drifted far from God, who says clearly, "You shall not murder." The founding fathers understood the self-evident truth "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among...
  • All the News That's Fit to Censor

    11/10/2008 4:11:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 312+ views ^ | November 10, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Quite recently, it struck me that it’s not that the MSM has done everything in its considerable power to spin, deny or conceal, all the unpleasant truths about ACORN, Rev. Wright, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and the Annenberg Challenge, that upsets me the most. The thing that truly depresses me is that millions of my fellow Americans know the truth, but simply don’t seem to care. They also don’t seem too concerned that in a 2001 radio interview, Obama declared that his problem with the Warren Court was that although it ruled in favor of Civil Rights, it was not...
  • Following Conviction, Stevens Falls Behind in Alaska Senate Race

    10/29/2008 9:54:51 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 35 replies · 1,415+ views
    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Email a Friend Email to a Friend Republican Senator Ted Stevens has fallen eight points behind Democrat Mark Begich in his bid for re-election, and most Alaska voters now believe Stevens should resign from office. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Alaska voters, conducted a day after Stevens was found guilty of filing false financial disclosure forms, finds that 52% plan to vote for Begich while 44% support Stevens. Alaskan Independence Party candidate Bob Bird picks up three percent (3%) of the vote while two percent (2%) remain undecided.
  • The Coming Counterrevolution To Hush The Alternative Media

    10/11/2008 6:53:29 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 75 replies · 1,933+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 08, 2008 | BRIAN C. ANDERSON
    Conservative-friendly media better get ready. Should Barack Obama win the presidency and the Democrats control Congress, as now seems likely, they will launch a full-scale war to drive critics — especially on political talk radio — right out of legitimate public debate. Signs of what the new environment will be like for the right are already evident: • When the National Rifle Association recently released television and radio ads in Pennsylvania targeting Obama's history of anti-gun votes, the Obama campaign's general counsel fired off bullying letters to stations that ran the spots, implying that they may have violated public-interest obligations....
  • New Ad Nails Reid and Dodd for the Mortgage Meltdown

    10/09/2008 6:28:07 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 516+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 9, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    This is a 3rd party ad by The American Issues Project (AIP). They are sort of like a 527 group, though they fall under 501(c)4, which allows non-profits to advocate on issues, but not for a candidate. McCain is running on two tracks in the last month of the campaign; hitting Obama on his lack of character and judgment, and trying to connect with voters on the economy. This one does a nice job of nailing the Democrats to the wall on Fannie and Freddie.
  • The Palins' un-American activities (Salon hit piece)

    10/07/2008 1:39:12 PM PDT · by steve-b · 46 replies · 1,323+ views
    Salon ^ | 10/7/08 | David Talbot
    "My government is my worst enemy. I'm going to fight them with any means at hand." This was former revolutionary terrorist Bill Ayers back in his old Weather Underground days, right? Imagine what Sarah Palin is going to do with this incendiary quote as she tears into Barack Obama this week. Only one problem. The quote is from Joe Vogler, the raging anti-American who founded the Alaska Independence Party. Inconveniently for Palin, that's the very same secessionist party that her husband, Todd, belonged to for seven years and that she sent a shout-out to as Alaska governor earlier this year....
  • AIP Planning another Ayers Ad

    09/14/2008 7:22:36 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 25 replies · 191+ views
    From The Washington Post Reports That the WMD is Coming On Playing with the Obama campaign’s frail mental state, the stealthy, cocky, fat-cat American Issues Project (AIP) has managed to grab a feature in the occasionally hysterical and for-rent Washington Post about what it plans to do in the next fifty days. AIP fired the first Bill Ayers ad in August in four critical states, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, and it did damage. The facts in the ad are inarguable. Ayers was a rascal decades ago, participating in the Weatherman, the underground, the bombings in New York and...
  • Group With Swift Boat Alumni Readies Ads Attacking Obama

    09/13/2008 5:48:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 67 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/08 | Matthew Mosk and Chris Cillizza
    A new group financed by a Texas billionaire and organized by some of the same political operatives and donors behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign against Sen. John F. Kerry in 2004 plans to begin running television ads attacking Barack Obama, a signal that independent groups may play a larger role than anticipated in the closing days of the presidential race. The American Issues Project has amassed a multimillion-dollar fund, and the group is putting the final touches on an eleventh-hour campaign targeting the Democratic presidential nominee, sources said.
  • Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member (NYTIMES ADMITS AIP PALIN STORY FALSE)

    09/02/2008 9:20:49 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 139 replies · 669+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 2, 2008 | staff
    The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the state’s succession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group. A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday and articles in other news media reported that Ms. Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the 1990’s. The information in the Times article was based on a statement issued Monday night by Lynette Clark, the party’s chairwoman, who said that Ms. Palin joined the party in...
  • Lawsuit over McCain citizenship should be tossed, GOP lawyers say

    09/02/2008 1:36:23 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 89 replies · 1,057+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | August 28, 2008 | Josh Richman
    Lawsuit over McCain citizenship should be tossed, GOP lawyers say By Josh Richman Oakland Tribune Article Launched: 08/28/2008 06:19:23 PM PDT Lawyers for John McCain and the state and national Republican Party on Thursday asked a federal judge in San Francisco to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the candidate's place on California's Nov. 4 ballot. Markham Robinson of Vacaville, chairman-elect of California's American Independent Party, sued McCain, the GOP and California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Aug. 11, arguing the presidential candidate's birth 72 years ago today in the Panama Canal Zone means he's not a "natural-born citizen" — a...
  • Another AIP Official Says Palin Was at 1994 Convention

    09/02/2008 9:40:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 157+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/2/08 | Jake Tapper
    An intense "she said"/"she said" has emerged over whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was ever a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, the third-largest political party in the 49th state. The AIP wants Alaskans to get an opportunity to vote on whether or not they will remain a state, or become a commonwealth, or split off as an independent nation. Officials of the AIP say Palin was once a member, but the McCain campaign -- providing what it says is complete voter registration documentation -- says Palin has been according to official records a lifelong Republican. (Which to be honest...
  • Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin Was a Member in 90s

    09/01/2008 5:33:03 PM PDT · by ljco · 3 replies · 126+ views ^ | 9/1/08 | Jake Tapper
    The campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., likes to herald the independence of its new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent, she was once a member of their party, which, since the 1970s, has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United States. And while McCain's motto -- as seen in a new TV ad -- is "Country First," the AIP's motto is the exact opposite -- "Alaska First -- Alaska Always."...
  • Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin Was a Member in 90s (New leftist attack)

    09/01/2008 5:26:49 PM PDT · by buckeye12 · 141 replies · 965+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9/01/08 | Jake Tapper
    The campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., likes to herald the independence of its new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent, she was once a member of their party, which, since the 1970s, has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United States. And while McCain's motto -- as seen in a new TV ad -- is "Country First," the AIP's motto is the exact opposite -- "Alaska First -- Alaska Always."
  • Document drop: Turning the tables again on Obama’s speech-squelching thugs

    08/27/2008 4:01:18 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 18 replies · 184+ views ^ | August 27, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2008 12:55 PM Just obtained the latest counterpunch from American Issues Project, the independent group running the ad about Bill Ayers that the Obama campaign doesn’t want you to see. (Embedded again at the end of this post. Keep passing it around.) As I’ve pointed out repeatedly over the past few days, Obama’s attempt to bully TV stations airing the ad and stop scrutiny of his radical ties is part and parcel of a larger campaign to chill the free speech of conservative political activists and donors.AIP sends the same message to the DOJ’s Deputy Assistant...
  • MSNBC airs segment about the Ayers-Obama ad

    08/26/2008 8:59:27 AM PDT · by Ziva · 37 replies · 69+ views
    8/26/08 | MSNBC
    MSNBC just showed a segment called "Swiftboating" Obama? They referred to it as an independent attack ad aired by AIP. Obama is trying to blocking the ad, they say. They showed a clip of Obama's response ad, but not the original ad. The lawyer John Decker was being questioned asked if Obama's response is really the best response, that most Americans don't like lawsuits. This isn't criminal, he basically said. He said they should respond with their own hardhitting ad, not file lawsuits. "'Terror attack ad' Vietnam War radical Bill Ayers was Responsible for Bombings " was displayed on the...
  • Sen. McCain & the natural born - Q&A with Markham Robinson of American Independent Party

    08/13/2008 11:18:44 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 23 replies · 593+ views ^ | August 13, 2008 | Steve Schulin
    August 13, 2008 Tonight's Maryland Independent Party conference call was a humdinger We had some guests from out-of-state on tonight's Maryland state conference call, including Markham Robinson of California. I invited Markham to join us and discuss the lawsuit announced today which contends that John McCain is ineligible to serve as president, and thus should not be allowed to be placed on the ballot in California. Callers had many questions and comments, and Markham answered all comers with scholarship and good humor. Listen to the mp3 recording of the call by clicking here -- It's a tad over an...