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  • Using Facebook to Unite, instead of Divide

    02/25/2018 3:58:35 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 26 replies
    Self ^ | Sunday, February 25 2018 | AzNascarFan
    I know how bad the platform is and I feel like it was only made to sew discord and cause problems, just like the rest of social media... The thing is, either we give up that ground or we fight them where they are... I just put this post out there and I would encourage people to copy and paste it all over any social media you are a part of, Twitter wont work, its too long, but rewrite your own that works there. I don't want any credit make this your own conversation, just start it. We are continually...
  • Joe Scarborough Officially Leaves Republican Party

    10/13/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017
    MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has made his departure from the GOP official. The “Morning Joe” anchor said on Twitter on Thursday that he became an independent and he added a picture of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut, smiling while holding a form.
  • Indie video game makers threatened by regulation from government and Big companies

    06/14/2017 7:49:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    A few years ago I did an article about net neutrality and government attempts to ban the internet or make it obsolete through over regulations and limited choices. This is something all the Democrats support doing in every facet of our lives. They want to make it a crime to even pee without permission by some expensive overpaid bureaucrat. The internet is the last great vestige of freedom of thought. The one place where we can read play and watch whatever we want when we want to. But liberals and big government supporters and the big bolshevik supporting corporations that...
  • Cassandra Fairbanks on The Independent Hit Piece – Will Sue

    04/30/2017 5:07:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Independent journalist Mike Cernovich and writer/reporter for Sputnik, Cassandra Fairbanks posted a picture of themselves in the White House press room doing the ‘ok’ symbol and the left went crazy. They were immediately called ‘white supremacists’. Emma Roller, a senior reporter for Fusion sent out a tweet, ignorantly saying, “just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House’. This tweet went viral and as of this moment has nearly 5,000 retweets. This tweet eventually caught the eye of ‘The Independent’ because they did a hit piece on both Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks. See how fake...
  • 18 running to fill Price’s U.S. House seat, but Trump could drive vote

    02/27/2017 9:36:54 AM PST · by spintreebob · 32 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/15/2016 | Greg Bluestein
    The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price is more than an early test of President Donald Trump’s popularity. It’s also a bitter battle between powerful Republican factions and a proving ground for Democrats who hope Trump helps them win conservative areas. Eighteen candidates qualified to run this week for the April 18 special election to succeed Price. And the fight over the suburban Atlanta district, which spans from east Cobb County to north DeKalb County, could fast become a template for the 2018 election.
  • Early Colorado Vote

    10/21/2016 12:58:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    I've left the GOP and registered again as Independent voter. I voted Trump at the top of the ballot and voted Libertarian down the ballot in protest at the Republican Party's sabotage of our nominee and collusion to elect Hillary. Voted NO on major propositions, tax increases and to kick out all incumbent judges. Was a great feeling and a good early vote here this afternoon for me in my rural Colorado county.
  • Bernie Sanders to revert to independent for rest of Senate term

    07/27/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by randita · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/26/16 | Peter Nicholas
    Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest. “I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,” Sanders said. Speaking at the Bloomberg Politics breakfast on Tuesday, Sanders also said the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t go far enough in fixing the situation and that more staff members need to leave following embarrassing disclosures of thousands of internal emails. “We need a DNC which has as very different direction,” he...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • POLL: Trump Leads Clinton By 11 Points With Independents

    07/19/2016 4:13:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 88 replies ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is leading presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 11 points with Independents, 38 percent to 27 percent, according to a new Morning Consult poll. But he’s still down by two points in a head-to-head match up, 41 percent to 39 percent.
  • Rasmussen National Poll of Independents: Trump 44%, Clinton 24%, Undecided 33%…

    07/08/2016 8:00:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/7/2016 | Sundance
    Rasmussen weekly survey of independent (unaffiliated) voters shows again that Donald Trump is holding a 20 point lead among all independents.
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement.
  • Mitt Romney Says He May Vote For His Wife Instead Of Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 7:13:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Mitt Romney still can’t see himself voting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. However, he can’t bring himself to vote for the Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, either. But the 2012 GOP nominee has a solution: putting his own wife’s name on the ballot. “It’s a matter of personal conscience,” Romney told CBS News’ John Dickerson Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “I can’t vote for either of those two people.” Romney explained that he simply cannot get behind Trump’s divisive character. “Our nominee is saying, ‘Hey look it’s these people here. It’s these Mexicans coming across the border... it’s...
  • Thousands of voters, celebrities, register to wrong party

    04/17/2016 6:56:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/16
    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...
  • Ballot access requirements for independent Presidential Candidates

    03/12/2016 4:44:46 AM PST · by harpu · 1 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Generally speaking, an independent presidential candidate must petition for placement on the general election ballot in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C. A handful of states may allow an independent candidate to pay a filing fee in lieu of submitting a petition. The methods for calculating how many signatures are required vary considerably from state to state, as do the actual signature requirements. For instance, some states establish a flat signature requirement. Other states calculate signature requirements as percentages of voter registration or votes cast for a given office. In order to access the ballot nationwide, it is...
  • Michael Bloomberg says he is actively considering running for president as an independent

    02/08/2016 2:09:43 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:20 EST, 8 February 2016 | David Martosko
    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, confirmed on Monday that he is actively considering running for president as an independent. In a dramatic interview, the 73-year-old said he was 'looking at all the options' and expressed disgust at the current state of the White House race. Bloomberg would be the richest candidate in American political history with a fortune of $36 billion, dwarfing the resources of Republican Donald Trump and enabling him to self-fund a campaign many times over.
  • Trump Has Months to Consider Independent Bid

    12/15/2015 8:24:12 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 56 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Donald Trump could hold the threat of an independent presidential bid over the GOP for months. And it could be just that - a threat. Given the extraordinary expense, organizational requirements, and other challenges of getting on the ballot in every state - nearly 600,000 petition signatures are needed in total - the threat seems hollow to some. But Trump has several months to decide. The first state deadline isn't until May 9 in Texas, which requires roughly 80,000 signatures for ballot access. The bulk of states have an August or September deadline, with various signature requirements or filing fines....
  • Trump's direct threat to Republicans...: If you're not nice to me I will run as independent [tr]

    12/09/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 55 replies
    Complete title: Donald Trump's direct threat to the Republicans who shunned him over Muslim ban: If you're not nice to me I will run as independent Trump touted a poll that found 68 percent of his supporters would stick with him but said, 'I don't want to do that' Most 2016 candidates turned their fire on him in wake of his call to ban Muslims from entering the country, as did House Speak Paul Ryan Trump labeled individuals who oppose his plan to ban Muslim immigration into the United States 'foolish' on Tuesday Asked about a third-party bid today, though,...
  • Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL

    10/19/2015 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL
  • Why Donald Trump Should Never Pledge Not To Run An Independent Campaign – A Specific Example….

    08/13/2015 8:43:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-12-2015 | sundance
    Much controversy erupted post-debate following Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge he would not mount a third party campaign for the presidency. I hope he never does, here’s why. Trump didn’t explain during the 30 to 60 seconds he was afforded for explanation; then again, who could? The answer “why” is far more serious than a half-minute soundbite would allow. However, using one specific example allow me to point out the obvious. We’ve taken a lot of criticism for pointing out the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats, so take the time to just consider this simple real life question.
  • Del. Joe Morrissey indicted on four felonies

    01/21/2015 9:56:11 AM PST · by csvset · 1 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 21 january 2015 | BILL McKELWAY AND MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Felony indictments were unsealed in Henrico County on Wednesday morning charging Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, I-74th, and the mother of an ex-law office worker in connection with the filing of allegedly fraudulent court documents. Morrissey was accused of four felony counts dealing with documents that were allegedly submitted in connection with his recent sentencing on a misdemeanor conviction. The charges against Morrissey include: felony uttering a forged public record; felony conspiracy to utter a forged record; felony inducing perjury; and perjury. In his General Assembly office, a visibly annoyed Morrissey denied the charges. Also indicted is Deidre Warren, the mother...