Third Party Presidential Debate Moderated by Larry King

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Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson all squared off Tuesday night from Chicago, Illinois as RT hosted the 2012 Third-Party Presidential Debate. Thom Hartmann, host of RT’s The Big Picture, weighed in on the event live from the scene and interviewed the evening’s stars while Breaking the Set host Abby Martin and RT America producer Adriana Usero shared their thoughts about why third parties need a platform before Election Day with Liz Wahl.

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Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala Arrested for trying to enter the Presidential debate

Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Anniversary. September 17, 2012

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Updated Oct.18, 2012

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While President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site.

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The Gitmos: Why Vote? + Rap News 16: Obama v Romney – the Final Presidential Debate

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Oct 15, 2012 by CornFlu

Video by Marshall J. Baumgartner and Scott Hughes.
The Gitmos Great Seal artwork by Todd N. Kennedy
Tell us why or why not you plan to vote!

Why vote?
When there’s no one worth voting for
Why vote?
Every politician is a whore
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The Rumble 2012 – Bill O’Reilly vs Jon Stewart (no longer available)

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The Rumble 2012 – “Daily Show” funnyman Jon Stewart and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly faced off in a debate Saturday tonight at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

“That Personally Irresponsible 47%” by Joseph Natoli

by Joseph Natoli
Guest Writer
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Sept. 29, 2012

Only 51.3% of the voter age American population came out to vote in the infamous 2000 George W. Bush/Gore “chad” presidential election. According to the wisdom of 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans who pay no income tax will vote for Obama because Democratic candidates attract voters who believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

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The Four Faces of Obama by Luke Hiken and Marti Hiken

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by Luke Hiken and Marti Hiken
Guest Writers
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October 1, 2012

In 1957, Joanne Woodward won the Best Actress Oscar for her captivating portrayal of Eve White, a woman suffering from what was then described as Multiple Personality Disorder. The movie, entitled The Three Faces of Eve, captured the contradiction of sick individuals who suffered from that type of schizophrenia. The Eve of the movie actually possessed many fragmented personalities. It should be obvious at this point that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, suffers from the same disorder.

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Fire Congress, Vote Out Incumbents by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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September 21, 2012

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For politicians to do what is right, first citizens must do what is right.

Of all the many, many stupid things that most Americans do, nothing is more insane than the ritual every two years of reelecting incumbent members of Congress.  Countless opinion polls find that the public has incredibly low levels of positive regard for Congress.  Just one in 10 Americans approves of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll released a few weeks ago, tying the branch’s lowest approval rating in 38 years.

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Noam Chomsky: Activism, OWS, 2012 Election and Labor

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Sep 27, 2012 by matthewmattmatt

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Professor Noam Chomsky discusses activism, the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, how activists and progressives should approach the 2012 election, and more on the Matthew Filipowicz Show.

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Chris Hedges: We Have Undergone A Corporate Coup D’état In Slow Motion

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October 3, 2012

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Chris Hedges: The system has not been able to respond in a rational way, the way the Roosevelt administration responded rationally through the New Deal. And because of that, we’re in deep, deep trouble. So I think all of our hope now has to be invested in acts of civil disobedience. Continue reading

How Do You Take Your Poison? by Chris Hedges

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Wake Up: Reject the Two-Party Plutocracy by Joel S. Hirschhorn + Gary Johnson: Let’s End The Growing Police State

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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September 21, 2012

Here we go again.  Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have.  No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink.  The lesser evil is still a loser.

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Not A Gaffe, But The Real Romney by Ralph Nader + Whose Taxes Would Mitt Romney Raise?

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by Ralph Nader
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Sept. 20, 2012

The future of American elections

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There was something missing from the release of a tape showing Mitt Romney pandering to fat cats in Boca Raton, Florida with these very inflammatory words: “There are 47 percent who are with him, (Obama) who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax.” Romney said his job “is not to worry about those people.”

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Lance Selfa: What do socialists say about Election 2012?

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Interview with Lance Selfa
SocialistWorker.org
Sept. 5, 2012

Everyone–the media commentators, leaders of the two parties, liberal supporters of the Democrats and conservative supporters of the Republicans–are saying that the 2012 presidential election offers a clear choice between two fundamentally different political visions. So why doesn’t it seem that way most of the time? Lance Selfa, author of The Democrats: A Critical History, explains why in this interview with SocialistWorker.org.

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Quiz Time: Very Liberal, Very Conservative or Somewhere In-between? Dennis Kucinch Takes The Quiz

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Sep 5, 2012 by PBSNewsHour

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The NewsHour partnered with Pew Research Center for a quiz to determine where voters fall on the political spectrum. At the Democratic National Convention we’ve been asking people to take the quiz on camera. Outgoing Rep. Dennis Kucinich was our first. Watch his responses here and see how you rate on the quiz.

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Moyers and Company: Challenging Power, Changing Politics with Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala

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Updated: Sept. 9, 2012 added a video interview

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