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Jill Stein's Recount Fund Hits $4.7M

That's $1.2M more than she raised for the election

(Newser) - Jill Stein managed to raise $3,509,477 for the 2016 election, reports Politico by way of an Oct. 19 FEC report—a figure now dwarfed by the amount of money her effort to secure recounts in three swing states has brought in. As of this writing, $4,746,660... More »

Jill Stein Was Escorted Off Debate Premises

Green Party candidate ended up live-tweeting debate

(Newser) - Green Party candidate Jill Stein was removed from the Hofstra University campus for the second election in a row on Monday. Stein—who was arrested before a presidential debate in 2012 —was met by police and campus security after she boarded a media bus to the university ahead of... More »

Warrant Issued for Jill Stein's Arrest

She's been charged with mischief in ND after spray-painting bulldozer

(Newser) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a 2016 presidential candidate—and it's for neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. Instead, Green Party candidate Jill Stein has been charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief in Morton County, ND, after spray-painting construction equipment during a pipeline protest, the AP... More »

Green Party's Kookiness Defines It, Holds It Back

Christopher Hooks takes a look at Jill Stein's 2016 bid, and beyond

(Newser) - "'Jill not Hill': can Green candidate woo Sanders fans not settling for Clinton?" asks a Sunday headline in the Guardian . That very question is being asked with increasing frequency, writes Christopher Hooks for Politico Magazine : With polls showing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein capturing as much as... More »

After Huge Win, Merkel Shops New Coalition

Party falls just short of historic absolute majority

(Newser) - Angela Merkel is all but certain to serve a third term as chancellor of Germany after scoring a massive win in the country's election—but despite leading her Christian Democratic Union party to its best result in 23 years, she'll still need a partner to form a government.... More »

3rd-Party Candidates Debate in Chicago

Johnson, Stein, Anderson, Goode offer alternative platforms

(Newser) - Four longshot candidates for president debated in Chicago last night, and they found plenty to agree on. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson discussed foreign policy, drug legalization, climate change, and civil rights in the debate... More »

Larry King Moderating 3rd-Party Debate

4 candidates will meet next week

(Newser) - The third-party presidential candidates snagged a pretty well-known host for their debate next week: Larry King. King will moderate a debate between Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson on Oct. 23 in Chicago, the Los Angeles ... More »

Green Party Candidate Arrested at Debate

Jill Stein, running mate held for hours after attempting entry

(Newser) - President Obama and Mitt Romney weren't the only candidates at Hofstra University yesterday. The Green Party's Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala made an appearance, too—and got arrested for their trouble. The pair spent some 20 minutes trying to get into the debate hall, Politico reports,... More »

Roseanne Files Papers to Run for President

She wants to be Green Party's candidate

(Newser) - Roseanne is in. The comedian has filed papers to seek the Green Party's nomination for president, reports TMZ , which says she'll be pushing hard to legalize marijuana. Barr says the run is no joke, and she's looking to capitalize on the Occupy Wall Street sentiment, notes AP... More »

Pirate Party Storms German Ship of State

Upstart group wants soft drugs legalized, basic minimum income for all

(Newser) - Move over, Greens. Make way for the Pirates. For the first time in German history the upstart Pirate Party has won representation in regional elections to grab 15 of 130 seats in the German parliament. Members support a host of civil rights, including Internet freedoms some might consider ... piracy. "... More »

Facebook Rape Quote Ends Candidate's Run

'If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!' Green Party nom wrote

(Newser) - A Green Party of Canada candidate has resigned after word broke that his “favorite quote” on Facebook was listed as, “If rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it!” Alan Saldanha, of Surrey, BC, has said the quote was taken out of context. He says he’d... More »

Merkel's Party Loses Big in Stronghold

Conservatives lose Baden-Wuerttemberg first time in 58 years

(Newser) - Japan's nuclear disaster is not just an environmental tragedy—it has started claiming political victims. Germany's Green Party appears poised to win a state government for the first time, trouncing Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in their stronghold in southwest Germany. The Greens and Social Democrats won 47.3% in Baden-Wuerttemberg... More »

'Rich Whitey' Appears on Chicago Ballots

Misspelling of Rich Whitney's name to be corrected

(Newser) - A certain “Rich Whitey” is running for governor of Illinois—or so the ballots have it. Thousands of electronic voting machines, including about 500 currently being used for early voting, contain a misspelling of Green Party hopeful Rich Whitney’s last name, the AP reports. “We don't have... More »

GOP Recruits Homeless for Green Party Ticket

Dems, Greens cry foul over 'sham' vote-sucking candidates in Arizona

(Newser) - Arizona Democrats say a Republican operative's effort to get homeless people and drifters to register as Green Party candidates marks a new low in political dirty tricks. The party is seeking to have the "sham" candidates removed from the ballot, and the Green Party itself has urged voters to... More »

Bloomberg's Challenger: Upstart Anti-Shopping Rev

(Newser) - Even supporters of the Rev. Billy Tallen don’t think he’s got much of a shot at beating Michael Bloomberg in this year’s election. But like any crusader, the “theater refugee” will tell you it’s not about winning, reports Good. “The reason we said yes... More »

Mexicans Eye Death Penalty to Stem Drug Murders

Politicians consider reinstating capital punishment to stave off tide of violence

(Newser) - Mexican lawmakers are considering bringing back the death penalty in the wake of an overwhelming tide of murders and kidnappings linked to drug cartels, reports the BBC. The Green Party, usually a staunch foe of capital punishment, is leading the campaign to reinstate it. Surveys show 70% of Mexicans want... More »

Berlin Zoo Accused of Selling Animals for Slaughter

Politician says director sold hippo, bear family

(Newser) - A German politician has filed a criminal complaint against the director of the Berlin Zoo, accusing him of selling animals for slaughter, Der Spiegel reports. The complaint cites examples of a hippopotamus and a family of bears allegedly sold in Belgium. Bernhard Blaszkiewitz vehemently denied the accusations, which he described... More »

Dems Blast Candidate Nader

Dems condemn Nader; Huckabee says GOP will welcome him

(Newser) - Democrats took shots at Ralph Nader today after the consumer advocate jumped into the presidential race, the New York Times reports. “Wow, that’s really unfortunate,” a surprised Hillary Clinton said. “It’s not good for anybody, especially our country.” Obama praised Nader's advocacy, but added,... More »

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