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How Johnson Answered a Simple Q About Kim Jong Un


(Newser) - Gary Johnson's had his "Aleppo moment." He's had his "forgetting world leaders" moment. And now the Libertarian candidate for president has completed the foot-in-mouth trifecta with his "Are you seriously asking me for the name of North Korea's leader?" moment. USA Today reports... More »

Donald Trump Says the Debate Was 'Rigged'

He's now targeting Bill Clinton's infidelity

(Newser) - Donald Trump appears to have changed his tune about Monday night's debate: He's still saying that he won , but he's now also saying that Lester Holt's moderating was biased against him, the Hill reports. "I had to put up with the anchor and fight the... More »

Detroit News Ditches GOP for First Time, Backs Johnson

'An endorsement based on conscience is never wasted'

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had another "Aleppo moment" Wednesday when he had a brain freeze trying to remember the name of a world leader he admired. But that didn't stop the Detroit News on Thursday from offering its endorsement of the Libertarian candidate, breaking its GOP endorsement tradition for the... More »

Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

He needed help naming favorite world leader

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had what he called another " Aleppo moment " Wednesday night when he was flummoxed by the question, "Who's your favorite foreign leader?" The Libertarian presidential candidate, speaking at a televised town hall event at the University of New Hampshire, didn't have a ready answer... More »

Gary Johnson: Don't Forget About Me, Frustrated Voters

Libertarian candidate makes a plea in the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - If, like Gary Johnson, you find yourself in a state of perpetual disgust over this year's presidential campaign, he has a suggestion: Vote for Gary Johnson. In an op-ed in the New York Times , the Libertarian candidate makes the case that America itself isn't out of whack, only... 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 »

Jill Stein to Protest Outside 1st Presidential Debate

Neither she nor Gary Johnson were invited to participate

(Newser) - If the man won't let Jill Stein participate in Monday's presidential debate, then Jill Stein will just hold her own debate. Politico reports the Green Party candidate will hold a "Let Jill Debate" protest outside the first showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University... More »

Gary Johnson: Fighting Climate Change Is Futile

In old speech, he says sun is going to destroy Earth anyway

(Newser) - Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson draws a lot of his support from millennials, and Mother Jones has dug up a clip from 2011 it thinks might give them pause. In an appearance at the National Press Club lunch that year, Johnson explained his "long-term view" of what's going to... More »

Johnson, Stein Don't Make Debate Cutoff

Only Clinton, Trump have been invited to participate in first debate

(Newser) - Neither Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson nor Green Party candidate Jill Stein is eligible for the first presidential debate, Politico reports. In order to be invited to the debate, a candidate must be polling at 15%. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday that Johnson is polling at an... More »

Biggest NH Paper: Don't Vote for Clinton or Trump

'Union Leader' endorses Gary Johnson

(Newser) - The New Hampshire Union Leader says it isn't going to tell its readers to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump when there's an option that doesn't stink: Gary Johnson. In a front-page editorial in New Hampshire's only statewide newspaper, publisher Joseph... More »

Gary Johnson Hits a Major Milestone

He'll be on the ballot in all 50 states, DC

(Newser) - Gary Johnson may not have known until recently what Aleppo is , but the libertarian candidate for president has hit a major milestone: He will appear on the ballot in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. That's the first time since 1996 that a third-party candidate has qualified... More »

Gary Johnson Doesn't Know What Aleppo Is


(Newser) - The city of Aleppo has long been at the center of Syria's civil war—most recently in claims that the Syrian regime dropped chlorine gas bombs on its own people—so one might think presidential candidates would be pretty familiar with it. Not Gary Johnson. "What would you... More »

Major Va. Paper Endorses 3rd-Party Candidate

Gary Johnson gets the nod from Times-Dispatch

(Newser) - The Richmond Times-Dispatch , which has been endorsing Republican presidential candidates since at least 1980, thinks its readers should avoid both major parties this time around. "Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president, the... More »

Gary Johnson Thinks He Could Make Debates, or 'Game Over'

Libertarian candidate needs to be polling at 15%; currently at 10%

(Newser) - The man who would be the nation's first Libertarian president needs to be polling at 15% in order to make the stage with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the presidential debates that kick off next month. Gary Johnson is currently polling at 10% in the five polls that... More »

Libertarians Pick Their Nominee

2012 nominee Gary Johnson gets another shot as third-party candidate

(Newser) - The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, and if his name rings a bell, that's because he was the party's nominee in 2012, reports the AP . Delegates to the party's convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the... More »

Meet the Guy With Surprising Poll Numbers Against Clinton, Trump

Libertarian Gary Johnson nabbed 10% in 2 recent matchups

(Newser) - There's a guy who's "having a good day" and emerging with surprising poll numbers against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but he's someone FiveThirtyEight says is easy to confuse with "that plumber who fixed your running toilet last month or your spouse's weird friend... More »

Welcome to the POTUS Race, Gary Johnson

Libertarian and ex-NM governor throws his hat in the ring

(Newser) - In a move Gawker says will "[render] Rand Paul even more irrelevant," former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced Wednesday he's running for president. "I want to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for president; I am hoping to get the Libertarian nomination," Johnson... 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 »

Gary Johnson Launches Third-Party Bid

Former NM governor will seek Libertarian nomination

(Newser) - Gary Johnson formally launched his bid to run for president as the Libertarian candidate today, declaring himself "liberated" and fed up with the "elitist media organizations" that largely ignored his attempt to run as a Republican, reports CNN . "I'm a Libertarian in belief," said the... More »

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