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Bre Payton, a 26 year old U.S. writer for the conservative online magazine The Federalist, and recurring pundit on the Fox News, Fox Business and One America News networks, died suddenly on Friday in San Diego, California, after contracting H1N1 flu and encephalitis. Colleagues reacted with surprise to the death and recalled Payton’s work ethic, Christian beliefs, and physical attractiveness. News of the death spread virally, becoming the sixth most trending topic in the United States on Google for the day. Continue Reading
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Dr. Don Grundmann, chairman of the Constitution Party of California informs me he will seek the 2016 presidential nomination of the Constitution Party. Grundmann, a 64 year old chiropractor from San Leandro, California has twice sought the White House and is currently running for U.S. Senate.
I stumbled upon the news after asking Grundmann about the use of the phrase “Upon my election to the Presidency” on his official Senate campaign website. He explained that his webmaster erred in transferring data from another website and has requested its removal to keep the site exclusive to the Senate campaign. Nevertheless, he also confirmed his desire to seek the Presidency, adding that he came to the decision in the past few days. Continue Reading
Even though he never even intended to cross the border, U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been held captive in a Mexican prison for the past four months. He is charged with violating that nation’s draconian gun laws, simply because he had guns in his vehicle when he made a wrong turn on a southern California road. Mum on the entire situation, the White House seems content with allowing Tahmooressi to remain captive in Mexico, despite clear evidence of injustice and reports of severe mistreatment. With government unwilling to act, private citizens must step up to free Tahmooressi. Someone with the power to do so should act, as industrialist Ross Perot did 35 years ago in funding and organizing a mission to free two Americans unjustly held captive in Iran at the start of the Iranian Revolution. Continue Reading
Despite the claim that Republicans have declared war on women by opposing publicly-funded birth control, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown of California seems to be going out of his way to wage his own kind of war on women.
Brown recently signed an act into law forcing California schools to allow “transgender” students to use the bathroom and shower best matching their “gender identity,” as opposed to their actual sex. As discussed last month in my review of CandleCrusade.org, such a mandate interferes with a fundamental right of girls. Continue Reading
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who recently announced her intention to run as the Peace and Freedom Party‘s nominee for governor of California in 2014, took some time to answer five questions from William Saturn of Saturn’s Repository, which were published on Wikinews.
In addition, Sheehan answered five questions, which Independent Political Report (IPR) readers submitted on the July and August Open Threads. Continue Reading