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Everson served as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the administrative head of the Continue Reading(IRS) from 2003 to 2007, during the administration. After his departure, he briefly served as CEO of the ,
Longtime Prohibition Party activist Leroy Pletten died earlier this year at the age of 68. Pletten, an anti-smoking activist, differed from his fellow party members in holding generally progressive views. In 2004 and 2008, as the running mate of Gene Amondson, Pletten served as the party’s vice presidential nominee. In addition, he had a major role in the party split between 2003 and 2007 as leader of the faction opposing multi-time presidential nominee Earl Dodge. His advocacy against Dodge continued after Dodge’s 2007 death, spreading even to wikipedia.
The following was originally published on Wikinews January 6, 2015.
Christopher V. Hill of New Hampshire took some time to talk with Wikinews about his campaign for the Republican Party’s .veteran and airline pilot
Hill served in Continue Reading, flying about fifty combat missions. Shortly after the war, he returned to civilian life, working as a loader and then a pilot for the . In 2010, he organized the “Pilots and Patriots Defending the Constitution” ahead of that year’s midterm elections. Hill ran his first campaign for president in 2012, seeking the Republican nomination.
It was late December 2011. I sat at my computer, watching the live stream of the lesser-known Republican and Democratic presidential candidates forum. My only interest was as a citizen journalist for Wikinews, covering the candidates the mainstream media chose to ignore. I did not expect anything out of the ordinary.
As the Democratic Party forum commenced, I noticed a bearded man dressed in green with a rubber boot on his head take the stage. I couldn’t help but laugh. I recognized this man, having attempted earlier in the year to remove his Wikipedia entry as a frivolous candidate. His name was Vermin Supreme, the “friendly fascist,” 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.