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Gary Johnson just has one simple question: ‘And what is Aleppo?’
It would be easy to describe Gary Johnson's appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday as having doomed his third-party candidacy for president were it not for the fact that his candidacy was already doomed.
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'What is Aleppo?': Gary Johnson's misstep exposes shortcomings of his presidential candidacy
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has doggedly sought the spotlight in his long-shot presidential bid, but on Thursday he got an unwelcome jolt of notoriety when he blanked on the name of Aleppo, a city at the heart of the protracted and bloody war in Syria. The gaffe, which was instantly...
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Gary Johnson is blowing his big chance. Here are 4 libertarians who would do better.
Johnson was a bad candidate before Thursday's "What is Aleppo?" flub. These guys would be better.
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asks ‘What is Aleppo?’
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson framed an embarrassing lapse on foreign affairs as simple human error on Thursday after he responded to a question about a flashpoint in the Syrian civil war by asking, “What is Aleppo?”
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Gary Johnson op-ed: The two-party system has failed
Shortly after drafting the Massachusetts Constitution, John Adams expressed his greatest fear for the nation: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader ... This ... is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil."
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Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson needs a major geography lesson
Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson flubbed a softball question Thursday about the Syrian refugee crisis, centered in the ancient city of Aleppo. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Johnson was asked by panelist Mike Barnicle: “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?” “And what is Aleppo?” a confused Johnson said of rebel stronghold,...
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Gary Johnson, presidential candidate: 'What is Aleppo?'
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, was stumped on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when commentator Mike Barnicle asked him about the Syrian city.
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Marijuana organizations given green light on political donations
The decision by U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee came three and a half years after a state law banned those contributions.
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IRS weakens enforcement of Obamacare individual mandate, report
The IRS is no longer requiring that tax returns indicate that a person has health insurance under Obamacare — a move that Reason magazine called a major blow to the law's individual mandate. In a statement to Reason, which first reported the change in policy Tuesday night, the IRS said ...
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If “Johnson Amendment” is repealed, churches should have to pay taxes
President Donald Trump wants to repeal the “Johnson Amendment” and allow churches to become more political in backing candidates directly from the pulpit.
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Judge rules presidential debates were unfair to third parties
A judge in Washington, DC has ordered the Federal Election Commission to review a complaint by the Greens and Libertarians that the 15 percent threshold on third-party candidates to participate in presidential debates was “arbitrary and capricious.” Read Full Article at
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In North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory's reelection prospects are fading fast
He faces an uphill battle with about seven weeks to go.
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Trump says his proposed ban on refugees is a 'matter of quality of life'
Trump blasted Hillary Clinton for supporting the admission of refugees fleeing Syria to the United States.
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Clinton asks why she isn't beating Trump by 50 points
The Democratic nominee addressed a supportive labor union via videoconference.
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The 2016 Election Fact Checker
Every fact check of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in one place.
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Hillary Clinton's main super PAC has raised $132 million. A third came from six wealthy allies.
This elite cadre of donors are also helping subsidize the Democratic congressional super PACs.
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Trump brags about using 'other people's money'
The comment came hours after The Post reported that Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to settle business lawsuits. He did not raise them in that context.
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Clinton to call for workplace improvements for the disabled
The address is the latest by the Democratic nominee aimed at lifting the rhetoric in a nasty race against Republican Donald Trump.
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Clinton promises young voters 'something to vote for, not just against'
The Democratic nominee sought to shore up support among millennials who are considering third-party candidates.
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Megadonors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson finally open their checkbook with at least $20 million for GOP
The hefty donations are the first known super PAC contributions this cycle by the Adelsons, and will immediately propel them to the top of this year's megadonor ranking.
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The Ricketts family was a big backer of #NeverTrump. Now Joe Ricketts is supporting Trump.
This is a major defection for the #NeverTrump movement, and could signal a rush of new money for the Republican nominee.
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Another slip for Libertarian Gary Johnson: ‘Nobody got hurt’
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, appeared to fumble once more Sunday when he said ...
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Jeb Bush just brought the funny to the Emmys
Jeb Bush, limo driver
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Gary Johnson’s ‘What Is Aleppo’ Flub Underscores Skepticism of Republicans
Mr. Johnson, a Libertarian, is drawing one-tenth of the vote in recent polls, enough to alter the electoral map and send battleground states in unpredictable directions.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Let the Libertarians debate
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump defends going on Russian TV Sept. 9, 2016, 11:31 a.m. Donald Trump is speaking to the Value Voters summit. Trump's campaign says says he didn't know his interview would be aired on Russian televisionHillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald...
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Gary Johnson was always unfit for the presidency. His Aleppo gaffe revealed what makes him refreshing nonetheless
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is a charming person with interesting ideas, and he’s unfit for the presidency. I thought this after his meeting with the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board this summer, which I sat in on, and again Thursday, when he now infamously asked journalist Mike Barnicle,...
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