The following was previously published as part of the Wikinews series chronicling the 2016 presidential election Continue reading
On Monday at the Republican National Convention, then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump entered the stage in memorable fashion to introduce his wife, Melania, who was to give that night’s keynote address. Although Trump’s entrance was superb, internet users made one major improvement, accentuating the perception of Trump as a larger-than-life figure. Continue reading
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Via press release on Friday, vexatious litigant covered previously, announced he is seeking the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, his fourth bid for the . In his announcement and subsequent release, Martin expresses a desire to participate in and aligns himself with fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Additionally, he outlines six reasons for running, including degrading the candidacy of former Florida , who is also seeking the Republican nomination. Continue reading, whom The Saturnalian has
Don Grundmann, the former Chairman of the Constitution Party of California posted the following in the comment section of the IPR article “Darryl W. Perry: Indiana Law has Unintended Consequence.” It is written in the context of the Indiana Senate Bill 101, which Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week to protect Religious freedom. The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the opinion expressed in this commentary. Continue reading
Former Democratic Senator Jim Webb is running for president in 2016. Wait. Scratch that. He’s currently exploring a run for president in 2016. Despite that distinction the inevitable Democratic frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has Webb in her cross-hairs. Having had seven years to stew over her defeat in 2008 at the hands of Barack Obama, Clinton’s not taking any challenge lightly. Continue reading
With longtime Democratic Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota not seeking re-election, the race for his open U.S. Senate seat is wide open. Republican nominee and former governor Mike Rounds currently leads the polls over his three opponents: Democrat Rick Weiland, Independent Gordon Howie, and Independent Larry Pressler. Pressler, 72, represented South Dakota in the Senate as a Republican from 1979 to 1997. He is hoping to revive his political career after a long absence from public office. In a recent SurveyUSA poll, Pressler jumped to second place in the race, just three points behind Rounds. With Weiland not included in the poll, Pressler leads Rounds 54 percent to 39 percent. However, despite Pressler’s momentum and apparent independent/outsider perspective, he evades citizen journalists like myself, acting more like an establishment duopoly candidate than a genuine independent.
Andy Martin is one of four candidates in the September 9 primary to decide the Republican Party’s nominee to face New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November. Others in the race include former State Senator Jim Rubens and former U.S. Senators Scott Brown and Robert C. Smith. Martin, 69, is a vexatious litigant in multiple jurisdictions (he threatened to sue Wikinews for my 2011 interview with him) and perennial candidate for public office who makes up for his lack of political success with his (often hilarious) attacks on political opponents. For example, in his current race, Martin attacks Brown’s family as “abusive.” He accuses Brown of “lying about his military record,” and identifies Brown as “the most corrupt statewide candidate in New Hampshire history.” As for his other opponents, Martin calls Rubens a “Mitt Romney-style Wall Street stock speculator” with “crackpot ideas,” and he labels Smith a “gay-basher.” Though seemingly innocuous, that last statement is highly ironic given Martin’s attacks on a U.S. Senator just two years ago. Continue reading
The commentary below has been updated from its original August 28, 2013 posting to Saturn’s Repository, as well as its August 30 posting to Independent Political Report. Excerpts from Saturn’s Repository’s May 17 post “‘America’s Councilman’ Leaves Office” have been included where appropriate.
With over 16 years of service as Minerva Village Councilman and Deputy Mayor, free speech advocate Phil Davison has more legislative experience than the man the nation elected as president in 2008. Despite his political history, Davison did not gain notice until delivering one of the most impassioned speeches in recent memory. Now, as he considers higher office, a new moniker combines his fame with his political qualifications. Meet Phil Davison, America’s Councilman. Continue reading