Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson addresses students at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., in September.
Third-party candidates could end up affecting the outcome of the presidential race, as Ralph Nader did in Florida in 2000. Libertarian Gary Johnson could siphon votes away from both candidates in several battleground states, and the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode could make a difference in Virginia.
October 6, 2012 To this day, getting a third-party candidate into a presidential debate is practically impossible. So we invited two of the third-party candidates — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein from the Green Party — to a debate of our own.
May 6, 2012 Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take. These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. Now Libertarian ideals are becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.
September 23, 2011 Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson's joke about his neighbors' two dogs creating more shovel-ready jobs than the Obama administration has is at least 21 years old (in dog years.) It actually seems to date back two human years.
May 21, 2011 It's hard to get noticed in the field of potential Republican presidential candidates, so we've invited the former governor of New Mexico to play a game called "All you've got to do is put out a viral video or a sex tape. Simple!" Three questions about people who got really famous really fast.