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“Variety” Reviews the Film “Roseanne for President”

Variety has this review of the new film “Roseanne for President.” Apparently the film covers Roseanne Barr’s quest for the Green Party nomination, as well as her general election campaign as the Peace & Freedom nominee.

Also see this review in Flavorwire. UPDATE: this Daily Beast article about Barr also contains much interesting information about the contents of the film.


First Republican Presidential Debate is Less than Four Months Away

The Republican National Committee has set strict rules for primary season presidential debates. Here is the schedule of officially-sanctioned debates. The first one is in Cleveland on August 15, less than four months away. It will be broadcast on Fox News.

The Republican Party will probably have a problem choosing which candidates are to be invited. This article shows that there are now 19 Republican candidates who have the political experience, and/or the support, to be considered “bona fide” candidates. Thanks to Thomas Jones for that link.


Commission on Presidential Debates Will Set Up On-Line Process for Public Input

On April 1, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it will soon announce a transparent online process for receiving and reviewing submissions from any organization or individual who wishes to share their ideas about the debates, including the criteria used to determine who will be invited to debate. Thanks to Dave Gillespie for the link.


Time Magazine Article on Women who ran for President in Past

Time magazine has this article about five women who ran for president in the past.


Women’s Equality Party of New York State Still has no Party Officers and No Bylaws

It has been over five months since the November 2014 election, when the Women’s Equality Party became ballot-qualified by polling over 50,000 votes for Andrew Cuomo for Governor. According to this story, the party still has no officers and no bylaws.

The other party that became qualified in New York in November 2014, the Stop Common Core Party, now renamed the Reform Party, does have one officer now, but it also has no bylaws, according to the story.


“Roseanne for President” Film to be Shown at Tribeca Film Festival

A documentary film about Roseanne Barr’s run for President in 2012, “Roseanne for President!” has been produced, and will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. See this article.