Troy Davis executed after court decision

Troy Davis executed after court decision

JACKSON, Ga., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Libertarian U.S. presidential candidate Bob Barr says the two major party nominees should be booted from the Texas ballot for missing deadlines.

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Libertarian candidate seeks new coalition

HOUSTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr says he won't draw votes from likely Republican nominee John McCain.

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Barr: Privatize Freddie, Fannie

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WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Republicans apparently are showing little concern over the third-party U.S. presidential campaign of former GOP Rep. Bob Barr, party leaders indicate.

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WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Libertarian Party U.S. presidential candidate Bob Barr predicted he will lure conservative Republican and blue-collar Democratic voters in key states.

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Barr wins Libertarian nomination

Barr wins Libertarian nomination

DENVER, May 25 (UPI) -- Delegates to the Libertarian Party convention in Denver Sunday chose Bob Barr, a former Republican member of Congress, as their 2008 presidential nominee.
Ex-GOP Rep. Barr seeks Libertarian crown

Ex-GOP Rep. Barr seeks Libertarian crown

DENVER, May 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., a leader in the war on drugs, has switched sides to seek the presidency with the Libertarian Party, colleagues say.

Libertarians to converge on Denver

DENVER, May 19 (UPI) -- Two former congressmen are among 14 contenders vying to be the Libertarian presidential nominee heading into the party's national convention in Denver.
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Bob Barr
WAP99011511 - 15 JANUARY 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: House Manager Rep. Bob Barr, R-GA, makes the case for the removal of President Clinton from office in the Senate Impeachment trial, January 15. iw/UPI UPI

Robert Laurence "Bob" Barr, Jr. (born November 5, 1948) is a former federal prosecutor and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented Georgia's 7th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2003. Barr attained national prominence as one of the leaders of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Barr joined the Libertarian Party in 2006, and served on its National Committee. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election. He is also noted for his austere demeanour.

Barr was born on November 5, 1948, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Bob and Beatrice Barr. His father, a West Point soldier, moved the family to various locations around the world while pursuing his career in civil engineering. The second of six children, Bob Jr. spent his boyhood in Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Baghdad in Iraq, and finally Tehran, Iran, where he graduated from Community High School in 1966.

Barr returned to the United States, attending the University of Southern California and joining the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity in 1967 (where as of 2011 he holds the position of Grand Epiprytanis on the fraternity's Grand Council). Barr also joined the Young Democrats of America and rallied against the Vietnam War. His parents disapproved, and threatened to cut off financial support if he continued his "flaming liberal" activities. During this time, Barr's mother introduced him to the work of Ayn Rand. This fostered a new-found appreciation for conservatism and prompted Barr to join the Young Trojan Republican Club. Barr completed his B.A., cum laude, from University of Southern California in 1970. Barr married his first wife while still in college. They divorced in 1976.

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