Report: Gary Johnson Will Announce 2012 Plans Next Week

According to Fox News, long shot White House hopeful Gary Johnson will announce his 2012 plans next week.

Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico, has garnered attention for endorsing marijuana legalization, going so far as to admit that he smoked pot from 2005 to 2008 for medicinal reasons.

The former Governor will reportedly announce his candidacy on the steps of the New Hampshire State Capitol and will then attempt to participate in the first GOP debate in South Carolina next month.

Johnson served as Governor from 1994-2002.

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Wednesday, October 7

● English speaking declines at home

● After two weeks, no action on drug price

● Food stamp enrollment declines

● Tribes settle natural resources dispute

● Internet tax law held hostage by Congress

● Counterfeit parts seller sent to prison

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Police Conspiracy Kickback Case

The Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The Justices wrestled with a difficult case that tests the limits of criminal conspiracy laws

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Class Action Lawsuit Against DirecTV

The Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Cullum)

The cable TV giant wants the high court to cut off a class action lawsuit and send the matter to arbitration

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120404-A-FV376-291 U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Trevino uses a foot bridge to cross a swollen river outside of the village of Marzak in Afghanistan's Paktika province on April 4, 2012.  Trevino is assigned to the 172nd Infantry Brigade.  DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail, U.S. Army.  (Released)

“I’ve put forward recommendations to adjust this new environment while addressing our core missions,” Gen. Campbell said.

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President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at his dacha outside Moscow, Russia, July 7, 2009. 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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