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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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 20, 2014

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Global reaction to the killing of American journalist James Foley. President Obama says justice will be served, while the UK warns of risks to the homeland.

Pentagon Considering More Troops In Iraq

While the decision is still underway, U.S. senior officials say that no more than 300 U.S. military personnel would travel to Baghdad

World Is ‘Appalled’ By Foley Execution, Obama Says

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“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or every single day,” Obama said.

Polls: 74% Of Blacks, 88% Of Whites Have Confidence In Police

25 percent of blacks and 12 percent of whites said that they have “very little” to no confidence.

White House Confirms Authenticity Of Foley Execution Video

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Holder Heads To Ferguson

“We understand the need for an independent investigation, and we hope that the independence and thoroughness of our investigation will bring some measure of calm.”