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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● With liberty for none

● Israel is winning the P.R. war

● Atheists lose Ground Zero monument dispute

● Fist-bumping beats germ-laden handshake

● Border state gun sales reports are upheld

● Social Security depletion date is unchanged

Hagel Phones Ukraine Counterpart, Pledges Support

Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey requested additional security assistance from the U.S. during the phone call, but the Pentagon would not specify what type of aid was requested.

Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Appeals Court

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“Civil marriage is one of the cornerstones of our way of life,” Judge Henry Floyd said in the ruling.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 28, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon blames Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lack of ‘political will,’ and the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive near the site of MH17.

Deal Reached To Provide VA With $17 Billion In Emergency Funding

Erie VA Medical Center Erie, PA. Photo/Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The bill would authorize $10 billion funds for outside medical care for veterans while empowering the VA Secretary to fire senior-level employees.

Medicare Solvent Until 2030, But Still Headed Towards Bankruptcy

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Regardless of the additional time, Medicare and Social Security are slated to become insolvent unless Congress acts to make changes to the programs.