From the Bureau of Economic Analysis (US Dept. of Commerce):

Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016 , according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.8 percent (revised).

Read the full report here.

 

 

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Jill Stein is the presumptive 2016 Green Party candidate for President, and is seen by some as an alternative to Hillary Clinton (now that Sanders is no longer in the race).  You can watch a fairly in depth interview with Dr. Stein here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?404987-3/washington-journal-dr-jill-stein.

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Clinton Cash is a new documentary film, just released, based on the best-selling book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.  This investigation connects large donations and speaking fees paid via the Clinton Foundation with foreign access to the State Department and personal enrichment for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

You can view it for free here: http://www.breitbart.com/clinton-cash-movie/ or on YouTube.

 

Update: The IRS announced on Monday that it is investigating the Clinton Foundation for fraud.  More details here.

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The full text of this speech is available here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/21/full-text-donald-trumps-prepared-remarks-accepting-the-republican-nomination/

(This Word Cloud was randomly generated at http://www.wordle.net.)

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Reader in White, Ernest Meissonier

Subjection in minor affairs breaks out every day and is felt by the whole community indiscriminately. It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to surrender the exercise of their own will. Thus their spirit is gradually broken and their character enervated;

– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Read Chapter VI of de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.