Daily Clips: August 27th, 2015

The Economy Boomed in 2Q: Per the Wall Street Journal, the US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the second quarter of 2015. “Gross domestic product…expanded at a 3.7% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the second quarter of 2015, the Commerce Department said Thursday, up from the initial estimate of 2.3% growth.”

Shooting victim’s dad pleads for gun sense: After Alison Parker was shot dead yesterday morning, her father, Andy Parker, emotionally promised on TV that he would devote the rest of his life to implementing commonsense gun legislation. Mr. Parker follows in the tragic footsteps of other American parents who have seen their children gunned down in senseless . “We’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns,” Parker says. “My mission in life… I’m going to do something to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes and background checks and making sure crazy people don’t get guns.”

Obama’s two-faced energy policy: President Obama made a pledge to the American people that he would look after “a planet in peril.” So, you can imagine how his supporters/environmentalists were surprised when he green-lit new oil drilling in the Arctic! This comes after the administration’s own studies concluded “that there is a 75 percent risk of an oil spill if such offshore leases are developed.”

I suppose this is what happens when environmentally-aware Americans only have one political party which even *slightly* cares about the environment. Obama can pay lip service to the environment being one of his “top three priorities” without having to worry about the “environmental bloc” voting for a Republican. This is the danger of having a two-party system.

“This is the Republican Party”: A Hillary Clinton allied Super-PAC Priorities USA is already starting to hit the GOP hard on their anti-Hispanic message. The ad will start airing in states with large Latino populations, such as Florida, Colorado & Nevada:

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.