In other news, the number of Americans without health insurance dropped to 13.4 percent in the second quarter of the year according to Gallup, the lowest rate measured since Gallup began tracking it.
Meanwhile, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report today that the standoff at the ranch of Cliven Bundy was far more coordinated than it first appeared.
Ryan Payne, a 30-year-old electrician and former soldier from Anaconda, Montana, told the SPLC that in the days before the standoff he and Bundy toured the public lands the rancher was using, looking for ways to defend them. Payne had snipers in position when the standoff came to a head.
The report also warns of further violence from right wing extremists.