Mathematica: Rand Paul’s Political Future at Risk, 700,000 Rogue Drones And More

By Allen McDuffee | August 11, 2015

Some of today explained, in numbers…

  • Rand Paul’s political future is in the hands of 340 Central Committee members in Kentucky, who will decide if Rand Paul can simultaneously run for president and his Senate seat — a current violation of electoral rules in the state.
  • Rogue drones are becoming increasingly problematic across the U.S. and Americans are expected to buy 700,000 of them this year, a 63 percent increase from 2014.
  • Genetically modified foods are not safe, according to 57% of U.S. adults.
  • China’s exports fell by 8.3% in July compared to last year. The country devaluing its currency helps exporters sell Chinese goods abroad.
  • Rick Perry only raised $1.1 million in the second quarter. And that’s why he had to stop paying staffers in South Carolina.