Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Good morning, everybody. Could there really be a Lego movie? Now, your morning constitutional:

Legendary broadcaster Larry King will leave his show this fall after 25 years.

Hurricane Alex, the first June hurricane since 1995, is moving westward through the Gulf of Mexico and is on course to hit Mexico and southern Texas, but nowhere near the oil spill cleanup efforts.

The German presidential election goes into a second round today, as Christian Wulff won the first round, but not by a large enough margin to secure victory. The voting takes place in an electoral college by secret ballot.

Withdrawing stimulus spending now a dangerous bet.

Be prepared for upcoming public sector job cuts, which could swell unemployment rolls by as much as five percent.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter apologizes to England and Mexico for refereeing errors.

Why ebooks will never replace real books.

Report shows that teen girls drink more than boys; girls drink to relieve stress, while boys drink for fun.

Sharron Angle talks to a reporter.

While Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was in town to visit President Obama, he sent two women on his staff to a local D.C. record store to pick up some Duke Ellington and B.B. King on vinyl. Sadly, the store was fresh out of Ellington, but was able to sell the women three Hendrix records, two B.B. King, plus some by Gil Evans, Blossom Dearie and Mark Murphy.

Barry Wong, a Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission, an elected body that regulates public utilities, wants to require utilities to check the immigration status of customers.

Finally, a Texas Tech professor gave a lecture via teleconference, but forgot to shut down the video feed after class and started looking for porn.

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