Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 29 July 2010

Good morning, folks. Kanye performed at Facebook HQ and got a Twitter account. Now, your morning constitutional:

U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton has blocked some of the more controversial measures in Arizona’s new immigration law from going into effect while the federal lawsuit goes forward.

The Pima County morgue in Arizona is getting crowded as the number of immigrants found dead in the desert surrounding Tucson has soared.

Republicans who served with Elizabeth Warren on the TARP oversight panel offer praise for her work. Elizabeth Warren is widely rumored to be a potential nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau mandated in the new financial regulation reform law, but her nomination may come under fire for her work on the TARP panel.

Maine Senator Olympia Snow becomes the fourth Republican to support the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Russia has expanded the powers of the Federal Security Service, its secret police, in a move that is alarming human rights organizations. Russia has also blocked YouTube because over an extremist video.

Catalonia has banned bullfighting.

Desperate for new funding sources, Congress is rethinking the ban on Internet gambling.

In the Florida Democratic primary for the Senate, Rep. Kendrick Meek, the heretofore front-runner, is now surprisingly trailing billionaire Jeff Green 33%-23%, although the plurality (35%) goes to “undecided,” according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

FiveThirtyEight: It’s Like Mathematically Unpossible for Republicans to Win the House, or Something.

Despite his wide unpopularity in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s electoral chances could be saved by his effectiveness.

High unemployment and the education deficit.

Paul Krugman: These really are the worst of times.

Could Ariel Sharon’s most enduring legacy be a massive landfill in Tel Aviv?

Chances are, you’re lacking vitamin D.

Finally, now you can buy Winston Churchill’s false teeth.


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