Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Good morning everybody. Did the Biggest Loser winner lose too much? Now, your morning constitutional:

The U.S. has curtailed drone strikes while Pakistan seeks peace talks with the Taliban.

A U.N. committee harshly criticized the Vatican for protecting its own reputation above pursuing policies to stop abuse and protect children.

CVS announced that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1, a decision that lose them $2 billion a year in revenue.

Once again, the CBO report yesterday did not say that Obamacare will lead to fewer jobs, but to fewer workers. That could lead to higher wages for low-skill workers.

North and South Korea have agreed to hold reunions for families separated since the Korean War, the first such reunion since 2010.

Democratic House Representative Robert Andrews from New Jersey has written 646 pieces of legislation, none of which became law; the least successful congressman in two decades is resigning.

Nobody cares about deficit.

If Republicans want to do immigration reform, they’re going to have to make somebody mad.

Not being married isn’t the problem facing poor parents, being poor is.

The governor of Tennessee is calling for free tuition for two years of community college.

Had anyone prior even considered a smiling computer?.”

McDonald’s is running out of ketchup in Argentina.

Italian police arrest 14 people after discovering that clothing being sold as cashmere contained rat fur.

Maryland looking to ban grain alcohol.

Jay Leno liked to crack wise about Bill Clinton.

Finally, a realistic statue of a man in his underwear has sparked controversy at Wellesley College.

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