Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 6 February 2014

Good morning everybody. Justin Bieber and his dad wouldn’t stop smoking weed on their flight to New Jersey. Now, your morning constitutional:

Egyptians returning from conflicts abroad to join the campaign against the military-backed government are driving increases in violent attacks.

The first formal meeting between Pakistan and the Taliban has begun in an undisclosed location. The Taliban has been waging an insurgency inside Pakistan since 2007.

North Korea is threatening to back out a reunion deal it reached with South Korea yesterday over U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell more than expected last week.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has come out in support of a proposed “open carry” law that would allow people with concealed weapon licenses to openly wear pistols in public.

Fracking is depleting water sources in some of the driest areas in the U.S. Of the thousands of wells drilled, 55% were in areas experiencing drought.

The European Union is seeking to upgrade its relationship with Cuba.

Mitt Romney is not running for president.

“Area” Republican running for Congress from four states.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is winning bipartisan friends by upping his booze game.

Shocking: The media make us feel more polarized than we are.

Coca Cola has entered into an agreement with a potential SodaStream competitor.

News of import to probably just me: USA is cancelling Psych after this season.

Finally, Moscow police are bolstering security at area parks because people are taking squirrels to keep as pets.

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