Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Good morning, everybody. Taylor Swift cut her hair. Now, your morning constitutional:

The House passed a “clean” bill raising the debt limit. The bill goes to the Senate, which is expected to pass it this week.

Hundreds of Eritreans have been enslaved in torture camps in Sudan and Egypt for the past decade, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

An Afghan town gets its first female high-school graduates.

Pensacola, Florida, has made it illegal for homeless (or anybody, really) to sleep outside covered in a blanket.

America is in the midst of a historic hunger crisis, and the cause is not scarcity, but politics.

In border states, under a federal program called Operation Streamline, illegal immigrants are caught, detained, and tried for breaking federal law, all quickly and often en masse. 

In Kentucky, where people hate Obama but love the insurance they get from Obamacare.

Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum is going to New Hampshire.

What do jobless people do when benefits expire?

Finally, a lawyer is giving away a free divorce for Valentine’s Day.

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