Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 22 January 2015

Good morning, everyone. Jennie Garth has a new boyfriend. Now, your morning constitutional:

On the eve of the annual March for Life protest, the House pulled a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

On the trouble in the House Republican caucus.

Representatives from 21 countries are meeting in London to discuss operations against Islamic State militants. At the meeting, Britain’s foreign minister said Iraq is months away from being capable of launching an offensive against the militants.

Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested on corruption charges Thursday.

Iran has sentenced former Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi to five years in prison on unspecified charges.

The European Central Bank opted not to change its interest rate and is expected to announce further stimulus measures Thursday.

Yemen is now at risk of completely falling apart, which would provide greater opportunities for al Qaeda and other dangerous organizations.

Pro-Russian rebels have forced Ukrainian troops to retreat from the Donetsk airport, a former stronghold for the government’s forces.

What a baseball pitcher signing tells us about inflation.

On one of the silliest (and stupidest) criticisms of Obama’s State of the Union address.

Finally, area man bulldozed his house while his wife was away.

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