Constitutional Reminders on Capitol Hill

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Incoming House Republicans move to read the U.S. Constitution on the floor of Congress, and plan to require explicit Constitutional authorization for new legislation, this session. Also: the Census Bureau's various measurements for poverty in America; Rep. John Boehner sworn in as Speaker of the House; global food prices rise sharply; why some Americans are looking to change jobs, despite the slow economy; the unexpected success of Malaysia's reality-show search for spiritual leaders, "Imam Idol"; delving into Mark Twain's original intent in "Huckleberry Finn"; more flocks of birds and fish dead in the Southeast; and the first openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, announces his retirement.