Harper’s Weekly Review

A vulture wearing a transmitter labeled “Tel Aviv University” crossed into Saudi Arabia, where it was arrested by Saudi officials on suspicion of being a Mossad agent.

The 112thCongress convened in Washington, and the U.S. Constitution was read on the floor of the House of Representatives. The reading was preceded by an argument between lawmakers over the version of the document being read, which excluded language that had been superceded by later amendments, such as a reference in Article 1, Section 2 to slaves being counted as three fifths of a person each for electoral purposes. 9 In an apparent violation of the Constitution, two Republican members participated in the reading, which was an official act of Congress, and later cast votes on the House floor, despite having skipped the swearing in ceremony to attend a fundraiser.10

see the rest of the week at Weekly Review—By Christopher R. Beha (Harper’s Magazine)

Update: The vulture has been cleared of all charges and released. Israeli vulture cleared of spying charges | FP Passport

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