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The Thursday wrap

| Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m.

President Obama says he vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline project because it cut short “thorough consideration” of the issue. Mr. Obama redefines the word “crock.” ... How new Veterans Affairs boss Robert McDonald survives his lie to a homeless veteran that he had served in America's “special forces” is difficult to see. It's all the more stunning considering Mr. McDonald had a distinguished military career. In a Monday night mea culpa, McDonald apologized and said he had no excuse for the lie. Given who he is and the job he holds, he also should have no job. ...Doing his best impersonation of Jimmy Carter, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania's biggest economic problem is “low self-esteem.” This is the same governor who, next week, apparently is prepared to announce a broad swath of tax increases. Nothing quite like tax increases to make taxpayers feel economically better about themselves, eh? ... The World Health Organization (WHO) is taking the concept of food police to a new and intrusive level. It says countries should ban advertising to children a long list of desserts it has compiled. Among those items that the Washington Free Beacon says are “to be banned without exception” are croissants and fruit pies. Here's a better idea: Tell WHO “Not from our buttery, sticky hands!” Isn't there a malaria outbreak somewhere?

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