Morning Constitutional – Friday, 11 June 2010

Good morning, everybody. The Donald wants Lindsay? Now, your morning constitutional:

Psst. In case you haven’t been paying attention: World Cup starts today in South Africa.

With at least 17 languages being spoken by the teams, the challenge of enforcing rules against swearing in the World Cup.

An effort by Sen. Lisa Murkowski yesterday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon levels failed in the Senate yesterday, further making energy/climate legislation look harder to pass.

Researchers double their estimate of how much oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, now believing that over 40,000 barrels a day have been spewing.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn wants federal and local authorities to investigate the campaign of Alvin Greene, who surprised everybody by winning the Democratic primary for Senate in South Carolina this week, despite spending no money and having no traditional campaign apparatus.

Whitman and Fiorina in California may have high hopes, but CEOs generally tend to turn out to be rather mediocre politicians.

President Obama’s old apartment in Morningside Heights is for rent. And the price is fairly reasonable.

Japanese scientists celebrate the successful launch of their solar sail Ikaros.

Diddy thinks British hip-hop is just on the cusp of hitting big in the U.S. charts.

When did America fall out of love with the karate chop?

Finally, appearing with two mohair goats at a press conference protesting subsidies for the mohair goat industry, Rep. Anthony Weiner was attacked and injured by one of the goats.

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