Morning Constitutional – Monday, 14 June 2010

Good morning, everybody. The U.S. and England tied 1-1, and Germany man-handled Australia. Now, your morning constitutional:

President Obama will visit the Gulf region on Tuesday and address the nation on television about the Gulf oil spill  on Tuesday night. In his address, the president will outline a plan to force BP to create an escrow account to compensate businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill.

Over 200 have been killed in southern Kyrgystan in three days of  violent clashing between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups.

The U.S. has discovered possibly $1 trillion in mineral deposits in Afghanistan, a find that could transform Afghanistan into one of the most important mining centers in the world.

In Belgium the New Flemish Alliance, a party that calls for the dissolution of united Belgium into Flemish- and French-speaking countries, looks to have won the strongest position Sunday’s election.

The Somali government is reportedly using child soldiers, some as young as nine years old.

Are we stuck with high unemployment forever?

In their first general election endorsement of this cycle, the National Rifle Association has endorsed Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who faces a tough fight with Republican John Kasich this year.

TeaFarty re-tweets the Tea Party’s “hot air.”

General Motors calls on its workers to refer to the Chevrolet brand only as Chevrolet; good-bye, Chevy.

The new affirmative action: Can we capture race through wealth?

Israel’s cabinet has unanimously approved a government commission with international participation to investigate the late May raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza.

Finally, the Emirites Palace, an upscale hotel in Abu Dhabi, now offers a gold-dispensing ATM.

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