Morning Constitutional – Monday, 21 June 2010

Good morning, everybody. As I write this, Portugal just creamed PRK by a whopping 7-0. Sweet Jesus. Anyways, here’s your morning constitutional:

A worker on the Deepwater Horizon rig claims to have told BP that he found a leak on the rig just weeks before the explosion.

Russia has begun to cut off natural gas to its neighbor Belarus, saying Belarus owes it over $200m.

Poland’s presidential election is heading into a runoff, after no candidate was able to win enough votes to win outright.

In Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos easily won the presidency yesterday with 69 percent of the vote.

Isreal’s easing of the blockade of Gaza prompts rare praise from the U.S.

Hints that China may be allowing their currency to strengthen.

Looks like the Senate might end its practice of placing secret holds on nominees.

How calling a referee’s decision “harsh” and the Aristotelian concept of “equity” in play are both almost unique to soccer.

Donald Ayer: Supreme Court justices need be more than mere umpires.

William Saletan: If it’s OK to reject blood from gay men, what about blacks?

Governor Charlie Crist leading the pack in the race for Senate in Florida.

Sharron Angle, tea party darling and Republican nominee for the Senate seat held by Majority Leader Harry Reid , weirdly goes on attack and defends Scientology.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has asked a federal judge to life the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Finally, a woman in Sunderland, in northern England, was ticketed after picking up the wrong dog’s poop.


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