Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 24 June 2010

Good morning, everyone. Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker are going to bring you the news on CNN this fall. Now, your morning constitutional:

Kevin Rudd has stepped down as Prime Minister of Australia after his deputy Julia Gillard secured enough votes to overthrow him. FiveThirtyEight looks into the downfall of Rudd, who was very recently Australia’s most popular PM. Gillard becomes Australia’s first female prime minister.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is in Washington today to discuss the global economy with President Obama.

Russia plans to resume supplying Belarus with natural gas after Belarus paid its debt to the Russian state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The French are…striking. Moving along.

Sharron Angle, running for Senate in Nevada, promises not to create jobs for “spoiled” unemployed.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, won’t rule out filibustering Elena Kagan’s nomination for the Supreme Court.

Italian researchers report that dozens of people who were blinded by caustic chemicals have had their sight restored by using transplants of their own stem cells.

Finally, the guys from Jersey Shore grace the cover of the Village Voice…Queer Issue.

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