Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 2 September 2010

Good morning, folks. Tiger’s getting a new place. Now, your morning constitutional:

President Obama urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to not let the opportunity for a permanent peace deal slip away on the eve of new direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

According to a new report, the recession and tougher border security have resulted in fewer illegal immigrants entering the U.S. On the other hand, over the last two decades, the number of children born to immigrants has doubled, while the number of children born to native-born Americans has fallen.

Police shot to death a man armed with bombs who held three hostages at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Maryland demanding Discovery change their programming.

Bud Chiles, an independent running for governor of Florida, is dropping his bid and endorsing his Democratic rival Alex Sink.

With tea party favorite Joe Miller now the Republican nominee for Senate in Alaska, some Democrats see a potential competitive race.

In Somalia’s civil war, pirates, after years of not getting involved, are taking both sides.

Senator Bernie Sanders wants to lift the payroll cap on Social Security.

The manufacturing sector had a surprisingly good August.

Climbing temperatures in China will likely result in reduced crop yields, according to a paper by Chinese scientists.

How I learned to love farmed fish.

Much like anything written about so-called “hipsters,” this is probably the worst thing ever written.

Finally, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a claim that “ladies nights” violate the Constitution.

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