Morning Constitutional – Monday, 24 February 2014

Good morning, everybody. Alec Baldwin’s done with public life. Now, your morning constitutional:

Ukraine’s acting interior minister Arsen Avakov has issued an arrest warrant for president Viktor Yanukovych, who has fled to an unknown location without his security detail. Ukraine’s parliament met over the weekend and expanded the power of its new speaker, who now can act as president as well. 

The Egyptian cabinet has resigned en masse, in a move that clears the path for defense minister Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has plans to scale back the size of the Army to the smallest it has been since World War II.

Uganda’s president has signed a bill that outlaws homosexuality, which was influenced by American evangelicals. Under the law, a first-time offender would be sentenced to 14 years in prison, and the law sets a punishment of life in prison for “aggravated homosexuality.”

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured.

Transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings in 2008 show that the Fed grossly underestimated the economic collapse that was coming.

Jason Collins made history last night by being the first openly gay player to play in one of the four major American sports.

Despite getting rid of the filibuster on executive and judicial appointments, Republicans still using procedural hurdles to block judicial appointments.

Netflix agrees to pay Comcast to deliver its content at higher speeds.

American flags bought by the military must now be made in America.

Sure, go ahead and let your kids fail, as long as you’re rich.

Piers Morgan’s show has been cancelled; one, maybe two people disappointed.

Judge in Florida ordered the state to return guns to a blind man who shot his drinking buddy but was acquitted under the “stand your ground” defense. 

Experience how big the universe is with this fantastic interactive graphic made by a 14-year old.

Finally, a spelling bee in Missouri has been put on hold because after 47 rounds, the two remaining contestants have exhausted the word list.


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