Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Good morning, folks. Is Mary-Kate Olsen engaged? Now, your morning constitutional:

Russian President Vladimir Putin broke silence Tuesday and said that the Ukranian crisis is the result of an “unconstitutional coup,” and proclaimed Russia’s right to use force as a last resort. Secretary of State John Kerry went to Ukraine and pledged $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.

How sanctions could affect Russia.

Egyptian field marshall Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, is hinting pretty hard that he will run for president of Egypt.

The 5th  U.S Court of Appeals ruled Monday that BP must pay business economic claims to businesses recovering from the 2010 oil spill, even if the businesses cannot trace their losses directly to the spill itself.

President Obama will announce the details of his budget today, which will feature expanded tax credits for middle class and poor workers. The budget will, of course, go nowhere.

The federal budget deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008.

Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama’s nominee for surgeon general, is closer to being confirmed, despite Senator Rand Paul’s hold on the nomination over the nominee’s opinion about guns.

Democrats lead on most important issues, but that is not translating into an electoral advantage.

“Higher education is becoming a caste system, separate and unequal for students with different family incomes.”

McDonald’s is dropping the price on its new Mighty Wings until supplies run out due to disappointing sales. By the way, I’ve tried them, and they are disgusting.

The New York Times has issued a correction for an article printed in 1853.

Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person.

Americans use twice as much water as they think they do.

Drive-in church is an actual thing.

Finally, city getting rid of ban on being willfully annoying.


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