Morning Constitutional – Monday, 31 March 2014

Good morning, everybody. Chelsea Handler is ending her show. Now, your morning constitutional:

North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells across their disputed western sea border Monday.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dropped by Crimea Monday.

A United Nations panel report warns that climate change is already having massive effects, but the worst consequences are yet to come unless action is taken now. The report (PDF).

The International Court of Justice has ruled that Japan must halt its annual whale hunt.

Inflation in the Euro zone dropped to its lowest rate since 2009, which may force the European Central Bank to take measures to prevent deflation.

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason..

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, they face a massive uphill climb in their effort to retake the House due to built-in Republican advantages. Meanwhile, odds that the Republicans will take the Senate are getting higher.

Not to mention Republicans’ efforts to restrict voting in swing states.

As lawmakers investigate the decade-long failure by GM to act on a defective ignition switch at the heart of a massive recall, the close relationship between car makers and federal safety regulators come into question.

What’s next in the battle over the Affordable Care Act.

If you’re not following Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jonathan Chait’s debate on the President’s rhetoric when addressing black audiences you should be. Here’s the newest (which is spectactular). Here’s the beginning.

Michigan Republican House Representative Mike Rogers is retiring from Congress to start a radio program, and is considering running for president on 2016.

The world’s growing love affair with Keurig, the most wasteful form of coffee there is (ed note: also disgusting).

Because you’re surprised to find out Ted Nugent is super racist.

Finally, Korean woman makes $9000 per month by eating dinner on camera.

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