Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Good morning, everybody. Lindsay Lohan had a glass of wine. Now, your morning constitutional:

Ukraine riot police cleared pro-Russia demonstrators from government buildings in the eastern city of Khakriv Tuesday morning. Russia responded by warning against using force against pro-Russian protesters and alleged U.S. involvement. Russia also warned that any use of force in eastern Ukraine could lead to civil war.

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want to intervene militarily.

The Senate passed a bill that would block Iran’s ambassador to the U.N. from entering the United States.

The Philippine Supreme Court defied the Catholic Church and upheld a law that provides free birth control to the impoverished and requires sex education in school.

The Senate passed a bill reinstating unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work for a long time. It will probably not even get a vote in the House because Republicans.

Irish President Michael Higgins became the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to Great Britain and will also address both houses of parliament.

Liquefied natural gas from the U.S. could help Europe cut its reliance on Russia, but there are many regulatory and market barriers that would take time to fix. Meanwhile, a push for fracking in Europe.

Republican Representative Vance McAllister from Louisiana will not resign after a video surfaced on him kissing someone who is not his wife.

Headline of the year: German Neo-Nazi Party Rocked by Interracial Porn and Penis Cake Scandals.

Why buying a corporate jet pays for itself.

Gawker is going to try and use adult language, resisting Internet slang.

Hell of a game, right?

Meanwhile, UConn star point guard Shabazz Napier says that he sometimes goes to bed hungry because he can’t afford food.

Finally, home intruder turns out to be a duck.

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