Morning Constitutional – 14 April 2014

Good morning, folks. Snow White and Prince Charming got married. Now, your morning constitutional:

A deadline set by the Ukraine government for pro-Russia protesters to leave government buildings in eastern Ukraine passed Monday with no sign from the government that it will enforce the deadline.

Goldman Sachs and Citigroup both believe energy-related sanctions against Russia are unlikely.

A man with a history of anti-Semitism and identified as as “grand dragon” of a local Ku Klux Klan group shot and killed three outside of Jewish community facilities in Kansas City on Sunday.

A bomb killed 71 people at a Nigerian bus station just outside the capital city of Abuja.

Libya’s interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni is refusing to form a cabinet, saying that he he didn’t want to put more people at risk for further violence. Or, as it turns out, he has resigned after gunmen tried to attack his family.

 Today starts the trial of Gaddafi’s sons and former regime officials in Libya.

Four years after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, the failure of Haiti’s recovery.

As a result of shrinking cattle supply, water shortages and growing export demand, beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 30 years.

“I’m beginning to think there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States.” – Mike Huckabee

Least surprising news of the decade: Most Americans think their federal taxes are too high. Meanwhile, as you can see from this chart, taxes are really low.

Finally, Dallas man in Superman hoodie catches baby thrown from a burning apartment building.


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