Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Good morning, everybody. Maggie Gyllenhaal dyed her hair. Now your morning constitutional:

President Obama landed in Warsaw as the first leg of a four-day trip through Europe to promise allies in the region that the U.S. would bolster security in central and eastern Europe. He also announced that he would ask Congress for an additional $1 billion to increase military presence in eastern Europe and increase naval activity in the Baltic and Black Seas.

Syria is holding a presidential election today. Voting is only taking place in government-held areas, so President Bashar Assad is almost guaranteed to win a third seven-year term.

Some states have harder targets to meet than others under the newly proposed EPA climate change regulations.

The White House is working closely with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders on a bill to fix mismanagement at the Department at Veterans Affairs.

Seattle’s city council passed a bill raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021.

The newly-released Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s father sent a very strange tweet to the Taliban.

No, the Obama administration did not negotiate with terrorists to release Sgt. Bergdahl,

Press secretaries are not the problem.

Hiroshima has become one of Japan’s top tourist attractions.

Dan Marino and 14 other former NFL players are suing the NFL over concussions.

Why we (say we) can’t afford to fix the U.S.’s broken infrastructure.

Even the NRA thinks folks carrying assault-style rifles into fast food joints as some kind of open-carry demonstration is “downright weird.”

Speaking of silly.

Hurricanes with female names kill more people, but mostly because people don’t take them seriously.

Finally, robbery suspect is arrested after friending victim on Facebook.

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