Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Good morning, everybody. Kendra Wilkinson threw her wedding ring in the toilet. Now, your morning constitutional:

The crumbling of the Iraqi security forces in the face of ISIS was mostly a result of mismanagement, incompetence and treachery.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, nee ISIS, called on Muslims around the world to come the territory under his control to fight and build a new Islamic state.

Omar al-Shishani, an ethnic Chechen, has become one of the most prominent commanders of the Islamic State, in comparison with its leader, who is deep in hiding.

Meanwhile, Sunnis and Kurds walked out of the first session of the newly elected Iraqi parliament after Shiites failed to name another prime minister to replace Nuri al-Maliki.

The body of a Palestinian teenager was found Wednesday, and many fear it was a reprisal murder for the death of three Israeli teenagers who were found  Tuesday in the West Bank.

The Red Cross had to suspend its operations fighting Ebola in Guinea because its staff had been threatened by a group of men armed with knives.

Anti-immigration protesters blocked a bus full of undocumented Central American families as it was transporting them to a U.S. Border Patrol station.

Republicans in Congress quietly killed a requirement to disclose free trips.

ADP says the U.S. economy added 281,000 private sector jobs in June.

Fearing it will be completely underwater by 2030, the Pacific island nation of Kiribati is buying land in Fiji.

The conservative case for unions.

David Brooks’s five-step guide to being deep.

Finally, bear gets rescued after its head gets stuck in a cookie jar.


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