Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Good morning, folks. Scarlett Johansson got married in October. Now, your morning constitutional:

The Iraqi government and the autonomous Kurdish region have come to a long-term agreement over oil revenue and cooperation in their fight against Islamic State militants.

Lebanese security forces have captured a wife and son of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Russian President Vladmir Putin announced Monday that a planned new major natural gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will not be built.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government close to collapsing as Israel heads to early elections.

Senator Mitch McConnell attempting to add a rider to the omnibus spending bill that would loosen campaign finance rules.

The White House killed a tax bill negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

White Americans are a lot less racist than they used to be, still pretty damned racist.

Conservative activist, neurosurgeon (and likely presidential candidate) Ben Carson blames Ferguson on … women’s liberation.

Retail sales may have been disappointing on Black Friday, but firearm sales boomed.

President Obama’s plan to curb hospital mistakes has saved 50,000 lives.

Ohio Senator Rob Portman will not run for president in 2016.

The U.S. divorce surge of the 1970s has long been over.

Steven Hawking wants to play a Bond villain.

Finally, man falls asleep after breaking into Austin business.


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