Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Good morning, everybody. Haylie Duff is expecting. Now, your morning constitutional:

Secretary of State John Kerry said that coalition air strikes have inflicted “significant” damage on Islamic State forces, and that the campaign against the group could take years.

A long list of necessary congressional actions to maintain government spending, many of which could shut down the government, will probably turn into leverage points for Republicans to use against Democrats and the Obama administration.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top centrist members of his governing coalition, and the parliament agreed to hold new elections on March 17.

Sweden’s two-month old government is looking likely to collapse after the governing minority coalition failed to pass a budget.

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, in which thousands were killed as a result of toxic gas leak at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India. The people of Bhopal still suffer from the long-term effects of the disaster.

The U.K. is set to repay the last of its World War I debt in March 2015.

The Federal Reserve says that 30% of Americans have erratic incomes, which hampers their ability to budget and save.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would ban Nazis from collecting Social Security.

Worker productivity rose more than expected in the third quarter, but wages did not do so well.

Good piece on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general.

A report suggests that suburban demographics are beginning to look like what cities looked like decades ago, with the same social problems.

Approximately 2 percent of U.S. counties are responsible for 56% of the country’s death row inmates.

How booming firearm sales are helping save butterflies.

Finally, man uses McChicken sandwich as a weapon.


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