Morning Constitutional — Monday, 5 December 2015

Ah, crap, welcome back for that new 2015 V+V shit. Macklemore’s going to be a dad. Now, your morning constitutional:

Congressional Republicans, now in control of both houses, say they’ll work fast to push their agenda, including Keystone XL and making it more difficult for workers to be considered full-time.

The Senate’s 46 Democrats got 20 million more votes than the 54 Republicans.

Conservative Texas Republican Representative Louis Gohmert said on Sunday that he would challenge John Boehner for House speaker.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told 60 Minutes Sunday that President Obama should re-examine the administration’s timeline for removing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2016.

French President Francois Hollande promised to strike militants leaving Libya. to stop arms from flowing into Africa’s Sachel region, where a number of militant groups operate.

A airstrike by an airplane associated with the internationally-recognized Libyan government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored offshore, killing two crewmen.

Aqila Issa, the speaker of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, said that his government is against any Western military intervention, and would only ask for Arab assistance were it needed.

Lebanon has started restricting the number of Syrian refugees who can enter the country as it struggles to deal with the strain of more than a million asylum seekers escaping the war in Syrian.

The Euro hit a nine-year low on Monday due to inflation expectations and political strife in Greece.

The number of people employed in Spain increased in 2014, the first annual increase since 2007.

Ed’s really good on Mario Cuomo’s passing. What if Mario had run in 1992?

Mike Huckabee quit his Fox News show to …  possibly run for president again.

The monarch butterfly might be declared an endangered species.

Finally, woman accused of attacking her mother with a stapler.

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