Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Good morning, folks. Ludacris got married on Ludachristmas Eve . Now, your morning constitutional:

Twelve are dead after masked gunmen attacked the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo.

A car bomb outside of a police college in Sanaa, Yemen, killed 31 Wednesday.

The White House promised that President Obama would veto a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Now that Republicans have taken both houses of Congress, what could they actually accomplish?

Coal workers in India are on strike, which could lead to blackouts.

Thanks to declining crude oil prices, the U.S. trade deficit hit a 11-month low of $39 billion.

Consumer prices in Europe dropped for the first time since 2009, leading to fears of deflation.

Suburbs and the new American poverty.

Thanks to higher temperatures due to climate change, Australian vintners are applying sunblock to their grapes.

Vermont still has not chosen its governor.

Forty-two percent of Americans mistakenly think weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.

We need more democracy and fewer elections.

What rising airline fees tell us about the cable industry.

A 1795 time capsule left by Samuel Adams and John Revere in the Massachusetts state house was opened Tuesday.

Of course you should read Charlie Pierce on Pedro Martinez’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Finally, Florida man brings baby to burglary.

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