Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 14 January 2015

 

Good morning, folks. Zooey Deschanel is going to have a baby. Now, your morning constitutional:

Al Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on the Charlie Hebdo publication offices in Paris.

The new issue of Charlie Hebdo with Mohammed on the cover sold out before dawn in Paris.

France has arrested 54 people since the attacks for hate speech, anti-Semitism and defending terrorism

Large banks are already finding success in undermining the Dodd-Frank financial system reform law in the new Republican-led Congress.

The Obama administration is announcing new regulatory limits for methane releases from natural gas wells.

Now with violent crime on the wane, Republicans and Democrats are rethinking the “tough on crime” system borne of an earlier era.

Local taxes hit the poor the hardest.

Local lawmaker wins reelection despite being convicted of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary. “Morrissey was able to campaign by day and spend his nights behind bars thanks to the jail’s work-release program, which allows inmates to spend 12 hours a day working outside of jail and also reduced Morrissey’s six-month sentence to 90 days.”

Crew members were evacuated from a U.S. area of the International Space Station after a suspected ammonia leak.

Which U.S. states are most reliant on federal revenue.

Being a populist is the not the same as being a liberal.

Mississippi lawmakers propose bill that would make the Bible the official book of Mississippi.

Finally, black lab takes the bus to the dog park by himself if his owner is taking too long smoking a cigarette.

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