Morning Constitutional – Monday, 2 February 2015

Good morning, everybody. Heck of a game last night, huh? Well, here’s your morning constitutional:

President Obama proposed a dead-on-arrival $3.88 trillion budget on Monday.

As fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announced plans to recruit 100,000 men to their side. The U.S. is considering supplying arms to the Ukrainian government.

Syrian rebel falls for honeypot operation, gets hacked.

Many people in states that opted not to expand Medicaid coverage stuck between making too little for federal healthcare subsidies and too much for Medicaid coverage.

Lawmakers reconsidering a law that favors Cuban immigrants.

Serbia announced that the country granted citizenship to Mohammed Dahlan, a political rival to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

An Egyptian court upheld the death sentences of 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters convicted of an attack on a police station in 2013.

Consumer spending dropped the most in five years in December.

What Mitt Romney’s aborted run tells us about parties and presidential nominations.

What if the U.S. had never invaded Afghanistan?

State lawmakers want to force schools to teach cursive even though cursive is over.

Jesus fucking Christ.

Finally, Zamboni driver arrested on suspicion of DUI during hockey game.

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