Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Good morning, folks. Scott Disick is going to rehab. Now, your morning constitutional:

Israelis have a big election today, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party faces a close race with the center-left Zionist Union coalition. On Monday, the prime minister promised that if he were elected his government would never establish a Palestinian state. Here are the key candidates.

“If Israel is led by a Labor Party prime minister and begins to change some of its policies, will Republicans decide that “support” is more complicated than they used to think?”

Republicans in the House of Representatives will unveil a budget plan Tuesday that partially privatizes Medicare, turns Medicaid into block grants to states and repeals the Affordable Care Act. Good summation of the Republicans’ budget difficulties here.

Senate Democrats are refusing to sign on to a popular sex trafficking bill because Republicans added a rider that prohibits money from a victim’s fund from being used for abortion. In return, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is placing a hold on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general.

San Francisco 49ers star linebacker announced Monday that he is retiring after one season at 24, citing fears of brain injury if he continues playing. This could mean big trouble for the NFL.

The tomb of Miguel de Cervantes has been reportedly found in Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians.

Scientists discovered a large crater on the earth-facing side of the moon, the first such discovery in over a century, and named it after Amelia Earhart.

Finally, man spray-paints face to hide from police.


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