Morning Constitutional – Friday, 20 March 2015

Good morning, everybody. Idina Menzel dyed her hair. Now, your morning constitutional:

Three Four suicide bombers attacked two mosques controlled by Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday, killing at least 46 126 and injuring 100 260. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack, but the claim could not be confirmed; if true, it would be the group’s first attack in the country.

The U.S. is close to deciding whether to maintain more troops in Afghanistan next year than planned as divisions within the Taliban are keeping them from engaging in peace talks with the Afghan government,

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), newly minted chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, threatened Thursday that he would slash U.S. funding for the U.N. if the U.N. lifts sanctions on Iran as part of an agreement over its nuclear program.

President Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 40 percent.

Reuters says that its websites have been blocked in China, joining the New York Times, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

France passed a law mandating that commercial rooftops be covered in plants or outfitted with solar panels.

Schools around the U.S. facing a shortage of substitute teachers as the economy improves.

No, the president did not say that people should be required to vote.

“A recent Economist/YouGov poll found that 93 percent of Americans over the age of 65 said they don’t receive a government subsidy to pay for health insurance. (Nearly all seniors receive a subsidy via Medicare.)”

Charlie Pierce, because you should always read Charlie Pierce.

Finally, flight forced to land because it smelled like poop.


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