Morning Constitutional – Monday, 6 April 2015

Good morning, everybody. Jenna Bush Hager is expecting her second daughter. Now, your morning constitutional:

Kenyan jets bombed a Shabab militant group training camp in Somalia in retaliation for an attack on a Kenyan university that left nearly 150 students dead last week.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday that he no longer objects to a referendum to devolve power to local regions at the center of the country’s conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

A humanitarian crisis has been triggered in Aden, Yemen, the last stronghold of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi as fighting against Houthi rebels, has caused food, water and electricity shortages. The Red Cross is planning to drop humanitarian aid, but has been unable to so far because of the ongoing violence.

Pakistani defense minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Monday that Saudi Arabia asked Pakistan to contribute soldiers to a potential coalition ground effort in Yemen.

While California suffers from a massive drought, the state is still producing a large number of water-intensive crops, which many experts are calling a “case study in the unwise use of natural resources.”

California drought tests history of endless growth.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush apparently committed voter fraud.

Make the anniversary of the Confederates’ surrender a national holiday.

Why do more people say the Affordable Care Act harmed them than helped them?

The surprising benefits of autocratic elections.

Finally, woman given ticket for applying lip balm at a red light.


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