Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Good morning, everybody. Channing Tatum hated GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Now, your morning constitutional:

President Obama’s months-long push for a Pacific Rim trade deal is approaching success as Congress is set to pass legislation allowing the administration to negotiate a trade deal and fast-track the deal through Congress.

Files leaked by Edward Snowden describe the process used to target terrorists with drone strikes and how things go wrong.

France has summoned the U.S. envoy in Paris over claims reported by Wikileaks that the U.S. spied on French presidents between 2006-2012.

Islamic State militants have allegedly destroyed two mausoleums in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Syrian Antiquities and Museums Department.

At least 749 have been killed by a heat wave in Pakistan that is being called the worst in a decade.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to announce his bid for the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, becoming the 13th announced candidate.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker set to sign a bill on Wednesday easing gun regulations in Wisconsin.

Why Republicans had to stop pandering over the Confederate flag.

More Americans are renting instead of owning their homes, even as rents are increasing.

Since 9/11, nearly twice as many Americans have been killed by white supremacists and other non-Muslim extremists than by Jihadists.

New York City has granted historic landmark status to the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 police raid and ensuing riot that started the LGBT rights movement.

CJR with a thoughtful piece on Tiger Beat on the Potomac.

Finally, Omaha man says he tried to join the Islamic State because the Humane Society took his cat away.

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