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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Revolt Continues in Libya -
unlike the mostly peaceful demonstrations in Egypt which led to president Mubarak to step down and promised concessions by the military, Muammar Qaddafi refuses to step down in Libya and promises to quell the rebellion.

President Obama has ordered sanctions against Qaddafi and closed the U.S. Embassy as almost all Americans have now left the country.The United Nations has condemned the action by Qaddafi and pressure is mounting to issue a internationally enforced no-fly zone. The Washington post has more here.


Egyptian Military Cracks Down on Protesters -
showing a change in tactics, the military tore down tents and dispersed protesters who had returned to Tahrir Square to demand an end to emergency law. The NY Times has more here.


Senate Democrats Change Mind on Two Week Budget Extension Offered By Republicans -
in the latest twist on what appears to be an forever ongoing budget struggle. The latest two week extension of the present continuing resolution calls for 4 Billion in cuts as the two sides continue to negotiate an agreement to fund the government for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Republicans have also pledged to add 2 Billion in cuts for extending each additional week of funding. has more here.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
Below, has a preview of the morning programs. Union busting in Wisconsin will be the theme on NBC "Meet The Press" as Wisconsin Governor Walker is among the guests. Fox News Sunday has two likely Republican presidential candidates in Mike Huckabee and Mitch Daniels. CNN "State of The Union" will be discussing the unrest in Libya with senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).


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