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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

President Obama Speaks To Nation on Libya -
yesterday, the president addressed the nation on the involvement of the U.S. in the conflict in Libya. He stressed the U.N. action to protect civilians and made clear there would be no American troops on the ground and the time period for action by U.S. forces would be short.

The NY Times has a good read here on the shift in U.S. policy from no involvement to limited involvement in Libya.

You can bet special forces are already on the ground in Libya and expectations are air attacks from NATO will begin today.

Meanwhile Gadaffi's forces have entered the rebel held city of Benghazi. has more here.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Lineup -
the disaster in Japan putting a spotlight on nuclear power plants, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will appear on all of the "big five" morning shows. The conflict in Libya and the continued negotiations in Congress to approve a budget for the remainder of this year and next will also be among the topics discussed. Below, has a preview.


CBO Differs with Obama Administration on Budget Deficit Projection -
the Obama administration said their 2012 budget would increase the budget deficit by 7.2 trillion over the next ten years. After review by the nonpartisan congressional Budget office, their estimate is the budget deficit would be increased by 9.5 trillion over the next ten years. has more here.


Wisconsin Judge Halts Union Busting Bill -
a temporary restraining order has been placed on the budget passed by the state of Wisconsin. has more here. Stay Tuned...

The right of collective bargaining by workers has turned into a rallying cry for Democrats.


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