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There are terrible floods in Bangkok. The United Nations voted to end the military campaign in Libya. A Marine veteran of the Iraq war was wounded in the Occupy Oakland protest. The deficit supercommittee now has competing (hostile?) proposals. Rick Perry, realizing his limitations, may skip some debates. It turns out that the basic chemicals for life are made inside stars. The Copiale Cipher has been cracked, and an eighteenth century secret society had its secrets revealed.
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The war in Libya appears to be over. Gaddafi’s régime has been completely destroyed, his army vanquished and his supporters fled or in hiding. The long-time despot’s body is currently a morbid tourist attraction pending an investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Given that, I’d like to make some observations and ask some questions of the readership here. (more…)
It’s talk show day. This week is a potpourri of Plouffe, Palestine, Presidential prospects, and power politics. Please peruse the programming, per Politico, presented this week:
Meet the Press (NBC) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks about education policy and politics in advance of NBC’s second annual Education Nation Teacher Town Hall. And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who’s in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, shows up to talk about Palestine’s request for admittance to the United Nations as a full member state.
This Week (ABC) — White House senior adviser David Plouffe will talk about President Obama’s American Jobs Act proposal. Also. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Hanan Ahrawi, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, will be discussing the Palestinian bid for member state status at the UN.
Face the Nation (CBS) — Both national party chairs are here — Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Reince Priebus (R-WI).
State of the Union (CNN) — Plouffe, plus Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), will talk about the latest budget showdown, with next Friday’s deadline to keep the lights on. Also, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will discuss the Republican Presidential candidate field, while promoting his new book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.
Newsmakers (CSPAN) — Alexander, who’s leaving his Senate leadership position as Republican Conference chairman, will be here as well.
- Sunday show preview: A Plouffe parade, the chairmen and foreign affairs talk (thehill.com)
- Sunday talk show tip sheet (politico.com)
- Showdown at UN: Palestine bid draws near (rt.com)
- Alexander to Resign Senate Leadership Post (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)