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Libya: An envoy for Khaddafy in Lisbon told a Portuguese newspaper Thursday morning that his regime was willing ‘to begin a negotiations process for transition.’ The statement, if true, is unlikely to quell rebels’ demands for the Libyan leader’s immediate ouster, despite sustained attacks against the resistance for the past three weeks. Former Diplomate Jamie Rubin will offer analysis of the situation on the show. (Reuters: Gaddafi Would Agree to Transition Talks)

Wisonsin: State Senate Republicans pulled a fast one on Democrats and protesters Wednesday evening. Employing the so-called “nuclear option,” senate Republicans voted to limit collective bargaining rights for most public workers, sparking outrage at the Madison capitol building and beyond. The measure heads to the Wisconsin Assembly today, where it’s expected to pass. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With Democrats Absent, Republicans Advance Collective Bargaining Changes)

King Muslim Radicalization hearings: The controversy surrounding Rep. Kings’s domestic terrorism hearings will stand front and center today. While King delves into the realm of ‘home-grown-terrorism’ (a claim he plans to substantiate with evidence), Muslims and the groups that represent them are crying foul, arguing the hearings will stoke a fresh torrent of ‘Islamophobia’ around the country. (New York Times: Domestic Terrorism Hearing Set to Begin)

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