Libya: Despite countless reports, pictures and international outcry condemning his actions, Khaddafy insists he maintains control of Libya, brushing off the fact that his country is, by definition, amidst a civil war. As he continued military attacks against the very people he claims “love” him, opposition rebels collided with Khaddafi loyalists again Tuesday, still maintaining their hopes of taking Tripoli and ending his 42 year reign. (Telegraph: Gaddafi Claims He Has Support of Libyans in ABC Interview)
Wisconsin budget: The situation in Wisconsin is expected to reach critical mass today: Gov. Walker plans to outline his budget, coinciding with deadline he established for the achievement of a legislative quorum. If not reached, he vows, widespread layoffs will follow. (NPR: Wis. Governor To Outline Budget Amid Ongoing Crisis)
Weather: The effects of weather are impacting many Americans again today. Flooding is expected in many parts of Midwest and Ohio Valley, one day after storms and tornados walloped both regions. (Yahoo!News: Ohio, Parts of Midwest Brace for More Flooding)
On the Daily Rundown: We have the latest on the severe weather sweeping the Midwest, the unrest in Libya, the budget crisis in Wisconsin, and the inner workings of the nascent budget deal on Capitol Hill. The BBC’s Matt Frei is on the show to talk Libya and National Journal’s Major Garrett will come on to talk budget and congress. And one of those Democratic State Senators hiding out in Illinois will join from an undisclosed location—is a deal in the works to get them back to Madison?