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Too late for a Libya no-fly zone?

Too late for a Libya no-fly zone?

03/15/11 08:00PM

As Moammar Gadhafi's forces close in on the strategic rebel-held town of Benghazi, The Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Haas says the Obama administration appears to be concentrating their diplomatic efforts elsewhere. watch

Petraeus testimony given scant attention

Petraeus testimony given scant attention

03/15/11 08:00PM

General Petraeus updated the Senate Armed Services committee on progress in Afghanistan yesterday, but with dramatic events overseas and Washington distracted, his testimony appeared uneventful. Yochi Dreazen covered the hearing for National Journal... watch

Nuclear emergency continues

Nuclear emergency continues

03/14/11 08:00PM

Japan’s nuclear emergency remains tense after the country’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant saw its third explosion in four days. Nuclear experts David Albright and Edwin Lyman join the show to explain the growing crisis. watch

Is U.S. prepared for Japan-like event?

Is U.S. prepared for Japan-like event?

03/14/11 08:00PM

Experts say a major quake in the western United States is inevitable, possibly causing large tsunamis. The acting Secretary of California Emergency Management, Mike Dayton, joins the show to cover preparations at home. watch

Morrell on Daily Rundown: No decision taken on Libya no-fly zone

03/14/11 10:53AM

Geoff Morrell, Press Secretary for the Department of Defense, made news on The Daily Rundown this morning. Here's the report from Reuters:(Reuters) - The United States has not made a decision to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday, denying a report by al Jazeera television. "That is a decision, a political decision ultimately, that has not been taken," Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told msnbc television. He added that a no-fly zone was still, however, an option "under consideration."See above for the video of Morrell this morning. read more

MASSIVE QUAKE, TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN; WARNINGS FOR HAWAII, WEST COAST

03/11/11 10:11AM

Live blog and live stream on msnbc.com of earthquake and tsunami's aftermath.msnbc.com: Hundreds dead after massive quake slams JapanA magnitude 8.9 earthquake — the biggest in modern Japanese history — slammed the island nation's eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland and prompting a "nuclear emergency." According to police, 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai. read more

WashSpeak: Take a Step Back

03/10/11 12:09PM

A tactic of politicos and press secretaries when they 'take a step back' to provide context, give the history of an issue or simply avoid answering a pointed question.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

Morning Rundown

03/10/11 10:57AM

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. read more

WashSpeak: Testing the waters

03/09/11 11:34AM

At the moment, we're not hearing a lot of "we're in" from the potential Republican presidential field right now.Instead, 244 days from Election Day and it's time to float your name, make speeches, see what kind of money you can raise -- which is all known as "testing the waters."If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

Morning Rundown

03/09/11 09:53AM

Libya: Colonel Khaddafy continued his defiant rhetoric again Wednesday, all but daring the West to hit him with an airstrike. The embattled Libyan leader, appearing this time on Turkish television, said "..the Libyan people will take up arms" against the West were the country to be hit by an airstrike. An attack, which would be the first phase in implementing a potential a no-fly zone, would come as "proof"  that foreign states plan on stealing Libyan oil and taking "control of Libya", Khaddafy said.Budget: Senate Maj. read more

Morning Rundown

03/08/11 07:20AM

Libya: The fighting continues. The story unfolding in Libya remains centered around Khaddafy's unrelenting grip on power, and his employment of all-out strategic warfare against dissenting rebels, which carried on again Tuesday morning. read more

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