Mideast; Midwest; DOMA; Budget

There's more strife in Libya as security forces opened fire on protestors in Tripoli. Should the US military intervene? In Wisconsin, the state Assembly passes a bill to strip collective bargaining rights. Will this become a national issue over the next 18 months leading up to the 2012 election? There's reaction from our to the news that the Obama Administration will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. Finally, with the budget standoff between the White House and Capitol Hill, are we looking at a possible government shutdown next week? (Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large of Thomson Reuters, sits in for Arianna Huffington.)

Banner image: A picture of a screen taken from the television on February 22, 2011 shows Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gesturing while delivering a nationwide address in Tripoli. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images