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Libyan Oppo Leader: Trust Us (and Arm Us, Too)
The former Libyan ambassador thinks the U.S. should arm the Libyan rebels despite concern by some that the rebels are becoming increasingly disorganized. The ambassador, Ali Aujali, also "rejected" any possible peace agreement that allowed Libyan dictator Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to stay in the country, Time's Michael Crowley reports.

Congress Still Has Time Before It Must Deal with the Debt Limit Issue
Congress has a little more time than the April 8 deadline when the current continuing resolution expires to deal with the debt limit, Heritage Foundation Foundry blog David S. Addington argues

The Collapse of the American Empire Won’t Be Televised…
Tom Levenson at Balloon Juice notes that there probably isn't enough oil to last another hundred years. Based on this, Levenson argues that two major factors will cause other countries to "eat our lunch in our energy future": China and Republicans. Read more here

Obama's Latest Volte Face
Writing at The Daily Beast-hosted Daily Dish, Andrew Sullivan writes that the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by military tribunal "is as sad as keeping Gitmo open."

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Boehner to introduce one-week stopgap to stave off shutdown
Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman, both staff writers for The Hill, report that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wanted to have "leverage" before a meeting with President Obama and top Senate Democrats on Tuesday.

Committee chairman says Libya resolution would fail in House
A resolution authorizing President Obama's order for the U.S. military to intervene in Libya would fail in the House, even after the U.S. intervened and handed the lead over to NATO, says House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) according to The Hill's John T. Bennett.

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