The president has begun spinning last week's budget deal, and pitching his plan for reducing the national debt, with advisers taking his case to the Sunday morning news show gangbang. Maybe tax cuts again?

And already the next budget fight, over the nation's debt ceiling, is looming over Congress. And the rhetoric will sound familiar: Planned Parenthood, environmental protections, health care rollbacks, etc.

Slowed by airstrikes, but not stopped, Moammar Qaddafi's forces are gradually eating their way back through Libya's "ragtag" rebels, who appear to be "failing" in their mission to unseat the dictator.

In Egypt, former dictator Hosni Mubarak
tries to sweet-talk his former people, taking to the airwaves to complain that charges of "corruption" have offended his very tender feelings.

Israel offers an olive branch to militants in the Gaza Strip after weeks of escalating mortar attacks, tank excursions, and bombings. To enforce any cease-fire (and put Israel in the same club as Libya), the Arab League wants the UN to approve a no-fly zone over Gaza.

Turns out the people who manufacture Ikea furniture are way more unhappy than the people (like you and me) who assemble it. Remember, there's always Craigslist.

More unhappy workers: The crews working to save Japan from utter (instead of just total) nuclear calamity—now and over the past several decades—are largely underpaid, overworked temps.

After a closely contested Supreme Court vote
that could undo the state's new anti-labor law, Wisconsinites are learning all about the magic of brazen, naked, craven, etc., election theft.

Reactionary British lawmakers want to crack down on asshole cyclists—aka "Lycra louts"—after a speeding rider mowed down a pedestrian.

Portland's water bureau would like to bill you monthly.
But in a sudden burst of concern over costs, Randy Leonard says the $45 million plan for new meters is too expensive.

The bureau does, however, have its own song.