Today was the last day for Congressional Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a compromise on the federal budget and thus avoid a government shutdown. However, despite an evening meeting that included President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, no agreement could be reached, and the government will run out of funding on Friday.
In other news, in a Libyan town that was recently retaken by forces loyal to Col. Muammar Kadafy, the regime’s troops knocked down a mosque that had been used as an arsenal and command center by the rebels. Bulldozers subsequently razed the building completely, so that there was no trace of a mosque left on the site. The rebels were outraged that such a thing could be done in an Islamic country. There’s no word on whether anyone has been attacked and beheaded in Afghanistan in revenge for all the Korans that were destroyed along with the mosque.
Meanwhile, the Libyan rebels are complaining that NATO has not done enough to help them.
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