Libyan helicopter gunships fired on a rebel force advancing west toward the capital, Tripoli, along the country's Mediterranean coastline Sunday, and forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi fought intense ground battles with the rival fighters.
Wisconsin state workers were out in force again Saturday to protest Governor Scott Walker's budget proposal and his move to end collective bargaining for most state employees. The rally at the state capitol was held a day after Walker sent notices to state workers' unions warning that he would institute layoffs if his budget proposal is not passed.
Facing a short-term extension of funding for the federal budget, guest host Lynn Neary talks with Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) about the debate over federal government funding measures and the prospect of a government shutdown.
Congress will begin a series of controversial hearings this week about the American Muslim community. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, will take testimony on what he calls the radicalization of Muslims in the U.S., and he'll ask Islamic leaders what they are doing to stop it. The high-profile hearings have concerned Muslims across the U.S. and in King's district on Long Island.
Rebels in Eastern Libya suffered a serious setback Sunday when they were ambushed by forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi in the city of Bin Jawad. The attack left the rebels' hold on the nearby city of Ras Lanuf in jeopardy, and halted the rebel advance on Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte.