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Politics

At 90 Days, Libya Conflict Has Washington Divided

Originally published on Sat June 18, 2011 3:54 pm

A Libyan raises his AK-47 and an American flag in the rebel-stronghold city of Benghazi.
Gianluigi Guercia AFP/Getty Images

The debate over what to do about Libya is coming to a head on Capitol Hill.

The U.S. military intervention in Libya reaches its 90th day on Sunday. That number is significant, because according to the 1973 War Powers Resolution, Congress must authorize American engagements in hostilities that surpass 90 days.

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8:00am

Sat June 18, 2011
Politics

GOP Splits Up For Weekend Conferences

The different dimensions of the current conservative world are on display at separate conferences this weekend, with most of the Republican presidential candidates taking part in one or the other. In New Orleans, the Republican Leadership Conference is attracting about half the Republican field. In Minneapolis, several candidates will be on hand for the Internet-oriented RightOnLine conference. Host Scott Simon discusses these events with NPR correspondents Debbie Elliott in New Orleans and Ina Jaffe in Minneapolis.

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Sat June 18, 2011
Strange News

Parents Charged $500 For Lemonade Violation

A group of kids opened a lemonade stand just outside the entrance to the U.S. Open golf championship in Bethesda, Md., this week, but their parents were fined $500 for not having a commercial permit. Host Scott Simon reports how the kids got a lesson in county politics and media exposure.

8:00am

Sat June 18, 2011
Pop Culture

'Bohemian Rhapsody,' We Will Not Let You Go

Queen's 1975 opera-inspired hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been named the most popular song ever in the UK by BBC Radio 4 listeners. Host Scott Simon talks to music writer Alan Connor about the meanings behind the song's sometimes obscure lyrics.

8:00am

Sat June 18, 2011
From Our Listeners

Your Most Embarrassing Dad Moments

Following last week's interview with the Utah dad who dressed in costume every school morning to wave goodbye to his teenage son's school bus, we hear from listeners who phoned in their own memorable "embarrassing dad" moments.

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