- As the NTC push into Sirte, Turkish PM Erdogan has arrived in Tripoli just a day after Sarkozy and Cameron visited. Back in Turkey, the Foreign Ministry announced they would allow the United States to place X-band radar in the country. This is intending to give the U.S. greater warning of missile launches from Iran.
- President Abbas, operating under his chairmanship of the PLO, will deliver a speech in Ramallah today that will outline the Palestinian case for statehood. He intends to hand the application to Ban Ki-moon personally on Monday. Sen. John Barrasso believes the U.S. should stop this "end run" around the peace process. Your editor asks "What peace process?" Ahmad Tibi believes if the U.S. blocks this vote puts "the U.S. squarely on the wrong side of the Arab Spring." That sounds familiar.
- Egyptians plan to take to the streets today to protest the ruling military council's emergency laws. The military was the decisive institution in ousting Mubarak, but it seems slow to adapt to its new found power.
- Marine Sergeant, Dakota Meyer, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan that saved the lives of 36 U.S. and Afghan military forces.
- The Senate has managed to avert another crisis in FAA funding.
- Republican legislators at the state level are throwing up barriers to voting in ways that will disenfranchise constituencies that have historically been ignored by the political process. **Editor's note: Shame on The Washington Post for suggesting the biggest problem with rewriting these laws is that Democrats won't win. The biggest problem is that people won't be able to vote.**