- The U.S. will send former military personnel to Libya to attempt to track down and destroy surface-to-air missiles that Qaddafi had stockpiled, for fear they may fall into terrorist hands. Speaking of Qaddafi, a senior NTC official says their forces are tracking Qaddafi via satellite as he stays mobile in southern Libya. Whenever I hear about tracking someone via satellite, I always think about this.
- On the heels of S&P downgrading Spain's sovereign debt, the G-20 finance ministers will meet to discuss what to do with a anemic (potentially non-existent) recovery.
- The CIA says they have killed the highest ranking member yet, of those targeted, of the Haqqani network via drone strike in northwest Pakistan.
- President Obama has said Iran will be held to account for the alleged bombing plot, and while that is likely to be more sanctions as we see in Syria sometimes the expected targets don't feel the sting as much as the broader populace.
- Hermain Cain's 9-9-9 plan would put a greater burden on the poor then current tax code, and as it happens when you are the (almost) front runner people are beginning to wonder what Cain brings beyond 9-9-9.
- So many jobs plans, so little time. Though the Congress did approve three free trade deals long languishing in legislative purgatory, giving President Obama a slight victory though not everyone is excited about the trade deal. **Editor's Note: Cutting the corporate tax rate may be a good idea, but the issue right now is not that companies don't have enough cash so tying that to a short-term jobs bill is very misleading.**
- Mitt Romney doesn't fear a trade war with China in an op-ed your editor finds a bit disconcerting.
- As the Occupy movements continue, Democrats have a difficult time so far connecting with the anger.