- The Greek government has called for a national referendum on the EU rescue package sending stocks crashing and causing MF Global to file for bankruptcy over its exposure to European debt.
- In Libya, a new interim Prime Minister has been named, but the country is already having some trouble turning the militias that helped lead the rebels to victory into regular army units.
- UNESCO admitted Palestine to the body as a full member, and in response the U.S. has stopped payment on $60 million in annual funding to the organization.
- In Egypt, protesters are coming to the aid of a blogger who was arrested and refuses to recognize the military court the government sought to try him in because the military is the group bringing the charges against him.
- Amnesty International has been critical of the Ugandan government's crackdown on opposition groups, protesting the higher prices in the country.
- Herman Cain spent much of yesterday addressing sexual harassment claims that two former employees have levied against him. But Cain's shifting story over a 24 period has raised more questions than it has answered.
- Score a point for civility, oh wait, take that point down.
- The Super Committee is running out of time, but Social Security is on the table. No words yet is tax increases are also on the table.
- Some Jewish leaders believe Obama needs to make a visit to Israel or else lose Jewish support, though I think Matt Yglesias might find this argument a bit lacking.