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Morning Briefing for March 30, 2011

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For March 30, 2011

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BREAKING NEWS: In a Human Events exclusive, Emily Miller has the details on a letter sent to Congress by several Governors, including Haley Barbour and Rick Perry, demanding Congress enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Governors Haley Barbour (R.-Miss.), Bob McDonnell (R.-Va.), and Rick Perry (R.-Tex.) sent a letter to the Democrat and Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday evening calling on them to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution.“We believe it is time that the federal government be required to live within its means and balance its books every year, just as we are required to do in our respective states,” wrote the three governors in a letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS.Please click here for the rest of the breaking news story at Human Events.

1. Barack Obama Is Now Admitting Some of the Libyan Rebels May Not Be Friendly

2. On Intervention and Opposition to the Libyan Engagement

3. Liberals Continue All-Out Wisconsin Assault

4. Winning the Battle and Losing the War

5. Hey Senator Schumer, Who are the Real Extremists?

6. Wisconsin AFL-CIO Holds Joint Rally with Planned Parenthood

7. On Ethanol, Conservatives Should Stand With Tom Coburn

8. The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act & What Has Union Bosses in a Panic

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1. Barack Obama Is Now Admitting Some of the Libyan Rebels May Not Be Friendly

This is so insane it makes my head hurt.In an interview with NBC News and another with CBS News, Barack Obama is finally admitting some of the rebels we are helping in Libya may not be friendly to the United States.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. On Intervention and Opposition to the Libyan Engagement

Using the same rationale George W. Bush used to go into Iraq, Barack Obama has now gone into Libya.It seems that the world is upside down. Suddenly Republicans are concerned about going into a Middle Eastern country and Democrats are gung-ho neocon warmongers.The situation, of course, is not that simple.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Liberals Continue All-Out Wisconsin Assault

Having failed to protect their place at the government teat by bravely running away during the legislative session, Wisconsin liberals have apparently decided to win the fight by trying to remove conservatives from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which will presumably soon decide on whether the law stripping the public unions of collective bargaining power was properly passed. In the crosshairs right now is purportedly conservative Justice David Prosser. Now, Prosser has already been the subject of shenanigans from the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s liberal members – background on that is here. The gist of that particular case is that one of the Court’s liberal members accidentally-on-purpose leaked to the media that Prosser called one of the Court’s liberal Justices a “total b*tch” in a closed-door session about an ethics complaint concerning one of the Court’s other Justices.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Winning the Battle and Losing the War

Republicans have, of late, gotten very good at winning battles while losing wars. Look no further than Wisconsin. While the GOP got its legislative victory, the left is now intent on going gangbusters over recall efforts.But before they even get there, the left is going after Justice David Prosser on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Leon has a good write up on this, but the nutshell here is very important — David Prosser is all that stands between the Wisconsin Supreme Court flipping to the left.Do what you can to help re-elect David Prosser or the battle we just won will be thrown out by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. It is that simple.But there is more.The GOP is not taking the recall threat in Wisconsin seriously. We’ve diverted our attention elsewhere and we need to gear back up. You need to pull out your credit cards and checkbooks and give every penny you can to the Wisconsin GOP right now.Yes, you must.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Hey Senator Schumer, Who are the Real Extremists?

As the Democrats continue to bankrupt the nation with crushing debt, and stymie Republican attempts to balance the budget, we were beginning to wonder if they had their own plan to achieve budget solvency. The New York Times just revealed their monumental plan for the future of our fiscal stability. Drum roll……Labeling Republicans and tea partiers as extremists!Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Wisconsin AFL-CIO Holds Joint Rally with Planned Parenthood

Maybe if you’ve been a union member for some time, you’ve been able to avoid some level of discomfort over your union dues going to the political campaigns of Democrats. Maybe you’re a hard-working conscientious person who can rationalize this by saying that, after all, the Democrats are more pro-union than Republicans, generally speaking. Maybe you were able to swallow your irritation at the massive union support for Obamacare despite knowing full well that Obamacare was likely to eliminate many working class jobs as companies could not afford to afford the mandate. Now, on the other hand, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO has gone one step farther to stand in defense of an organization – Planned Parenthood – that has nothing whatsoever to do with union or working issues. That’s right: from now on you (or at least your union dues) are now in favor of taxpayer funding for abortion.Please click here for the rest of the post.

7. On Ethanol, Conservatives Should Stand With Tom Coburn

Tom Coburn, Ben Cardin, Charles Koch (yes, *that* Charles Koch), and others, want to end the ethanol subsidy. Grover Norquist who is as wrong on ethanol as he is on FedEx v. UPS and matters relating to Jihad, declares it to be a tax increase to get rid of the ethanol subsidy.In a letter to Norquist, Coburn defends ending the subsidy.Please click here for the rest of the post.

8. The FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act & What Has Union Bosses in a Panic

On Monday, the International Association of Machinists won an election to represent 2,900 employees at AirTran. The union (the same union calling for airline re-regulation) won despite the fact that 1,906 (nearly 66%) of AirTran’s employees did not vote for unionization. In fact, 36% of the employees did not vote at all. The union’s victory is a good example of how President Obama’s union appointments at the National Mediation Board have changed 75 years worth of precedence in order to favor unions. It is also a good example of why the fight over the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 is important and why the LaTourette/Costello Amendment to H.R. 658 should be defeated (again).Please click here for the rest of the post.