Julian Zelizer says the Republican brand suffered and liberal causes gained strength in 2012.
Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have fired cluster munitions into residential areas in Misrata, Human Rights Watch said. A Libyan official denied the charge.
The House of Representatives passed the Republican leadership’s 2012 budget proposal Friday, approving a blueprint for cutting federal deficits by roughly $4.4 trillion over the next decade while radically overhauling Medicare and Medicaid — two popular entitlement programs long considered politically untouchable.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States strongly condemns the use of violence on protesters in Libya and said a unified international response was forming.
Undeterred by the attack on their sit-in a day earlier, anti-government protesters said they would gather at Sanaa University again on Wednesday to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.
Saudi Arabia’s king condemned protesters in Egypt on Saturday as “infiltrators” seeking to destabilize their country.