State of the Union Early Bird for April 3, 2011
April 3rd, 2011
04:59 AM ET
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State of the Union Early Bird for April 3, 2011

(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar this morning: The latest in Libya, the fight to keep the government funded, and the re-election launch of President Obama.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interview with former National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones (Ret.) today at 9am/12pm ET.

LIBYA/POLITICAL UNREST

Libyan rebels struggle to explain rift

The strike, which killed 13 rebels and injured seven, illustrated the hazards of conducting an aerial bombing campaign against a fluid and fast moving front line. Several cars and an ambulance were also incinerated, and opposition leaders said rebels may have been responsible for the bombing because they had fired their guns into the air in celebration.

“It was a terrible mistake, and we apologize, and we will not let it happen again,” said Abdul Hafidh Ghoga, vice president and spokesman of the opposition’s Transitional National Council.

Libya shells town in west as rebels name "crisis team"

Slaughter in Ivory Coast as the Grisly Political Standoff Intensifies

BUDGET TALKS

President Obama intervenes in budget standoff

Budget Battle to Be Followed by an Even Bigger Fight

Even as the two parties struggled over the weekend to reach a deal on federal spending for the next six months and avert a government shutdown at the end of the week, House Republicans were completing a budget proposal for next year and beyond. It is likely to spur an ideological showdown over the size of government and the role of entitlement programs like Medicaid and Medicare.

POLITICS

Obama '12 launch likely next week

An Obama Insider, Running the Race From Afar

R.N.C. May Sponsor Debates in Exchange for Help on Debt

Post-Tim Kaine Democratic National Committee up in the air

IN OTHER NEWS

After Japan disaster, disposing of waste creates dilemmas

Transocean gives bonuses after Gulf of Mexico BP spill

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  1. garey

    That Texas repug on your show this morning "Was Discusting! Idoits like him "Blaming the President for what the repugs did to the country for ten years!!!!!! I as an "independant" find him "Repulsive". Repubs will lose in 2012! Bilk the Poor,for the Rich" Vote them Down!!!!!

    April 3, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |