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By Staff

Wisconsin Democrats threatened with police action, layoffs

“MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s governor threatened Thursday to issue thousands of layoff notices within 24 hours if Senate Democrats who fled to Illinois fail to return for a vote on a measure that would cripple the state’s public unions, and their Republican colleagues also stepped up the pressure by authorizing police to round up the missing lawmakers.”

Extracurricular Sex Toy Lesson Draws Rebuke at Northwestern

“The president of Northwestern University said Thursday that he was “troubled and disappointed” by a psychology professor’s decision to present his students last week with a demonstration outside class that featured a couple engaging in a live sex act using a prop.”

Obama’s Tough Message For Gadhafi: ‘He Must Leave’

“President Obama issued his toughest warning yet to Libya’s embattled regime on Thursday. ‘The violence must stop,’ the President said . ‘Moammar Gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead, and he must leave.”

GOP Budget Could Hobble Obama Environment Policy

“The Environmental Protection Agency and global warming programs government-wide stand to lose big in the battle over the federal budget.The House already passed its bill to fund the federal government for the rest of this year, and it doesn’t just cut EPA programs — it also steamrolls the Obama administration’s environmental policy.”