The United States just announced that it now considers the main opposition group in Libya to be that country's legitimate government.
The Transitional National Council that opposes Col. Moammar Gadhafi won international recognition from the U.S. and other members of the Contact Group, the 22 nations who coalesced to address Libya's future. NPR's Peter Kenyon is at the Group's summit in Istanbul and tells NPR Newscast Desk that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement.
President Barack Obama sits with Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey in front of a screen displaying the question he tweeted during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
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Fred Barnes is the executive editor for The Weekly Stanard.
Recall the old saying: Be careful what you wish for. In the struggle over raising the debt limit, it applies to President Obama as well as to congressional Republicans.