Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime has reached out to the rebels seeking to overthrow his government "for some sort of negotiated solution to this crisis," NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro tells our Newscast desk.
But, she says, "officials from the rebel 'government' here have flatly refused to have anything to do with Tripoli as long as Moammar Gadhafi stays in power. They say 'he must go and then we can talk; not before that.' "
"Throw the bums out" is not an uncommon sentiment among voters disillusioned with elected officials.
But the urge to "throw 'em out" is now so great in Wisconsin, where a budget battle is raging, that many voters can't wait until the next election. Instead, partisans are trying to unseat 16 members of the state Senate through an election recall process, the scope of which has rarely — if ever — been seen.
It's "really unusual," says Thomas Cronin, a Colorado College political science professor who has written about the politics of initiative, referendum and recall.