The latest headlines from The Most Important News....

Speaking briefly at the White House Thursday, Barack Obama said Muammar Gaddafi must leave Libya and he said that the U.S. was "outraged by the violence" in the North African country as rebels and forces loyal to Gaddafi continue to battle.

One major British newspaper is reporting that the U.S. and NATO are edging closer to a possible military confrontation with Muammar Gaddafi's regime, as the U.S. deploys naval and air force units around Libya, and as David Cameron orders contingency plans for Britain to help enforce a no-fly zone.

Barack Obama has announced that he has approved the use of U.S. military aircraft to help return to Egypt those Egyptian citizens who have fled to Tunisia to escape unrest in neighboring Libya Obama said he also authorized the U.S. Agency for International Development to charter additional planes "to help people from other countries find their way home."

If the U.S. military is hesitant to enact a no-fly zone over Libya, the Army is capable of giving the opposition the capacity to use anti-aircraft defenses themselves, Sen. Joe Lieberman suggested Thursday.

Three Dutch marines are being held in Libya after they were captured by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi while trying to rescue Dutch workers.

Gaddafi has offered amnesty to Libyan rebels but has also threatened a bloodbath if the West tries to intervene.

The Wisconsin Senate has passed a resolution calling for police to take 14 Democrats into custody for contempt after they fled to Illinois to avoid voting on a union rights bill.

The number of Americans on food stamps is now over 44 million.

According to Gallup, unemployment in the United States rose to 10.3% at the end of February.

New home sales in the United States fell a shocking 11.2% between December and January and 18.6% from 12 months earlier.

97% of all U.S. mortgages are now either written or guaranteed by the U.S. government.

In the past six months, the value of the precious metal has increased nearly 80 percent, to more than $34 an ounce from around $19 an ounce.

Gas prices jumped 4 cents overnight, with the average American driver now paying more than $3.40 a gallon.

Nationwide, drivers spent $347 on gasoline in February, which is nearly 8.5% of median income, according to the Oil Price Information Service.

World food prices rose 2.2% in February from the previous month (a 26.4% annualized rate) to a record peak, according to the The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Some fast food chains in North America are limiting the servings of some vegetables on their sandwiches after a frost hit crops in California and Mexico.

Would the combination of $5 gasoline and 5 percent mortgage rates crush the U.S. economy?

Will monetization of U.S. government debt by the Federal Reserve ever come to an end?

Is George Soros trying to restructure the global financial system?

The Wall Street Journal is declaring that the reign of the U.S. dollar is coming to an end.

Total world debt, mathematically, is always tending toward infinity – and there is no possible way of paying it off.

The interest rate on Portugal's 10-year debt has been above 7% for 19 days now.

Are Europe's banks in much greater danger than most people realize?

China hopes to allow all exporters and importers to settle their cross-border trades in the yuan by the end of this year, the central bank said on Wednesday, as part of plans to grow the currency’s international role.

Is the U.S. Postal Service going to be flat broke by this October?

Alan Blinder, former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve and now an economist at Princeton, is estimating that offshoring will ulti­mately affect up to 40 million American jobs.

U.S. 15-year-olds rank 17th in the world in science and 25th in math.

Many areas of Chicago now very closely resemble "war zones".

Major U.S. airlines are raising fares for the sixth time this year.

With price of gasoline rising for the eighth consecutive day, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour accused the Obama administration of hiking energy costs in an effort to promote alternative fuels.

The founder of one of the largest Tea Party groups has had enough with the lack of budget cuts sought by House Speaker John Boehner, calling him "a fool" proposing that the movement challenge him in the 2012 elections and saying that he's now making less sense than Charlie Sheen.

Nearly every Republican freshman representative (the vast majority of whom claim to represent the Tea Party), sent a letter to Barack Obama demanding he submit the Korea, Panama and Columbia free trade agreements to the House of Representatives for ratification.

Karl Rove says that Republicans cannot win in 2012 with just a message of austerity.

Fareed Zakaria, a member of both the CFR and the Trilateral Commission, says that America is failing because of our failure to embrace “market-based” globalism.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a tacit admission during a U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities committee meeting yesterday, arguing that the State Department needs more money because the US military-industrial complex is “losing the information war” to the likes of Russia Today and Al Jazeera due to the US corporate media having completely abandoned “real news”.

A national ID card for all Americas?  Get ready - the REAL ID Act goes into full effect on May 11th.

An increasing number of cities are turning toilet water into tap water.

In New York City in 2007, 87,527 abortions were performed, with 43,568–or 49.8 percent–of the aborted babies being black, according to the CDC.

Lawmakers in Texas are eyeing the adoption of an immigration reform law similar to the one in Arizona, making the Lone Star state the latest to join about a dozen others also considering it.

Almost overnight, the online evangelical community has erupted into a full-blown debate over doctrines related to heaven, hell, religious pluralism, justice, mercy and atonement.

After a large posting of the Ten Commandments was removed for the second time from a Giles High School wall, kids began posting the Ten Commandments on their lockers.

Prosecutors have notified a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing a patient and seven babies at his abortion clinic that they intend to pursue the death penalty against him.

A family in Pasadena, California is making a living from selling produce grown in their yard to neighbors and restaurants. They grow 6,000 pounds of produce on 1/10th of an acre of cultivated land per year.

One of the nation’s senior scientists has alerted the federal government to a newly discovered organism that may have the potential to cause infertility and spontaneous abortion in farm animals, raising significant concerns about human health. Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus at Purdue University, believes the appearance and prevalence of the unnamed organism may be related to the nation’s over reliance on the weed killer known as Roundup and/or to something about the genetically engineered Roundup-Ready crops.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered the removal from the market of more than 500 prescription drugs used to treat colds, coughs and allergies because the medications had never gone through a federal review of their safety and effectiveness.

Lastly, a new study appearing in the journal Anticancer Research lays out the simple, powerful truth about vitamin D that we’ve been teaching at NaturalNews for years: A typical adults needs 4,000 – 8,000 IUs of vitamin D each day to prevent cancer, MS and type-1 diabetes, not the ridiculously low 400 – 800 IUs recommended by the U.S. government.

The latest headlines from The Most Important News....

The U.S. repositioned some naval forces near Libya and threatened Monday that all options remain on the table to protect Libyans threatened by an increasingly isolated and defiant Moammar Gadhafi, including the possible use of warplanes to patrol Libyan skies.

The United States has frozen at least $30 billion in Libyan government assets, a U.S. Treasury official announced Monday -- one of a series of steps being taken by international leaders designed to break strongman Moammar Gadhafi's grip on power.

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Monday denied the existence of the protests that have threatened his hold on power.

Following Secretary of State Clinton’s recent call for intervention, a rebel leader in Libya has stated his country does not want or need any help from the United States and its globalist partners.

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, "no options" have been taken off the table when it comes to the situation in Libya.

The unrest in Libya has cut oil output by half in the world's 12th largest exporter, the West's energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency said on Monday, more than it initially estimated.

The European Union voted Monday to adopt sanctions against Libya that included an arms embargo, an asset freeze and a visa ban, wire services reported.

Yemen's main opposition bloc on Monday rejected President Ali Abdullah Saleh's call to form a unity government to rule until elections to replace him, saying its goal is simply "the fall of the regime."

Anti-government protesters in Oman refused to end protests Monday, despite orders from the sultan to hire 50,000 people and pay a stipend to people who are out of work.

About 60 people were arrested during an anti-government rally attended by about 15,000 people in Zagreb, Croatia on Saturday.

For the second Sunday in a row, protesters in China gathered in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities to call for reform.

The popular uprisings across the Middle East are sparking similar unrest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with youth groups and workers in that country now calling for a “day of rage” demonstration in the capital, Riyadh, on March 11th.

Russia is vowing to fulfil its contract to supply Syria with cruise missiles despite the turmoil shaking the Arab world and Israel's furious condemnation of the deal.

In a major setback to Iran's nuclear program, technicians will have to unload fuel from the country's first atomic power plant because of an unspecified safety concern, a senior government official said Saturday.

A new national telephone survey found that 58% of American adults believe the unrest in the Middle East will lead to a major war involving the US, with 26% saying it is "very likely."

Barack Obama recently told Republican state governors that they can offer alternatives to his federal health care plan as soon as 2014, so long as they meet the new requirements for covering the uninsured.

Gasoline prices have risen almost 20 cents a gallon in the past week, or 6%, to a national average of $3.368 per gallon according to AAA.

The uncertain situation in the Middle East could send world oil prices to $200 or $300 a barrel even as the Obama Administration fails to promote domestic energy development, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) warned recently.

In the United States, the price of ground beef is up over 11 percent compared to a year ago and the price of butter is up 27 percent compared to a year ago.

Consumers increased spending 0.2% in January, the smallest gain since June, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

Over the past six months, wage income is up $111 billion, and outlays on food and energy are up $116 billion.

Chinese and U.S. cotton futures hit their upward trading limits on Monday, with speculators blamed at least in part for driving up prices that were already rising because of low supply and high demand.

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, the latest evidence that the housing market continues to struggle.

Every child born today in the United States inherits $45,000 in federal government debt.

Entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare now account for 58% of all U.S. government spending.

Entitlements and interest alone will exceed total federal revenue by 2025.

Only 1 in 50 Americans needed Medicaid when it was first created in 1965, 1 in 6 Americans receives Medicaid now.

Some of the largest corporations in the United States do not pay a dime in federal taxes.

James Bullard, president of the St. Louis Fed, said "never say never" in response to a question about whether even more bond purchases, i.e. QE3, may be needed following a speech he gave last week.

Economist Marc Faber believes that the U.S. economy is doomed.

Barack Obama must embrace Islam as a way of life or face the consequences of a trial under the Shariah Islamic court system, British extremist cleric Anjem Choudary declared recently.

The sudden appearance early in the morning of an enormous crack, measuring 100 meters wide and three kilometers long, caused confusion among residents of the Huacullani district in southern Peru.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Chile on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was centered 23 miles south of Concepcion in southern Chile.

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas just after 11 p.m. on Sunday the United States Geological Survey said.

Residents of Christchurch, New Zealand are still reeling from last week's devastating 6.3 magnitude quake.

Authorities in New Zealand say that a third of the buildings in central Christchurch may need to be demolished and rebuilt.

Some unbelievable "before and after" photos of the effects of the Christchurch earthquake can be found here.

Heavy rains recently unleashed a "mega-mudslide" in Bolivia's capital that destroyed 400 homes.

Firefighters in Texas continued efforts to contain fast-moving wildfires that have destroyed at least 60 homes, burned more than 120,000 acres, and caused an accident that killed a 5-year-old child, state forestry officials said Monday.

Fears that the destroyed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl could collapse and again leak deadly radiation have prompted European agencies to seek large amounts of money to fund the construction of a vast steel building to encase the site.

You may not want genetically-modified foods in your body, but you are probably eating them anyway.

Boston Dynamics, maker of the Army’s BigDog robotic mule, announced today that Darpa has awarded it a contract to build a much faster and more fearsome animal-like robot, Cheetah.

The Homeland Security Department this summer plans to begin testing a DNA analyzer that's small enough to be easily portable and fast enough to return results in less than an hour.

Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.

Unless it is stopped, the provisions of The Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-13, 119 Stat 392), through the Department of Homeland Security, will require the federalization of State-issued driver's licenses by May 11, 2011.

The Earth's magnetic field is changing at an increasing rate, throwing off airports and altering the aurora borealis -- and its effect on ordinary compasses could mean the difference between homeward bound and hopelessly lost.

Did you know that the Great Pyramid in Egypt actually contains a prophecy about the Lord Jesus Christ?

After months of updates to its Like button, Facebook has released an update that fundamentally changes the button's functionality to that of a Share button. Now after hitting the Like button, a full story with a headline, blurb and thumbnail will be posted to your profile wall.

Lastly, a scheduled meeting of the Middle East mediators Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union in March will mark an important turning point.  According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the quartet will try to draw borderlines between Israel and a sovereign Palestinian state.