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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Clinton to Appear On All Sunday Morning Shows -
as the events in Egypt are unfolding, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give the U.S. position on the issue. The U.S. has been an ally of Egypt and President Mubarak for thirty years, so it will be a delicate dance for Clinton as she explains the U.S. position. The NY Times has a good read here on how President Obama is pressing for change in Egypt, but not a new face, here.


Mubarak Meets With Military Leaders -
as the crisis in Egypt enters the sixth day, President Hosni Mubarak met with military leaders. The army is in Cairo, replacing police who were trying to handle the mass demonstrations against the rule of Mubarak. The U.S. has urged Americans to leave Egypt and has warned against travel to the country. has an update here.


It's Michele Bachmann's Turn on SNL -
the Minnesota Republican Representative, who is a tea party darling, gets spoofed by Saturday Night Live. She is currently vying for who is the biggest air head, with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Bachmann's response to President Obama's State of The Union Address was widely mocked for her looking into the wrong camera.


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