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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

New Beginning in Egypt -
yesterday, the announcement by newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman that President Mubarak had stepped down marked the beginning of a new Egypt. One, which hopefully will include a pathway to democracy.

The military, now in charge, will determine the next steps to reform. The NY Times has more here.

Interestingly, thousands of protesters, who recognize the important symbolism of Tahrir Square, are now cleaning up debris which accumulated over the past 17 days of demonstrations.

Reuters has an update below.


Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Preview -
the historical events in Egypt will be the main focus along with a preview of the Obama budget set to be released this week. Below, has a preview of the morning shows.


CPAC Straw Poll Today at 5:15 PM -
twelve Republican presidential wannabees have been spending the last three days trying to show how conservative they are, hoping to win the Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee did not attend. Only three times since 1976 have the winners of the CPAC starw poll gone on to become president. All three times, it was a sitting president. The Washington Post has more here.


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