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12:20 PM ET, January 30, 2011

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Aljazeera:
Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau  —  Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister.  —  The Egyptian authorities are revoking the Al Jazeera Network's licence to broadcast from the country, and will be shutting down its bureau office in Cairo, state television has said.
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The Independent:
Robert Fisk: Egypt: Death throes of a dictatorship  —  Our writer joins protesters atop a Cairo tank as the army shows signs of backing the people against Mubarak's regime  —  The Egyptian tanks, the delirious protesters sitting atop them, the flags, the 40,000 protesters weeping and crying …
STRATFOR:
Red Alert: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood  —  The following is a report from a STRATFOR source in Hamas.  Hamas, which formed in Gaza as an outgrowth of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has an interest in exaggerating its role and coordination with the MB in this crisis.
Jane Mayer / News Desk:
Who Is Omar Suleiman?  —  One of the “new” names being mentioned as a possible alternative to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Omar Suleiman, is actually not so new to anyone who has followed the American policy of renditions for terror suspects.  After dissolving his cabinet yesterday …
Jamal Halaby / Associated Press:
Jordan's opposition: Arabs will topple tyrants  —  AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The leader of Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.  —  Hammam Saeed's comments …
Associated Press:
Fighter jets swoop over Cairo in show of force  —  CAIRO - Fighter jets swooped low over Cairo Sunday in what appeared to be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests.  —  Minutes before the start of a 4 p.m. curfew …
Martin Indyk / msnbc.com:
MTP Exclusive: Time has come for Mubarak to go, says Indyk
Discussion: CNN and Israel Matzav
Amos Harel / Haaretz:
Egypt riots are an intelligence chief's nightmare
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and Time
Leila Fadel / Washington Post:
More Egyptian protesters demand that White House condemn Mubarak
Discussion: Haaretz
Barry Rubin / GLORIA Center:
Special Report: The Revolt in Egypt and U.S. Policy
J.J. Gould / The Atlantic Online:
Liveblogging Egypt: Day 2, Cont'd
Reuters:
FACTBOX - Omar Suleiman, new Egyptian vice-president
Discussion: Don Surber
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:   Calling for Restraint, Pentagon Faces Test of Influence With Ally
theblogprof:
Comedy Gold!  Chris Matthews, who derides Palin as stupid, says Panama Canal is in... EGYPT!  —  Chris Matthews is in de Nile.  He has been deriding Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann as being a couple of bubble-headed idiots.  A flashback not from years but from mere days ago:
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:   Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War
Ynetnews:
Israeli reports of ‘friendly atmosphere’ in Cairo  —  Tour guide Amos Abidov visits Egypt with 30 students, says no plan to come home early.  ‘We go to restaurants, take taxis, sit in cafes’  —  Ziv Reinstein  —  “We are in Cairo and have no plans to return to Israel sooner,” …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Issandr El Amrani / Arabist.net:
Manipulation  —  Something very fishy is taking place — the Egyptian people are being manipulated and terrified by the withdrawal of the police yesterday, reports (some of them perhaps untrue) of widespread looting, and yesterday's (during the day) relatively low military presence in the city.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Guardian
Associated Press:
US Embassy tells Americans to weigh leaving Egypt  —  CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Egypt on Sunday recommended that Americans leave the country as soon as possible, while other nations urged their nationals to avoid traveling to Cairo as days of protests descended into chaos …
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Wall Street Titan Ken Langone, GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain At Koch Brothers Meeting  —  This weekend, David and Charles Koch, co-owners of the Koch Industries conglomerate of chemical, timber, oil and manufacturing interests, are hosting their twice annual meeting to coordinate strategy …
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
Innovation Is Doing Little for Incomes  —  MY grandmother, who was born in 1905, spoke often about the immense changes she had seen, including the widespread adoption of electricity, the automobile, flush toilets, antibiotics and convenient household appliances.
The White House:
Weekly Address: “America Will Win the Future by Out-Innovating, Out-Educating, and Out-Building Our Competitors”  —  WASHINGTON - In this week's address, President Obama called Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin an example of how America can win the future by being the best place on Earth to do business.
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Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog:
Weekly Address: Out-Innovating, Out-Educating & Out-Building Our Competitors
Discussion: Verum Serum and CNN
 
 
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