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2:50 PM ET, February 11, 2011

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New York Times:
Mubarak Steps Down, Ceding Power to Military  —  CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt turned over all power to the military and left the Egyptian capital for his resort home in Sharm el-Sheik, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television on Friday.
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Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Mubarak resigns; army to suspend parliament  —  Update at 1:57 p.m. ET: Essam El Erian, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood party, which was banned by Mubarak, hails what he calls Egypt's “historic moment of victory.”  He tells Al-Jazeera Tv that Egyptians brought about a …
Washington Post:
Mubarak resigns; hands power to Egyptian military  —  CAIRO - President Hosni Mubarak resigned Friday and handed power to the Egyptian military, setting off wild celebrations among protesters across the country who had demanded his ouster for the last 18 days.
BBC:
Egypt's Mubarak resigns as leader  —  Mr Mubarak has ruled Egypt for 30 years  —  Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down as president of Egypt.  —  In an announcement on state TV, Vice-President Omar Suleiman said Mr Mubarak had handed power to the military.
Guardian:
Cairo erupts in joy as Mubarak finally quits  —  • Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resigned  —  • Vice-president announces the army council holds power  —  • Cheers and fireworks as protests turn to celebrations  —  • Read a summary of today's events
Aljazeera:
Hosni Mubarak resigns as president  —  Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces.  —  Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.  —  Omar Suleiman, the vice-president …
CBS News:
Mubarak Flees Cairo for Sharm el-Sheikh
Fox News:
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down
Discussion: Babalú Blog and AmSpecBlog
CNN:
Biden: A ‘pivotal moment in history’
Issandr El Amrani / Arabist.net:
A quick analysis of the situation
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:   Mubarak steps down  —  After weathering weeks of protest …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Utah Sen. Mike Lee says he won't back Orrin Hatch in GOP Senate primary  —  Sen. Mike Lee (R) said Friday that he wouldn't endorse fellow Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) for reelection in the 2012 GOP Senate primary.  —  Lee, a freshman senator allied with the conservative Tea Party movement …
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Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Meet Olympia Snowe's New Hard Rocking Tea Party Challenger  —  Maine moderate Olympia Snowe, whose Senate seat has long been considered vulnerable in a Republican primary, has a new Tea Party challenger: Andrew Ian Dodge.  —  The state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots in Maine …
Steve Peoples / Roll Call:
Tea Party Express Names Snowe as Its Next Moderate Republican Target
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Paul Ryan's Limited Imagination  —  Everyone knows that Ron Paul has some crank notions about monetary economics, but Paul Ryan's own crankitude on this score is badly underrated.  Will Wilkinson, for example, flags this alarming quote from Ryan's participation in a recent committee hearing with Ben Bernanke:
Discussion: Modeled Behavior and Examiner
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Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Republicans turn Congress into ‘clogged toilet,’ says Democratic lawmaker  —  One of the Democrats' fieriest voices on Capitol Hill accused the Republicans of turning Congress into a “clogged toilet.”  —  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Friday that House Republicans were blocking …
Discussion: FrumForum
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters  —  There's been a very strange episode being written about the past couple of days involving numerous parties, including me, that I now want to comment on.  The story, first reported by The Tech Herald, has been been written about in numerous places …
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Agence France Presse:
Multiculturalism has failed, says French president  —  PARIS (AFP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it.  —  “My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure,” …
David Weigel / Weigel:
CPAC 2011: Whose Bright Idea Was it to Put Rumsfeld and Cheney in Front of Screaming Libertarians?  —  WASHINGTON — First, a word about hecklers: It's awful that they get so much attention.  A few bad apples in a room of thousands can create the impression of massive dissent, when it really isn't there.
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Paul Supporters Hijack Cheney-Rumsfeld Reunion (Video)
Mj Lee / The Politico:
Oprah wants ‘respect’ for Obama  —  Oprah Winfrey (left) and Barack Obama attend a campaign event in Dec. 2007.  AP Photo  —  Oprah called on President Obama's critics on Friday to “show some level of respect.”  —  “I feel that everybody has a learning curve, and I feel that the reason …
Investor's Business Daily:
What Egyptians Really Want  —  Islamofascism: Romantics in Western media expect “democracy” to flower from the anti-Mubarak rioting in Cairo.  But polling shows Egyptians actually seek strict Islamic rule.  —  According to a major survey conducted last year by the Pew Research Center …
Feifei Sun / The Page:
Relaxed, Rested, Ready  —  Strong Romney appearance at CPAC.  —  Includes glib gibes at Obama, focus on the economy, and polished/relaxed stump-speech feel.  —  Current odds that Romney leaves CPAC as the '12 frontrunner (still): 7-5.  —  Tweet  — FAN - FOLLOW - FEED … Politics
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
From freedom agenda to freedom doctrine  —  Today, everyone and his cousin supports the “freedom agenda.”  Of course, yesterday it was just George W. Bush, Tony Blair and a band of neocons with unusual hypnotic powers who dared challenge the received wisdom of Arab exceptionalism …
Juan Castillo / Austin American-Statesman:
New mobile food rules ensnare man who pushed for changes  —  Snappy Snacks trucks struggle to pass fire department inspections.  —  In 2009 Tom Ramsey pressed the City of Austin to add teeth to the city's mobile food vending ordinance.  —  Ramsey might have seemed an unlikely advocate …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Al Jazeera Blogs:
Live blog Feb 11 - Egypt protests  —  on February 10th, 2011.  —  From our headquarters in Doha, we keep you updated on all things Egypt, with reporting from Al Jazeera staff in Cairo and Alexandria.  —  The Battle for Egypt - AJE Live Stream - Timeline - Photo Gallery - AJE Tweets - AJE Audio Blogs
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Former Bush-Cheney National Spokesman Thinks Muslims Are Incapable Of Democracy: ‘This Is The Middle East’  —  This morning on Fox News, anchor Martha MacCallum hosted a panel of three experts that was very hostile towards the idea of backing the protesters in Egypt.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Freedom Alliance  —  Over the past few weeks, I've had a chance to interview some amazing people.  I sat down with Bill Gates, who was in Washington to try to keep the looming budget cuts from decimating the foreign aid programs.  —  I sat down with scientists and university presidents …
John Chase / Chicago Tribune:
Emanuel at 49%, Chico at 19% in Tribune/WGN poll  —  Moseley Braun drops to 10%; del Valle at 8%  —  Rahm Emanuel is in striking distance of being elected Chicago's next mayor on Feb. 22, with Gery Chico emerging as the rival with the best chance of forcing him into a runoff, a new Tribune/WGN poll shows.
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
U.S. Preparing Aid Package For Egypt Opposition  —  As Hosni Mubarak clings to power in Egypt, President Barack Obama and his foreign policy aides face two problems.  First, with diminishing influence over Mubarak, they have to try to ensure the dictator fully relinquishes control.
 
 
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