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3:55 AM ET, January 30, 2011

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Laura Rozen / The Politico:
Ex-officials urge Obama to suspend aid to Egypt  —  A bipartisan group of former U.S. officials and foreign policy scholars is urging the Obama administration to suspend all economic and military aid to Egypt until the government agrees to carry out early elections and to suspend Egypt's draconian state …
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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 …
Discussion: Cubachi, The Gateway Pundit and sisu
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 …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Leila Fadel / Washington Post:
More Egyptian protesters demand that White House condemn Mubarak  —  CAIRO - In a dusty alleyway in downtown Cairo, Gamal Mohammed Manshawi held out a dirty plastic bag Saturday afternoon.  Inside were smashed gas canisters and the casings of rubber bullets that he said Egyptian police had fired at anti-government demonstrators.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Marc Lynch:
Obama's handling Egypt pretty well  —  After President Obama spoke last night about the situation in Egypt, my Twitter feed and inbox filled up with angry denunciations, with lots of people complaining bitterly that he had endorsed Mubarak's grim struggle to hold on to power …
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:
A Need For Free and Fair Elections in Egypt: A Statement by the Working Group on Egypt … Amidst the turmoil in Egypt, it is important for the United States to remain focused on the interests of the Egyptian people as well as the legitimacy and stability of the Egyptian government.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Newshoggers.com
Amos Harel / Haaretz:
Egypt riots are an intelligence chief's nightmare  —  Western intelligence in general and Israeli intelligence in particular did not foresee the scope of change in Egypt, which may require a reorganization of the IDF.  —  The events of the last few days in Egypt - apparently …
Barry Rubin / GLORIA Center:
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash Protests
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Calling for Restraint, Pentagon Faces Test of Influence With Ally
Discussion: POMED
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:   Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War
Latme / Babylon & Beyond:
EGYPT: Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei accuses U.S. of dropping the ball
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Latest Updates on Protests in Egypt
France24:   Top dissident ElBaradei says President Mubarak must go
Hrag Vartanian / Hyperallergic:
Breaking: Images of Egyptian Museum Damage [UPDATE 28] Al-Jazeera: NDP Fires Still Threaten Museum, AP: King Tut Treasures Safe … UPDATE 24: Sat.  Jan 29 12:43pm EST: Al-Jazeera has broadcast video of the damage at the National Museum, aka Egyptian Museum.
Discussion: msnbc.com, Hullabaloo and Hot Air
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J.J. Gould / The Atlantic Online:
Liveblogging Egypt: Day 2, Cont'd  —  Tracking the ongoing demonstrations and government response  —  7:00 p.m. EST / 2:00 a.m. Cairo Egypt's ambassador to the U.S. may be onto something.  In an interview on CNN's The Situation Room: “There is a sense of crisis in the country.”
Al Jazeera Blogs:
Live blog 29/1 - Egypt protests
BBC:
LIVE: Egypt unrest day five
Discussion: Telegraph and POMED
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
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Virginia House Revives Doctrine of ‘Interposition’ Last Used To Defend Jim Crow  —  Segregationist Virginia Senator Harry Byrd Sr.  —  In response to the landmark Affordable Care Act, numerous right-wing state lawmakers have introduced unconstitutional bills attempting to nullify this federal law.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE ANTI-SCIENCE PARTY.... This segment, by way of Daily Kos' Jed Lewison, helps reinforce much of what's wrong with the state of critical thinking in the Republican Party.  —  “Real Time” host Bill Maher asked Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) a fairly straightforward question: “Do you believe in evolution?”
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Reaction
Myglesias / Yglesias:
WHPS: Who Cares?  —  Howard Fineman celebrates Jay Carney's elevation to the post of White House Press Secretary because it shows Barack Obama's understanding of the need to surround himself with savvy insiders: … This seems to me to be a reference to a change that simply never happened …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama ‘willing’ to golf with Boehner
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Karl Marx, Real Business Cycle Theorist  —  Kudos to Benjamin Kunkel for trying to present an accessible Marxist account of the current financial crisis.  I was struck reading the piece, though, by how similar the Kunkel/Harvery/Marx account of the crisis is to linguistically and ideologically quite different accounts from the right.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
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Benjamin Kunkel / London Review of Books:   Benjamin Kunkel: Marx's Return
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
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