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11:35 AM 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Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau  —  Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister.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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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 …
Martin Indyk / msnbc.com:
MTP Exclusive: Time has come for Mubarak to go, says Indyk  —  Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk offers his take on the path forward  —  Below:  —  Director of the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings  —  Editor's Note: Martin Indyk is the director of the Foreign Policy Program …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Amos Harel / Haaretz:
Egypt riots are an intelligence chief's nightmare
Leila Fadel / Washington Post:
More Egyptian protesters demand that White House condemn Mubarak
Discussion: Haaretz
J.J. Gould / The Atlantic Online:
Liveblogging Egypt: Day 2, Cont'd
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Calling for Restraint, Pentagon Faces Test of Influence With Ally
Discussion: POMED
Reuters:
FACTBOX - Omar Suleiman, new Egyptian vice-president
Discussion: Don Surber
Al Jazeera Blogs:
Live blog 29/1 - Egypt protests
Associated Press:
Egypt's Mubarak names vice president for 1st time
Discussion: Washington Post
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
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:
Discussion: Right Wing News and Proof Positive
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:   Chris Matthews Blames Egypt Riots on George W. Bush and Iraq War
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 …
Discussion: The Other McCain
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
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Tea Party Wags the Dog  —  ANY lingering doubts about Barack Obama's determination to appropriate Ronald Reagan's political spirit evaporated just before the State of the Union.  No American brand is more associated with Reagan than General Electric, and it was that corporation's chief executive …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Daily Kos
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
 
 
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Brian Patrick / majorityleader.house.gov:
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Hrag Vartanian / Hyperallergic:
Breaking: Images of Egyptian Museum Damage [UPDATE 28] Al-Jazeera …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Hullabaloo
CNN:
TSA shuts door on private airport screening program
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