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6:45 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Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau  —  Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister.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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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.
Max Bergmann / ThinkProgress:
Secretary Clinton Calls For ‘Real Democracy’ In Egypt
The Politico:
Hillary Clinton calls for ‘real democracy’ in Egypt
Discussion: American Power
Noah Millman / The American Scene:
The Prize  —  Egypt has had essentially three regimes …
Discussion: Spectator and The Daily Dish
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Choice Likely to Please the Military, Not the Crowds
Discussion: Guardian and The Daily Dish
Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
ElBaradei Says U.S. Should Tell Mubarak to Give Up Power in Egypt
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
Christine Brim / Big Peace:
Muslim Brotherhood Deception: They Say Different Things in English and Arabic  —  Over the next few days, here are 2 websites to compare - the Muslim Brotherhood's English language and Arabic websites.  First, the Muslim Brotherhood website in English - complete with the word “freedom” …
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Haaretz:
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood eyes unity gov't without Mubarak  —  Opposition group says excludes reigning President's National Democratic Party from talks; Mohammed ElBaradei: I have been mandated by the people.  —  By News Agencies  —  The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Egyptian opposition figure criticizes Obama response: ‘Let go of a dictator’
John / Power Line:
Chris Matthews's Obsession  —  Sometimes you get the feeling that liberal pundits are all going around the bend together, in a grand carnival of craziness.  Take Chris Matthews, who began his report on the riots in Egypt with this rant:  —  Here is the transcript, for those who just can't stand to watch Matthews:
Discussion: Right Pundits
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Jennifer Chambers / Detroit News:
California man arrested with explosives outside Dearborn Islamic center  —  Dearborn - A California man, accused of being in possession of explosive materials outside the Islamic Center of America on Ford Road, has been charged with making a terrorist threat.
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MyFOX Detroit:
Terrorist Threat At Local Mosque  —  MYFOXDETROIT.COM - On Monday, Dearborn Police arrested a California man on suspicion of attempting a terrorist act at the Islamic Center of America. 63 year old Roger Stockham was found in the Mosque's parking lot with explosive materials.
Kim Severson / New York Times:
A Chicken Chain's Corporate Ethos Is Questioned by Gay Rights Advocates  —  ATLANTA — The Chick-fil-A sandwich — a hand-breaded chicken breast and a couple of pickles squished into a steamy, white buttered bun — is a staple of some Southern diets and a must-have for people …
Discussion: Liberty Pundits Blog and Gawker
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Tea Party Gets Early Start on G.O.P. Targets for 2012  —  Leaders of more than 70 Tea Party groups in Indiana gathered last weekend to sign a proclamation saying they would all support one candidate — as yet undetermined — in a primary challenge to Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Republican who has represented the state since 1977.
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Median-itis and The Great Stagnation  —  Here is my NYT column from today, on themes relevant to The Great Stagnation.  I won't rehash this entire discussion, but I would like to focus on this one column excerpt:  —  From 1947 to 1973 — a period of just 26 years — inflation-adjusted median income …
Discussion: Yglesias and Modeled Behavior
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama taps aide to lead ‘reorganization’ of federal gov't  —  President Obama tapped an aide to lead a “reorganization” of the federal government, communications director Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday.  —  Obama named Jeffrey Zients, a former CEO of the Advisory Board Company who serves …
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
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Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog:
Jeff Zients Will Lead Reorganization of Federal Government
Discussion: Federal Eye
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
The 5 Stupidest Things Right-Wingers Have Written about the Egyptian Uprising  —  Pictured: the staff of Commentary Magazine protests outside the White House.  (by Cubiyanqui)  —  Aside from the extremely popular “the protests in Cairo prove George W. Bush was right to kill hundreds of thousands of Iraqis” …
Associated Press:
NY Sen. Schumer wants ban on drug-like bath salts  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he wants the federal government to ban new designer drugs known as bath salts that pack as much punch as cocaine or methamphetamines.  —  The small, inexpensive packets of powder …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner to Obama: Game on  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday he's also willing to hit the golf course with President Obama.  —  Amidst signs from Obama that he would be open to taking in 18 holes with the GOP Speaker, Boehner said he'd be willing to do the same.
Discussion: Don Surber and CNN
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
House Dem: Liberal groups need to back off for party to win in 2012  —  Liberal groups need to stay out of Democratic primaries if the party is going to retake the House majority, according to a conservative Massachusetts Democrat.  —  Rep. Stephen Lynch was one of several Democrats who faced …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
 
 
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Boehner Admits Failing To Raise Debt Ceiling Would Be 'A Disaster …
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Associated Press:
US Embassy tells Americans to weigh leaving Egypt
Ynetnews:
Israeli reports of ‘friendly atmosphere’ in Cairo
Discussion: The Atlantic Online