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8:20 PM ET, January 30, 2011

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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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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Egypt shuts down Al Jazeera bureau  —  Network's licences cancelled and accreditation of staff in Cairo withdrawn by order of information minister.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.
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 …
Journalist / Accuracy.Org:
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama  —  Dear President Obama:  —  As political scientists, historians, and researchers in related fields who have studied the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, we the undersigned believe you have a chance to move beyond rhetoric to support the democratic movement sweeping over Egypt.
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: Hullabaloo, The Daily Dish and Guardian
Noah Millman / The American Scene:
The Prize  —  Egypt has had essentially three regimes …
Discussion: Spectator and The Daily Dish
Aljazeera:
Cairo protesters stand their ground
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Egyptian opposition figure criticizes Obama response: ‘Let go of a dictator’
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside the Beltway
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
White House quietly prepares for a post-Mubarak era in Egypt  —  The White House stance has been even-handed as officials have suggested President Hosni Mubarak might stay in power if freedoms, competitive elections are allowed.  But an insider says the U.S. is not ready to keep Mubarak in power at all costs.
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Max Bergmann / ThinkProgress:
Secretary Clinton Calls For ‘Real Democracy’ In Egypt
The Politico:
Hillary Clinton calls for ‘real democracy’ in Egypt
Discussion: American Power
Bruce Drake / Politics Daily:
ElBaradei Says U.S. Should Tell Mubarak to Give Up Power in Egypt
Discussion: Cato @ Liberty
Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Choice Likely to Please the Military, Not the Crowds
Discussion: Guardian and The Daily Dish
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: Gawker and Liberty Pundits Blog
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.
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” …
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
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
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Thousands Converge on Koch Brothers Billionaire's Caucus; 25 Arrested  —  Twenty-five protesters were arrested in Rancho Mirage, California today, at a protest in front of the Rancho Las Palmas resort, site of the “Billionaire's Caucus,” an annual meeting put on by the Koch Brothers …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Guardian
 
 
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House Dem: Liberal groups need to back off for party to win in 2012
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Median-itis and The Great Stagnation
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