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1:10 PM ET, February 5, 2011

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CBS News:
Mubarak Reportedly Leaves NDP Role; Mubarak's Son, Party Chief Also Exit; U.S. Signals Support for VP to Head Transition  —  CAIRO - The leadership of Egypt's ruling party has resigned is what is seen as a major concession to try to appease protesters who have demonstrated against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
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New York Times:
Egypt Officials Seek to Ease Mubarak Out  —  CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak appeared increasingly isolated on Saturday, with protests entering their 12th day and the Obama administration and some members of the Egyptian military and civilian elite pursuing plans to nudge him from power.
Vancouver Sun:
Top leadership quits Egypt ruling party  —  Mubarak resigns as head of ruling party: report  —  An opposition demonstrator gestures in front of tanks on the frontline near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 5, 2011.  —  The leadership of Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party resigned on Saturday …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Hot Air
CBS News:
Despite Army's Pleas, Cairo Protesters Dig In  —  Demonstrators Maintain Barricades on 12th Day of Protests in Capital, Prevent Tanks From Withdrawing  —  (CBS/AP) CAIRO - The Egyptian military on Saturday came up against angry pro-democracy protesters in an attempt to persuade …
Aljazeera:
Egypt protesters hold their ground  —  With protests demanding end to Mubarak's rule entering the 12th day, people in Tahrir Square prepared to wait him out.  —  Demonstrators are still standing their ground in Cairo hours after hundreds of thousands of people gathered to call for Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, to quit.
Discussion: Firedoglake, msnbc.com and World Blog
Glenn Davis / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin's Full Speech At Event Marking Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday  —  Tonight, Young America's Foundation held a banquet honoring the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan.  Sarah Palin delivered the keynote.  Palin lovers will love it.  Palin haters will hate it.
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CNN:
TRENDING: Palin: Reagan ‘was one of a kind’  —  (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Ronald Reagan “one of a kind” and trumpeted his leadership and legacy in a speech at the Reagan Ranch Center.  —  She appeared Friday at event that was part of the celebration of Sunday's centennial of his birth.
Discussion: The Politico
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt?
BBC:
State multiculturalism has failed, says David Cameron  —  David Cameron said Britain had encouraged different cultures to live separate lives  —  David Cameron has criticised “state multiculturalism” in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Siege of Planned Parenthood  —  As if we didn't have enough wars, the House of Representatives has declared one against Planned Parenthood.  —  Maybe it's all part of a grand theme.  Last month, they voted to repeal the health care law.  This month, they're going after an organization …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Adele M. Stan / AlterNet.org:
The Right-Wing Dough Supporting the ‘Stings’ at Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Big Journalism and Nice Deb
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Obama: Businesses have responsibility to help economy grow  —  President Obama called on U.S. businesses to do more to help grow the economy, saying that while the unemployment rate is getting better and jobs are being added, the U.S. needs “to get there faster.”
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The White House:
Weekly Address: If Business and Government Fulfill Their Respon …
Discussion: Politics Daily and Weasel Zippers
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
New GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead Of Having An Abortion  —  The controversy over “forcible rape” may be over, but now there's a new Republican-sponsored abortion bill in the House that pro-choice folks say may be worse: this time around, the new language would allow hospitals …
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Bush cancels Switzerland visit under threat of protests, efforts to arrest him  —  President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there.  —  Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group's charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Fox News:
Egypt VP Target of Assassination Attempt That Killed Two Bodyguards, Sources Tell Fox News  —  A failed assassination attempt on Egypt's vice president in recent days left two of his bodyguards dead, sources tell Fox News.  —  Such an attempt on the life of Omar Suleiman would mark …
Carolyn Fiddler / Democratic Legislative …:
GA State Rep.: There's No Such Thing as a Rape Victim  —  U.S. House Republicans have received a great deal of attention over the past week since seeking to qualify the crime of rape with the term “forcible” in a high-profile piece of legislation.  Such a distinction could create classes of rape victims …
 
 
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Clients and Interests  —  Some of the conversation around Egypt seems …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Senate split over how to extend the Patriot Act's surveillance authority
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Telegraph:
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