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9:05 AM ET, February 6, 2011


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David Brody / The Brody File:
Exclusive: Sarah Palin Interview With The Brody File  —  In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Sarah Palin criticized President Obama for his handling of the situation in Egypt saying that this was his, “3am White House phone call” and, “that call went right to the answering machine.”
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Palin: Obama's 3 a.m. call went to answering machine  —  Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin, in her first comments on the uprising in Egypt, called the situation President Barack Obama's 3 a.m. phone call and said, “It seems the call went right to the answering machine.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Note
Jeremy P. Meyer / Denver Post:
Local group cancels Palin visit, citing “personal attacks”  —  Saying it received an “onslaught of personal attacks,” a Colorado nonprofit announced in a news release today that it was canceling a scheduled May appearance in Glendale by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Palin Criticizes Obama on Egypt
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Palin Keeps Position Clear and Intentions Vague
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin and Mediaite
Egypt remains at an impasse  —  Crowds occupy Cairo demanding president's resignation, while Muslim Brotherhood says it will join talks with government.  —  After nearly two weeks of anti-government demonstrations in Egypt, the standoff continues between tens of thousands of protesters …
Egypt unrest: US disowns envoy comment on Hosni Mubarak  —  Frank Wisner: ‘This is an ideal moment for Mubarak to show the way forward’  —  The US state department has distanced itself from comments by a US special envoy, to the effect that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should stay in office during a power transition.
Political Punch:
Obama Administration Distances Self From Own Envoy to Mubarak
Washington Post:
In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood reverses course, agrees to talks on transition
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Stand for Freedom  —  Our friend Charles Krauthammer began his column last week by asking, “Who doesn't love a democratic revolution?  Who is not moved by the renunciation of fear and the reclamation of dignity in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria?”  —  It's understandable that conservatives …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Kristol rebukes ‘hysterical’ Beck, conservatives on Egypt
Rasmussen Reports:
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll  —  The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president.  Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama …
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Bush trip to Switzerland called off amid threats of protests, legal action  —  A planned trip to Switzerland next week by George W. Bush was canceled after human rights activists called for demonstrations and threatened legal action over allegations that the former president sanctioned the torture of terrorism suspects.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Bush cancels Switzerland visit under threat of protests, efforts to arrest him
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Cameron Criticizes ‘Multiculturalism’ in Britain  —  LONDON — Faced with growing alarm about Islamic militants who have made Britain one of Europe's most active bases for terrorist plots, Prime Minister David Cameron has mounted an attack on the country's decades-old policy of “multiculturalism …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
PM's speech at Munich Security Conference
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Wallflowers at the Revolution  —  A month ago most Americans could not have picked Hosni Mubarak out of a police lineup.  American foreign policy, even in Afghanistan, was all but invisible throughout the 2010 election season.  Foreign aid is the only federal budget line that a clear-cut majority of Americans says should be cut.
Terrence Aym /
Magnetic Polar Shifts Causing Massive Global Superstorms  —  Superstorms can also cause certain societies, cultures or whole countries to collapse.  Others may go to war with each other.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and National Review
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Tura Satana, Cult Actress, Is Dead  —  Tura Satana, the actress whose authoritative presence, exotic looks and buxom frame commanded the attention of viewers of Russ Meyer's 1965 cult movie “Faster, Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill!”, died on Friday evening in Reno, Nev.
Discussion: Big Hollywood and Hit & Run
New York Times:
Clean Air Under Siege  —  Shortly after he entered the Senate in 2007, John Barrasso told his Wyoming constituents that the country's biggest need was an energy policy to deal with carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.  —  That was then.  In lockstep with other Senate Republicans …
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
10 Things Conservatives Don't Want You To Know About Ronald Reagan  —  Tomorrow will mark the 100th anniversary of President Reagan's birth, and all week, conservatives have been trying to outdo each others' remembrances of the great conservative icon.  Senate Republicans spent …
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Obama Preaches the False Religion of Corporate Social Responsibility
Ashraf Sweilam / Associated Press:
Officials: Bomb detonated in empty church in Egypt
Thomas Joscelyn / 1 The Long War Journal:
Ayman al Zawahiri's deputy releases statement in support of Egyptian opposition
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Daily Mail:
Ever heard of too many cooks, Mayor? …
Discussion: theblogprof and Cubachi
Darren Goode / The Politico:
W.H. wants details on offshore drilling
Discussion: Hot Air
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
The Kindling of Change
Discussion: Balkinization and Daily Kos
Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
In Turkey's Example, Some See Map for Egypt
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Charles S. Johnson / Billings Gazette:
It's official: Rehberg says he's taking on Tester
Noel Sheppard / blogs:
Charles Krauthammer: 'If Godzilla Appeared on National Mall Gore …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
New York Times:
U.S. Trying to Balance Israel's Needs in the Face of Egyptian Reform
Discussion:, Mondoweiss and The Caucus
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Obama Faults Spy Agencies' Performance in Gauging Mideast Unrest, Officials Say
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Siege of Planned Parenthood