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Protests are spreading in Cairo and other cities. Workers have gone on strike—but it’s not clear if they share the goal of regime change.

 

Banner Image: Egyptian anti-government protesters shout slogans against President Hosni Mubarak during a demonstration outside the parliament located some 500m from Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 9, 2011, on the 16th day of protests against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO/PEDRO UGARTE (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Sonya Geis
Gary Scott

Making News Egyptian Protesters Turn Up the Pressure on Mubarak 7 MIN, 25 SEC

In Egypt today, protests are spreading, workers are striking and government efforts at gradual reform are being ignored.

Guests:
Dan Murphy, Staff Writer, Christian Science Monitor

Reporter's Notebook The Political Center Cannot Hold 7 MIN, 1 SEC

In Washington this week, the centrist Democratic Leadership Council is closing down while Republican presidential hopefuls will get a chance to shine tomorrow when the Conservative Political Action Committee comes to town.

Guests:
Reid Wilson, Washington Post (@PostReid)

Main Topic The Crisis in Egypt: Where Does the US Stand Now? 30 MIN, 5 SEC

Protests are spreading in Cairo and other cities. Workers have gone on strike—but it’s not clear if they share the goal of regime change. Do American ideals conflict with economic and political interests?  Does US ambivalence demonstrate strength or fading influence in the Middle East?      


As the crisis in Egypt continues, can President Obama strike a balance between America’s ideal of democracy and the demands of political reality?      

Guests:
Robert Dreyfuss, National Security Reporter, Rolling Stone
Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute (@mrubin1971)
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Oxford
Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (@RNicholasBurns)

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