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Egypt says relations with the U.S. are in “turmoil” after the cancellation of some American military assistance. Which country needs the other the most?

Also, after President Obama admitted that HealthCare.gov is not working the way it's supposed to, can he reassure people soon enough to avoid disaster?

Banner image: Military personnel stand next to an armoured personnel carrier during a protest near Al-Azhar University in Cairo October 20, 2013. Egyptian security forces fired bird shot and tear gas to prevent supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi from marching on Sunday to the site of a protest camp at Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque that was destroyed two months ago, a Reuters witness said. The crowd of about 500 people were students from Al-Azhar University. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Making News Will a "Tech Surge" Save Obamacare? 24 MIN, 15 SEC

President Obama conceded today that HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare website, is not working the way it’s supposed to. He promised the “best and the brightest” tech gurus will fix it and insisted that applicants who do get through are thrilled with the product.

Republicans want some accountability. Can the President reassure enough people soon enough to avoid a disaster?

In the Rose Garden with a group of apparently satisfied Obamacare customers, the President said the Affordable Health Act is working just fine—but he conceded major problems with the website, HealthCare.gov. The President did not hold anyone accountable for the problems, but he promised they’re going to be fixed.

Guests:
Michael Scherer, Time Magazine (@michaelscherer)
Clay Johnson, Department of Better Technology (@cjoh)
Nancy Metcalf, Consumer Reports (@NancyMetcalf)

Main Topic Tensions Rise as U.S. Cuts Military Assistance to Egypt 27 MIN, 12 SEC

After Israel, Egypt gets more assistance from the US than any other country. But two things have complicated the relationship: the military ouster of elected President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Last week, Egypt’s foreign minister said relations with the US are in “turmoil” because the US has canceled some military assistance.

Guests:
David Kirkpatrick, New York Times (@ddknyt)
Omar Reda, Egyptian investment banker
Shadi Hamid, Brookings Doha Center (@shadihamid)
David Schenker, Washington Institute for Near East Policy (@washinstitute)

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