Egypt; Record Deficit Projection; Financial Meltdown; SOTU
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Egypt; Record Deficit Projection; Financial Meltdown; SOTU

As tens of thousands of anti-government protestors take to the streets in Egypt, how will reaction from the US affect the way Egyptian authorities react to the crisis? Also, the Congressional Budget Office is projecting a record deficit of $1.5 trillion, nearly half a billion dollars higher than its previous estimate. Whose negligence and recklessness led to the 2008 financial meltdown? There's a new round of finger pointing in Thursday's 633-page report on the crisis.  Finally, the take-away from Tuesday's State of the Union address. (Guest moderator Sara Terry sits in for Matt Miller, and Ed Kilgore sits in for Arianna Huffington.)

Banner image: Egyptian riot police disperse demonstrators in Cairo on January 28, 2011, demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Photo: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

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