Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt Election; Military Consolidates Power
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After this weekend's presidential runoff election, the military and the Muslim Brotherhood are still struggling in Egypt. Is dictatorship being restored or is Egypt groping toward a fragile balance of political power? Also, Greek elections and their impact on the Euro. Later, we remember Rodney King, the face of the LA Riots, who died yesterday in Los Angeles. On our Red State-Blue State feature, Romney copes with Obama's modified Dream Act.
Banner image: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi (C) waves amongst his supporters after the announcement of presidential election results at the electoral headquarters in Cairo on June 18, 2012. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
Greek Elections and the Impact on the Euro ()
As the G20 begins a meeting today in Mexico, with President Obama on hand, the big economic story is the election in Greece. Markets around the world reacted positively at first to the defeat of Syriza, the leftist anti-austerity party. But the vote was only 30 percent to 27 in favor of New Democracy. Alkman Granitsas, Bureau Chief in Greece and Cyprus for the Dow Jones Newswires and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, joins us from Athens.
- Alkman Granitsas: Dow Jones Newswires
The Arab Spring Turns to Winter in Egypt ()
After two days of voting, Mohamed Morsi of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, is claiming victory in this weekend's presidential runoff against Hosni Mubarak's former prime minister, Ahmed Shafik. But the military's Supreme Council has all but eliminated the new president's authority before he ever takes office. Will their ongoing power struggle lead to street violence tomorrow?
- David Kirkpatrick: New York Times, @kirkpatricknyt
- Laura El-Tantawy: documentary photographer, @lauraeltantawy
- Steven Cook: Council on Foreign Relations, @stevenacook
Rodney King, Face of LA Riots, Dies at Age 47 ()
In a Southern California story of national interest, Rodney King was found dead last night in his swimming pool at the age of 47. He was the unarmed, black victim of a savage beating by Los Angeles police officers more than 20 years ago. When the officers were acquitted by a suburban jury, in 1992, the city experienced America's worst rioting of the 20th Century. Today, Charlie Beck, current chief of the LAPD, said that King brought "immensely positive change to the city." Pending further examination, officials say there's no evidence of foul play in the death of Rodney King. He appears to have drowned accidentally.
Photo: Rodney King (R) as he arrives at EsoWon bookstore in Los Angeles to sign copies of his new book. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
- Connie Rice: Advancement Project in Los Angeles, @ConnieRicePCN
- Fernando Guerra: Loyola Marymount University, @LMU_CSLA
Red State-Blue State
Romney Reacts to Obama's Immigration Order ()
Last Friday, President Obama announced a kind of modified Dream Act. The government will no longer deport as many as 800,000 immigrants who can prove they were brought to the US before they were 16, have been here for at least five years and are under 30. Was the President's order a transparent grab for the Latino vote? Did it put Mitt Romney in a politically awkward position?
- Carla Marinucci: San Francisco Chronicle, @cmarinucci
- Wayne Slater: Dallas Morning News, @WayneSlater
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