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It's that time in the presidential nominating season when Democrats and Republicans are supposed to be unifying behind front runners in their presidential nominating campaigns. After yesterday's party primaries in Wisconsin, they're going in the other direction. 

Later on the program, thousands of young Egyptians have "disappeared." Why aren't the US and other governments asking questions?

Photo: (L-R) Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz, victors in Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary

US Tax Clampdown Shuts Door on Pfizer/Allergan Merger 6 MIN, 14 SEC

The world's biggest pharmaceutical merger was called off today by Pfizer and Allergan, a company in Ireland. It's being called a victory for President Obama, who announced yesterday that actions by the Treasury, “directly go[es] at what's called corporate inversions. They are not new. Simply put, in layman's terms, it's when big corporations acquire small corp -- uh companies -- and then change their address to another country on paper in order to get out of paying their fair share of taxes here at home."

We hear more from Matthew Herper, who reports on Science and Medicine for Forbes magazine.

Matthew Herper, Forbes (@matthewherper)

Dis-Unity on the Road to the White House 33 MIN, 50 SEC

After yesterday's victories in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both claim the "momentum" has changed in their favor. But, there's much more voting to go before the party conventions this summer, and the battlegrounds are already shifting to New York State. There's a growing conviction that Republican leaders will never allow Donald Trump to win -- and a growing conviction that they won't have any choice. Sanders has Hillary Clinton on the offensive as never before, as both parties appear more divided than ever.

Walter Shapiro, Roll Call / Yale University (@MrWalterShapiro)
Christopher Barron, GOProud / Guardian (@ChrisRBarron)
Mona Charen, Columnist. Senior Fellow Ethics and Public Policy Center. Author of Sex Matters (@monacharenEPPC)
Kate Aronoff, independent writer (@KateAronoff)
Amy Siskind, The New Agenda (@Amy_Siskind)

Shapiro on candidates' ability to pursue self-interests without sabotaging need to stop Trump
Barron on thinking Trump would be another Reagan, his bitter regrets

Are Young Egyptians Being "Disappeared?" 8 MIN, 36 SEC

The Obama Administration helped push Egypt's former military leader, Hosni Mubarak, to step down — partly because of violations of human rights. Now, under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a former general, young Egyptians are disappearing. But the US and other western governments are still providing military aid and other support.

Moustafa Massouny
(Moustafa Massouny Facebook account)

Mona Eltahaway is author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. She's an Egyptian journalist and activist who divides her time between New York and Cairo.

Mona Eltahawy, syndicated columnist (@monaeltahawy )

Eltahawy on the disappearance of Moustafa Massouny

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