Changing of the Guard in Egypt

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Egypt's elected President Mohammed Morsi has suddenly seized new powers, thrown out veterans of the Mubarak dictatorship and even replaced the editors of state-owned newspapers. What does it mean for democracy, the Muslim Brotherhood, and relations with Israel and the United States? Also, the campaigns get testy in swing states, and redesigning the toilet.

Banner image: Retired former Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on August 14, 2011. Reuters