FROM Laura El-Tantawy
Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt Election; Military Consolidates Power Mohammed 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. Is dictatorship being restored or is Egypt groping toward a fragile balance of political power? We get an update from Cairo, including Tahrir Square, and Washington.
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?
Historic Elections in Egypt, the First since the Arab Spring Fourteen months ago, a revolution led by Egyptian youth forced Hosni Mubarak out of office, in one of the most decisive moments of last year's uprising in the Arab world. Now, Egyptians are getting ready to head to the polls to elect a new president. But controversy surrounds the process. Yesterday, Egypt's election commission released the list of 13 candidates approved for the ballot, disqualifying 10 candidates who had registered and casting doubt on the credibility of the election. How far has Egypt come on the road to democracy since last year's Arab Spring? Will last year's revolutionaries go to the polls or sit it out? What role are women playing in trying to reform the country?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?