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?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.