Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Short List

  • Overnight saw sustained violence in Egypt.  There are reports that pro-Mubarak demonstrators were bused in and some were paid to demonstrate in Mubarak's favor.  The army stood down and let the violence happen, but appear to have begun to insert themselves between pro- and anti-Mubarak demonstrators.  As the U.S. reexamines its relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the first inkling of a partisan rift starts to take form.

  • Iran could make nuclear weapons in one to two years according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

  • Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, is releasing a memoir and remains largely unapologetic.

  • The Tea Party have set their sights on ousting Dick Lugar (R-IN) in 2012.  Sen. Lugar supported the New START treaty and the DREAM Act.

  • Two British companies are making it harder to steal...just about anything.

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