Friday, February 11, 2011

The Short List

  • There was not a coup in Egypt overnight, as the army's perch becomes more precarious following Mubarak's cryptic remarks yesterday.  The army is backing Mubarak, but not attacking protesters.  The Obama administration, taken aback by Mubarak's statement, released a strongly worded statement that would look to align the administration with the protesters in a further break with Mubarak.  Breaking news (so breaking it doesn't have a link), Mubarak reportedly has left Cairo.

  • House Republicans are openly divided over spending cuts and specifically the pledge to cut $100 billion from the federal budget this year.  Meanwhile, a Pew Research Center survey finds only two areas were 50% or more self-identified Republicans support spending cuts, foreign aid and welfare.
Abbreviated Short List today, sorry folks.

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