Monday, February 14, 2011

The Short List

  • Over the weekend, the Egyptian army dissolved Parliament, suspended the Constitution, and call for elections in six months.  The army leadership also sat down with a group of the revolution's organizers.

  • Protests continue in Yemen, but some of the key opposition groups did not participate.  Skirmishes also broke out in Bahrain.

  • In Iran, security forces were deployed to intimidate members of opposition groups that intended to march in a show of solidarity with the people of Egypt.

  • The people of Tunisia begin to deal with life after a revolution, as they try to rebuild their government from scratch.

  • President Obama's budget for FY2012 will be unveiled today.  The $3.7 trillion plan would cut or eliminate over 200 federal programs, while also making investments in education, transportation, and research in keeping with the SOTU address.

  • China surpassed Japan to become the second largest economy in the world in 2010.

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