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Week In The News: Cairo To Congress

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NOTE: This show aired just before the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Find our special afternoon taped broadcast here.

Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP)
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP)

Whiplash and danger in Egypt this week. Just yesterday, sky-high protestors and much of the world believing President Hosni Mubarak was as good as gone. Done. Resigning. And then, no. Mubarak not gone. Defiant. Now, everything in flux. And the United States looking awkwardly on.

In Washington, the budget battle revs up - first inside the Republican Party, with Tea Party hawks waving the axe.

We’ve got new attacks on abortion rights. Conservatives parading for 2012. And President Obama at the Chamber of Commerce.

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek.

Susan Davis, congressional correspondent for National Journal.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

This program aired on February 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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