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Latest Egypt Items
A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state's courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Shariah law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials.
Madeleine K. Albright, a former secretary of state and U.N. ambassador, on Sunday disagreed with the so-called "chaos scenario" in which the street-level, political revolution in Egypt would only get worse if President Hosni Mubarak resigns.
Egypt's vice president met a broad representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and offered new concessions including freedom of the press, release of those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks ago and the eventual lifting of the country's hated emergency laws.
The Obama administration scrambled Sunday to clarify its stance on Egypt after a U.S. envoy appeared to suggest embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remain in power.
"A revolution is not a tea party."
In a live interview with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, President Obama on Sunday denied speculation that he has moved to the political center and said the worst part of being commander in chief is "being in the bubble."
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he doesn't "want to make a prediction" as to whether embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak can survive that nation's political turmoil, but he noted that Egypt under Mr. Mubarak has been a long-standing U.S. ally in the region.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued to shake that nation's government.
In a bid to stem anti-government protests, Egypt's vice president on Sunday agreed to several major concessions in talks with opposition groups, including ending the country's decades-old emergency laws that have given state police broad powers to detain citizens and stifle free speech.