Slow and steady. That seems to be the White House’s newly adjusted attitude toward the changing political tide in Egypt. Fearing the anti-Mubarak upheaval could end up destabilizing the region if it happens too suddenly, the Obama Administration has pivoted somewhat from its position of support for speedy reform and a clean break from the regime – a change that is unlikely to go over well amongst the protestors still gathering in Tahrir Square. Meanwhile, in London Julian Assange has arrived in court for the second and final day of his extradition hearing, although we probably won’t know the judge’s decision until later this month.
- U.S. Eases Off Call for Swift Egypt Reform (Los Angeles Times)
- Mass Protests Continue (Al Jazeera)
- Will Mubarak Travel to Germany? (Der Spiegel)
- Assange attorneys cast doubt on accusations against Assange (Washington Post)
- Rep. Jane Harman of California to Resign (Los Angeles Times)
- Federal Judicial Vacancies Reaching Crisis Point (Washington Post)
- Blue Dogs Mull Budget Defection (The Hill)