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How much influence does the US have in Egypt?


After clashes led to at least 51 dead in Cairo, questions about the U.S.’ aid in Egypt have risen. If the US government recognizes Egypt’s uprise as a coup, more than $1.5 billion in aid to the Egyptian government would be cut off. The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and Joel Rubin, former Egypt desk officer at the State Department, join MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss.