Judy Woodruff examines the U.S. response to the crisis in Egypt with Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations, who just returned from Egypt; Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, and Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle East division at the Library of Congress. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, it was widely reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down to run for mayor of Chicago. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs would not confirm the move but praised his contributions. Continue reading
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is fighting off a reported campaign to oust him in the wake of a financial scandal that has damaged Labor Party popularity and caused four of his ministers quit. Continue reading
Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons, announced his resignation Tuesday following allegations that officials used public funding for personal expenses like housing renovations and mortgage payments. Special correspondent Simon Marks reports. Continue reading
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., dismissed calls for his resignation Tuesday, as reports revealed that he was aware of messages sent to congressional pages by former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. Analysts debate whether Hastert should step down. Continue reading
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday he would give up his day-to-day role in the company to focus on philanthropy. David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of Fortune magazine and Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy discuss Bill Gate’s move to philanthropy.