State of the Union Early Bird for January 30, 2011
January 30th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
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State of the Union Early Bird for January 30, 2011

(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar: As the uprising in Egypt continues, we'll look closely at what the conflict means to the U.S. with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And then we'll shift to domestic politics with Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer.

Check out what we're reading and watch the show today at 9a/12p ET.


EGYPT

Fears of anarchy and looting linger as new day dawns in Egypt

Fear of anarchy and looting lingered in Egypt on Sunday, with many streets in the nation's capital left without security after police stopped patrolling.

Tourists navigate chaos with concern

Groups of U.S. tourists were stuck Saturday trying to find their way out of Egypt amid the chaos and violent protests that have seized the country.

Residents reach out to families in Egypt

Tustin [California] resident Mokhtar Shawky was out of contact with his family in Egypt, including his mother, for around 48 hours while a massive demonstration engulfed the country.

Egypt Shut Down Its Net With a Series of Phone Calls

Egypt’s largest ISPs shut off their networks Thursday, making it impossible for traffic to get to websites hosted in Egypt or for Egyptians to use e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. The regime of President Hosni Mubarak also ordered the shut down of mobile phone networks, including one run by the U.K.-based Vodafone, all in an attempt to undermine the growing protests over Mubarak’s autocratic rule of the country.

POLITICS

GOP Conference chairman: America must stand with Egypt

GOP Conference chairman Thaddeus McCotter voiced his support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Friday in a statement released on his website.

Mayoral ballots without Emanuel's name on lockdown

Nearly 300,000 potential souvenirs from this year's thrill-a-minute Chicago mayoral race will remain on lockdown, at least until the election has passed, an election board official said.

Who's John Thune - and Why is He on the GOP Short List for President?

John Thune is on every short list of Republican presidential prospects, which for most people raises two questions: Who? And why?

WTF? Obama, Palin help sell books for Newt

It’s no best-seller, but Newt’s “Winning the Future” book is climbing up the sales charts – thanks to Obama and Palin.

IN OTHER NEWS

Obama Presses for Change but Not a New Face at the Top

President Obama’s decision to stop short, at least for now, of calling for Hosni Mubarak’s resignation was driven by the administration’s concern that it could lose all leverage over the Egyptian president, and because it feared creating a power vacuum inside the country, according to administration officials involved in the debate.

Facebook CEO 'friends' actor who played him in film

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has "friended" the man who portrayed him in a movie about the social networking site. Well, sort of.

South Sudan referendum: 99% vote for independence

Some 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede from the north, according to the first complete results of the region's independence referendum.

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  1. Clwyd

    Mubarak is a smart man. He will let these protesters now turned rioters to continue. Already armed militants have freed hundreds more from jail to turn this into a return to Muslim extreme theocracy. Today or tomorrow the army will step in as malls are being looted and burned, and heads torn off mummies in the National Museum.

    January 30, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  2. ASHRAF KAMAL

    Ms. Crowley: Egypt is not just Islamists and the Army. The demonstrations were started by genuine popular, primarily youth movement. Stop believing the Mubarak lie.

    January 30, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |