Washington (CNN) - If members of the media are wondering what to get Sarah Palin on her birthday, they should look no further than the former Alaska governor's Twitter account.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signaled clear U.S. support for protesters who have convulsed Egypt for more than two weeks, saying Thursday night that "in these difficult times, I know that the Egyptian people will persevere, and they must know that they will continue to have a friend in the United States of America," according to a White House statement.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump had no sympathy Thursday for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and expressed optimism that events in Egypt will not affect the world economy.
"So far, things are looking alright," Trump told a small group of reporters before delivering a political speech before a gathering of Republicans. Mubarak spoke to his country on Thursday and said he had delegated powers to his vice president but did not step down from the presidency.
Washington (CNN) - A White House official told CNN that Vice President Biden’s tough new language in a conversation with Egypt’s VP Omar Suleiman is part of an effort to be “as specific as possible.”
The two leaders spoke by phone Tuesday about the transition process that will shape Egypt’s future.
(CNN) – Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he's "concerned" about the Obama administration's handling of the situation in Egypt and what he sees as a divide between the White House and diplomat Frank Wisner.
"I think the fact that they appointed a very able diplomat Frank Wisner and within two days were publicly contradicting him is you know so amateurish," Gingrich told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. "I was with John Bolton (former ambassador to the United Nations) last night. He said it's inconceivable that they would be this clumsy and this out of sync. I mean just with themselves, forget the Arab world. They can't even get the White House and their special envoy to be on the same page."
Washington (CNN) - Egypt faces a "bumpy" process in its transition from decades of repressive rule to a multiparty democracy, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday in signaling U.S. backing for a more deliberate approach to political negotiations.
In a briefing with reporters, Gibbs repeated the U.S. insistence on meaningful change in Egypt, but he added that the government there should "outline a series of steps and a timeline that the Egyptian people are comfortable with."
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) - Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told CNN Sunday that authorities have been told "not to bother" human rights activists and journalists working at anti-government protests.
If there have been such problems, they are "not intended," Shafiq told CNN's Candy Crowley.
Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the United States cannot "micromanage the process" with Egypt, but that the Obama administration needs to make its goals clear.
"What we have to do… is make clear that the process itself is important and arriving at a Democratic solution is important, which is in fact inclusive, Democratic, peaceful and rapid," Albright said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a good friend and U.S. ally, but declined to predict whether the embattled leader would heed protesters' calls to step down.
Cheney made the comments Saturday night at a ceremony honoring former President Ronald Reagan in Santa Barbara, California.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin, in her first comments on the uprising in Egypt, called the situation President Barack Obama's 3 a.m. phone call and said, "It seems the call went right to the answering machine."
Palin, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, spoke with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody after her speech Friday night at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.