By granting the Egyptian military the power to arrest citizens during the referendum process, Morsi has given it enormous influence over the outcome of the controversial constitutional vote.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have made their peace with a military elite that hounded them for decades.
President Mohamed Morsi has asked the military, whose power he curtailed earlier this year, to help keep the peace as Egypt's Dec. 15 constitutional referendum nears.
In Egypt a few years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was making promises. The protesters in Cairo say the group isn't keeping them.
The deployment of Egyptian tanks marks the first time since Mohamed Morsi's power grab that the military has gotten involved.
Demonstrators against a proposed Egyptian constitution in Cairo have devolved into confrontations between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters.
It's a tie between Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia. Elsewhere, bankrupt Greece, one-party China, and various 'Arab Spring' nations stand out in Transparency International's annual rankings.
A sea of protesters angry at a draft constitution championed by Egypt's President Morsi surrounded the presidential palace. But whether they'll force Morsi to back down remains to be seen.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi have shrugged off protests and decided to bring Egypt's constitution standoff to a head, tomorrow morning.
Egypt's transition from dictatorship is chaotic and murky. President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood's showdown with protesters are dimming the chances of a positive outcome.