The White House shot down a bombshell for Egypt watchers – that the US is cutting off all aid to Egypt. But something is probably afoot.
Stock markets are closing lower and lower as the government remains shutdown. Brown argues that a greater fall in stock prices may be the wake-up call Washington needs. The market needs to scare congress straight before Washington will get serious about finalizing a budget plan and re-open the government.
Earlier this week, two television projects about Hillary Clinton were scrapped under political pressure, but two films about the potential 2016 candidate have cropped up.
Hurricane Ingrid on the Gulf coast and Hurricane Manuel on the Pacific have slammed Mexico, causing flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 80 people. More rain is expected.
Two separate incidents, both carried out by Muslim separatist groups, indicate that more than four decades of religious conflict are not over.