Egypt

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10/17/2014

Egypt Rally on Michigan Avenue

Local Egyptian Americans Condemn Violence In Egypt

Egyptian Americans in the Chicago area are condemning the violence in Egypt – and they say the United States is partly to blame.

08/15/2013

Ali Baba's. (Credit: CBS)

Local Egyptians React To Ouster Of President Morsi

They want a democracy do-over. Egypt’s first democratically elected president was removed from power after barely a year in office.

07/03/2013

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama’s Security Breach In Libya Is Ignored By American Media

As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.

09/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Week

Last week Romney had yet another gaffe and error filled week. Week after week Romney and his campaign can’t get it together.

09/17/2012

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama Is Misguided And Ignores The Facts

In seeking to define President Obama as a foreign policy failure, sympathetic to Muslim protesters, Mitt Romney ignored the fact that Americans were killed and under threat overseas.

09/13/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Is On Target

As unfortunate as the events are, Romney’s comments about Obama ring true. Prior to the tragic event and even after, President Obama appears to excuse and apologize for the horrendous events that take place in the world – including those against Americans.

09/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Comments On Embassy Attacks Show He Isn’t Ready To Be President

There are moments like the tragedy that unfolded in Egypt and Libya that test candidates. The element of surprise often illuminates a candidate’s ability to inspire and to lead.

09/12/2012

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood Concerns In Obama Administration Shouldn’t Be Silenced

Don’t drop last week’s controversial headlines regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other GOP House members who said that President Barack Obama’s administration has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood so fast.

07/30/2012

Egyptians celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square (Photo credit: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: President Obama Supports Egypt’s President-elect Mohammed Morsi

President Barack Obama called Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s president-elect, to congratulate him on winning the historic democratic election.

06/25/2012

Maged Daniel (right) fled Egypt with his wife and two children in October 2011, after oppression of Coptic Christians increased with the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak. (Credit: CBS)

Egyptian Christians Seek Refuge In U.S. After Oppression Grows

The fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak meant freedom for many Egyptians, but not for the nation’s Christian minority. It’s estimated more than 100,000 Christians fled the increased oppression in Egypt after Mubarak was ousted.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

This female mummy dates to the Ptolemaic Dynasty,  the family in power when Cleopatra reigned. (Credit: Field Museum)

Field Museum To Offer Rare Look At Mummies

Starting Friday, visitors can get a rare look at mummies from deep inside the Field Museum collection.

02/15/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Egypt’s Treatment Of U.S. Visitors, Including Cabinet Member’s Son, An ‘Outrage’

The American citizens facing criminal trial in the troubled nation include Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Peoria.

02/06/2012

Luke Gates, 21, of Bloomington, Ind., was one of three American students arrested in Egypt on Nov. 22, 2011, amid violent protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo Courtesy WISH-TV)

Indiana University Student Among 3 Americans Arrested In Cairo

Three American students have been arrested in Egypt, including a young man from Indiana. The three students were among the tens of thousands of protesters who flooded Cairo’s central square, where violent clashes broke out between police and the crowds.

11/22/2011

Sarah Smierciak (left) and Alexis Brown (right) were among 32 Rhodes Scholarship winners announced on Nov. 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS/University of Wisconsin website)

2 Chicago Area Women Among Rhodes Scholarship Winners

A 22-year-old woman from Lemont and an Algonquin native are two of 32 people named as Rhodes Scholars on Sunday.

WBBM Newsradio–11/20/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: Islamic Fundamentalists May Take Over In Egypt

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the U.S. may have gained an ally in Libya, but may also have paved the way for an Islamic Fundamentalist government in Egypt following popular uprisings the U.S. supported in the Arab spring.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2011

Egypt Rally on Michigan Avenue

Chicago Egyptians Celebrate Mubarak’s Resignation

The mood was celebratory as 100 people gathered outside the Egyptian consulate, one day after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned under pressure.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2011

People in Tahrir Square celebrate as it is announced that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was giving up power February 11, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. (Getty Images)

Egyptian Americans Here Elated As Mubarak Steps Aside

Chicagoans with ties to Cairo celebrate when the president of Egypt agrees to resign power after several days of protests.

02/11/2011

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