NPR Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks Egypt and Washington Politics

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NPR’s Washington Desk Political Editor Ken Rudin talks about political upheaval in Egypt, remembering Ronald Reagan, and Washington politics.

In 18 riveting days, the Obama administration and the world witnessed political upheaval in Egypt culminating in a peaceful transition from dictatorship to military control.

In a press conference immediately following the announcement of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt’s resignation, President Barack Obama welcomed Egypt’s peaceful transition of power. “The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard. And Egypt will never be the same,” he said.

On the domestic front, President Obama faces a battle in Congress over the U.S. budget, with a possible government shutdown looming.

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