Paul to Obama: End Foreign Aid to Egypt

In a strongly worded letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., urges the administration to reverse the State Department’s decision to release foreign aid to Egypt. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waived congressional restrictions on U.S. assistance to the African country in March after the release of more than a dozen pro-democracy activists.… Continue reading Paul to Obama: End Foreign Aid to Egypt

Paul Demands Action to Free Detained Americans in Egypt

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., challenged Congress to vote on an amendment that would cut U.S. financial support to Egypt until it releases 19 Americans who are being detained in the African country. The amendment would strip Egypt of all foreign aid for 30 days or until it releases… Continue reading Paul Demands Action to Free Detained Americans in Egypt

Egypt Coverage Update

Egyptian State TV is reporting that President Hosni Mubarak will address the nation soon. There are reports that he has handed control of the country to the army and is preparing to leave, although there is some uncertainty about the situation.