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8:34 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Wall Street Titans, Behaving Badly

Television correspondent Sabrina Quagliozzi reports from inside the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square on Monday.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:30 am

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The Two-Way
8:21 am
Wed May 23, 2012

As Talks Begin, Iran And World Powers Stake Out Positions

  • Tom Gjelten reporting
  • Mike Shuster reporting

As talks opened in Baghdad today, "diplomats from six world powers offered Iran new proposals Wednesday to ease international concerns about its nuclear program, but appeared to reject Tehran's appeals to ease economic sanctions to help move along talks," The Associated Press reports.

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Opinion
8:20 am
Wed May 23, 2012

The Nation: Egypt's Election Experiment

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy cheer at a final campaign rally on May 20, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Sunday was the final day of campaigning ahead of the first presidential election in the post-Mubarak era.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:13 am

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute.

Egypt is gripped by election fever. A frenetic mix of excitement and anxiety has taken over the country on the eve of its first-ever competitive presidential poll 15 months after 30-year autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office in a popular uprising.

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Opinion
8:20 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Foreign Policy: A Possible End To Egypt's Revolution

Former Egyptian Arab League chief and presidential candidate Amr Mussa (2nd L) arrives at a polling station to vote in Cairo on May 23, 2012, during the country's historic presidential election, the first since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak.
AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 6:33 am

David Kenner is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

Amr Moussa stood on a rickety stage, battling the summer heat and feedback from a defective microphone, promising the Egyptian people the world. "We're making a Second Republic, a renaissance for Egypt," he told the audience of several hundred. "It is the time to rebuild the country, to fight poverty and unemployment, which has resulted from mismanagement."

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Opinion
8:19 am
Wed May 23, 2012

New Republic: Private Equity Is No Reform Movement

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 2, 2012. Democrats have been on the offensive about Romney's tenure at Bain Capital.
Jewel Samad AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:01 am

Timothy Noah is a senior editor at The New Republic.

New York Times columnist David Brooks, defending Mitt Romney against a new Romney-bashing ad from President Obama's re-election campaign, describes private equity as a "reform movement":

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