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On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy climbs out of a debilitating recession. credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Defends Obama Bus Tour Amid Bloodshed In Egypt, Syria

Calling higher education an “economic imperative,” President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine how federal financial aid is distributed.

08/22/2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gather on the Nile River corniche in the Maadi district to protest the recent killing of protesters by Egyptian Security Forces, on Aug. 18, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (credit: Ed Giles/Getty Images).

Egypt’s Military-Backed Authorities Arrest Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Leader

Egypt’s military-backed authorities arrested the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme leader on Tuesday, dealing a serious blow to the embattled movement at a time when it is struggling to keep up street protests against the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in the face of a harsh government crackdown.

08/20/2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan, flanked by his wife Emine Erdogan, waves to supporters during a rally in Sincan on June 15, 2013. (credit: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey Prime Minister Blames Israel For Toppling Of Egypt’s Morsi

Turkey’s prime minister is pointing the finger at Israel for the toppling of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood government.

08/20/2013

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi fires fireworks towards police during clashes in Cairo on August 14, 2013, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. The clearance operation began shortly after dawn when security forces surrounded the sprawling Rabaa al-Adawiya camp in east Cairo and a similar one at Al-Nahda square, in the centre of the capital. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / MOSAAB EL-SHAMY)

Companies Halt Operations Amid Violence In Egypt

A number of international companies have suspended operations in Egypt as three days of violent street battles make the streets of Cairo unsafe.

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama bike rides with his daughter Malia through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Mass., on Aug. 16, 2013, during their family vacation to Martha's Vineyard. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Having A ‘Great Time As Always’ On Vacation

President Barack Obama says he’s having a “great time as always” on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

08/16/2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stand amongst debris during a violent crackdown by Egyptian Security Forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (credit: Ed Giles/Getty Images)

Egyptian Gov’t Authorizes Use Of Deadly Force As Muslim Brotherhood Calls For ‘Day Of Rage’

The Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide marches after Friday prayers and a “day of rage” to denounce this week’s unprecedented bloodshed.

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama makes a statement on Egypt on Aug. 15, 2013, in Chilmark, Mass. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Egypt: ‘We Don’t Take Sides’

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the violence in Egypt a day after 525 people were killed in protests across the country.

08/15/2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stand amongst debris during a violent crackdown by Egyptian Security Forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (credit: Ed Giles/Getty Images)

CBS News: Death Toll In Egypt Protests Rises To 525

According to CBS News, the Egyptian Health Ministry said Thursday that the death toll from clashes between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president had risen to 421 and are expected to continue rising.

08/15/2013

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stand amongst debris during a violent crackdown by Egyptian Security Forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (credit: Ed Giles/Getty Images)

White House To Egypt: The ‘World Is Watching’

The Obama administration is condemning Wednesday’s violence in Egypt that has left nearly 150 people dead.

08/14/2013

Egypt's presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country's military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Egypt Says Diplomacy Has Failed To Resolve Crisis, Muslim Brotherhood To Blame

Egypt’s presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country’s military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed.

08/07/2013

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