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2012: The year in pictures



“Egypt’s Morsi back at palace after protests”


Riot police withdrawn after protests spurred by president’s controversial drive to push through new constitution.
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 11:33 GMT

“The Egyptian president has returned to work in Cairo, although scores of protesters angered by his drive to push through a new constitution are still blocking one gate of the presidential palace.

Mohamed Morsi left the palace in the northern Cairo district of Heliopolis on Tuesday evening as tens of thousands of demonstrators surged around it, clashing briefly with police.

A presidential source said Morsi was back at work in the palace on Wednesday, even though up to 200 demonstrators had camped out near one entrance overnight.

Traffic was flowing normally in the area and riot police had been withdrawn, a witness said.

The rest of the Egyptian capital was calm, despite the political furore over Morsi’s November 22 decree handing himself wide powers and shielding his decisions from judicial oversight.

Controversial charter

Egyptian police fired tear gas at opposition protesters demonstrating on Tuesday evening against Morsi’s drive to hold a snap referendum on the draft constitution.

Live television footage showed that some protesters broke through police lines and got too close to the presidential palace late on Tuesday night.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Cairo said: “We saw thousand of people surrounding the palace on all four corners, outnumbering the police and getting close to the presidential walls.”


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Waiter, I’ll have the “Frankenfish,” broiled with dill…and lemon on the side.

Medal of Honor Winner Tells What It Is Like to Be a Hero


Join me as I “shine a light” on Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky


The sour senator above is Mitch McConnell.  He is minority leader in the Senate and he has used the filibuster over 300 times to block Senator Harry Reid who is Majority Leader of the Senate.  It is Harry who should be making news as he guides legislation through that body and into law. Mitch McConnell failed decisively in his personal and party war on Barack Obama.  Although the President won the election, Mitch labors on unchanged.


Mitch McConnell runs for re-election in 2014 and may be opposed by activist Ashley Judd.  Please urge her to run.  In the meantime, join me as I shine a light on Mitch McConnell to keep everyone abreast of  Mitch’s bad behavior and encourage them to fight the continued use of the filibuster in the Senate.  You can click the link on the menu above or click HERE to read my latest newspaper, “Shining a Light on Mitch McConnell.”  PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO GET A DAILY COPY IN YOUR INBOX.  THANKS!

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