Egyptians Protest President Morsi

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has sparked angry protests and global criticism over a decree that expands his powers and reduces judicial oversight of his actions. Critics call it a power grab while Morsi's supporters say the move is necessary to protect the democratically elected government from a judiciary loyal to ousted President Hosni Mubarak. We discuss recent events in Egypt and how the U.S. should respond.

Guests:

Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square."

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, foreign correspondent for NPR based in Cairo, Egypt

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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