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Obama Speaks to Egypt’s President

President Obama spoke to Egypt President Hosni Mubarak on the phone today for about 45 minutes, the White House said. Shortly after their conversation, Obama made a brief statement calling for “concrete steps” for political, social, and economic reforms in Egypt. Earlier Friday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration was reviewing their aid policy for Cairo; the U.S. sends Egypt about $1.5 billion per year. "People in Egypt have rights that are universal," Obama said in a statement.

January 28, 2011 1:51 PM