Egypt Ambassador: Election Timeline Is an ‘Added Guarantee'
On Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer asked Egypt's ambassador to the U.S. Sameh Shoukry if he was confident the military would hold elections in six months after dissolving the parliament Sunday. Shoukry responded that Egypt will continue to honor its peace treaty with Israel, but that the six-month timeline for an election is up for interpretation: "The specification of a period of six months certainly is very different in its meanings."
John Boehner: ‘We're Broke'
Speaker John Boehner had a loud and clear message on Meet the Press before President Obama releases the White House budget plan Monday. Responding to a New York Times editorial that questioned the cuts, Boehner told David Gregory that they're not enough: "What's really dangerous is if we continue to do nothing and allow the status quo to stay in place."
Gingrich: Muslim Brotherhood Will Be a ‘Huge Challenge'
On This Week, Christiane Amanpour asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich what would happen if the Muslim Brotherhood were elected to power in Egypt. Gingrich said the focus should shift from President Obama's handling of the upheaval to the challenging next steps: "Every society has to come to grips with the fact that there are some elements who would create a dictatorship, so you'd have one last vote."
Graham: ‘Obama Is Beatable'
After Ron Paul won a straw poll on the 2012 election at CPAC, Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on potential GOP frontrunners on State of the Union. While Graham said his current favorite is Mitt Romney, who took a close second place in the poll, the bottom line is that he's "looking for the most conservative person who's electable and that person has yet to emerge."
Will Egypt's Revolution Spread?
On the McLaughlin Group, correspondents discussed whether or not the Egyptian revolution will spread further into the Middle East. Newsweek's Eleanor Clift weighed in on the difference between a grassroots vs. U.S.-backed uprising: "An American-created democracy… in Iraq brought about at the edge of a gun is very different from a popular uprising."
The Real ‘Storyline' Behind Egypt
While much of the press coverage of the upheaval in Egypt has been positive, did it tell the whole story? On Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz and Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg discussed a less-covered angle of the protests—that some Egyptians wanted Hosni Mubarak to remain in power to maintain the country's stability.
Barbour: ‘I'm a Lobbyist'
Though Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour came in last at CPAC's 2012 straw poll, he's still seriously considering running for president. On Fox News Sunday, Barbour defended his past as a lobbyist and said he won't decide on 2012 until April: "I understand that this is a decision to dedicate the… next 10 years to the most consuming job in the world."