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Legions of volunteers in Tahrir Square formed a human chain around army tanks on Monday, trying to ensure that protesters won’t be driven from the primary site of their uprising against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

A senior member of the U.S. Marine corps is telling people “multiple platoons” are deploying to Egypt.

The Pentagon is moving U.S. warships and other military assets to make sure it is prepared in case evacuation of U.S. citizens from Egypt becomes necessary.

At least three anti-government protesters in Egypt were shot dead the other night after gunfire rained down on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in violent overnight clashes.

Egypt’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, said it would begin talks with the government to try and end the country’s political crisis.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday tentatively welcomed the Egyptian government’s inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in negotiations over the future of the country.

Egyptian police have reportedly been using Twitter and Facebook to track down the names of protesters.

Is George Soros tied to the “revolution” in Egypt?

Hundreds of Iraqis took part in scattered demonstrations on Sunday, calling for an improvement in basic services and the resignation of local government officials as unrest sweeps much of the Arab world.

Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni gave a keynote address at the 11th annual Herzliya Conference on Monday, during which she declared that a “two-state solution is part of our values as a Jewish State“.

The New START arms reduction treaty will not shift Russia’s plans to continue developing Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) and Yars RS-24 missiles, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Saturday.

Barack Obama made the case Monday to business leaders that ramping up spending on education and infrastructure will promote economic growth and put the economy back on track.

Average household debt in the United States has now reached a level of 136% of average household income.  In China that figure is only 17%.

There has been no growth in IT employment in the United States for a decade.

As commodity prices keep moving higher and bond buyers slowly head for the exits, investors are starting to give more credence to a looming inflation threat.

700,000 Americans have signed up for a credit card that has interest rates that go as high as 59.9%.

U.S. outstanding consumer installment credit shot upward in December.

Americans are putting more money on their credit cards after two years of cutting back, helping fuel the third straight monthly increase in consumer borrowing.

More than 20,000 veterans, active-duty troops and reservists who took out special government-backed mortgages lost their homes last year — the highest number since 2003.

If unemployment was computed the way BLS did it prior to 1994, the true unemployment rate would be 22.2%.

The richest 10 percent of Americans, holding 90 percent of all financial assets, are doing quite well in this economy.

China is building up strategic reserves in rare earth metals, an effort that could give Beijing increased power to influence global prices and supplies in a sector it already dominates.

There are more reports that physical silver continues to be in very short supply.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is proposing 500 billion dollars in spending cuts.

The rolling blackouts now being implemented in Texas and across the country as record cold weather grips the United States are a direct consequence of the Obama administration’s agenda to lay siege to the coal industry, launch a takeover of infrastructure under the contrived global warming scam, and help usher in the post-industrial collapse of America.

The bee crisis has been treated as a niche concern until now, but as the UN’s index of food prices hits an all time-high, it is becoming urgent to know whether the plight of the honey bee risks further exhausting our food security.

The costs and liabilities that hospitals incur while treating illegal immigrants are growing to enormous proportions.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are seeking a sweeping deal to establish a North American security and trade perimeter, opening talks Friday that could lead to jointly operated Canada-U.S. border facilities, an integrated entry-exit system to track travelers and the deployment of “cross-designated” law enforcement officers to intercept terrorists and criminals.

Federal agencies in the United States have until March 31st to come up with an implementation plan for a new government-wide identification system that leverages biometric technology and smart cards.

The FCC is planning an upgrade to the national Emergency Alert System by including presidential announcements in the system.

George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland over concerns that he would be arrested as a war criminal.

A foundation hosting a charity gala for military families canceled its plans to feature former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the event after “an onslaught of negative feedback” received by the organization.

Why is China constructing large, well-designed “ghost cities” that are completely devoid of people?

According to some experts, the world’s weather is about to get even more chaotic as a result of natural climate change that we can do absolutely nothing to prevent.

A volcano in Russia has begun erupting, spurting ash up to four kilometers into the sky.

As part of Homeland Security’s complete takeover of society, at future Super Bowls, TSA agents will get to interrogate you at special checkpoints which will use “physiological” and “behavioral” tests to determine if you’re a terrorist or a criminal.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell apologized on Monday for the league’s failure to seat 400 ticket-holders at Super Bowl XLV, and said the league would invite those fans to next year’s Super Bowl.

A Super Bowl commercial featuring the Bible verse John 3:16 was rejected to run nationally by Fox Sports for containing too much “religious doctrine” and for being too offensive.

Lastly, archaeologists in Israel believe they may have stumbled upon the tomb of the biblical Prophet Zechariah in a newly discovered church.