Daybreak: The State of the Union
Plus Giffords is Good, and more in the news
• In his second State of the Union, President Obama devoted one very mild line to the seemingly successful sanctions on Iran. The peace process went unmentioned. [White House]
• After Thousands of anti-government protestors filled Egypt’s streets last night, Egyptian authorities banned any large gathering today. Four have been killed. [WaPo]
• Gabrielle Giffords’ doctors have upgraded her condition from serious to good. [The Caucus]
• Hussein Ibish and Tablet contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg look on the bright side of the peace process and suggest some steps forward. [NYT]
• A Holocaust denier accidently sent an e-mail meant for a listserv of like minds to the listserv of his son’s Upper East Side elementary school. [NYT]
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