Daybreak: Brotherhood Readies for Big Win
Plus the GOP race post-Iowa, and more in the news
• Egypt’s final parliamentary voting is today, after which the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to hold a fairly commanding lead. [Reuters/Haaretz]
• Which has in turn led the United States to begin to deal directly with the Islamist group, for the first time ever. [NYT]
• Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses, but did so by such a slight margin (eight votes!) over Rick Santorum and with so much more money and institutional backing that the story is his continued inability to lock down the base. More at 10. [NYT]
• After its provocative exercises there over the weekend, the U.S. warned Iran not to return naval ships to the crucial Strait of Hormuz. [WP]
• Turkey’s Kissinger-esque foreign minister is visiting Tehran. Could we be seeing a resumption of Iran’s attempts to cut a nuclear deal via Turkey rather than the traditional Western powers? [AP/WP]
• Jailed Palestinian hero Marwan Barghouti, who is probably the most popular Palestinian Authority figure, called on Fatah to halt talks with Israel. [Haaretz/Forward]
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