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Need To Know News: Where Egypt goes next; updates from CPAC
February 11th, 2011
11:20 AM ET

Need To Know News: Where Egypt goes next; updates from CPAC

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For February 11, 2011, the Egypt protests reach a potential end; GOP updates from CPAC.

• Today VP Omar Suleiman announced President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. Earlier today: "Tanks guarding the presidential palace in Cairo turned their turrets away from approaching demonstrators, eliciting a huge cheer from the crowd, CNN's Ivan Watson reported."

• President Obama made a statement last night: "President Barack Obama signaled clear U.S. support for protesters who have convulsed Egypt for more than two weeks, saying Thursday night that 'in these difficult times, I know that the Egyptian people will persevere, and they must know that they will continue to have a friend in the United States of America,' according to a White House statement."

• Some updates from the CPAC conference: "Potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sen. John Thune, Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Ron Paul all get their chance Friday to address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference - a gathering of more than 10,000 GOP activists from across the country."

• Will Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi face trial? Hada Messia reports: "Judge Cristina di Censo has five days to make a decision on how to proceed now that Milan chief prosecutor Edmundo Bruti Liberati has filed the application."

• And finally, what was up with that dress Lindsey Lohan wore to court?

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  1. Bright Omane Adjei

    please Egyptians ,with the exit of your president today let the peace remain in the country..

    February 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ruth Mitchell

    To: Piers Morgan and CNN - You insult and offend the American people by having Paul Wolfowitz as a guest on your program. The man does not deserve to share his opinions on national TV. He is a war hawk who helped frame the invasion of Iraq. He spread lies about the WMD, he told the nation that the war would end in a week and that the oil revenues would pay for the war. How dare you show him the dignity of appearing and presenting his opinions when he should be shunned and kept in obscurity. Are you that desperate for guests that you would sink so low as to bring Paul Wolfowitz on your show? You have lost me as a viewer.

    February 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mary O

    Paul Wolfowitz??? Piers, are you serious? How badly does a man have to be discredited before CNN refuses to give him a platform? Wolfowitz was one of the prime architects of the whole disastrous Iraqi adventure, not to mention his horrible tenure at the world bank...and you give him prime time air on a subject as important as the future of Egypt? Did you think we all just "forgot" what a disaster Wolfowitz's thinking was for this country? Honestly, there are a wealth of well informed, interesting people with a variety of opinions on this subject- there was no need to bring back that man. VERY disappointed in you and CNN.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. David Lewis

    Piers, you are so easy on your guests at times. As for Mr. Paul W. telling you we did not go into Iraq to advance democracy, why did you not question him on George Bush's assertion, among many reasons given once WMDs were NOT found, about helping to set up a more democratic society? Why? You just sat there so lamely passive. THIS is YOU???? I'll give you an F grade for that pandering interview.

    When you interviewed Arrianna Huffintgon and questioned her about profits, why did you accept a lame answer rather than press on her re: exactly how much profit did you make last year?

    you embark on probing tracks then wimp out.

    And please, stay away from show biz celebrities. Unlike the buzzer you give to so many hack would-be entertainers on America's Got Talent, you go so cozy and soft on the sacred cows of entertainment.

    showbizdavid

    February 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. richard

    piers, i think your comments,and your guests are the best in the cnn,you are taking many real possibilites and opinions what could happen in egypt, as i predict,party in egypt is not over,people still partying,because they don't konow what they want,mubarak is out and suddently crowd get struck in nowwhere,they get what they want, mubarak out,and now they are looking despeatly for something to keep party going,if the opposition wants changes in egypt, they should take constructive dialog with the army,but i\m not sure they want it.It may that they want democracy,but don't know what exactly it is,this word is fashion in the media,but in arab and muslim world is strange,so i'm affraid that egypt may have another regime,army or religion state,

    February 12, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. sanna

    OMG Paul Wolfwitz stated that the 1986 iraqi uprising, and philippine demonstrations against Marcos were instigated by the US and you Piers just sat there lamely! No comment in the press either. Was everyone in the bathroom,?

    February 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Paul

    There is a plethora of information available in regards to why Paul Wolfowitz wanted to go into Iraq. For years, he had been advocating helping Iraq "liberate itself" from Saddam Hussein. Also, he was part of a neoconservative group that believed that Iraq could end up being a catylist for expanding democracy in the Arab world. We didn't see the U.S. military prop up the regime in Iraq when we invaded, did we? As a matter of fact, they did their best to oust the Baathists from the government and put in someone who seemed to be pro America and pushed the Iraqi's to have a "democratic" election. So his statement that setting up a democracy was not the reason we invaded Iraq was not only deceptive but also ludicrous!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse | Reply

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