On Sunday, Mohammed ElBaradei emerged as a leading player in the Egyptian revolution, anointed as a consensus figure whom opponents of President Hosni Mubarak can support and rally behind.
"He's sort of the anti-Mubarak right now," says Kenneth C. Brill, president of the Fund for Peace and former director of the State Department's Office of Egyptian Affairs. "Neither he nor his family are tied up with the regime in any way."
Members of the House are back in their home districts through next week. For freshman representatives, it's their first chance to report back and hear from their constituents.
In Deerfield Beach, Fla., this week, Republican congressman and Tea Party firebrand Allen West held his first town meeting. But for the many West supporters who attended, it had the feel of a victory rally.
More than 300 people gave West a standing ovation when he arrived at the South Florida Bible College.
The U.S. military is moving ahead with plans to end its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays serving in the military. Pentagon officials talked to reporters today about the process and explained that they still can't say exactly when the new policy of allowing gays to serve openly in the military will officially go into effect.
Rachel Martin was at a briefing and tells All Things Considered host Michele Norris that the first step is to train service members on the new policy, helping them to understand how they are expected to behave when it is implemented.