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Friday, February 11

T.G.I.F. - Local Egyptians speak on the current situation, Rep. Gibson called out for living in his office

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!

In Egypt today; protests continue as the army has agreed to side with President Hosni Mubarak, who did not step down in an address yesterday. [NYT]

In the Capital Region; local Egyptians say reform will take a long time. [Record]

Saratoga Springs resident Alexander "Sam" Aldrich, who sits on the board of trustees for the American University in Cairo and has been to Egypt 38 times since 1972, talks Egyptian politics. [Srtgn]

A discussion on what the uprising in Egypt will mean for governments around the world will be held at Skidmore today. [PstStr]

Read the resignation letter of 'Craigslist' Congressman Chris Lee. [DN/DP]

Republican state legislators are mulling a run at Lee's former NY-26 seat, including Sen. Maziarz, who would set up a 31-31 Senate tie if he departed. [LoHud]

Discussions of the discussions for state ethics reform are seeping into the mediasphere, and it's a blame game. [WXXI]

Assemblyman James Tedisco is again calling on Gov. Cuomo to abandon his proposed 2.75 percent surcharge on thoroughbred horse racing purses [Srtgn]

From Washington; an ethics organization is questioning Rep. Chris Gibson (and others) who are living in their offices, "frat house" style. [NYT/CapCon]

I've always wondered what the party scene is like at the Congressional office buildings. I bet it looks something like this:


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