Egyptian Protests: The protests in Egypt continued to grow larger Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of people cramming into Cairo’s vast Tahrir Square on Tuesday, seeking to muster a million protesters demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The New York Times reports. The Wall Street Journal says here that the White House has made it clear that there is no scenario in which Mubarak can maintain power.
Jordan's King Sacks Government: The king of Jordan dismissed his government Tuesday and appointed a new prime minister with orders to implement political reform. CNN reports that the dismissal follows several protests calling for change in Jordan -- protests that echo demonstrations that have swept across North Africa and the Middle East in the last few weeks.
Obama Effect: The Washington Post reports that two potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates face the same potential barrier to winning the primary: President Obama has said nice things about them. Obama has joked the possibility of his ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, running for president. And Obama has compared the federal health care reform legislation to the health-care law that passed in Massachusetts in 2006 under Mitt Romney.
Sotomayor's Warning to Potential Clerks: Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned law students at University of Chicago Law School yesterday that impressive qualifications weren't enough to secure a Supreme Court clerkship. She said, according to The Associated Press "I want a passion. I don't look at the kid who has 1,000 things on their resume. Do you ever just stop and breathe? Do you ever go to a movie?"