January 28th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Friday that the U.S. is reviewing its aid to Egypt in the wake of the violent protests taking place in the country.
"We will be reviewing our assistance posture based on events now and in the coming days," Gibbs said.
In the carefully worded press conference, Gibbs also revealed that President Obama hadn't spoken with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The president "has not made specific calls on this...We continue to monitor [the situation]," Gibbs said.
He added that the White House is "deeply concerned about the images and the events we see in Egypt today."
When asked why the president hadn't contacted the Egyptian leader, Gibbs said "We are - again, we're monitoring a very fluid situation."
October 26th, 2010
05:18 PM ET
Washington (CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
Obama's cousin to take him on in 2012?
Don Cordell, an 83-year-old retired engineer from California, plans to run against President Obama in 2012. Cordell told AOL News that he is a distant cousin to 22 presidents - including George W. Bush, Obama and George Washington, to name a few.
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