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August 18, 2013 9:31 AM Ayotte wants aid to flow to Egypt coup govt: Sunday morning round-up

By Samuel Knight

*The Wall Street Journal just reported that EU officials said they plan on reviewing their ties with Egypt. They’ll be discussing the status of aid to the “interim” government in light of it’s violent crackdown on supporters of overthrown former president Mohammed Morsi.

*Meanwhile, Kelly Ayotte said that she does not support cutting off aid to Egypt in a prerecorded interview with “Meet the Press”.

*JP Morgan is being investigated by the SEC for potentially violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in China. The bank allegedly hired the children of executives at state-owned firms to give itself a competitive edge.

Meanwhile, the revolving door at home continues to spin…

*Amy Klobuchar was in Iowa yesterday for the “North Iowa Democratic Wing Ding,” where she insisted that she’s not running for President in 2016 - a reminder that the inability to think of politics as anything but a high-stakes horse race is a problem that not just Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen have.

*Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton will address Yale Law School in October, where the grad will be honored for her “extraordinary contribution to the legal profession.”

No doubt her speech will receive an appropriate amount of media scrutiny…

*Robert Mugabe, 89, will be sworn in for his seventh presidential term - a five year stint - on Thursday. Man, what’s that guy’s secret?

On Friday Mugabe’s main challenger, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, withdrew a legal challenge to the election result, claiming the courts would not be fair.

Oh, right.

Samuel Knight is a freelance journalist living in DC and a former intern at the Washington Monthly.

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