Sat January 29, 2011

White House Cautious As It Watches Egypt

The sudden eruption of street protests in Egypt has changed the White House agenda overnight. Hopes of restarting the Obama presidency with a focus on jobs and the deficit after the State of the Union speech are threatened as a new crisis in the Arab world endangers the uneasy peace in the region and the fragile recovery at home. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.