Egypt en Politics Day <p>Reconciliation, military rule or civil war--the three possible paths for Egypt. What can, or should, the U.S. do in regards to the Egyptian crisis?&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:37:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 27833 at Politics Day Politics Day <p>President Obama is taking some time off this week and visiting Martha's Vineyard with his family.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer and Thomas Schwartz, director of the <a href="">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum</a> in West Branch, discuss the history and politics of vacationing presidents.&nbsp; Also, 2016 maybe closer than it seems with three potential Republican presidential candidates visiting Iowa 29 months before the Iowa Caucus.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27477 at Politics Day Politics Day: Egypt and the Middle East <p>Massive protests once again in Egypt. Join host Ben Kieffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk about the political situation there with Iowa State University's Jim&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCormick&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and long-time Iowa resident Dr. </span>Hani<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Elkadi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a native of Egypt, who’s just returned from Cairo. &nbsp;Also, hear about the larger implications of this event for the Middle East.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:02:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 23411 at Politics Day: Egypt and the Middle East International Politics <p>Protests continue in Egypt in advance of voting on a new constitution. On politics day Ben Kieffer talks with political experts about why protestors say the draft constitution does not represent the hope inspired by the Arab spring. And why NATO fears the Syrian President may use chemical weapons on his own people.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:32:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11914 at International Politics Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks <p>Former President Jimmy Carter says he disagrees with President Obama’s assessment this week of Egypt’s relationship to the United States.</p><p>The Democrat addressed students and faculty at Drake University in Des Moines Thursday. During a forum focused primarily on social justice issues, Carter was asked if he agrees with President Obama’s statement that Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy.</p><p>"No, I think Egypt is an ally of the United States," Carter says. "We know Egypt well."</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:53 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7960 at Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks