Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to hold power in Egypt after his announcement that he would not cede to demonstrators' demands that he step down. Instead he decided to hand day-to-day powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman and made vague promises about the Egyptian Constitution.

President Obama watched Mubarak's speech on Air Force One, while returning from a trip to Michigan and seemed to be somewhat caught of guard. What role will the United States take now? A cautious one, says The New York Times, David Sanger.

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, tells us what plans U.S. is devising to deal with a new Egypt, and potentially other countries in the Middle East.

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