Egypt’s main Islamist groups called for protests after prayers today against moves by the ruling generals to expand their powers, as a delay in presidential election results added to political tensions.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi and former premier Ahmed Shafik both say they won the ballot. The Brotherhood organized the rally after the army last week issued a decree stripping the presidency of much of its power. Mahmoud Ghozlan, a [...]
Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and giving his campaign manager the heave-ho as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention.
Gingrich’s strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney from winning the 1,144 delegates he needs for the nomination, Gingrich spokesman RC Hammond said Tuesday night.
The ex-House speaker plans to spend much [...]