Arrests and other intimidation have kept critics from being able to organize and speak out. The interim government's message: If you're really an Egyptian than you'll vote yes. Opponents say the new constitution further enshrines the military's role in Egyptian life.
Funding for the IMF was left out of a trillion dollar compromise to fund the federal government for the next eight months. Negotiations are continuing, but when domestic programs are on the line, funding for international programs is harder to justify.
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss.