The Most Memorable Moments of President Obama's First Term
Responds to Crisis in Egypt
President Obama is briefed on the events in Egypt by his national security team meeting
President Obama is briefed on the events in Egypt by his national security team meeting in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands of protesters in Egypt have thrown the country’s 30-year-old regime into tumult. The president responded by praising the spirit of the protestors, saying "the people of Egypt have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech."