Thu Jul 4, 2013 AT 10:25 AM EDT
On America’s 237th Birthday, a link to Heritage on the Declaration of Independence and the American Creed, an article on what Lincoln thought of Independence Day, and 10 fascinating facts on our Founding document.
Military Coup in Egypt
Egypt’s military moved forcefully to seize power from President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, The New York Times reports, deploying tanks and troops in Cairo and other cities, restricting his travel and convening an emergency meeting of top civilian and religious leaders to devise an interim government. Breitbart is reporting Gen. Abdel Fatah Said Al-Sisi announced that the Constitution had been suspended, that early elections would take place, and that there would be a “code of ethics” for the media. He advised that the chief of the Constitutional court would be in charge during the interim. Meanwhile, the Obama administration on Wednesday said it would not take sides in the standoff between Egypt’s military and Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi, according to The Hill.