Obama Speech on Mubarak Stepping Down: Watch Obama Speech Live
Obama Egypt Speech: 3pm ET/Noon PT: Watch Live
US President Barack Obama will address the US (and the world) regarding Mubarak's ouster.[Update: Obama's Egypt speech will be given at 3pm ET, rescheduled from 1:30pm)
We don't expect Obama's Egypt speech to address precise foreign-policy issues, but it is widely understood that Middle East policy has been changed, whether the West likes it or not: Mubarak had full US support for generations.
Obama was told of Mubarak's decision during an Oval Office meeting, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said in an e-mail to reporters. "He then watched TV coverage of the scene in Cairo for several minutes in the outer Oval," Vietor said.