While Americans celebrated the Fourth of July, Egyptians saw an Independence Day of their own this week with the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Washington was watching closely to see if the military will honor its pledge for new elections, but when could they happen and what will happen in the meantime are major questions. Domestically, all eyes are on the House of Representatives as lawmakers return from their holiday break try to come together on an immigration reform bill after the Senate passed its version, though prospects for that bill passing the House are slim to none at best. We will talk about these issues and much more this Sunday on "Face the Nation."
Clashes have continued in Cairo after the coup that ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president. We will have the latest from CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward, who has been monitoring developments from Cairo.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will also be on the show to discuss the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Egypt, its ramifications on U.S. interests abroad and the $1 billion in foreign aid to Egypt. McCain, an early supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and a key sponsor of the Senate bill, will also talk about the prospects for reform in to the House of Representatives.
And later, we'll hear from House leaders on both sides of the aisle with opposing views on the issue, the hottest political topic in Washington this summer. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has balked at the Senate bill and instead proposed his own border security plan. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, had lauded the Senate bill and urged House Republicans to join together with Democrats to get the job done.
Rounding out the show Sunday will be our weekly political panel. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, David Rohde of Reuters, Michael O'Hanlon of the Bookings Institution and CBS News' own John Dickerson will take on the big issues of the week.
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