Thousands of Egyptian protesters ignored a curfew on Monday to take to the streets in cities along the Suez canal, defying a state of emergency imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to end days of violence that has killed at least 51 people. [Reuters]

EGYPT HAS exploded in recent days, with Egyptian protesters now defying President Morsi’s state of emergency, which was called due to unrest.

During President Obama and Secretary Clinton’s interview with Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” last night, citing Egypt as a success made me do a double take. But considering the interview was about laying hands on Clinton, not really focused on foreign policy, the statement didn’t make a blip. Only NBC’s Andrea Mitchell mentioned it today.

If today is any indication, the 30-day state of emergency isn’t going to mean much in the three provinces it covers, Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez.