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Replay live chat: Stories 'Driving the Week'

Msnbc contributor Mark Halperin live chatted with viewers to discuss the stories that will be Driving the Week.  Feb. 14, Monday,  7:45 a.m. ET.

1. What happens next on the Middle East street?
Watch Iran Monday -- where the Obama administration is openly rooting for its citizens to take inspiration from the Egypt model (regime change fueled by young people using Information Age media to break through totalitarian propaganda).  Throughout the region, how does the U.S. balance new calls for revolution with more traditional diplomatic caution, desire for stability, and support for existing allies?

2. How does the left react to Obama's proposed budget cuts?
The administration's spending plan will call for real cutbacks in areas such as home fuel assistance and aid to states -- not just symbolic freezes.  Do liberals revolt and risk rupture with the White House, or briefly protest and fall back into line to work side-by-side with Obama to fight the bigger cuts the Republicans want?

3. How does the right react to Obama's proposed tax increases?
The "read our lips, no new taxes" party will have an easy target in the added revenue in Obama's plan.  But, in the end, any grand bargain on deficit reduction will have some new taxes included.  Will responsible conservative voices tamp down calls for all-out war that would render future compromise harder?

4. Can Egypt nation-build itself?
Egyptians have choices galore about the government, the economy, Israel, and so much more.  The world will be watching as the initial decisions are made.  Also key: how will the United States and other countries use their influence and financial assistance to help steer Egypt towards a better future?

5. Will Jay Carney get a honeymoon?
The new White House press secretary takes over in the midst of an international crisis (about which he knows a lot) and on the cusp of 2011's decisive budget wars (which will require his finding the right balance between sweet and sour from the podium).  How will Carney’s former colleagues react as he works his way through high-profile on-the-job training.

This chat is moderated. As many questions as possible will be answered.