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The Nation’s Washington DC editor Chris Hayes joined MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell last night to discuss the Obama administration’s mixed response to the Mubarak regime.

The vague messages could result from internal divisions within the administration. There are factions pushing for incremental change to support regional stability, and those urging full support of the protestors, Hayes says.

But Obama’s the message yesterday was the strongest statement yet that basically said ‘not good enough.’ “The balance of power… had kind of reached a tipping point in favor of a more forward-leaning support of the protestors,” Hayes says.

-Sara Jerving