The Washington Post

Paul said the uprising meets the definition of a coup, which would require ceasing any foreign aid.

"Violence ... will only feed the cycle of polarization that isolates Egyptians from the world and continues to hamper (it's) economic growth," Obama said.

Mohamed ElBaradei is at the center of disputes about Egypt's future leadership.

The Senate Foreign Relations chair urges the U.S. to play a calming role in Egypt.