Rep. John Ratcliffe, set to replace Dan Coats as the US spy chief, doesn't have the deep intelligence background of former directors of national intelligence, says Carrie Cordero, a fellow with the Center for a New American security.
Jared Kushner has been working on a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians — a "deal of the century" is how President Donald Trump has referred to it. Almost no one is impressed. And it's not clear if the plan will even see the light of day.
For many Muslim Americans, the presence of a Quran is a symbolic moment amid a presidential administration that has seemed to wage an all-out war on the triple whammy of what Tlaib and Omar represent: immigrants, Muslims and women.
Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda
Anchor Lisa Mullins gets another perspective on the US presidential race from three European reporters who cover American politics for readers back home: Corine Lesnes writes for the French newspaper Le Monde
Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a young Washington Post reporter who traveled around the globe for a year to find out how the world views the United States; Amar Bakshi says the people he spoke to expressed a wide range of emotions
Today's answer is the South Pacific island of Niue. This week, Niue became the first location to issue free laptops to all of its schoolchildren. It's part of the One Laptop Per Child Initiative. Anchor Lisa Mullins has more.
New York Times magazine writer, Mark Leibovich, has just written a profile of Robert Gibbs that will run in this weekend's edition and he joins The Takeaway to tell us what we can expect with Gibbs as press secretary.
It's Monday, and The Takeaway is handing out a road map to this week's top stories. Our guides are Martin Plaut, the BBC's Africa editor, and Chris Hayes, The Nation's Washington DC editor and a fellow at the New America Foundation.