Amy Holmes

Amy Holmes

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Global Politics

Afghan Presidential Election Underway

As voting gets underway in Afghanistan's presidential election, The Takeaway talks to Martin Patience, an Afghan correspondent for the BBC. The threat of violence is being taken seriously; 300,000 troops are protecting an estimated 17 million voters.

Global Politics

Afghan Polls to Delay Close

Afghan authorities are keeping the polls open for an extra hour to allow more people to vote during the presidential election. The Takeaway talks to Sarah Chayes, advisor to Stanley McChrystal, and Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost.

Development & Education

Internet Scams 2.0

The new generation of Internet scams is harder to spot. The Takeaway is joined by Ryan LaBarge, who was nearly taken by a scam on craigslist, Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica, and Amir Orad, executive vice president of Actimize.

Global Politics

Public Option vs. Republican Options

In light of the contentious debate on health care reform, The Takeaway is hosting a Republican strategy session with Fred Barnes, the executive editor of the Weekly Standard, and Reihan Salam, a fellow at the New America Foundation.

Global Politics

Assessing the Afghanistan Election

The Takeaway is looking at how Afghanistan's election results are playing out in the region and beyond. We are joined by special advisor Sarah Chayes, Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa, and GlobalPost editor Charlie Sennott.

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