The Minnesota Vikings' new quarterback is an old enemy: former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Favre's latest career move is sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin and two Favre fans: Rick Stratton and Mike Rice.
The Takeaway talks to the Washington Examiner's Julie Mason about how senior citizens are at the center of the health care reform debate. We also talk to four seniors about their opinions: Mary McKinney, Dick and Barbara Mitchell, and Geraldine Powe.
In honor of Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, The Takeaway put together a roundtable to discuss what it means to be a powerful woman and who should be topping the list. Our guests: Anna Deavere Smith, Faye Wattleton, and Carol Jenkins.
Although Afghanistan has seen months of political campaigning, a week of violent attacks may impede democracy in the country's second-ever presidential election. Retired General Anthony Zinni joins The Takeaway with a look at Afghan security.
New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway with a look at current federal counter-terrorism strategies. Since 9/11, the FBI has shifted its resources and largely refocused its mission from solving crimes to fighting terrorism.
Many American inmates write to the Supreme Court begging for intercession on their cases. While the justices usually ignore these pleas, they intervened in the death row case of Troy Davis. Adam Liptak of The New York Times joins The Takeaway with more.
Schools across the country are preparing to inoculate their students against the H1N1 virus. Joining The Takeaway for a look at the supply of and demands for the H1N1 vaccine is Dr. Maria Simbra, medical reporter for KDKA TV in Pittsburgh.
What are the potential ramifications of the health care debate on the political landscape? Joining The Takeaway are Reihan Salam of the New American Foundation and Melissa Harris-Lacewell of Princeton University.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak makes his first visit to the U.S. in five years and is scheduled to meet President Obama. The Takeaway looks at the context and what to expect from the meeting with Julie Mason, reporter for The Washington Examiner.
Dancing with the Stars is gearing up for its 9th season and, the drama has already started. With The Takeaway to talk about how Dancing with the Stars is a half-way house for fame-addicted celebrities is humorist and writer Andy Borowitz.