The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic to take their 15th NBA championship title. The Takeaway Sports Blogger Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says Kobe has escaped Shaq's shadow and predicts whether the Magic will be contenders again next year.
President Obama goes to Chicago to address the annual meeting of the American Medical Association and to hear doctors' views on healthcare reform. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, discusses what the president is likely to hear.
Today President Obama is in Chicago to pitch his healthcare reform agenda to the American Medical Association. Joining The Takeaway to explain the relationship Obama hopes to forge with the medical community is Dr. Steffie Woolhandler.
How does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection as Iran's president affect the bargaining position of Israel? Joining The Takeaway to analyze this is David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, and Aaron David Miller, former advisor to the Middle East.
The WNBA just kicked off its new season. The teams are more talent-packed than ever, but they still face a very tough opponent: the economy. The Takeaway is joined by ESPN.com writer Mechelle Voepel to talk about the future of women's basketball.
Wisconsin Congressman Steven Kagan has refused to be insured until there is affordable health care for all Americans. The former practicing physician joins The Takeaway to discuss his vision for better health care.
As the planet heats up, water shortages are becoming an important environmental issue. To help explain the water footprint as a new means of measuring consumption, we turn to Matthew McDermott, Senior Writer for Treehugger.
Protests rocked the streets of Iran throughout the weekend, as citizens reacted to the apparent victory of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the country's presidential election. Afshin Molavi joins The Takeaway with a look at what comes next for Iran.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will launch an inquiry into the Iraq War, which has been largely unpopular in the U.K. Joining The Takeaway is BBC Political Correspondent Nick Childs to talk about the inquiry.