Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke had an explosive meeting the day after last week's presidential election. The Takeaway speaks with Rob Watson, defense and security correspondent for the BBC, for the latest news from Kabul.
Today on The Takeaway, we speak to the outgoing restaurant critic for The New York Times, Frank Bruni. He's coming out with a book about his lifelong struggle with bulimia called ?Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.'
California's budget is still in terrible shape, so the cash-strapped state is having a garage sale. Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the California Department of General Services, tells The Takeaway what's for sale.
Massachusetts is being pressured to pass a bill that would give Governor Patrick the authority to name a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy. Timothy Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, tells The Takeaway about the bill's progress.
The Takeaway speaks to three Americans living abroad about the health care systems in other countries: Christina Geyer in Bavaria, Germany; Lynne Udalov in Moscow, Russia; and Amanda Graham in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Police in California have been searching a house where a woman was apparently held prisoner for 18 years after being abducted as an 11-year-old. Joining The Takeaway with details on this extraordinary case is former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt.
Estimates for today's second quarter GDP numbers will show a decline of somewhere between one percent and 1.5 percent. With The Takeaway to explain this lessening decline is Gus Faucher, director of Macroeconomics at Moody's Economy.Com.
Dominick Dunne, writer for Vanity Fair magazine and best-selling author of crime stories about the rich and famous, died yesterday at age 83 in his home in Manhattan. The Takeaway talks with New York Times columnist David Carr.
Small businesses employ about half of all American workers but only 62 percent provide health insurance. The Takeaway speaks to small business owners John Costin, Dan Sherry, and ReShonda Young about how they want to see reform take shape.