Of the many issues he worked on in the U.S. Senate, Edward Kennedy called reforming the health care system ?the cause of his life.' What will his passing do to the debate? The Takeaway talks to Julie Mason, correspondent for the Washington Examiner.
Although conservatives frequently opposed Ted Kennedy's initiatives, their respect for the late senator is clear. One such Republican, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, joins The Takeaway to share his thoughts.
A presidential panel warned that the H1N1 virus could kill up to 90,000 Americans and send 200,000 to the hospital. Joining The Takeaway to discuss these figures is co-author of the report Harold Varmus and Emergency Medicine physician Jeff Kalina.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's running mate is ex-militia chief Mohammad Fahim. James Risen, investigative reporter for The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to discuss why the U.S. dislikes Fahim but could not prevent Karzai from selecting him.
At the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, mourners are lining up to view the body of Senator Kennedy, who will lie in repose later today. Joining The Takeaway are Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's Beat the Press, and Sean Corcoran, senior reporter at WCAI.
The Takeaway talks to Chris Morris, BBC's South Asia reporter, about news from post-election Afghanistan: the casualty count among coalition troops, assertions of voting fraud, and the release of Mohammad Jawad, the youngest prisoner in Guant-namo Bay.
The public is anticipating the invention of the Apple Tablet, an all-in-one multimedia device. To find out why the tablet has techies revved up, The Takeaway speaks to Sam Grobart of The New York Times and Queena Kim of KPCC Public Radio in Los Angeles.
Some health experts say that stress from a recession can lead to stress in your body. Joining The Takeaway is finance contributor Beth Kobliner and Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, a psychologist and physical therapist.
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.