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Global Politics

Hamid Karzai's Notorious Running Mate

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.

Global Politics

GDP Numbers Appear Somewhat Less Bad

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dominick Dunne Dies at 83

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.