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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.