For analysis of this week's news, including U.S. troops' pulling out of Iraq, Bernie Madoff's sentencing, and the Supreme Court's final session, The Takeaway talks to Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Jonathan Marcus of the BBC.
For this week's agenda, The Takeaway's guides Marcus Mabry and Jonathan Marcus take a look at the Iranian protests, the latest news from Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court's expected ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and the trial of singer Chris Brown.
The BBC's Jonathan Marcus joins The Takeaway to talk about the fairness of Iran's presidential election. To explain how to analyze an election's honesty, we turn to Democracy International's Eric Bjornlund, who has monitored elections all over the world.
The Iran election results showed a landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and sparked Tehran's worst violence in ten years. Jonathan Marcus, BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent, joins The Takeaway from Tehran to explain the ongoing crisis.
In another indication of the gathering strength of the insurgency, Taliban militants have taken control of a district close to the Pakistani capital. For more on this story we turn to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.