Financial markets took a hit yesterday after jobless claims rose to their highest level since last November. This increase is feeding concern that the economy is starting to slow down again. Louise Story joins us.
Taylor Seybolt, author of "Humanitarian Military Intervention: The Conditions for Success and Failure", talks about the military's role during humanitarian crises. We also speak with Issam Ahmed, Pakistan correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Though the recession may be easing, both schools and parents are still feeling the financial squeeze. With The Takeaway to talk about the retail market is The New York Times' Louise Story and Salon.com's Mary Elizabeth Williams.
Included in this week's agenda are President Obama's public health care option, Senator Jim Webb's diplomatic trip to Myanmar, and Afghanistan's presidential election. The Takeaway is joined by The Nation's Chris Hayes and The BBC's Rob Watson.
Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins The Takeaway to discuss Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's new world record in the 100m dash and South Korean Y. E. Yang's victory over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
Political satire is dominating the airwaves on Afghan television. Jahid Mohseni, CEO of TOLO TV and producer of the satirical news show ?Danger Bell,' tells The Takeaway how entertainment shows are driving political discourse this year.
President Obama stops in Phoenix today to address the annual convention for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Takeaway is joined by Washington Examiner reporter Julie Mason, Afghanistan War veteran Kristen Rouse, and Vietnam War veteran Bruce Smith.
To sift through the rumors and falsehoods in the debate over health care reform, The Takeaway talks to Trudy Lieberman, director of CUNY's Health and Medicine Reporting Program and contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review.
Dawer Nadi, Afghanistan-born New York resident and president of the Afghan Peace Association, joins The Takeaway to discuss how members of the Afghan-U.S. diaspora are following the elections from afar.