John Ensign and Mark Sanford, both thought to be 2012 presidential hopefuls, are the latest Republican casualties of controversy. Joining The Takeaway are Grover Norquist and Ron Kaufman, two prominent advisers and strategists in the Republican Party.
Michael Jackson was planning a 50-consecutive-night comeback in London this summer, and fans snapped up the pricey tickets. For more, The Takeaway talks to Chris Hawkins, a presenter on the BBC's 6Music radio station.
Over the last two weeks, Iran's internet has been slowed, hacked, and shut down completely. How did the Iranians set up such a deliberate firewall? Joining The Takeaway to tell us how is Rafal Rohozinski, Principal Investigator with OpenNet Initiative.
Farrah Fawcett died after a long fight with cancer, and she will be remembered for a haircut that inspired generations of 'dos. Joining The Takeaway is April Barton, celebrity hairstylist and owner of the salon in New York's Chelsea Hotel.
Joining The Takeaway are two people who went to places associated with Michael Jackson in their cities. Terrance McKnight, WNYC's Music Host, went to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, while Amanda Le Claire, producer at WDET in Detroit, headed to Motown.
Michael Jackson died yesterday at the age of 50. Joining us in remembering him are Chuck D, member of the hip hop group Public Enemy, Brian Raftery, Contributing Writer for SPIN Magazine, and Farai Chideya, journalist and friend of The Takeaway.
150 years after the Civil War, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to apologize for the nation's history of slavery. For his thoughts on who this resolution really helps, The Takeaway turns to David Wall Rice, professor of psychology at Morehouse College.
Much has been made of the microblog Twitter and its influence on the ongoing protests in Iran. Nicholas Thompson is the senior editor at Wired, and he joins The Takeaway with his thoughts on whether the revolution will be tweeted.
The Supreme Court ruled that post-conviction DNA testing is not a constitutional right for convicted criminals. Joining The Takeaway is attorney Nina Morrison of the Innocence Project, who has been working on the appeals case that prompted this ruling.
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