A new book throws out the conventional wisdom about the Bush White House. To give you an example, it quotes one source who calls Bush the "undisputed alpha male." The book: Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.
The civil war in Syria is deadly serious. And Middle East cartoonists have been depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a vulture, a butcher, a chemist cooking up chemical weapons. President Obama doesn't fare much better, either.
Vietnam is becoming increasingly technologically connected -- and many Vietnamese are becoming increasingly unhappy with their government's restrictions on them. The United States, however, has been largely silent, seeing an opportunity to connect with an important Pacific Rim country.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
Earth's population is expected to reach almost 10 billion people by 2050 but it is unclear how many the Earth can comfortably accomodate. Resources are limited, especially in poorer countries where family planning services are less available.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown's first act in office was to make a statement distancing himself from the George W. Bush's policies. Now, as Senator Barack Obama ascends to the presidency, the U.K. has made a quick turn to align itself with America once more.
With conditions worsening in Afghanistan, many experts worry that if the transition from President George W. Bush to incoming president Barack Obama doesn't go smoothly, the situation there could spiral out of control.
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush went to court today. The trial was almost immediately adjourned until March while the court sought the government's clarification on a point of order.
Ted Olson, Solicitor General under George W. Bush, argues this week against Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on gay marriage. He spoke with The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich about his motivation for taking the case.
The Takeaway previews Major League Baseball's All-Star game with Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. The game in St. Louis sees the National League trying to beat the American League for the first time in 13 years.
Secretary of State Clinton is in Africa for the Obama administration's first serious tour of the continent. Joining The Takeaway are Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Martin Plaut, the BBC's Africa editor.
Senators voting against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor could face repercussions from Hispanic constituents. The Takeaway talks to President Bush's former adviser Leslie Sanchez and to Juan Andrade of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute.
The House Judiciary Committee released documents showing that Karl Rove, former top political adviser to President George W. Bush, played a critical role in the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys. The Takeaway talks to New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau.
The Justice Department recommended that Attorney General Holder re-open cases of alleged abuse of suspected al-Qaeda members. For details, The Takeaway is joined by Vijay Padmanabhan, professor at the Cardozo School of Law, and author Mark Danner.