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.
Brazil, Russia, India and China meet today to discuss how to create a currency that could replace the U.S. dollar. Clifford Levy, New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief, joins The Takeaway to talk about what this plan will mean for the American economy.
Some doctors are using ?micropractices' to shrink costs while boosting quality of care. Joining The Takeaway is John Wasson, geriatrician and professor at Dartmouth Medical School, and Moitri Savard, a physician with a micropractice in Queens, NY.
The most memorable thing about the ?Corpse Flower' is that it gives off the stench of rotting flesh. The Takeaway is joined by Huntington Garden Director Jim Folsom, who's in San Marino, California, with the flower, Amorphophallus titanium.
Thousands of Iranians poured into the streets yesterday to protest what they believe are fraudulent results in last week's presidential vote. For the latest in Tehran, The Takeaway talks to Babak Dehghanpisheh, Middle East Correspondent for Newsweek.
The Los Angeles Police Department says it has dealt with its endemic problems and federal oversight is no longer necessary. To discuss this, The Takeaway is joined by Mark Rosenbaum of the ACLU of Southern California, and Harvard professor Chris Stone.
The Obama administration has created 21 ?czars.' Joining The Takeaway is Shirley Anne Warshaw, presidential scholar and author; she explains what this proliferation says about President Obama's leadership style.
"It is under nine dollars for the first time in about thirteen years. It was at fifty-some dollars about fifteen months ago."
--David Enrich on Citigroup's stock price
"I don't think we're close to a bottom now."
-- Dr. Richard K. Green on the housing market
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced an $800 billion rescue plan that includes a commitment of funds to increase the availability of student loans, auto loans and credit cards. Are small and mid-level banks finally getting a bailout of their own?