Foreign leaders are wondering what the heck US politicians are doing. That's according to former Republican Senator Richard Lugar. He says foreign leaders are telling him now isn't the time for the US to have an internal tiff with global complications.
Returning home after an long absence can often be disarming. Things that were once familiar are often no longer. That's what Deepak Singh encountered when he returned to Lucknow, India after a 10 year absence.
An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
Neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate have been able to produce a farm bill that gets wide support. In fact, neither chamber have approved a bill, though there are committee proposals. But both conservative and liberal groups are blasting the proposals as bad policy.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is out in theaters this weekend, and it will be a big screen celebration of the Elvish language. Tolkien spent years, some of them in World War I trenches, developing the language. It's perhaps the most elaborate fictional language ever.
A new report from U.S. researchers has found that of the 378 largest coal-fired power plants in this country, a disproportionate amount are in close proximity to low-income community and communities of people of color.
They're swing counties in swing states ? and they may be the spots where this election is decided. In the fifth of a series on "counties that count," The Takeaway's Political Director Andrea Bernstein talks with voters in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
In the last few days before the election, House and Senate Republicans, have been pushing hard to help incumbents facing tough re-election races keep their seats in Congress. Guest: New York Times reporter David Herszenhorn
With 14% of Kokomo, Indiana's population relying on Chrysler for their income, how will the town cope with the stalled auto bailout and the idle manufacturing plants? Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight joins John and Adaora to talk about the future of his town.
After news that the White House is offering the U.S. auto industry $17.4 billion in short term financing, we check in with an earlier guest, Greg Goodnight the Mayor of Kokomo, Indiana. 14% of Kokomo's population is employed by Chrysler.
Gazing ahead to the week in Washington, might we see new evidence that bipartisanship is possible? Where is President Obama headed? And what's going on with the TARP? Helping us gaze into the future is Stephanie Mehta from Fortune Magazine.
Thanks to the protest of a group of Indiana-based debt holders, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the deal to sell Chrysler to Italian carmaker Fiat. Joining us to look at how the Court will proceed Michael de la Merced of the New York Times.
President Obama's stance on the Iranian election has riled some Republicans who want to show solidarity with Moussavi supporters. The Takeaway is joined by Indiana Congressman Mike Pence and Hamid Dabashi, author and Columbia University professor.