Global Politics

The Obama effect

New research suggests President Obama has had a profoundly positive effect on African Americans who view him as a role model. The Takeaway talks to a professor at Vanderbilt University, who has tried to measure the effects of role models like Obama.


Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning. About 1000 entrants taking China's civil service entrance exam have been caught cheating. In Liaoning, authorities found elaborate schemes involving fraudulent test guides and wireless technology. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Chris Hogg.

Global Politics

Lebanon's rules of the road

Ben Gilbert reports that authorities in Lebanon are trying to improve on the enforcement of traffic laws in the country. Many Lebanese have traditionally ignored traffic laws, and corrupt officials have looked the other way.