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Farai Chideya

Political Contributor

Farai Chideya appears in the following:

America, Still Not 'Post-Racial'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On Monday, Henry Louis Gates Jr, one of the nation's pre-eminent African American scholars, was arrested for breaking into his own home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The charges have b...

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Tough Talk: Secretary Clinton's Message to Iran

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting tough on Iran. Speaking from Thailand today she announced that the U.S. is prepared to defend its allies in the Persian Gulf against any ...

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Air America: The State of the Airlines

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Airlines are starting to release their quarterly earnings reports. The results? Turbulence. While Southwest and United eked out a small profit, Continental announced a slight loss. Ch...

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A Look into the Economic Crystal Ball

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke began two days of testimony before Congress on the state of the economy. He said, “The U.S. economy contracted sharply in the fourth ...

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Little Kids, Big Business: Updating the Children's TV Act

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In 1990, Congress enacted the Children's Television Act to promote educational children's television programming and to limit marketing to children. The act addresses only broadcast t...

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The Takeaway's Health Care Roundtable

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Takeaway is hosting a roundtable discussion of what health care reform should look like. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, sets the scene for the president's...

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The President's Prescription for Health Care

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

President Obama is hitting the airways tonight to sell his health care reform plan. The Takaway's man in Washington, Todd Zwillich, gives us the behind the scenes report. We then turn...

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Total Eclipse of the Sun

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Millions of people across Asia were plunged into darkness during the longest eclipse of the century. The total solar eclipse, where the moon blocks the sun, turned day into night for ...

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Roundtable: Previewing Obama's Press Conference

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tonight President Barack Obama holds a prime time press conference. The main topic is likely to be health care reform, but topics such as unemployment, the economy, and Afghanistan ar...

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Breakfast: Keeping Your Cool the Sweet Sicilian Way

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Who knew that breakfast could be one sure way to beat the heat? We’re not talking about chugging a frappaccino, we’re talking about breakfast the Sicilian way: ice cream. Gina DePalma...

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Iraq in the Headlines, Al-Maliki in Washington

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In a move to show that Washington is normalizing its relationship with Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is coming to the White House today. The two leaders have plenty to ta...

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Governors Meet to Talk Health Care Reform

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The next two weeks may determine whether President Obama's health care reform plans go through. As the health care battle has gone to the states, many of the nation's governors (who a...

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How California Closed Its Budget Gap

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

California leaders reached a deal late last night to close its $26 billion budget deficit. The deal would end months of political wrangling, but what got cut? To update The Takeaway o...

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No 'Card Check' in the New Labor Union Bill

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Labor leaders had pinned their hopes on a new bill in Congress called the Employee Free Choice Act. They hoped something called a "card check" would be part of that bill, which would...

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We Have Liftoff: When Apollo 11 Left the Lunar Surface

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. We've heard about the trip to the moon, the landing, the first footsteps. But one of the biggest challenges that NASA s...

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A New Anti-Drug Strategy in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The U.S. government is deploying dozens of Drug Enforcement Administration agents to Afghanistan in a new kind of anti-drug surge. It's the biggest expansion in DEA history, but will...

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Harry Potter and the Staggering Profits

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" premiered last Wednesday. By Sunday, the film had raked in approximately $160 million—$20 million more than the previous Potter film. To decon...

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Texting While Driving? You Might as Well Drive Drunk

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A study says that if you're using your cell phone while driving, you're just as likely to crash as someone who has been drinking. But most states don't ban texting while driving. And ...

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The Politics of Selling Obama's Health Care Plan

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

President Obama wants Congress to agree to at least the outlines of a health care plan before the August recess. But Republicans hope to delay action until the Fall, figuring public o...

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Around the World, Phony Drugs Infiltrate Pharmacies

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The World Health Organization reports that one in four pharmaceuticals are fake. The problem hits home in the developing world, where scant regulation lets useless and sometimes dange...

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