Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Somali Pirate heads to his first day in court

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The only Somali pirate that Americans can look to for justice in the hostage taking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama was walked into a federal court in New York yesterday— with a smil...

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Critics wary as President Obama reaches out to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

President Obama is signaling a new era of diplomacy with two Latin American nations long considered troublesome for American interests, namely Venezuela and Cuba. President Obama has ...

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President Obama, Operative in Chief, visits the CIA

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yesterday President Obama visited the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia and delivered a message of reassurance and renewal. His speech at the CIA came in...

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A look at the docket for the Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Supreme Court has set its agenda for the week and will hear arguments on two cases involving civil rights. The first case involves the strip search of a young girl by school admin...

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Laying tracks to the future of cargo shipping

Monday, April 20, 2009

Last week, President Obama announced an ambitious goal to build a high-speed passenger rail line in ten regions across the country. But even if President Obama’s plans for passenger r...

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Hold your fire: Working to stop the flow of guns to Mexico

Friday, April 17, 2009

President Obama arrived in Mexico yesterday just a day after 16 people were killed in a shoot out between suspected traffickers and soldiers near Acapulco. But President Obama didn’t ...

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Positive affirmations help improve some students test scores

Friday, April 17, 2009

Getting a little positive reinforcement from the watchful eye of a good teacher can make a big difference in the educational life of a young child, especially for a kid that’s struggl...

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Race, drugs and the changing face of the prison population

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A new report from The Sentencing Project reveals a changing demographic of prisoners who are incarcerated for drug charges. The report shows that for the first time in 25 years, since...

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The rules of engagement for snipers

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When President Obama gave the order to rescue Captain Richard Phillips who was being held hostage on a lifeboat after bandits seized his boat, the Maersk Alabama, U.S. military sniper...

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Recession depression and other woes of the employed

Thursday, April 09, 2009

It's not just the market that's bottoming out in this recession. There are nationwide reports of anxiety and stress in the face of these trying economic times. Reports are so widespre...

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A look back at six months of stimulus with the Congressional Oversight Panel

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It’s been six months, almost to the day, since the TARP stimulus package was put into law. Last night, the Congressional Oversight Panel charged with monitoring the use of those funds...

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NCAA graduation rates reveal stark racial disparity

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It’s not surprising that after the bright lights fade from the floor of the Final Four championship games some college basketball players dream of going pro. But if you don't go pro, ...

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North Korea: When is a satellite not a satellite?

Monday, April 06, 2009

The North Koreans have launched what they say is a “communications satellite’ into orbit. America and its allies suspect the state’s “satellite” is in fact a long-range ballistic mis...

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Last stop Ankara: President Obama ends his European tour in Turkey

Monday, April 06, 2009

As the last stop on his first Presidential tour of Europe, President Obama heads to Turkey. This visit is seen as another step towards engagement of the Muslim world. Turkey was once ...

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Ford CEO Alan Mullaly joins The Takeaway

Friday, April 03, 2009

Last year the CEOs of the Big Three of the American car industry went to Congress seeking financial assistance. When it became clear that Congress was only offering short-term loans w...

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Koreans face off in World Cup qualifier

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

There is a lot of global attention on North Korea these days what with taking reporters captive and planning a missile launch test this weekend, but the communist nation is squaring o...

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My old man: The truth about men's biological clocks

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Women have long battled with their biological clocks, but with men like Tony Randall cranking out kids in their seventies, many men don't really think about their biological clocks. I...

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Can Pakistan Be Governed?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Can Pakistan be governed? That is the central question of a new article written by James Traub for this Sunday’s edition of the New York Times Magazine. Traub was in Pakistan during t...

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D.C. eyes a New York State election

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's special election day in New York State and some see this race as a barometer of how Americans regard President Obama's first few months in office. The special election is set to ...

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Home sales rise in parts of the U.S.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An uptick in new and existing home sales across the country has real estate watchers and economists hoping that the housing market might have finally hit bottom, especially in the Sou...

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