Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson announced yesterday that no players would be inducted in 2013. Notable omissions include Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds, who were included on the ballot but criticized for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs.
As the gun control debate heightens in coming weeks, one policy could be taking center stage: the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check. Travis County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt is leading the charge to outlaw gun shows.
The case of a teenage girl gang-raped at a party in Steubenville, Ohio shocked much of America, but national attention directed toward Steubenville won't solve America's sexual assault problem in a day. How can the culture around sexual violence in this country change? And how can we better educate the youth in order to change it? Vicki Banyard, professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire, says the first step toward any real change has to be a commitment to talk about sexual behavior openly.
BBC Correspondent Hugh Sykes recently completed another exhaustive trip across North Africa and the Middle East to try and assess, and better understand, what has changed in the region since the Arab Spring uprisings began, two years ago.
You might know them for their cameras, but Japanese company Olympus is responsible for one of the largest financial scandals in recent memory. Former CEO Michael Woodford blew the whistle on Olympus's shady dealings, and now he's speaking out about the ordeal in a new memoir.
With the election behind us and several new Democrats on their way to Washington, Senate majority leader Harry Reid intends to push controversial filibuster reform through Congress. But in order to do that, he’ll have to convince some fellow Democrats who are currently on the fence. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.
It's the day before Thanksgiving but here in New York City and just miles away in New Jersey, there is a looming feeling that thousands of people may not have a home, a dining table, or a kitchen to celebrate the holiday. Cindy Rodriguez, a reporter for WNYC, has been covering the story.
Some Republicans, including columnist Marc Thiessen, say their only negotiating tactic is to let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. But New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy says it’s Obama who would benefit from the January 1st package of tax hikes and spending cuts.
With a death toll well above 37,000, fighting in Syria is reaching its 20th month. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently returned from the war-torn country, and in his latest column he details the dissolution of families as a result of war.
President Obama and Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a solution to the impending fiscal cliff, a package of tax hikes and spending cuts set to go into effect in the New Year. Thus far neither side has shown a strong willingness to concede to what the other wants. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor of TIME Magazine, explains.
Hurricane Sandy affected millions of people on the East Coast, hitting New York and New Jersey especially hard. The storm hit home for us here at The Takeaway. Our senior producer, Jen Poyant, lives in Arverne, Queens near the Rockaways, one of the hardest hit parts of New York City.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday, hoping to get in front of the scandal involving Paula Broadwell before it thrust him any further into the spotlight. But Congress has other ideas. Tim Weiner has covered the CIA for The New York Times and is the author of, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA."
If recent storms spark a renewed interest in combatting climate change, we could see a resurgence of the national gas industry. Jeffrey Leonard, the CEO of the Global Environment Fund, a growth capital-oriented investment firm, explains.
Kid Rock shot to fame in the late 90s with hits like "Bawitaba" from his album "Devil Without a Cause," winning fans with a sound somewhere between country and hip hop. Kelefa Sanneh recently followed Kid Rock to a football game, a barbecue, and into the recording studio and wrote a lengthy profile of the musician in this week’s New Yorker.
With the presidential race as tight as it is, it could turn out that the winner of the popular vote will still lose the election. And it's all because of an old American tradition: the Electoral College. Should it be abolished? Dr. John Koza, chairman of National Popular Vote and originator of popular vote legislation, makes his case.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has now confirmed that 21 percent of Americans are sporting at least one tattoo. That’s up from only 16 percent in 2003.
A new book set to be released on September 11th tells the blow-by-blow account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and its author is reportedly a Seal Team Six member who was on the mission.
While the Pentagon is pinching pennies from its budget after cuts that it says could jeopardize its ability to fight wars, America’s top brass are feeling pressure from an unlikely source: politicians. Congressmen from Ohio are lobbying to keep defense projects on the annual budget which the Pentagon says it can’t afford and doesn’t want.
A new study published in the journal Nature correlates a father’s age with his children’s risk of having autism or schizophrenia. As Benedict Carey notes in The New York Times, the findings "counter the longstanding assumption that the age of the mother is the most important factor in determining the odds of a child having developmental disabilities."
In some ways, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is a normal teenager. He’s a fan of “Glee” and likes to kayak. But he’s also the mind behind a new pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times faster than anything else in the field.