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Mary Harris

Senior Producer, News

Mary Harris appears in the following:

A look ahead to travel in 2009

Friday, December 26, 2008

During the holidays, weather problems have stranded passengers throughout the nation. But what does future travel have in store for passengers? To tell us about what 2009 may bring is Barbara Peterson, the senior aviation correspondent for Conde Nast Traveller.

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This is your (developing) brain on poverty

Friday, December 26, 2008

Scientists have long suspected that poverty affects children’s brains. In recent years they’ve begun to use sophisticated imaging tools and other methods to understand exactly how the process works. Professor Martha Farah, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, has just written an article for a scientific journal reviewing recent research on poverty and brain development.
"If you put it in terms of a public health issue, these adverse environments that kids are growing up in are really having a physical impact on their bodies and minds."
— Martha Farah on new research in neuroscience

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The Obama administration's plan to make economic promises a reality in 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

As the Obama administration takes hold of the White House in 2009, which economic levers might it pull? And when might we see signs those changes are working?
"Intellectually, Bernanke and Obama are probably going to get along quite well."
— David Leonhardt

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China's role in U.S. debt

Monday, December 08, 2008

China owns the lion's share of American debt. How is the recession here affecting the economy in China?

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Minorities and morality: A growing conservative streak in the black community

Monday, December 01, 2008

California’s Proposition Eight, which bans gay marriage, has brought to light a conservative streak among African Americans. Around seventy percent of black voters in California say they voted in favor of the ban. New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow joins The Takeaway to share his insight into why blacks voted yes on Prop Eight.

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Obama Cabinet starts to take shape

Monday, November 24, 2008

Call the office door etchers — President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet is starting to take shape. Actions of Democratic officials continue to suggest that presidential nomination rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is the top choice for the highest Cabinet position, secretary of state — though we don't expect to know for at least a few days. With urgency in tackling a struggling economy, the economic players could be named sooner. We're expecting Timothy Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York since 2003 and central player in the Wall Street bailout, to be named as Treasury secretary.

"Obama is not really interested in taking risks right now -- the economy is too precarious. He's reaching out to people who are known performers."

--Jodi Kantor, speaking about President-elect Obama's transition team

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Fighting for gay rights in Utah

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I take the Church at its word. I think they have very genuine and sincerely held beliefs about marriage but that doesn't necessarily mean that we can't find something short of that that can be helpful to gays and lesbians in the state of Utah."
-- Scott McCoy

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McCain ties Obama to Weather Underground, Obama ties McCain to Keating Five

Monday, October 06, 2008

It’s been a busy weekend for candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times joins The Takeaway to explain.

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After a weekend of negotiating in Congress, a bailout bill heads for a vote

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Takeaway talks with two reporters and an economist on the details of a $700-billion Wall Street bailout bill.

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Hillary Clinton to bow out of 2008 presidential race, Saturday

Thursday, June 05, 2008

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Next steps for Clinton after Obama claims Democratic nomination

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

With the primary season over and a parade of superdelegate endorsements, many news outlets are calling Illinois Sen. Barack Obama the Democratic nominee. But Hillary Clinton is not conceding.

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Hillary's last stand (except she won't admit it)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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United Nations nuclear agency says Iran owes explanations over ambitions

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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For Hillary, breaking up is hard to do

Friday, May 09, 2008

Splitting from your guy or gal is hard enough. So how do you break up with the entire electorate? "Breakup Girl" Lynn Harris tells The Takeaway how Senator Hillary Clinton could exit gracefully from the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Inside the mind of a superdelegate

Friday, May 09, 2008

About 275 of the Democratic superdelegates have not endorsed a candidate — they may be the tiebreakers in the nomination contest. So, what's on an uncommitted superdelegate’s mind these days? We check in with one to find out.

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The end of the road? A tough candidate and a tough decision

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton has vowed to stay in the race, even as she faces difficult delegate math. Is it wise for her to drop out of the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination? When and how might she do it?

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The latest from Myanmar

Thursday, May 08, 2008

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As the primaries wind down, the battle for superdelegates heats up

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

With six primaries left in the Democratic nomination schedule, Senators Clinton and Obama are fighting hard for the undecided superdelegates who hold increasing sway in choosing the party's presidential candidate. New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny and Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein examine the back-room battle.

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Day three in Indiana

Friday, May 02, 2008

Takeaway political director Andrea Bernstein joins us from the heartland.

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Breaking down the big economic numbers

Friday, May 02, 2008

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt joins us to discuss the newest economic figures and indicators.

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