The Takeaway

Indianans with health care concerns on Sen. Tom Daschle

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Takeaway talks to two residents of Dublin, Indiana, who met with former U.S. senator Tom Daschle, D-S.D., the likely Health and Human Services secretary in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. Health care concerns are always on the mind of Jill King, a homemaker with breast and uterine cancer, and Travis Ulerick, an emergency medical technician. They give us their take on the senator's fitness for the job at hand.

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The Takeaway

Richardson withdraws his name from consideration for administration post

Monday, January 05, 2009

Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico is no longer under consideration for the job of Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration. A grand jury is looking into charges of pay-to-play in the awarding of a state contract to a company that contributed to Richardson. The Governor says that he has acted properly, but that the investigation could drag out the confirmation process at a moment when quick action is needed to address the country’s dire economic situation. Santa Fe Public Radio's News Director Bill Dupuy joins The Takeaway with the story.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Madeleine Albright

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Madeleine Albright is a foreign policy expert appointed by President Clinton as American Ambassador to the United Nations, and then as Secretary of State. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her family came as refugees from the Communist government, and she grew up in Denver. Her new memoir, Madame Secretary, recounts ...