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The Takeaway

Congress & The Iran Deal: Set To Act or Acting Up?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Act, introduced today and co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez, would set limits on the Obama Administration's power to negotiate with Iran. 

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The Takeaway

As World Watches, Obama and Castro Cross Paths

Friday, April 10, 2015

The White House says there are no plans for a one-on-one meeting between Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama, but the two leaders are both attending a summit in Panama.

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The Takeaway

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Former Hostage Speaks Out

Friday, April 03, 2015

Don Cooke was one of the 52 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. Today on The Takeaway, he shares his unique perspective on the Iranian nuclear deal.

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The Takeaway

Why An Iran Nuclear Deal is a Diplomatic Game Changer

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

An Iranian nuclear deal could lead to the lifting of international sanctions. And an agreement could also lead to normalized relations with the U.S. and the E.U.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iran's Extended Deadline; Yacht Tax; Toms River

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Iran nuclear discussions extended deadline; The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner; Albany's yacht tax and the Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Fagin.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Corporate Consciousness, Adrenaline Junkies, and a New Avant-Garde Novel

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Takeaway explores Starbucks' #RaceTogether campaign, the psychology of extreme obstacle course races, and author Tom McCarthy drops by to discuss his new book.

The Takeaway

The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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The Takeaway

Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's At Stake in the Iran Talks

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, breaks down what's at stake in the talks with Iran and what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech means for the deal.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine: A Crisis Slipping Towards the Brink?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomorrow, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will meet to discuss the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. How will Putin respond?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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Studio 360

What Will Openness Mean for Cuban Artists?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As US-Cuban relations thaw, we’re going to get to know Cuban culture much better. And Cuba will get to know us, like it or not.

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The Takeaway

The Top Threats Facing the World in 2015

Monday, January 05, 2015

This year, watch out for Putin's aggressive foreign policy, a lack of cohesion in the European Union, and China's economic slowdown.

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Money Talking

Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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The Takeaway

The U.S. & Cuba: A Historic Shift

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the first time in decades, the United States and Cuba will start talks aimed at normalizing full diplomatic relations. The news comes as an American prisoner is released from Cuba.

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The Takeaway

Iran Deadline for Nuclear Talks Postponed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiations with Iran, which are expected to resume in seven months, center on how much nuclear fuel Iran can produce and what kind of sanctions relief they'll receive.

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The Takeaway

The Impact of the Midterms at Home & Abroad

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What do the midterm election results say about the American electorate, and the country's place in the world? Listen to our analysis and share your own thoughts.

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The Takeaway

Armitage on ISIS: 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Richard Armitage has witnessed many foreign threats in his diplomatic career. He says that when it comes to fighting ISIS, the U.S. needs to slow down and "take a deep breath."

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PRI's The World

The UN climate summit opens with a voice from an endangered nation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.

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