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Protesters clash with police at low-profile RNC

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Guests: Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter; Ben Calhoun, Chicago Public Radio

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RNC in St. Paul this week

Monday, September 01, 2008

Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein

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The GOP VP pick and this week’s RNC

Monday, September 01, 2008

Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein

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Picking Palin: Implications for the campaign and the RNC

Monday, September 01, 2008

Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein

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At RNC, police raid protesters before protests

Monday, September 01, 2008

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and Chicago Public Radio reporter Ben Calhoun

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Gustav changes opening-day agenda at RNC in St. Paul

Monday, September 01, 2008

Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein

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President Bush’s Place in History

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

With only months left in the term, the Bush Administration is taking a hard look at the legacy they are about to leave. But President Bush’s place in history entirely depends on who you ask. Will he be remembered as the man who misled the country, squandered our savings and endorsed torture tactics? Or will he be the man who freed 60 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq, Left No Child Behind and comforted the nation after September 11? These are the questions Peter Baker put to former and current advisers to the President and to the President’s father for his upcoming piece “The Final Days” in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine.

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What is Joe Biden up to?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Guest: Patrick Healy, New York Times reporter

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Obama rises from the land of Lincoln’s splintered house

Monday, August 25, 2008

A focal point at tonight’s Democratic National Convention will be the delegation from the Illinois Democratic Party, a delegation that is infamous for its inability to cooperate. What is the story behind the fractious party in which Barack Obama cut his political teeth, and how has it taught him to be a presidential nominee?

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On The Media

Fool Me Twice

Friday, August 22, 2008

"The Obama Nation" contains incendiary charges against Barack Obama. But unlike Corsi’s 2004 bestseller "Unfit for Command" about John Kerry, his claims don’t seem to be sticking to the candidate this time around. Media Matters' Eric Boehlert says that's partly because liberals have learned from the past.

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On The Media

Obama Nation Abomination

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jerome Corsi's bestseller "The Obama Nation," published by an imprint of Simon&Shuster, leaves much to be desired when it comes to fact checking. Radar Online's Charles Kaiser says the lack of facts in the book says something worrying about the publishing industry.

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Looking back at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guest: Michael Kazin, professor of history, Georgetown University. As member of the Students for a Democratic Society, he was arrested at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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Road trip to the political conventions: Day Two starts in Pennsylvania

Monday, August 18, 2008

Guest: Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein

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Road trip to the political conventions: Pennsylvania

Monday, August 18, 2008

Track the road trip at Your Billion Dollar President.

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Internal campaign memos reveal how Hillary Clinton's White House bid collapsed

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Guest: Joshua Green, senior editor for the Atlantic magazine

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Mugabe vs. Tsvangarai: Zimbabwe power-sharing talks break down

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Guest: Jonah Fisher, BBC World Service

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A grassroots movement to bring Hispanic voters to the polls

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

As the presidential candidates work to court the growing Hispanic population, the National Latino Congreso, a minority activism group, is registering Hispanic voters like never before. The Takeaway talks with two organizers about what they're doing to bring the powerful bloc to the voting booth come November.

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Who’s the incumbent? Not me!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In Florida, voters may be scratching their heads trying to figure out which political candidate is the new guy, and which one’s in office now. The Takeaway talks with political consultant Roger Austin, who explains that for some incumbent politicians, the taboo phrase of this campaign season is, “re-elect.”

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Voters are irrational rationalizers

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Civics class may teach you that voters weigh the issues and choose the candidate who matches their positions, but several studies suggest that voters are not rational. They are rationalizers.

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The political crisis is not over: Zimbabwean leaders are deadlocked

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe shook hands with his rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangarai. Hopes a deal would end deadly harassment, allegedly sponsored by Mugabe's government, are on hold: On Monday, Mugabe's negotiators said they were returning home.

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