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Network Politics; Albany Surprises; Short Science

Monday, August 19, 2013

The RNC has voted to ban two networks from the 2016 primary debates. Ben Smith of Buzzfeed explains the dustup over two planned projects about Hillary Clinton. Plus: Bill Mahoney of NYPIRG talks about the surprises that were in bills Albany lawmakers passed this session. Then, a quick round-up of recent scientific developments including a new study showing there’s no such thing as right-brain and left-brain behavior, and a debate among physicists about what happens to you if you’re in a black hole.

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Problems at Clinton Foundation Could Mean Challenges for Hillary

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Clinton Foundation is getting a new name and a prominent new senior official this fall: Hillary Clinton and her staff will move into the foundation’s offices to expand the organization's mission by developing new initiatives on women's and children's issues.


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Gabfest Radio: The Brooding Ethnic Antihero Edition

Saturday, July 06, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson and David Plotz are joined by special guest Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor at The Atlantic. They discuss immigration reform’s path through the House of Representatives and Hillary Clinton’s age.


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Rutgers Update; Support for Sick Friends; Hillary Last Week

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Rutgers officials have announced that the school will be reviewing tapes of team practice sessions looking for other incidents of coaching abuse. Hear about the latest developments in the athletics scandal. Plus: reading into Hillary Clinton’s speeches looking for 2016; Reverend Erick Salgado on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor; Letty Cottin Pogrebin talks about her new book about how to be a good friend to a friend who is ill, and what her experience with breast cancer taught her; and a new study on the evolution of the Philadelphia accent.

The Takeaway

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on the Latest from DC

Monday, December 31, 2012

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich takes a look at the latest news on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and updates us on the condition of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she was admitted to a New York hospital due to a blood clot. 

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Around the World with Hillary Clinton

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle,  looks at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's latest international trip, including India, China, Bali and Turkey.

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A Gross Misunderstanding

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daniel Gross, writing in New York Magazine, can't understand the Republican outrage over Ben Bernanke's latest tinkering with the economic markets. After all, Gross notes, Bernanke is himself a Republican! Oh, well then, we Republicans were not aware of that. Of course we'll all sit quietly now! As Sarah Palin said about John McCain: "You don't have to fall in love. You just have to fall in line." Oh wait, that wasn't a Republican leader. That was Hilary Clinton explaining to Democrats that you just pull the (D) lever for John Kerry in 2004 and keep your mouth shut.

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The Return of Rick Lazio

Friday, September 10, 2010


Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio first made headlines when he challenged Hillary Clinton in her run for the U.S. Senate. Now, ten years later, he's back again and waging a fiery campaign against his Democratic opponents, but his talk mostly concerns one issue: the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque in downtown Manhattan.


The Takeaway

Allies Consider How to Hand Afghanistan More Responsibility

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and representatives from over 60 countries are meeting in Kabul today. This is the first major international conference in Afghanistan since the 1970s, and the first time Afghanistan is playing host to its major donors. Atop of the agenda: how to hand more responsibility for Afghanistan to the Afghan government. This comes at a crucial period, as American troops are expected to start leaving Afghanistan by next year. 



Clinton Promises U.S. Will Stand By S. Korea

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


“We will stand with you in this difficult hour, and we will stand with you always,” Clinton said at a press conference in South Korea on Wednesday.


The Takeaway

History's Lessons on Bellicose North Korea

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In March, a South Korean warship was torpedoed, killing 46 sailors and sinking the vessel. Recent evidence strongly implicates North Korea as the most likely power responsible for the attack, though Pyonyang denies any involvement. Now, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said his country will boost its defense, sever all trade with North Korea and deny North Korean merchant ships access to their sea lanes. The U.S. has backed the South Korean stance. 

But this is not the first time North Korea has taken a hostile maritime policy, nor is this the most explicit act of aggression by Pyongyang.


The Takeaway

Hillary Clinton Becomes Obama's Best Asset on World Stage

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two years after a contested and hot-spirited primary campaign, Barack Obama's strongest rival has morphed into a great ally as the president and the secretary of state find their footing on the international stage. It took some time for Hillary Clinton to find her voice in the Obama administration, but is now a strong member of the team.

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This Week's Agenda: Health Care, Former Presidents in Haiti, Clinton in Mexico

Monday, March 22, 2010

Every Monday, we look ahead at the week's news, with our partners at The New York Times and the BBC. This week, Marcus Mabry of The Times, and Vladimir Hernandez of the BBC look at where health care reform is headed next; the effects of a visit to Haiti by Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush; and the future of America's war on drugs as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Mexico.


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This Week's Agenda: Killings in Mexico, Health Care, 7 Years in Iraq, Clinton in Russia

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Monday, which means that we're joined by Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, to look at what's ahead this week. 


The Takeaway

Chile Struggles Four Days After Quake

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

It's been four days since an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile and since then, the country's military and police force have been tested in some of the hardest hit areas, where there have been reports of curfews, looting, and vigilantes protecting their threatened property. At the same time aid has been arriving from around the world, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arriving in the capital yesterday.


The Takeaway

Déjà Vu: The First Lady for Health Care

Friday, September 18, 2009

In a flashback to the '90s, when then–First Lady Hilary Clinton went out and stumped for health care reform, new First Lady Michelle Obama starts hawking health care today. She'll pitch herself as a soccer mom who gets what families need from their insurance plans. And, though the tactic is different, it's hard not to hear echoes of Hillarycare. We speak to former Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers and Nia-Malika Henderson, White House reporter for Politico, to ask: How do first ladies fit into health care reform, and are there lessons to be learned from the Clinton White House? 


The Takeaway

Assessing Secretary Clinton's Trip to Africa

Friday, August 14, 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ends her 11-day trip across Africa today with a stop in the nation of Cape Verde. The State Department calls Clinton’s Africa trip a success, but her critics brush it off as little more than a “goodwill listening tour." Jendayi Frazer, former assistant secretary of state for Africa under the Bush administration, helps The Takeaway assess the significance of Clinton's trip.

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Hillary Clinton: One Foot in India, One in Pakistan

Monday, July 20, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in India today. Joining The Takeaway to talk about Clinton's trip and Washington's challenges in the subcontinent are Linda Blake, Wall Street Journal contributor in Delhi, India, Professor Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the Center for Policy Research in Delhi and Richard Wolffe, Daily Beast Columnist and political analyst for MSNBC.

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"Many people are saying she's just doing the Hillary hokey pokey, left foot in India, right foot in Pakistan, and they feel really left out of the equation."
—Wall Street Journal contriburter Linda Blake on Hillary Clinton's trip to India

Watch a clip of Secretary of State Clinton's speech to India on July 15, 2009 below.


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Clinton Puts Iran (and Herself) Back on Center Stage

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been out of the media spotlight lately. But yesterday she staged a coming out party in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her speech focused on Iran and she had forceful words for the Islamic nation. Mark Landler is The New York Times Diplomatic Correspondent and he joins The Takeaway with his analysis of Clinton’s speech yesterday. Also joining the conversation is Afshin Molavi, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Journey to Freedom, to help us understand the shifting relationship with the U.S. and a post-crackdown Iran.

Watch Hillary Clinton's speech below:


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Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders

Friday, February 20, 2009

On Friday, Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing for talks with China’s leaders. This is the first visit to China by a senior member of the Obama administration. Everything from the economy, climate change, trade and human rights is on the table. To talk us through the issues facing China-U.S. relations, we’re joined by Cheng Li who is research director and senior fellow at the China Centre at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. For the view from China, we turn to the BBC's Quentin Somerville in Beijing.