Friday, January 13, 2012
Mitt Romney's win in the New Hampshire primary, Newt Gingrich's ad campaign attacking Romney's past in private equity, a new book about Michelle Obama's role as first lady were — for better or worse — the stories that dominated the headlines for the last week. The Takeaway has assembled a panel of analysts to rundown, dissect, and wrap-up all the major stories of the week.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Billie Jean King, tennis legend and member of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, discusses the president's and first lady's agenda on national fitness as well as her tennis career.
Monday, July 12, 2010
On Capitol Hill this week, Democratic lawmakers will make a last-ditch attempt to get the financial regulations bill passed before heading into mid-term elections. Democratic Senators are also struggling to extend unemployment benefits to the nation's jobless, but have yet to secure enough votes to avoid a Republican filibuster. And while the Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, it is likely Republicans will delay Tuesday's vote until next week.
Outside the beltway, this week marks the start of earnings season. Investors and economics will be watching closely to see if the economy is on the road to recovery or headed for a double-dip recession.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
By Arwa Gunja
Arwa Gunja here, with an update on tomorrow's show.
It’s a big political day. There may be enough votes needed to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in both the House and in the Senate Armed Service Committee. Sen. Robert Byrd from the committee said he would support the repeal, and some say that brings the total yea votes to 16, one more than needed for passage. Democratic leadership says repeal of the 1993 law would be historic, though some key Republicans say the vote should be delayed until a military review of the repeal is complete. Tomorrow we have a great lineup of servicemen and women who say if the repeal passes, they will come out as openly gay.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Can First Lady Michelle Obama help America become a cultural haven for healthy food lovers? The first lady announced her fight against childhood obesity at the White House yesterday. Will Allen, urban farmer and CEO of Milwaukee based Growing Power believes that urban farms can help in the effort to create a healthier nation.
Friday, November 20, 2009
By Femi Oke : News host and Reporter for The Takeaway
I am in Brooklyn spending my lunch hour with Michelle Obama, and we’ve just been evicted from Starbucks! The manager on duty obviously didn’t appreciate the First Lady’s warm grin, head that can rotate 360 degrees and powerful arms. Sadly the First Lady I’m spending time with is only six inches tall, so I dropped her into my bag and slunk out of the coffee shop. (...continue reading)