Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By Brian Wise
President Obama will present the National Medal of Arts to 12 recipients including the Brooklyn Academy of Music during a White House ceremony on Monday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
After announcing that some troops will stay in Afghanistan, President Obama delivers a major speech at West Point Wednesday. But there's little time left in his presidency for a foreign policy reboot.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Scientists in New York City are at the center of President Obama's brain research initiative, a $100 million effort to better understand the inner workings of the human noggin.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
This morning, President Obama canceled his Moscow one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid U.S. anger over Russia's asylum of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. David J. Kramer, president of the human-rights organization Freedom House, talks about the state of U.S.-Russia relations in light, post-Snowden, and the ongoing tension over the treatment of gays in that country.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Connected to the question of what policy steps America should take next in Egypt is the question of what—if anything—the United States could have done differently to forestall the current turmoil in the first place. Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University, joins The Takeaway to discuss the current crisis and his predictions for the future.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era (Princeton University Press, May 26, 2013) examines eight presidencies to advise the current White House on effective foreign policy.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN legal analyst, and author of (soon in paperback) The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court (Anchor, 2013) talks about the stop-and-frisk lawsuit, the IRS vs. 501(c)(4)'s, Eric Holder on the hot seat, and other national legal news.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
In a move that pits the Obama administration firmly against women's reproductive health advocates, the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge's decision to allow girls under 15 years old to have over-the-counter access to the morning after pill. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following the legal and political battle.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The rate of prosecution of government leakers has reached unprecedented heights under President Obama, twice that of every other president combined. It's been called a 'war on leakers'. But is it? Columbia Law professor David Pozen, author of The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information, tells Brooke that when you consider the total number of government leakers - less then 1% are punished.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
The President and Congress are locked in a debate over the effects of the so-called "sequester," with Obama warning of dire consequences and Republicans more and more comfortable with the idea of the automatic spending cuts taking effect. Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of the book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, discusses the latest in the negotiations, and other key news from DC.
Monday, February 04, 2013
It's another busy week in DC, with continuing efforts to reach immigration reform, the confirmation of Chuck Hagel in the balance, and another set of negotiations over taxes and "sequester" cuts on the horizon. Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent and author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, discusses the latest.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Obama's 2nd inaugural speech was a call to action on climate change, immigration, women's rights, and other issues. Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Newsday and other national publications, talks about the inauguration, the speech, and the president's second term agenda.