Arwa Gunja

Takeaway Executive Producer

Arwa Gunja appears in the following:

Senate Votes on Health Care Reform Shaped by Filibuster

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Senate has voted on its version of health care reform just hours before the start of the Christmas holiday. But even after months of tense negotiating, Senate Republicans are stil...

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Immigration Enforcement, Prosecutions Up Sharply

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The rate of federal prosecutions is at an all-time high, showing an increase of nine percent since last year. According to a new study by Syracuse University's TRAC project, this incr...


After Death of Opposition Cleric, Iran Cracks Down on Protesters

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Since the disputed presidential elections in Iran this past summer, the government has cracked down on protesters, the opposition movement and the media. In the last several days (and...


Looking for Agreement as Copenhagen Talks Wrap Up

Friday, December 18, 2009

Climate talks in Copenhagen wrap up today, but will an appearance by President Obama inspire nations to strike a last-minute deal? We talk with Kathleen McGinty, former chair of the W...


Exxon Buys XTO; Is Natural Gas The New Oil?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This week, Exxon acquired XTO Energy, one of the largest domestic producers of natural gas. Natural gas is considered a cheaper and greener form of energy due to its somewhat lower ca...

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Texas Program Reduces Incarcerations, Brings Rehabilitation

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The rate of incarcerations in Texas is on the decline since the implementation of a new program that redirects money from the prison system to rehabilitation programs. Adam Gelb, of t...


Female Veterans Navigate Male-Dominated VA System

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More women than ever are returning home from military duty, but many Veteran Affairs centers don’t have adequate services for womens' health. We talk this morning with Ann Brown, dire...

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Sen. Lieberman Changes Tune, Disses Dems

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Senate needs 60 votes to pass a health care bill, and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is one of several '60th votes' the Democrats need in order to seal the deal. But the independent...

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Five American Muslims Detained In Pakistan

Friday, December 11, 2009

Five young men from Northern Virginia were arrested in Pakistan on Thursday for alleged ties to Muslim militant groups there, and will likely be deported. Just weeks after the Fort Ho...

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Examining a Tentative Health Care Compromise

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Details of the health care compromise reached by Senate Democrats – which will certainly change as Congressional negotiations grind on – are trickling out. Changes on the table includ...

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President in Oslo to Accept Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Obama is in Oslo today where he will accept the Nobel Peace Prize. Both supporters and critics alike have asked whether the President is deserving of this prestigious award ...


Is Iraq too Volatile for Elections?

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday was one the deadliest days in Iraq since October, with more than 127 people dead after a series of coordinated car bomb attacks in Baghdad. The bombers struck after Iraqi lawm...


Abortion Funding Complicates Senate Health Negotiations

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The issue of taxpayer money funding health plans that cover abortions is once again thoroughly complicating negotiations over health care reform in the Senate, despite the 33-year-old...

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