Michele Bachmann has been the target of strong criticism from fellow Republican lawmakers after accusing one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's longtime aides of having possible ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Afghanistan has a long, rich literary tradition, particularly storytelling through poetry. A new collection, edited and translated by British researchers living in Kandahar, anthologizes 250 contemporary poems by members of the Taliban.
Is it possible to balance impending motherhood with the responsibility of running a large company like Yahoo? Marissa Mayer has been criticized recently for trying.
Bad news for the 3000 Muslim athletes participating in this years summer olympics: The 2012 summer olympics conflict with Ramadan for the first time since 1980. Iman Adam Kelwick, whose mosque is in Liverpool, joins the show to examines this conflict between sport and faith.
When he was a young man in the 1960s, Vito Russo wasn’t that different from a lot of young gay men in America, but there was one difference: While many gay Americans still lived in the closet, Vito was out, proud, and loud. The new documentary "Vito" takes a closer look at his life.
This past Tuesday, after nearly two years of evaluating their membership policy, the Boy Scouts announced that they would continue to exclude gays from their organization. Jennifer Tyrrell, a former scout leader who was dismissed for being gay, is trying to get them to change their mind.
The story of total Congressional gridlock over tax policy is nothing new. But as the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" is looming, the Democrats may change their current approach to passing tax legislation.
Yesterday we heard the story of the 'cyclops baby,' a child born badly disfigured and doomed to die. We put some of the questions it raises to Art Caplan, head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center.
Budget policy is at stake during Congress' current tax-cut showdown, but the situation is a role reversal from last summer, with Democrats are taking a hard-line stance on taxes. Representative Chris Van Hollen, a ranking Democratic member of the House Budget Committee, explains the situation on the floor.
Doctor Fredric Neuman is now the director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital. But when he was a medical intern, he saw something no one should ever have to see.
While we usually think of America’s elections as being America-centric, 6.3 million American citizens actually live and work abroad, and many of them have a deep devotion to certain candidates; and in some cases, deep pockets as well. Two such Americans, both living in London, explain what they're doing to support President Obama and Mitt Romney.
One of the Republican party's largest financial backers, multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson, is under investigation. What this means for the Romney campaign and the man considered by some to be the most influential investor of our time.
We’re continuing The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip series in the great city of San Francisco, California. Our tour guide will be one half of one of our favorite bands, Mates of State. Jason Hammel, along with his wife Kori Gardner, makes up the band Mates of State.
Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student debt, and without the proper financial knowledge this debt will only increase over time. In order to find a solution to this problem, we must start at the source: high school students.
One third of the Midwest is currently experiencing conditions of extreme drought. How is this affect farmers, food prices, and you?
The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.
In a month and a half, 50,000 people will descend upon Tampa for the Republican National Convention, and the Democratic mayor of that city, Bob Buckhorn, is going to play host.
Pundits and pollsters are calling it a dead heat, but November's election may not be as close as it seems. Whichever way swing states lean could mean the victory for either of the candidates, and current polling data shows President Obama with a significant lead in those battleground regions.
In his first national broadcast interview since arriving in the United States, Chen Guangcheng talks about the intersection between human rights and disability rights in the United States and in his native China.
Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?