This Week's Agenda

Monday, August 03, 2009

It's Monday and The Takeaway is handing out a road map to this week's top stories. The House of Representatives is out on August recess, but the Senate is still working on its plan for national health care reform. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Africa, visiting seven countries in eleven days. Our guides to this week's news are Martin Plaut, the Africa editor for the BBC, and Chris Hayes, Washington DC editor for The Nation and a fellow at the New America Foundation.

How do you try to bend people's arms and say you really have to come up to the mark on this, when you have the Chinese there saying 'we don't care what you do we're just going to invest and take your minerals' and the African leaders say 'whoopee!'
—The BBC's Martin Plaut on the struggle to enforce human rights in Africa

Guests:

Chris Hayes and Martin Plaut

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

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