The White House is announcing a major change to its foreign policy team today. National security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by Susan Rice, the American Ambassador to the United Nations. Ambassador Rice has faced sharp criticism from Republicans since the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead last September.
Last weekend, and in the days since, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Turkey. At stake: the culture and civil liberties of the nation, from family planning to alcohol consumption to the use of public land, as Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan attempts to forge a Muslim moral majority.
In 1994, Turney Duff was a fresh-faced journalism graduate from Ohio University with no clear career plan. He moved to New York and called up a rich uncle who worked at Morgan Stanley. A few phone calls later, Duff had his first job in finance, in an asset-management division of Morgan Stanley. Over the next 15 years, Duff climbed the ranks of Wall Street, eventually acquiring a 7-figure salary as well as a cocaine addiction. He recalls his high flying days and downfall on Wall Street in a new memoir, “The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess.”
50 years ago, the U.S. lost a civil rights activist when Medgar Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Evers fought valiantly in France and Germany in World War 2 and came back to go to school at Alcorn College. He became field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi and took on the white businesses directly with protests and boycotts.
In the 2012 election, one of the most competitive voting blocks didn't show up to the polls in the numbers that analysts expected: Latinos. According to new analysis of voting numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center, just 48% of eligible Hispanic voters turned out to vote in 2012, a slight drop from the percentage that came out in 2008. What does this mean for Latinos, for the country, and for the 2016 election? Mark Lopez is associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center and co-author of the report "Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate."
In the small Mexican town of Malinalco, Takeaway host John Hockenberry met Hermelinda Medina Millan. In April, 1997 when she and her husband first decided to migrate north, cross the border, and enter the United States illegally. The story of Hermelinda and Anselmo's migration to the United States, his subsequent deportation, and then death, is a story of a family's separation and sacrifices-- all to chase the American dream.