Losing the fight against Taliban insurgents

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Losing the fight against Taliban insurgents

Vice President Biden is in Brussels asking NATO for more troops to send to Afghanistan. The U.S. plans to infuse 17,000 troops in the months to come. In light of this, General David...

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Getting the most out of unemployment benefits

For the unemployed, The Takeaway continues to discuss how to dust yourself off and get back on your feet. With more than half a million jobs lost in the U.S. last month alone, those ...

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Who are the Congressional gatekeepers to Obama's budget plans?

President Obama says he's open to ideas from both parties when it comes to the budget, but who are the Congressional gatekeepers to Obama’s ambitious agenda? The Takeaway talks to New...

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Looking over 50 years after the Tibetan uprising

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan uprising that forced the Dalai Lama into exile. Last year’s anniversary was marked by riots and protests, but this year, the Chinese ...

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New Supreme Court ruling limits Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday to limit the Voting Rights Act. The ruling says there is no duty to draw voting districts that will elect black candidates in areas where blacks ...

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The New Deal and African Americans

In the face of the financial crisis and the debate over how to save the economy, the New Deal is held up as a model of success or failure, depending on political leanings. Many New De...

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For wild creatures, science becomes less intrusive with new technologies

Anyone who has watched wildlife documentaries may know that animal behavioral patterns are tracked by inserting microchips into the animals' bodies. This is tricky, because it require...

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World economies pumping public money for global stimulus

President Obama’s economic adviser Lawrence Summers is urging world leaders to pump more public money into their economies. This global move would be part of a coordinated effort to l...

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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in times of economic crisis

Trouble viewing this video? Check out the YouTube version. Today American consumers have nearly $1 trillion of outstanding credit card debt. A quarter of all homeowners are payi...

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Suicide attack kills dozens in Iraqi public market

A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 40 marking this the third major attack by insurgents in Iraq in recent days. Military officers and Iraqi elders were a...

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As the American dream is deferred, the global economy shifts

The American dream is not exclusively an American institution. For centuries the ideals of the American dream: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” have drawn immigrants from ...

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