A new survey from Navigator Research says a majority of Americans — 59 percent — think Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes. In reality, Mueller has obtained five guilty pleas, 17 criminal indictments, and several cooperating witnesses. Meanwhile, President Trump has repeatedly, some have argued as part of a deliberate strategy to undermine investigators' credibility, called the probe a "witch hunt." The Takeaway reviews the sweeping investigation that has ensnared Trump advisor and attorney alike. Plus, we review what's at stake in Ireland's referendum on their constitutional amendment banning most abortions; and the stealthy North Korean cyberspies raking in millions for the reclusive regime.
March 28, 2018: On Monday night, the Commerce Department formally announced that it will comply with a Trump administration request to include a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census. Advocacy groups also spoke out against the decision, citing intimidation as reason immigrant populations may fail to participate in the census. The Takeaway looks at how Asian-American communities are already at risk of being undercounted due to language barriers, poverty, status, and housing stability. Plus, we scrutinize Donald Trump Jr.'s business trip to India; the deadly inferno that claimed the lives of dozens of schoolchildren in Russia; a series of highly-restrictive abortion laws that may be setting up a Supreme Court battle; and we take listener questions about women's health.
Jan. 23, 2018: An adult film actress now claims she slept with President Trump back in 2011. But a large part of his base — white Evangelicals — are more likely to accept immorality today. The Takeaway explores that shift, plus a look at the Turkish campaign against Syrian Kurds; America's changing refugee policy; how President Trump is shaping the U.S. court system; and how anti-abortion rights activists are working to end Roe V. Wade.
Jan. 19, 2018: Hours after Donald Trump was sworn in, we traveled to Oklahoma to talk with one family of Republicans who were divided in their support for the president. We revisit them a year later, plus a look at how a government shutdown could affect the military; reviews of the new films hitting the box office; a rare interview with Queen Elizabeth II; and a look at what happens to women when abortion is illegal.