Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, D.C. for close to 15 years. Todd's first byline was as a science and medicine reporter in the trade press, but it didn't take long for him to find his way to Capitol Hill. Todd worked for several years for Reuters, wrote about new research for Science and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the British Lancet. He found his way to radio in 2006, becoming a public radio reporter on Capitol Hill. He covered the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for WAMU in Washington and several other public radio stations. Todd first appeared on the The Takeaway when it was in pilot and joined the show as Washington Correspondent in 2009.

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Can the GOP Get the Votes on Healthcare?

Monday, June 26, 2017

Senate Republican leaders finally released their healthcare plan last week, but with mere days to go before the end of session, some in the GOP are pushing back against the bill. 

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Parsing Through the Details of the GOP's Healthcare Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill, which would leave 23 million more people without insurance in the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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The Fight to Shine a Light on the GOP's Healthcare Plan

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Republican healthcare plan is being hashed out behind closed doors. The bill, which has been kept in secret, may finally be revealed on Thursday.

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ICE Discontinues Program for Asylum Seekers

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The federally-funded program, which helps mainly women and children, has enrolled approximately 630 families, and advocates say the initiative was largely successful. 

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Federal Funding Bill Introduced for Disconnected Youth

Monday, June 19, 2017

Across the United States, there are an estimated 4.9 million "disconnected youths" ages 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school.

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After the Castile Verdict, Where Is the NRA?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty for the shooting death of Philando Castile, who was a licensed gun owner and told Yanez he was carrying a weapon when he was pulled over.

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Forest Fire Leaves More Than 60 Dead in Portugal

Monday, June 19, 2017

A forest fire in central Portugal killed more than 60 people over the weekend. Government officials expect the death toll to rise as rescue workers continue to assess the damage. 

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Terror Attack Strikes London Mosque

Monday, June 19, 2017

One man is dead, and at least 10 are injured. A suspect has been arrested, and eyewitnesses say the man was heard shouting “I want to kill all Muslims.”  

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History's Most Expensive Congressional Race Down to the Wire

Monday, June 19, 2017

On Tuesday, voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District will choose between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel after the most expensive race in history.

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London Fire Escalates Political Tension for May

Monday, June 19, 2017

After a fire tore through a public housing building in London, U.K. citizens are furious with the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. 

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With Juneteenth, America Can Shine a Light on Its Dark Past

Monday, June 19, 2017

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Warmth of Other Suns," explains why she believes Juneteenth should be recognized as a national holiday.

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Trump Announces New Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16, 2017

President Trump will visit Florida today. He's expected to announce a rollback of the Obama Administration's Cuba policy.

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Russia Probe: Get to Know Robert Mueller's Investigative 'A-Team'

Friday, June 16, 2017

Former FBI Director and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is wasting no time assembling his team of attorneys to investigate the Trump team's alleged ties to Russia.

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Following Clash, U.S. Issues Charges Against Turkish Body Guards

Friday, June 16, 2017

Police have announced charges against the security detail of Turkish President Erdoğan. The body guards allegedly beat protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence in D.C.

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Film Review: 'All Eyez on Me'

Friday, June 16, 2017

A review on the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me." Directed by Benny Boom, the biopic follows the emerging hip-hop artist and his path as poet, activist and actor.

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Sam Richardson on the Blurry Line Between Reality and Comedy

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sam Richardson plays "Richard Splett" on the HBO series "VEEP." As an actor and comedian, he's facing a unique challenge in the Trump era. 

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Senators Reach Agreement on New Russia Sanctions

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Senate voted to slap new sanctions on Russia in response to interference in the election and Russia’s involvement in Syria. Here's what you need to know. 

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Comey Testimony: Former Colleague Explains What You Should Watch For

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Here's what you need to know. 

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Back-to-Back Russia Hearings Begin Today in The Senate

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Over the next two days, the Senate will hold back-to-back hearings that may shine new light on the relationship between the Trump campaign and administration, and the Russian government.

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America First, Environment Last? Examining the EPA in the Trump Era

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump’s budget cuts about one-third of the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. In this special episode, we explore the future of the EPA in the Trump era.

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