Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Congressman Steve Israel on Satire, Politics & Fighting Terrorism

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How do we keep terror and the American response to terror in line? The answer to both is satire.


Best Picture Preview: 'The Theory of Everything'

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All week in the lead up to the Oscars, we're taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "The Theory of Everything," with director James Marsh.

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An Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Breaks His Silence

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When John Kiriakou was imprisoned for leaking classified information, he became the first (and only) CIA officer to be imprisoned for leaks, or for any involvement with torture.

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West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.


Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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Denmark on Edge After Copenhagen Terror Attacks

Monday, February 16, 2015

Two acts of violence mirror the Charlie Hebdo attacks, which were carried out in Paris just weeks ago.


Historical Comparisons: Worthwhile or Worthless?

Monday, February 16, 2015

We've heard it all: Obama compared to Hitler, Putin compared to Hitler, Angela Merkel called Germany's Chamberlain. What do we get out of this type of historical comparison? 


Egypt Takes Revenge on ISIS in Libya

Monday, February 16, 2015

ISIS released a video on Sunday showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on the Libyan shore. The is the first such video from ISIS to take place outside Iraq or Syria.


Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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Does the GOP Really Want to Abolish the IRS?

Monday, February 09, 2015

A dedicated page featured on the Republican Party website reads, "Stand with the GOP and Fight to Abolish the IRS." But few Republicans will come out and say it. 

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FCC Chairman: A Declaration of Independence for the Internet

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After 4 million responses from the public and a nudge from the president, the FCC chairmen sent a strong message yesterday: All internet must be treated equally.

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Can The GOP & Dems Reach Common Ground?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Democrats and Republicans interpret President Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal differently. Will they be able to find common ground? 

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Budget Showdown Begins in D.C.

Monday, February 02, 2015

President Obama is introducing a new $4 trillion budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, has the details.

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'I Will Be Loretta Lynch'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The president's Attorney General nominee was asked, "You're not Eric Holder, are you?" by a Republican senator. We go through what we learned on Day 1 of the confirmation hearing. 

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White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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GOP Votes to Block Funding for Executive Action on Immigration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Republican leadership insists that the vote has nothing to do with immigration and that it's all about holding the president accountable for executive overreach.

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Science & Space in The New GOP Congress

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the committee overseeing space programs. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a climate change denier, is chairing a committee on the environment.

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Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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