Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, gives us an initial read on President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win from D.C.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office delivered its final estimates on the Senate Finance Committee's proposed health care reform bill. The CBO estimates the bill will cost $829 billion over 10 years – way less than the expected $1 trillion price tag – and is considered deficit-neutral. For more on the dollars and sense behind health care reform, we talk to The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwilich.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is still the chairman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, despite the fact that House Republicans voted to oust him from the chair. As expected, the move failed on a near party-line vote. But that doesn't mean Rangel is out of the hot seat. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has the story.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich recaps yesterday's meeting at the White House on the next steps for the war in Afghanistan.
The Takeaway's Femi Oke visited a town hall on health care reform that was unlike any other: part poetry slam, part politics. We bring you some of the voices from a health care debate of a different kind.
Hear Dina Smith sing her own adaptation of the classic "If I Were a Rich Man."
Hear 19-year-old James Jaydon Woodard read his untitled poem, incorporating themes of fast food and ill health, both mental and physical.
Hear 19-year-old Yafreici Peralta read her poem "Wealth Care."
As the health care bill enters a critical phase and the Senate Finance Committee gets ready to vote on it as early as next week, we take a look at who might get left behind. We talk with Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, and two ordinary Americans from the health care trenches: Dr. Harry Walker, director of MetroHealth Center for Community Health in Cleveland, Ohio; and Andre Singleton, a 23-year-old student and uninsured cancer survivor from Kansas City, Mo.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks ahead to a bipartisan White House meeting on Afghanistan, and a congressional battle over earmarks.
Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, joins us to talk about the latest in Washington's steps toward extending domestic unemployment benefits and discussion of potential sanctions on Iran.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich updates us once again on the slow, slow movement of health care reform through the Senate.
Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, joins us after spending all day yesterday at the Senate Finance Committee's markup meeting on Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) health care reform bill.
Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, talks about the affordability of the health care reform bill about to leave the Senate Finance Committee and also cracks the Sideshow File to discuss bad manners in Congress. Republicans are demanding an apology from Democrats in general and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) specifically. On Tuesday, Grayson said on the House floor that Republicans' plan for health care reform consists of two points: "Don't get sick," and if you do, "Die quickly." He apologized, but it wasn't the kind of apology House Republicans had asked for.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the latest in health care reform and the fight between Republicans and Democrats over troop levels in Afghanistan.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about a new climate bill introduced by two Democratic Senators: Barbara Boxer, of California; and John Kerry, of Massachusetts.
When GM and Chrysler declared bankruptcy, the court allowed them to prematurely end contracts with car dealers across the nation. Today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is meeting with auto makers and auto dealers as they try and work out a compensation agreement for dealers left out in the cold. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, talks us through the meeting.
Yesterday, both Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) offered amendments that would have reintroduced a government-run insurance option to the health care reform bill under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee. Both amendments were rejected by the committee. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, was there for the vote and he joins us to talk about yesterday's rejection by the Senate Finance Committee, the assertion by Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) that he can count to 60, and whether the public option has any future.
Two of the Senate Finance Committee's more liberal Democrats have submitted amendments to add a public option to the committee's health care reform plan; it comes on the heels of a Congressional Budget Office report showing that a public option would save the U.S. over $100 billion. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, joins us with the details.
In the Senate Finance Committee today, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) are introducing an amendment to add the hotly-contested public option to the Finance Committee's health care bill. We talk with Douglas Schoen, Democratic pollster and former Clinton consultant, and our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, explains the ramifications of the amendment.