Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Live Chat: Explaining the Looming Sequester

Thursday, February 28, 2013


The background and implementation of sequestration can get pretty complicated, so we're partnering with The Guardian U.S. on a live chat to help answer your questions.

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Gun Control Measures Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  While Florida is still looking at its "stand your ground" laws. Politicians in Washington are still debating gun control, and this week, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Commit...

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Sequestration Could Jack Up the Price of Meat

Monday, February 18, 2013

While the cuts haven't come yet, Takeaway political correspondent Todd Zwillich reports that the sequester deadline will probably come and go, automatically enacting those across-the-...

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Chuck Hagel Provokes Senate Showdown

Friday, February 15, 2013

Senator John Kerry may have sailed through his confirmation hearings for Secretary of State, but a showdown is brewing over Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Def...

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Obama Lays Out Vision for Middle Class

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last night, President Obama described his vision for the United States over the next four years. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich analyzes the president's speech.

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How President Obama and Congress Could Avoid Sequestration

Friday, February 08, 2013

If Congress and the President do not reach a spending deal by March 1st, budget cuts will automatically go into effect. Todd Zwillich explains the steps the president and Congress are...

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Will the Violence Against Women Act Pass the Senate?

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Violence Against Women Act, originally passed in 1994, provided billions of dollars to train police, physicians, and others on how to handle cases concerning domestic and sexual v...

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Hagel's Confirmation and the Secret Donors Out to Foil the Nomination

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The opposition against Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, has been building. The attacks are coming from several groups of anonymous donors, on his side ...

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Gabby Giffords Addresses Senate on Gun Control

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

There was drama and division on Capitol Hill today in the first Congressional hearing on gun control since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last month. Todd Zwillich, The Tak...

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New Signs of Bipartisanship in Congress? Not Really.

Friday, January 25, 2013

If we're to believe Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, there's a chance that both sides of the Senate are coming together as they strike a small deal on filibuster reform. It's not mu...


Clinton Testifies at Capitol Hill on Benghazi Attacks

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton is set to testify on Benghazi today in front of the Senate foreign relations committee and the House foreign affairs committee. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington corr...

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Analyzing President Obama's Second Inaugural Address

Monday, January 21, 2013

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address to a crowd of several hundred thousand today in Washington D.C. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, and Dick Stevenson, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, offer their analyses.


Some People in Washington Are Taking the Trillion Dollar Coin Seriously

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Some pundits, including New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, have proposed minting a trillion dollar coin as a way for Democrats to avoid a debt ceiling fight with Republicans. Is t...

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Monday Morning Politics: The New Congress

Monday, January 07, 2013

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway Washington correspondent, previews the 113th Congress and discusses news from the weekend along with Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, who joins us to talk about his reporting on the Sandy aid package.

→ Question of the Day: How are you waiting for action from Washington, DC to get on with your Sandy recovery?

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What's in Store for the 113th Congress

Friday, January 04, 2013

A new year, a new Congress, and the 113th Congress is the most diverse yet. Despite all the new faces, many early items of legislative business are old ones -- and ones which could co...

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President Obama Expected to Sign Fiscal Cliff Bill

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

After passing the Senate 89-8, the House approved the fiscal cliff compromise negotiated by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, concluding a battle ov...

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Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on the Latest from DC

Monday, December 31, 2012

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich takes a look at the latest news on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and updates us on the condition of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

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With Five Days to Go, Americans Could be Left with Fiscal Cliff Hanger

Thursday, December 27, 2012

With only five days left in 2012, lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C. today to continue talks on the fiscal cliff. Before the Christmas break, House Speaker John Boehner pulled Plan B off the table. 

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Your Picks for the Best and Worst Holiday Music

Monday, December 24, 2012

What's the best holiday song? Ryan Roche picks Put the Lights on the Tree by Sufjan Stevens. Bobby Birch nominates Josh Groban's Oh Holy Night. The worst? Well, we'll just say that Paul McCartney made the list.


Reconciling Congress

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Legislators continue to discuss whether they will take on gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting. Plus, John Boehner's "Plan B" (did you miss Plan A?) to avert the "fiscal cliff" has kicked off a round of proposals and counter-proposals. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the news from Washington.

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