Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

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Immigration Reform Loses Steam as Clock Ticks

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Washington, with just seven days left on the House calendar, prospects for immigration reform are waning. The policy high that peaked in June after the Senate passed a massive, bip...

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In Pivot, Obama Allows Americans to Keep Canceled Policies for 1 Year

Thursday, November 14, 2013

After promises from President Barack Obama that Americans would be able to keep their health insurances plan if they like them, the president has come out to apologize for healthcare ...

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An Uncertain Future for the 47 Million Who Rely on Food Stamps

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As part of the $500 billion farm bill, Congress has agreed to slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps. For the 47 milli...

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Former Senator Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA

Friday, November 08, 2013

Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 64-32. If enacted, the Act would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orien...

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What Elections in New Jersey & Virginia Say About National Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Around the country, voters headed back to the polls yesterday to cast ballots in mayor and gubernatorial contests and to vote on a host of ballot initiatives. Anna Sale, a reporter fo...

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Lessons from Election Day 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

It's Election Day around the country, with mayoral races in big cities like Boston, Detroit, and New York, as well as a hotly-contested race for governor Virginia. There are, of cours...

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Obama Nominee for Appellate Court Sparks Debate in Senate

Thursday, October 31, 2013

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Patricia Ann Millett, a Washington lawyer with bipartisan credentials, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Co...

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Obama's Top Health Official Apologizes For ACA Website 'Debacle'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is on Capitol Hill today answering questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “I apologize. I am accountable to you for fixin...

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After Shutdown Fiasco, What's Next for the G.O.P.?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In a speech delivered at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, addressed the question: "What's next for Conservatives?" It's a pertinent question, as GOP poll n...

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White House Delays ACA Insurance Enrollment Requirement by Six Weeks

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Because of technical issues with HealthCare.gov, consumers will now have a little more time to enroll in an insurance program. The White House announced last night that people have an...

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Crisis Averted: Congress Ends Government Shutdown, Raises Debt Ceiling

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Last night Congress ended the shutdown and raised the debt ceiling, avoiding the latest manufactured fiscal crisis. But before the relief kicks in, know that the drama is not over. Th...

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and...

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October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

 

Today The Takeaway explores higher education, the government shutdown, the four-day work week and much more.

 

The Only Member of the GOP to Vote Against the Shutdown

Some lawmakers say they're not even sure what the fight in D.C. is about anymore. Joining The Takeaway is Virginia Republican ...

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2013 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). "Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapon...

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Chief Mate Shane Murphy Shares His Take on "Captain Phillips"

Friday, October 11, 2013

This weekend’s big film release celebrates the heroism of Captain Richard Phillips, who commandeered the Maersk Alabama in 2009—until it was invaded by armed Somali pirates. During th...

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U.S. Aid to Egypt: A Tricky Triangle with Israel

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, the Obama Administration announced that the U.S. would freeze some of its aid to Egypt, withholding several pieces of weaponry and $260 million in aid. The country has depe...

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Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise, Forgiveness During Shutdown

Friday, October 11, 2013

As Congress negotiates with President Barack Obama, and thousands of furloughed federal workers anxiously await a return to the office, Senate Chaplain Barry Black counsels compromise...

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Captain Phillips' and 'Machete Kills'

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, two big releases allow movie lovers to enjoy real and fictional heroes and villains. For reality lovers, there's "Captain Phillips" and for lovers of fiction, there's "Mach...

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HRW: Hundreds of Civilians Caught in Line of Fire by Syrian Rebels

Friday, October 11, 2013

A new report released today by Human Rights Watch shows that hundreds of civilians have been caught in the line of fire by Syrian Rebels. Armed opposition groups in Syria killed at le...

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House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s day 11, and there finally seems to be a breakthrough in the impasse in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner pitched a short term debt-cap increase yesterday, an offer that coul...

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