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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Takeouts: Abortion Funding, Listeners on Religion, Healthy Banks?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • Congress Takeout: Todd Zwillich gives us the latest on the continuing wrangling over abortion funding prohibitions in the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives this weekend.
  • Money Takeout: Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek magazine, helps us parse yesterday's Federal Reserve announcement that all but one of the largest U.S. banks has enough capital to weather a continued recession.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear more views on whether or not the media should be focusing so much on the religion of the Fort Hood shooter.

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In House, Health Care Reform Squeaks Past

Monday, November 09, 2009

Late in the evening Saturday, 219 Democrats and one Republican voted to pass the House version of health care reform, squeaking the historic bill past and sending the debate on to the Senate. For a look at the wrangling necessary to get the contentious legislation passed, we talk with Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review and healthcare blogger for CJR.org, along with our correspondent in Washington, Todd Zwillich.

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Takeouts: Health Care in House, Corporate Apologies, Colts' Squeaker

Monday, November 09, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, takes a look at the healthcare bill and what the paper-thin margin of victory in the House portends as the bill heads to the Senate.
  • Business Takeout: We get a story of a quest for corporate redemption from Louise Story, finance reporter for our partners The New York Times. John Reed, former head of Citigroup, is apologizing for his role in making the company so big and is now calling for reforms that would force the financial goliath (along with others like it) to split in two.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps Sunday's NFL action, including the Indianapolis Colts' squeaker agains the Houston Texans to hang onto their perfect record so far this season.

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Congressional Reaction to Ft. Hood, Health Care

Friday, November 06, 2009

Our own Todd Zwillich joins us from Washington to discuss how Congress reacted to initial news of the Fort Hood shootings, and to look ahead to Saturday's scheduled vote in the House on health care reform.

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Takeouts: Yanks Victory, Unemployment Aid, Stimulus Jobs

Thursday, November 05, 2009

  • Sports Takeout: The Yankees did it! The Bronx Bombers ended their nine-year dry spell with a big win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, our sports correspondent, joins us with the highlights (and he'll try not to gloat too much).
  • Washington Takeout: The U.S. Senate is extending aid to hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, explains that the only thing delaying this assistance was political gridlock.
  • Business Takeout: We take a closer look at President Obama's estimate of how many jobs have been created by the stimulus package so far. As Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, explains, there are some curious calculations behind the administration's numbers.

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[Web Special] In Congress, the Rudeness is Bipartisan

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Two years ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Washington and addressed a Joint Session of Congress. These speeches tend to be routine on Capitol Hill, but this one generated more anticipation than most. What kind of tone would the new French leader strike with the same U.S. Congress that, several years before, lashed out at his country in a fit of infantile populism? Remember that after 9/11, when France declined to participate in the US invasion of Iraq, House Republican leaders responded by striking references to the French on – of all places – Capitol Hill's cafeteria menu boards.

French fries were renamed "Freedom Fries," and French toast to "Freedom Toast." (...continue reading)

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Takeouts: Commerce, China Disneyland, World Series

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: After the U.S. Chamber of Commerce got punk'd by The Yes Men several weeks ago for their reluctance to get behind climate change legislation, one can understand both Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and our own Todd Zwillich being careful reporting on whether the Chamber might be reconsidering its position on climate change ... for real this time.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story brings details of a new Disney venture in China.
  • Sports Takeout: Can the NY Yankees seal the deal on the World Series when the game returns to home turf in the Bronx? Or will the Phillies take the series to a 7th game? Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has analysis and predictions for Game 6 of the World Series.

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Takeouts: Health in the House, 'Free' Credit Reporting, Saints

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

  • Congress Takeout: Todd Zwillich talks about how House Democrats are hoping to vote on their version of a health care reform bill later this week, while Republicans launch a media campaign opposing it.
  • Money Takeout: Credit reporting agencies are required by law to provide you a free report every year … but that hasn't stopped them from writing insanely catchy jingles to draw customers towards paid options. Louise Story, finance reporter for our partners The New York Times, joins us to discuss when "free" actually means "expensive," and what the FTC is trying to do about it.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps Monday Night Football, as the Atlanta Falcons faced the resurgent New Orleans Saints.

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Takeouts: Wall St. Pay, Climate Change, Phillies' Win

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

  • Business Takeout: The Supreme Court signaled they aren't too eager to intervene on excessive pay for Wall Street execs, but the Federal Reserve seems to be champing at the bit. Louise Story, finance reporter for our partners The New York Times, explains.
  • Washington Takeout: Our own Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the wrangling over climate change legislation on Capitol Hill.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin looks at last night's Phillies win over the Yankees as both teams head back to New York for Game 6 of the World Series.

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Takeouts: The 2% Option?, Bernie Madoff, World Series

Monday, November 02, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich asks: if the new government estimate that only 2% of the public will actually use a public option is accurate, did it warrant such a big fight? If it passes, will it have enough negotiating clout to matter?   
  • Business Takeout: Bernie Madoff gave a jailhouse interview to the SEC, the agency he says should have caught him years ago. Louise Story, finance reporter for our partner The New York Times, explains why Madoff's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme passed regulator inspections.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's Sports Contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, warms the hearts of Yankees fans as he recaps last night's Game 4 and anticipates tonight's Game 5 matchup in Philadelphia.


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Cracking the Whip: A Profile of Majority Whip James Clyburn

Friday, October 30, 2009

Democrats in the House have unveiled their health care bill. The time for voting is near and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The man in charge of wrangling every last vote from the party currently on top in Congress is the House Majority Whip, Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina. As the whip, Clyburn is responsible for making sure his party and President Obama achieve their top domestic priorities. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich sat down with Clyburn yesterday. He also walked the halls of Congress to talk with representatives about what it's like to be the whip – and what it's like to be whipped.

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Takeouts: Health Care Bill, World Series, 'Squeezed' Listeners

Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at the details of the House health care reform bill.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reviews Game 2 of the World Series, as the Yankees tie things up with the Phillies, 1-1.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear from listeners about how employers are squeezing more work from their employees.

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Takeouts: Health Care Bill, Credit Cards, World Series Recap

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Our own Todd Zwillich joins us from Washington to discuss what may have made the cut in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's health care reform bill, due to be unveiled later this morning.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, says a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts [PDF, 910k] finds that 100% (yes, all) of the credit cards issued by the nation's 12 biggest banks are in violation of the recently passed Credit Card Act. The new law goes into effect in February.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports correspondent, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, recaps last night's World Series game: The Philadelphia Phillies came to the Bronx and routed the New York Yankees 6-1.

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Takeouts: Health Care, Home Sales, Listeners on Okra

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's man in Washington, Todd Zwillich, previews what we can expect from the House's version of health care reform, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will unveil in Congress later this morning.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, says Commerce Department data shows new home sales unexpectedly dropped in September.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners weigh in on our conversations about okra and the perennial battle over the toilet seat.

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Takeouts: Healthcare Rift, Excessive Pay, and the World Series

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich points out that within the halls of Congress, disagreements over health care reform go way beyond the public option. Look for fierce disagreement over abortion and its funding to enter the debate soon.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story previews what Obama's pay czar will tell Congress later today about "excessive pay" on Wall Street and what he's planning to do about it.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin previews the start of the World Series. Will the NY Yankees' star pitcher C.C. Sabathia rout the Philadelphia Phillies in their attempt to hold onto baseball's crown?

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Foreign Companies Manufacturing in America

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It might seem that globalization is a continuing and ominous threat to America's workforce. New York Times business correspondent Micheline Maynard, however, says foreign companies can help American communities — especially as they hire Americans in tough economic times. Maynard is the author of a new book "The Selling of the American Economy.” We're also joined by Amy Lindsay, a former Estée Lauder employee, now a factory worker for Toyota in Indiana. She tells us about her own experience switching from an American employer to a foreign one. Our own Todd Zwillich gives us an insider's view on the recent congressional decision to extend unemployment benefits again.

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Takeouts: Lieberman, Bailouts, and Listeners on Cleanliness

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwilich, explains the surprisingly staunch and early stance from Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) against the Democratic health reform bill ... in particular on the inclusion of a public option.
  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, brings us word of yet another government bailout with the hope of preventing another Lehman Brothers–style collapse.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear from listeners arguing whether or not women are more obsessed about cleaning than men.

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Reid Says Senate Health Bill Will Have Public Option

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

After months of wrangling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced yesterday that the health care legislation on its way to the Senate floor will include a public option. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to discuss the latest legislative moves, along with the option for states to opt-out.

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Takeouts: Public Option 2.0, Credit Card Bankruptcy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us with last night's startling announcement from Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that a version of the "public option," considered nearly dead for several weeks, will wind up in the Senate version of health care reform.
  • Listener Takeout: We talk to listener Kelly, from Charlotte, N.C., who called us with her story of going bankrupt from credit card debt.

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Takeout: Public Option, Big Banks, Baseball

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, tells us about the week ahead in the health care reform debate.
  • Business Takeout: Columnist for Slate and Newsweek Dan Gross gives us a hint at what the government might label "too big to fail" when it comes to banks.
  • Sports Takeout: Takeaway contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the Yankees' win in Game 6 of the ALCS.

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