Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Fate of Immigration Overhaul

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Last month, the Senate passed a sweeping, bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and passed it on to the House of Representatives. Today House Republicans will hold a ...

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Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Have we gotten a tad too lax about swearing these days? Do we swear more than we should? Or, is there something else bigger going on? Columbia University linguist John McWhorter expla...

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U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Frustrated with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the Obama Administration is considering a faster timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan with the option of withdrawing all troops by ...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry has set the stage for a major political shuffle for the Lone Star State with his announcement yesterday that he will not to seek re-election next year. How d...

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The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Connected to the question of what policy steps America should take next in Egypt is the question of what—if anything—the United States could have done differently to forestall the cur...

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Looking at What Went Wrong on Asiana Flight 214

Monday, July 08, 2013

Following the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 that was travelling from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, details are now emerging about went went wrong abroad the Boeing 777, an...

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Ed Rendell on The State of U.S. Infrastructure 80 Years After the P.W.A.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Hechinger Report

The Lincoln Tunnel and Triborough Bridge in New York City, the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state, and the Overseas Highway connecting Key West to mainland Florida are all products of the New Deal’s Public Works Administration, which went into effect 80 years ago today. The Takeaway spoke with Ed Rendell is the former governor of Pennsylvania and the founder and co-chair of Building America’s Future

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Spitzer Looks for Comeback With Run for NYC Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013

In New York, a once-disgraced politician is trying to be the next comeback kid. Last night, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for New York City Comptrolle...

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Egypt's Mystery Man: Who is Adli Mansour?

Monday, July 08, 2013

In Egypt, the man tasked with bringing a semblance of stability to an unstable situation is the nation's Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour. But he’s bein...

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The State of U.S. Infrastructure 80 Years After the Public Works Administration

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Public Works Administrations was the driving force of America’s biggest construction effort to that date. 80 years later, the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the United ...

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Secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Sees Role Expanding

Monday, July 08, 2013

New information is out on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which operates in secret and approves government surveillance programs—including the two revealed by leak...

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Transit Workers in San Fran Temporarily End Strike as Talks Continue

Friday, July 05, 2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers are back on the job—at least for now. BART and its unions reached an agreement late last night to extend current employment contracts for 30 days...

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Egypt: Is This a Coup or a Popular Revolution?

Friday, July 05, 2013

In the days following the ouster of Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, a mix of celebrations in support of the change, and demonstrations against it, have ...

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Hotshot Firefighter Deaths Result of "The Perfect Storm"

Friday, July 05, 2013

Days after 19 firefighters were killed in a massive wildfire in Arizona, details are now emerging about how the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were overtaken by the flames ...

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Is the Media's Reporting on Syria Based in Reality?

Friday, July 05, 2013

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, just returned from Syria and he views media reports on the country with a skeptical eye. In fact, Cockburn, a veteran...

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Olympians Of A Certain Age

Friday, July 05, 2013

Many of us see our golden years as a time when we can sit back, relax, and leave our strenuous days behind us. But for the athletes featured in the new documentary, "Age of Champions,...

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Renewed Call to Change Redskins Mascot Raises Questions About Global Brands

Friday, July 05, 2013

A call for the Washington Redskins to change their name is picking up steam again in Washington with the announcement last month that 10 members of Congress spoke out against the fran...

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Looking Ahead to the Next Steps in Egypt

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Did the protests undermined the elections that took place a year ago? Was Morsi not given the chance to carry out his leadership as the freely elected leader of Egypt? Will the milita...

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Egypt Brings New Challenges for U.S. Role in Middle East

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the start of an interim government could offer a new set of complications for the United States and it's role in the Middle East. Jo...

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The New Movie Releases of July 4th Weekend

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Independence Day is of course one of Hollywood's favorite holidays. The box offices offer up some of summer's expected big hits. Hitting the theaters this weekend is Disney's "The Lon...

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