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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Takeouts: DC on KSM, Monday Night Football, Listeners

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: We take a quick look at politicians' reactions to the Fort Hood shootings and the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, describes the view from Congress.
  • Sports Takeout: We recap a Browns/Ravens game which nearly put Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin to sleep.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners react to our story on college students' visits home and Sarah Palin's just-released book.

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Reconciling Congress

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Guantanamo decision isn't the only big news out of Washington this week. With health care, Afghanistan, and bank reform on its plate, Congress has lots of business to take care of. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for the Takeaway, discusses the upcoming week. He also explains how things will get ...

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Terror Trial in NYC

Monday, November 16, 2009

Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be tried in a New York City court: find out what security measures will be taken and what precedent it sets for future terror trials. Plus: conflicts between African Americans and African immigrants; Todd Zwillich gives a primer on congressional procedure; and Merryl ...

Takeouts: Health Care Costs, Weekend Movies, Listeners on China

Friday, November 13, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich on a new report from the Business Roundtable, touted by Senate Democrats, that suggests health care costs will skyrocket without reform.
  • Movies Takeout: New York Times film critic A.O. Scott previews this weekend's big releases: "2012" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox," but eschews "Pirate Radio."
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners tell us why they think China will rule the world.

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Takeouts: AMA on Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Pay at AIG; NFL

Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich says many people were surprised when the American Medical Association took a position that the U.S. military's policy towards gay service members – 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' – is harmful to the health of gay servicemen and women.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times reporter Louise Story joins us to discuss frustration over executive compensation at AIG and other bailed-out companies.
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks about tonight's Bears/49ers matchup in the NFL, as well as a controversy below the Mason-Dixon line over a fight song at "Ole Miss."

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Takeouts: Reid's Dilemma, Goldman Sachs and 'God's work,' Listeners

Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may face sharp criticism and intense pressure from groups on both sides of the abortion debate, when the House health care bill and the contested "Stupak amendment" goes to the Senate.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story takes us through the recent boost in charity at Goldman Sachs – where's the money's going and why the boost now?
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our question on whether America does enough for its veterans.

 

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Sen. Dodd's Proposed Bank Regulations

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The financial reform bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), chair of the Senate Banking Committee, would dramatically change the way U.S. banks are monitored. But with resistance from both Republicans and Democrats, the bill is unlikely to pass through the Senate before the end of the year. Here to tell us more about it is our Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich, along with John Cassidy, New Yorker staff writer and author of the book, "How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities."

 

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Takeouts: Health Care, Baseball, Job Advice

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich handicaps the chances for health care reform in the Senate after President Bill Clinton came to Capitol Hill to deliver a pep talk.
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks about the 2009 Gold Glove awards in baseball.
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our conversation on why it might be better to leave your job, even in a dreary job market, rather than staying for the long haul.

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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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