Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

According to President Obama, even if you didn't know about the N.S.A.'s phone-and-Internet data collection programs your Congressman did. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwill...


The Senate Begins Debate on Immigration Reform Bill

Monday, June 10, 2013

It's going to come down to a debate over security versus equity for illegal immigrants in the U.S. The senate begins debate this week on a compromise immigration reform bill that is n...


Interim U.S. Senator from N.J.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, discusses what legislation the interim U.S. Senator from New Jersey will vote on before a new senator is elected in the October special election.

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President Obama Expected to Nominate 3 to U.S. Court of Appeals

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

President Obama is expected to announce today his three nominations to fill vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court, which is often bel...

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Congress Holds Hearing on I.R.S. Targeting of Conservative Groups

Friday, May 17, 2013

Congress holds the first hearing today into the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups for unwarranted scrutiny. Over a series of hearings, the House Ways and Means...


Obama Administration Juggling Multiple Scandals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week, three major scandals have picked up steam in Washington: the I.R.S. unfairly targeting conservative groups, the Department of Justice's subpoena of journalists' phone numbe...

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The House Votes to Repeal Affordable Care Act for the 37th Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today marks the 37th time the House has attempted to repeal the health care law. Is there any possibility of the law finally being overturned, and if not, why do Republican leaders pe...

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Department Audit Reveals I.R.S. Targeted Tea Party Groups

Monday, May 13, 2013

We now know the I.R.S.'s special scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went far beyond keyword hunts for organizations with “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in th...

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Should the U.S. Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Monday, New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee introduced a bill that would allow the US to provide weapons to the Syrian oppositio...

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Obama Administration Appealing Judge's Ruling on Plan B

Thursday, May 02, 2013

In a move that pits the Obama administration firmly against women's reproductive health advocates, the Justice Department filed a notice to appeal a judge's decision to allow girls un...

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Congress Questions Actions of FBI and CIA on Handling of Tsarnaev Case

Friday, April 26, 2013

Congress now wants to know why the FBI did not pursue further investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect killed last week. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Z...

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Senate to Vote on Internet Sales Tax

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Whether you know it or not, you have a legal obligation to claim any out-of-state purchases made online on your state tax return. A bill being voted on today would change that, and ma...

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Why the Background Check Bill Failed

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The United States Senate on Wednesday voted down the proposed restrictions to curb gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Takeaway ...

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Boston Marathon Bombing: Many Unanswered Questions

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line left three dead and many more injured. Two days after the tragedy, there are still many unanswered questions. Todd Zwillich and Calli...


Deal Reached on Background Checks

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In a groundbreaking move, a compromise has been reached on gun legislation between Senators Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia and Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania. It sets the stage for the Senate to take up a debate on gun legislation today. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, explains.


An Up or Down on Gun Control and Immigration Reform May Be on the Way

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congress is being tested today, and it looks as though lawmakers have studied up on actually taking votes in the House and Senate. With procedural wrangling out of the way, will there...


Gun Control and Immigration Reform Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Two dreamy topics are working their way through Congress right now: gun control and immigration. Any sort of movement on gun control seems unlikely, but that's not exactly the case for immigration reform.

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The Shadowy, Byzantine Process of Political Rule-Making

Friday, March 29, 2013

Getting a bill signed into law seems like quite a victory, but for major legislation, getting the president's signature doesn't automatically set the entire law in motion. The process is actually much more complicated.

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Your Stories of Marriage Delayed — or Bypassed Altogether

Friday, March 29, 2013

While gays and lesbians fight for the right to marry, increasingly, straight women are delaying marriage or avoiding it altogether. Your stories illustrated many changing views of marriage.

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New Movie Releases: 'The Host' and "G.I. Joe Retaliation'

Friday, March 29, 2013

This week, the Rafer Guzman of the Movie Date podcast looks at two new releases: "The Host," starring Saoirse Ronan and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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