Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Immigration Legislation Clears the Senate, Heads to House to Meet its Fate

Friday, June 28, 2013

We are one step closer to adopting the most significant immigration overhaul in the nation’s history—the Senate passed the reform bill yesterday in a 68-to-32 vote. Now it is headed t...

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President Obama's Trip to Africa Draws Protesters

Friday, June 28, 2013

President Obama heads to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania this week for a trip that will focus on trade and investment relations. But not everyone in these countries is excited abou...


A Step Forward for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yesterday the Senate got behind a plan to increase security along the US-Mexico border. In a 67-27 vote, Senators agreed to double the number of agents along the border and finish 700...


Supreme Court Sidesteps Affirmative Action Ruling

Monday, June 24, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court seems to have avoided a big decision in the affirmative action case, Fisher vs. The University of Texas. The Court essentially issued a non-ruling, sending the ...


Farm Bill Killed by Bipartisan Opposition in the House

Friday, June 21, 2013

Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives rejected all $940 billion dollars worth of the farm bill. Democrats opposed the bill because it cut food stamps for low-i...

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A Voice from the Border on Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Republicans are pushing for stronger border security measures, threatening to derail immigration reforms if their demands are not met. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent...

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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...