Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

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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.

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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...

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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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Scotland Takes On Donald Trump

Friday, March 29, 2013

Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and now he's courting it overseas. The real estate mogul has been engaged in a years-long battle with the residents of the Scottish city of...

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American Express Latest Victim of Major Cyber Attacks

Friday, March 29, 2013

If you have an American Express account and you tried to check your balance or see your statement yesterday, you may have been confronted with a blank screen, or some strange, ancient typeface. It wasn't just you.

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Tracking Arms and Armies in Syria

Friday, March 29, 2013

For almost a year, Eliot Higgins has been carefully watching and analyzing hundreds of videos posted online every day in an effort to determine how arms are getting into Syria. Even t...

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U.S. Sends B-2 Bombers on Practice Run Over South Korea

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In a frightening escalation of sabre rattling between the United States and North Korea, two nuclear-capable B-2s made a non-stop trip from the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to ...

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Samsung Pushes Colossal Development in South Korea

Thursday, March 28, 2013

As the North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un continues to exercise his power, South Korea is pushing forward on another, business-related front. The country is home to the world's largest ...

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The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans...

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Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.

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Breaking World Records in Pakistan

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pakistan has set 23 world records in the past year alone as part of an effort to boost national pride in a country associated with militancy and religious strife. 

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Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as...

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Venture Capitalists Invest In Younger and Younger Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The now-famous teenager Nick D'Aloisio, whose news reading app Summly was purchased by Yahoo for tens of millions of dollars, is now the latest in a stream of young tech entrepreneurs...

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Where in the Solar System Is Voyager 1?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last week, a new study alleged that Voyager 1 had burst through the heliosphere into interstellar space. NASA quickly shot down that explanation, explaining that the craft is still wi...

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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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Pro-Life Legislators Score a Victory in North Dakota

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed the nation's toughest abortion legislation into law yesterday despite the presence of protesters outside. The law bans abortion once a feta...

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The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dozens of Republicans have come out in support of same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. So what's the conservative case for gay marriage? Jeff Cook-McCormac, an advisor to a super ...

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