Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and...

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October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

 

Today The Takeaway explores higher education, the government shutdown, the four-day work week and much more.

 

The Only Member of the GOP to Vote Against the Shutdown

Some lawmakers say they're not even sure what the fight in D.C. is about anymore. Joining The Takeaway is Virginia Republican ...

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2013 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). "Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapon...

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Chief Mate Shane Murphy Shares His Take on "Captain Phillips"

Friday, October 11, 2013

This weekend’s big film release celebrates the heroism of Captain Richard Phillips, who commandeered the Maersk Alabama in 2009—until it was invaded by armed Somali pirates. During th...

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U.S. Aid to Egypt: A Tricky Triangle with Israel

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, the Obama Administration announced that the U.S. would freeze some of its aid to Egypt, withholding several pieces of weaponry and $260 million in aid. The country has depe...

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Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise, Forgiveness During Shutdown

Friday, October 11, 2013

As Congress negotiates with President Barack Obama, and thousands of furloughed federal workers anxiously await a return to the office, Senate Chaplain Barry Black counsels compromise...

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New Movie Releases of The Week: 'Captain Phillips' and 'Machete Kills'

Friday, October 11, 2013

This week, two big releases allow movie lovers to enjoy real and fictional heroes and villains. For reality lovers, there's "Captain Phillips" and for lovers of fiction, there's "Mach...

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HRW: Hundreds of Civilians Caught in Line of Fire by Syrian Rebels

Friday, October 11, 2013

A new report released today by Human Rights Watch shows that hundreds of civilians have been caught in the line of fire by Syrian Rebels. Armed opposition groups in Syria killed at le...

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House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s day 11, and there finally seems to be a breakthrough in the impasse in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner pitched a short term debt-cap increase yesterday, an offer that coul...

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Fact or Fiction? Analyzing the Shutdown Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If we've gleaned anything from the government shutdown, it's that the battle lines are drawn. In many instances, both supporters and opponents of Obamacare have come out with dramatic...

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

The federal government is still closed for business—the first time in almost 20 years. The government shutdown is now in week two, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the votes are t...

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States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion Leave Millions Without Healthcare

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Can we really call the Affordable Care Act universal healthcare? According to new data analyzed by our partner The New York Times, of the 26 states rejecting Medicaid expansion, rough...

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Can We Make Guns Safer?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Could we prevent accidental shootings if we had the technology to somehow make guns ”child-proof?" Michael Recce, an associate professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, dev...

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Is Body Image A Public Health Issue?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Should body image be viewed as a public health issue? And if yes, is city hall the best forum to discuss these issues? The Takeaway is joined by Samantha Levine, an aide to New York C...

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Med Students Earn Credit For Editing Wikipedia

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wikipedia is a site that generally doesn't sit well in the world of academia. But in a new effort pursued at the University of California at San Francisco, medical students will be ab...

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Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Just around the corner an even bigger national fiscal catastrophe is looming. In September the U.S. Treasury warned Congress that if the nation's debt limit is not raised by October 1...

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The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War

Thursday, October 03, 2013

While the shutdown has had a very real impact, particularly on the 800,000 fuloughed government workers, with the near-constant speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican leade...

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One Man's Experience With Obamacare Exchanges

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The online healthcare marketplaces are up and running and Americans have rushed to see what they have to offer. Hugh Meade, a carpenter and independent sign contractor living in Okla...

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Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Congress has not agreed to put a spending bill in place, forcing the government to shutdown for the first time in almost 20 years. What exactly does this mean for basic government fun...

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The Countdown to a Government Shutdown Begins

Monday, September 30, 2013

Unless Democrats and Republicans can strike a deal on a spending bill by the end of the day, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 AM Tuesday. If the two parties can't agree...

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