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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Washington Takeout: Health Care Dollars and Sense

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office delivered its final estimates on the Senate Finance Committee's proposed health care reform bill. The CBO estimates the bill will cost $829 billion over 10 years – way less than the expected $1 trillion price tag – and is considered deficit-neutral. For more on the dollars and sense behind health care reform, we talk to The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwilich.

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Washington Takeout: Rep. Rangel Squeaks By

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is still the chairman of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, despite the fact that House Republicans voted to oust him from the chair. As expected, the move failed on a near party-line vote. But that doesn't mean Rangel is out of the hot seat. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has the story.

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Washington Takeout: White House Hosts Afghanistan Meetings

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich recaps yesterday's meeting at the White House on the next steps for the war in Afghanistan.

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Health Care Poetry Slam

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Takeaway's Femi Oke visited a town hall on health care reform that was unlike any other: part poetry slam, part politics. We bring you some of the voices from a health care debate of a different kind.


Hear Dina Smith sing her own adaptation of the classic "If I Were a Rich Man."


Hear 19-year-old James Jaydon Woodard read his untitled poem, incorporating themes of fast food and ill health, both mental and physical.


Hear 19-year-old Yafreici Peralta read her poem "Wealth Care."

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Who Does Health Care Reform Leave Behind?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

As the health care bill enters a critical phase and the Senate Finance Committee gets ready to vote on it as early as next week, we take a look at who might get left behind. We talk with Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, and two ordinary Americans from the health care trenches: Dr. Harry Walker, director of MetroHealth Center for Community Health in Cleveland, Ohio; and Andre Singleton, a 23-year-old student and uninsured cancer survivor from Kansas City, Mo.

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Washington Takeout: White House Meeting on Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks ahead to a bipartisan White House meeting on Afghanistan, and a congressional battle over earmarks.

 

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Washington Takeout: Congress Eyes Benefits, Iran

Monday, October 05, 2009

Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, joins us to talk about the latest in Washington's steps toward extending domestic unemployment benefits and discussion of potential sanctions on Iran.

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Washington Takeout: Health Care Reform Update

Monday, October 05, 2009

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich updates us once again on the slow, slow movement of health care reform through the Senate.

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Washington Takeout: Latest on Health Reform

Friday, October 02, 2009

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, joins us after spending all day yesterday at the Senate Finance Committee's markup meeting on Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) health care reform bill.

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Washington Takeout: Health Reform and Manners

Friday, October 02, 2009

Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, talks about the affordability of the health care reform bill about to leave the Senate Finance Committee and also cracks the Sideshow File to discuss bad manners in Congress. Republicans are demanding an apology from Democrats in general and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) specifically. On Tuesday, Grayson said on the House floor that Republicans' plan for health care reform consists of two points: "Don't get sick," and if you do, "Die quickly." He apologized, but it wasn't the kind of apology House Republicans had asked for. 

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Washington Takeout: Troops in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the latest in health care reform and the fight between Republicans and Democrats over troop levels in Afghanistan.

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Washington Takeout: A New Climate Bill

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about a new climate bill introduced by two Democratic Senators: Barbara Boxer, of California; and John Kerry, of Massachusetts.

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Washington: Car Makers and Car Dealers Face Off

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

When GM and Chrysler declared bankruptcy, the court allowed them to prematurely end contracts with car dealers across the nation. Today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is meeting with auto makers and auto dealers as they try and work out a compensation agreement for dealers left out in the cold. Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, talks us through the meeting.

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Public Option Rejected By Senate Finance Committee

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yesterday, both Sen. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) offered amendments that would have reintroduced a government-run insurance option to the health care reform bill under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee. Both amendments were rejected by the committee. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, was there for the vote and he joins us to talk about yesterday's rejection by the Senate Finance Committee, the assertion by Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) that he can count to 60, and whether the public option has any future.

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CBO Says Public Option Would Save $100 Billion

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Two of the Senate Finance Committee's more liberal Democrats have submitted amendments to add a public option to the committee's health care reform plan; it comes on the heels of a Congressional Budget Office report showing that a public option would save the U.S. over $100 billion. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, joins us with the details.

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How Health Care's Public Option Might Pass

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In the Senate Finance Committee today, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) are introducing an amendment to add the hotly-contested public option to the Finance Committee's health care bill. We talk with Douglas Schoen, Democratic pollster and former Clinton consultant, and our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, explains the ramifications of the amendment.

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Takeout: Health Care Debate Heats Up

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, joins us to do some fact checking on health care reform and Medicare-cost claims from both sides of the Congressional aisle.

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Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Steal the Show at G-20

Friday, September 25, 2009

Nuclear disarmament is high on the international agenda this week with discussions at the United Nations and the G-20 summit. Adding to the sense of urgency are new reports that Iran has a second uranium enrichment plant, despite having previously admitted only to one. The U.S. and Iran are set to meet in a series of high-level talks next week. In Pittsburgh this morning, President Obama spoke about the need for Iran to halt their nuclear ambitions. GlobalPost's Charlie Sennott explains the international repercussions of this new revelation while Cindy Skrzycki, also from GlobalPost, joins us from Pittsburgh with the reactions from the G-20 meeting.

If you missed it, here are President Obama's comments on Iran's secret enrichment site:

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Washington: Filling the Seat (and Shoes) of Ted Kennedy

Friday, September 25, 2009

As announced yesterday, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat in the U.S. Senate will be filled by long-time family friend and former chair of the Democratic National Committee Paul Kirk. Will soon-to-be Sen. Kirk provide the much-need 60th vote to push health care reform through the Senate? The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us his insights.

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Washington: Health Care Debate Drags On

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee continues to mark up Chairman Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) health care bill, but things might get interesting today when two Democratic Senators offer amendments, including public health insurance options. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), meanwhile, wants to go home. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has all the details.

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