Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Congress Agrees on Budget

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Here are two words we don’t see too often in Washington these days: “Bipartisan agreement.” Congressional leaders reached one of those yesterday to fund the federal government for the...

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Private Colleges: Not Much Bang for Your Buck

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The education system costs way more than it should, and doesn’t work nearly as well as it should, says a new report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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Senate Passes Democratic Tax Bill, 51-48

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A political war is coming over the Bush tax cuts, and the first real battle was fought in the Senate on Wednesday. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses ...


The Price of Inaction

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act seems like a win for the uninsured, but according to the Congressional Budget Office, over three million people could wind up uninsured because of the ruling.

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The Agenda: Campaigning Amid Crisis, Mitt Romney Abroad, New GDP Figures, and Geithner Testimony

Monday, July 23, 2012

Both campaigns responded to the Colorado shooting by pulling their ads in the state which could mean a week of toned-down campaigning. But then again, it might not.


Bachmann's Accusations of Islamist Plot Condemned by Colleagues

Friday, July 20, 2012

Michele Bachmann has been the target of strong criticism from fellow Republican lawmakers after accusing one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's longtime aides of having possible ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Mass Shooting at Colorado Screening of 'Dark Knight Rises'

Friday, July 20, 2012

Early reports from Colorado say that as many as 12 people are dead and 38 are injured after a masked gunman opened fire at a premiere of the latest Batman movie in a cinema in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. Witnesses say that shortly after midnight, a man wearing a ...

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A Tax Standoff and a Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The story of total Congressional gridlock over tax policy is nothing new. But as the urgency of the "fiscal cliff" is looming, the Democrats may change their current approach to passing tax legislation.

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Obama's Lead Grows in Swing States

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pundits and pollsters are calling it a dead heat, but November's election may not be as close as it seems. Whichever way swing states lean could mean the victory for either of the can...

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Romney and Bain Capital Remain a Forefront Issue

Monday, July 16, 2012

Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on R...

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A Look Back at the Week in Politics

Friday, July 13, 2012

The campaign trail has heated up this week as campaign messages have been getting nastier and nastier. Todd Zwillich reports on recent discrepancies in Romney's Bain record, and discu...

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Health Care Politicking in Perspective

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's a slam-dunk in the House, but it's destined to die in the Senate. Would Republicans be wise to back off the healthcare debate?

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Obama Calls for End to Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone who’s tax cuts are being extended next year, take a step forward. Not so fast, upper class! President Obama has big plans for the tax code. But is this a political gambit that will pay off?

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Countrywide Won Favor in Washington With VIP Loans

Friday, July 06, 2012

A new report found that Countrywide gave politicians and businessmen special, low-rate loans because Countrywide wanted preferential treatment. And Rep. Darrell Issa, chair of the com...

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Republicans Attempt to Turn SCOTUS Decision to Their Advantage

Monday, July 02, 2012

The GOP has shifted their hopes for ending Obamacare from the Supreme Court’s ruling to the November election.  And over the weekend, Republicans sought to turn the Supreme Court’s...

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In the Wake of Yesterday's Decision, Republicans Discuss Their Next Steps

Friday, June 29, 2012

Republicans got to work immediately deciding how yesterday’s decision on the Affordable Care Act should inform their game plan going forward. A year and a half ago, House Republicans ...

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Act

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of various parts of "Obamacare" -- most notably the individual mandate. Live coverage and analysis from:

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    House to Vote on Holder Contempt Charge

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    While Washington is abuzz awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, lots of other news is taking place inside the Beltway. A deal to lower student loan debts i...


    Last Night's Primary Results with Todd Zwillich

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    The Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich talks about the end of the primary race, new poll numbers, and tomorrow's Supreme Court health care decision.


    Both Sides Prepare for Aftermath of the Supreme Court's Healthcare Ruling

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    The Supreme Court says they won't issue their ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare bill until next week, but that hasn't stopped both parties from preparing for the fallou...

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