Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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Michele Bachmann Waves Goodbye to Washington

Friday, December 12, 2014

A conservative firebrand, Representative Michele Bachmann quickly became a force in Congress and around the nation in her eight years as representative for Minnesota's 6th District.

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Elizabeth Warren Takes on Dems in Spending Fight

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lawmakers are hoping to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid another government shutdown—and it could prove to be a big political moment for Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Kerry Asks for Unfettered War Against ISIS

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

While everyone was focused on the torture report, Sec. of State John Kerry testified before Congress and said that the president wants virtually no restrictions to fight against ISIS.

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The CIA Torture Report: A 'Gut Check Moment' for U.S. Democracy

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The report, which includes several disturbing findings, finds that "the interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others."

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Calls For Reform As Military Sexual Violence Persists

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Pentagon report released this week shows that 62 percent of people who reported sexual assault or rape in the military were retaliated against.

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Why the GOP Doesn't Want Another Shutdown

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The federal government’s funding expires on December 11th. House Speaker John Boehner wants to avoid a shutdown, but some hardliners are eager for a budget fight.

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Why the White House Isn't Fighting Police Militarization

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A closer look at the White House's apparent reluctance to revise a policy that puts military weapons into the hands of community police departments.

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The Politics Behind Your Thanksgiving Meal

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich tells us how the corporations that bring you Thanksgiving dinner are going nuts with the political action committees again this year.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

After less than two years on the job Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has stepped down amidst growing pressure from the Obama Administration.

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Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mayor Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78, leaves behind a complicated legacy. He faced personal scandals, but he's also remembered as a trailblazing civil rights leader.

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Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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The Hostage Question: Time to Talk to the Enemy?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the aftermath of the execution of an American hostage by the Islamic State, President Obama will reportedly review the country's policy on negotiating with terrorists. 

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A Call For Boots on The Ground in Iraq

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ambassador Paul Bremer is calling for boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS. The former envoy to Iraq has called the withdrawal of troops a "serious mistake."

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ISIS Fears Sink NSA Reform

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping overhaul to the NSA's surveillance program—a program that first came to light largely because of revelations by Edward Snowden.

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Here's the Crime-Drama Recipe that Makes 'Serial' So Successful

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Serial podcast combines the juicy details of crime reporting with This American Life-style narration, hooking scores of listeners who don't buy their crime stories at the drug store.

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The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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From One Direction to Rita Ora, Taking on Ebola With an Iconic Christmas Song

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new remake of the 1984 charity hit, “Do They Know It’s Christmas," centers on Ebola and features a whole new celebrity line-up, including One Direction, Bono, Rita Ora, and others.

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GOP, White House Go Toe-to-Toe on Immigration

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

President Obama has all but signed an executive order to defer the deportation of many undocumented immigrants, a move that caused an uproar among the GOP.

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Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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