Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Americans Less and Less Interested in Gun Reform

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For a period of time after December’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage, that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. Politicians promised stronger gun laws, and the public seemed to approve.

But just a few months later, it ...

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Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of...

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Some Republicans Changing Their Tune on Immigration

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the G.O.P., the consensus view says immigration has been a particular blindspot, but perhaps not for much longer. There's been a palpable change in both position and tone. And direction of the travel this week has, some suggest, hit hyperdrive. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains.


Senator Dianne Feinstein on Drones, Assault Weapons Ban

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

After this month's Senate-floor filibuster by Senator Rand Paul, the debate over the Obama administration's drone program have been reignited. And a debate that never left — gun contr...

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President Obama's Goodwill Tour…of Congress

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week, President Obama has met with nearly every member of Congress, a goodwill effort as Democrats and Republicans try to balance the budget and avoid the government shutdown. Ta...

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Budget Fights Shape Up in Washington

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One thing we know, or can be pretty sure about, is that long after there is a new pope at the Vatican, the bickering over the next U.S. Federal Budget will continue, and in Congress t...

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Ryan Trying to Find His Groove in Budget Talks

Monday, March 11, 2013

The current divisions in Congress over the budget and the sequester drama may be another opportunity for Congressman Ryan to showcase his conservative cred. Does the number two from t...

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Rand Paul's 13-Hour Filibuster

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky launched a filibuster to attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA -- talking for 13 hours straight.  He took to th...

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New Obama Appointees for E.P.A., Energy, and OMB

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

President Obama has announced three new cabinet appointments for departments under serious scrutiny: Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Management and Budge...

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Are Manufactured Crises the New Norm?

Friday, March 01, 2013

Two seasoned D.C. watchers join The Takeaway to discuss federal money management in the days ahead. Andrea Seabrook hosts the DecodeDC podcast, and Todd Zwillich is the Takeaway Washi...


Washington Braces for Sequestration

Friday, March 01, 2013

Today's deadline for a deal on the sequester is expected to come and go without an agreement between Congress and President Obama. Todd Zwillich spoke to some small business owners in...

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Live Chat: Explaining the Looming Sequester

Thursday, February 28, 2013


The background and implementation of sequestration can get pretty complicated, so we're partnering with The Guardian U.S. on a live chat to help answer your questions.

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Gun Control Measures Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  While Florida is still looking at its "stand your ground" laws. Politicians in Washington are still debating gun control, and this week, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Commit...

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Sequestration Could Jack Up the Price of Meat

Monday, February 18, 2013

While the cuts haven't come yet, Takeaway political correspondent Todd Zwillich reports that the sequester deadline will probably come and go, automatically enacting those across-the-...

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Chuck Hagel Provokes Senate Showdown

Friday, February 15, 2013

Senator John Kerry may have sailed through his confirmation hearings for Secretary of State, but a showdown is brewing over Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Def...

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Obama Lays Out Vision for Middle Class

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last night, President Obama described his vision for the United States over the next four years. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich analyzes the president's speech.

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How President Obama and Congress Could Avoid Sequestration

Friday, February 08, 2013

If Congress and the President do not reach a spending deal by March 1st, budget cuts will automatically go into effect. Todd Zwillich explains the steps the president and Congress are...

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Will the Violence Against Women Act Pass the Senate?

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Violence Against Women Act, originally passed in 1994, provided billions of dollars to train police, physicians, and others on how to handle cases concerning domestic and sexual v...

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Hagel's Confirmation and the Secret Donors Out to Foil the Nomination

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The opposition against Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, has been building. The attacks are coming from several groups of anonymous donors, on his side ...

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Gabby Giffords Addresses Senate on Gun Control

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

There was drama and division on Capitol Hill today in the first Congressional hearing on gun control since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last month. Todd Zwillich, The Tak...

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