Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such...

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Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

Friday, August 31, 2012

In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising st...

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How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political...

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Republican Reaction to Christie's Keynote Speech

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich went down to the convention floor to get reactions from Chris Christie's RNC keynote address.


Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Comm...

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The Agenda: Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale Report from Tampa

Monday, August 27, 2012

With tropical storm Isaac progressing towards hurricane status, the Republican National Convention has condensed the convention to fit into Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Organizer...

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Bobak Ferdowsi: The New Face (and Hair) of NASA

Friday, August 10, 2012

He's young, good looking, and has a mohawk bespeckled with bleached blonde stars. He's also the flight director of the Mars Science laboratory Curiosity Mission at the Jet propulsion ...

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Facebook and Free Speech: How Much is Protected by Our First Amendment Rights

Friday, August 10, 2012

Recently, Daniel Ray Carter, who works for the Sheriff of Hampton, Virgina, got fired after he 'liked' the Facebook page of his boss' political opponent. Now legal scholars are wonder...

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Congressional Primaries Draw Focus from Washington

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Several primaries in the coming weeks will steal the spotlight, however briefly, from Washington, D.C. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich tells us which races to watch.

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A Look Back at This Week in Politics

Friday, August 03, 2012

Congress wraps up its session today before its members go home for a summer recess. Lawmakers have been furiously scrambling through legislation, trying to push through bills before t...

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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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