Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

HRW: Hundreds of Civilians Caught in Line of Fire by Syrian Rebels

Friday, October 11, 2013

A new report released today by Human Rights Watch shows that hundreds of civilians have been caught in the line of fire by Syrian Rebels. Armed opposition groups in Syria killed at le...


House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s day 11, and there finally seems to be a breakthrough in the impasse in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner pitched a short term debt-cap increase yesterday, an offer that coul...

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Fact or Fiction? Analyzing the Shutdown Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If we've gleaned anything from the government shutdown, it's that the battle lines are drawn. In many instances, both supporters and opponents of Obamacare have come out with dramatic...

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

The federal government is still closed for business—the first time in almost 20 years. The government shutdown is now in week two, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the votes are t...

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States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion Leave Millions Without Healthcare

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Can we really call the Affordable Care Act universal healthcare? According to new data analyzed by our partner The New York Times, of the 26 states rejecting Medicaid expansion, rough...

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Can We Make Guns Safer?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Could we prevent accidental shootings if we had the technology to somehow make guns ”child-proof?" Michael Recce, an associate professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, dev...

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Is Body Image A Public Health Issue?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Should body image be viewed as a public health issue? And if yes, is city hall the best forum to discuss these issues? The Takeaway is joined by Samantha Levine, an aide to New York C...

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Med Students Earn Credit For Editing Wikipedia

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wikipedia is a site that generally doesn't sit well in the world of academia. But in a new effort pursued at the University of California at San Francisco, medical students will be ab...

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Understanding the Debt Limit Showdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Just around the corner an even bigger national fiscal catastrophe is looming. In September the U.S. Treasury warned Congress that if the nation's debt limit is not raised by October 1...

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The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War

Thursday, October 03, 2013

While the shutdown has had a very real impact, particularly on the 800,000 fuloughed government workers, with the near-constant speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican leade...

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One Man's Experience With Obamacare Exchanges

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The online healthcare marketplaces are up and running and Americans have rushed to see what they have to offer. Hugh Meade, a carpenter and independent sign contractor living in Okla...

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Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Congress has not agreed to put a spending bill in place, forcing the government to shutdown for the first time in almost 20 years. What exactly does this mean for basic government fun...

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The Countdown to a Government Shutdown Begins

Monday, September 30, 2013

Unless Democrats and Republicans can strike a deal on a spending bill by the end of the day, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 AM Tuesday. If the two parties can't agree...

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As Sen. Ted Cruz Enters Hour 16, The GOP's In-Fighting Worries Some Republicans

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seantor Ted Cruz’s faux filibuster against funding Obamacare lasted through this morning—his marathon entered its 15th hour at 4:41 a.m. ET and there was still no end in sight. Ron Ch...

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Senate to Vote on House Budget Defunding Obamacare

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Senate is set to vote on a House budget that would defund Obamacare tomorrow. Congress must authorize new government spending by October 1—less than a week away-- or risk a partia...

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Boehner Bows to Pressure From Conservatives as Government Shutdown Looms

Thursday, September 19, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner agreed to a plan that would force funding for Affordable Care Act to be delayed for one year in exchange for a one-year increase in the debt ceiling. It's a...

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Navy Yard Gunman Kills 12

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The nation's capital went into lock down on Monday morning when a former Navy reservist killed 12 people in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, and injured several more. J...


Summers Withdraws from Race to Lead Federal Reserve

Monday, September 16, 2013

Larry Summers announced he was withdrawing his name from consideration to lead the Federal Reserve after weeks of heavy opposition by Republicans and three Democrats on the Senate Ban...


A Government Shutdown is Looming—Again

Friday, September 13, 2013

In just a few short weeks, the current fiscal year ends. For now, there is no consensus on how government operations will be funded after September 30. GOP lawmakers are refusing to p...

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How Will the U.S. Navigate the Syria Puzzle?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Earlier today, France said it would put forth a proposal that would secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles in the form of a binding U.N. resolution. But that's not som...