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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Takeouts: Brett Favre, Listeners Sing

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sports Takeout - Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin brings us his next entry in his top ten sports stories from 2009: a humble QB named Favre.  Brett Favre. Listener Takeouts -...

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Senate Votes on Health Care Reform Shaped by Filibuster

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Senate has voted on its version of health care reform just hours before the start of the Christmas holiday. But even after months of tense negotiating, Senate Republicans are stil...

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Despite Recession, National Crime Stats Down

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The FBI is reporting that crime fell nationally in the first six months of 2009, when compared to the same time last year. The decline happening in the midst of a terrible recession ...

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Remixing the Holidays: Muzak 'Audio Architect' on Shopping Tunes

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Have you ever wondered why – while you’re out holiday shopping – a dress shop might play one soundtrack of Christmas songs while a hardware store might play another? Steven Pilker, ma...

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Pope Pius XII One Step Closer to Sainthood

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has signed a decree that shifts World War II-era Pope Pius XII one step closer to sainthood. But there are some in the Jewish community who say that Pius did little ...

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Is The U.S. Fighting a Secret War in Yemen?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This week, al-Qaida militants made a rare appearance at an anti-government protest in Yemen, proclaiming that they were at war with the United States. This might sound like jihadi boi...

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Food: Understanding the Jewish Love Affair with Chinese Food

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What's behind the unique relationship that Jewish people have with Chinese food? Jennifer 8 Lee, author of "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food," s...

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Fresh Opposition Protests in Iran

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

There are new clashes in Iran this morning between opposition supporters and government forces in the city of Isfahan. Opposition supporters had gathered for a memorial service for th...

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This Christmas: Personalize Gifts or Stick to "Scroogenomics?"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

With only two days until Christmas, holiday shopping has reached a fever pitch. New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story says a new trend is sweeping holiday giving t...

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Takeouts: Economic Exits, Aisle-Jumping Pol, Serena Williams

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Finance Takeout: So far, the federal government and banks have done swift work disentangling public and private interests, following the massive economic rescue effort launched last...

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Immigration Enforcement, Prosecutions Up Sharply

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The rate of federal prosecutions is at an all-time high, showing an increase of nine percent since last year. According to a new study by Syracuse University's TRAC project, this incr...

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Mexico City Legalizes Gay Marriage

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mexico City lawmakers Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the capitol – a move that would also give same-sex couples the ability to adopt children. It was a stunning move in...

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New Center Promises Transparency But Delays Declassification

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order before the year is over to create a new National Declassification Center in order to aggressively clear a backlog of classified ...

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Takeouts: Trade Wars, Tarmac Waits, Listeners on Health

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Money Takeout: Louise Story of the New York Times explains why U.S. media companies just scored a victory in the ongoing US-China trade war.  Airline Takeout: New York Times report...

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Small American Bank Owners Meet the President

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One week after meeting with the heads of major banks, President Obama is scheduled to meet with the leaders of small and community banks today. He is likely to make the same request ...

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BBC Listeners Help Zambian Boy Live Dream to Fly

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A 13-year-old boy from a slum in Zambia is on his way to learning how to fly thanks to help from BBC radio listeners who heard his story. Freelance BBC reporter Jo Fidgen tells us abo...

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After Death of Opposition Cleric, Iran Cracks Down on Protesters

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Since the disputed presidential elections in Iran this past summer, the government has cracked down on protesters, the opposition movement and the media. In the last several days (and...

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Takeouts: Yelp Says No, Mojave Preservation, Usain Bolt

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Money Takeout: Yelp walked away from an acquisition deal from Google worth more than $500 million... why? John Abell, of Wired.com, joins us to put the story in context.  Environme...

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The Takeaway for Monday, December 22, 2009 (Early Edition)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Headlines; The Toyota Backlash

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Toyota Struggles With Recalls, Competition

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Toyota, as recently as a year ago, looked like it could escape the economic downturn unscathed and remain the auto giant it has been for decades. But recent bad press, including anno...

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