Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. But lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introducing a bill that aims to fix some of the endemic problems with the veteran healthcare system. 

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Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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VA Secretary Resigns Amid Healthcare Scandal

Friday, May 30, 2014

"Our veterans deserve the best — they've earned it," President Obama said today at a press conference. "General Shinseki offered me his resignation, and with considerable regret, I accepted.”

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VA Investigation: Delayed Care Is Rampant

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A new report on the VA by the Office of The Inspector General confirms that VA administrators manipulated medical waiting lists at one and possibly more hospitals. The report shows that that similar kinds of manipulation were “systemic throughout” the VA healthcare system.

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Today's Highlights | May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: Democrats push for immigration reform ahead of mid-term elections ... Nigerian government says it has located kidnapped girls ... Apple launches new technology to integrate your home and your phone.


House Votes to Curb NSA Spying

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The USA Freedom Act aims to stop some of the NSA’s most invasive surveillance practices. But some say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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America's Scariest Militia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.

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Today's Highlights | May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: The DOJ has issued indictments against several members of the Chinese military—the accusations are of economic espionage...Voters in six states head to the polls today for primary elections that will set the stage for this fall's general election.


Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ron Wyden on why he wants legislation to end bulk collection of data. The House is set to vote on such a bill this week.


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Military Evacuates Americans from Libya

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The country is seeing some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

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Adventures in the World of Bob

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In "The Dylanologists," Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Kinney looks at Bob Dylan’s cult following, and how the musician has shaped the identities of countless Americans.

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Major Bank Pleads to Criminal Charges for First Time in 20 Years

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in penalties, Credit Suisse admitted to helping wealthy Americans evade their taxes by hiding their money in offshore accounts.

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Obama Nominees Come Under Fire

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two of President's Obama's judicial nominees are facing sharp opposition from both sides of the aisle. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, explains the push back and the possible way forward for the Obama White House.


Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.

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Today's Highlights | May 06, 2014

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Just two of the 39 accused Congolese soldiers were convicted of rape...Today, Senate primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio are testing the Republican party.


Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies

Friday, May 02, 2014

According to the Kremlin, all hope may be lost for an internationally negotiated deal in Ukraine. With national elections in just a few weeks, will Ukraine really be prepared to hold a free and fair vote?


A Look at the Project Congress Actually Agrees On

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Even when it seems like there is nothing Congress can agree upon, our representatives have come together to conclude that the broken structure that houses them—1,300 cracks and all—is something that absolutely needs to be fixed.

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A Military Widow Finds Solace in Running

Monday, April 28, 2014

The marathon of grief is a run without a finish line. For Lisa Hallett, whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2009, running forward is all she has to cope.