Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

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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 candidates, and current polling data shows President Obama with a significant lead in those battleground regions.

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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 Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?

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A Look Back at the Week in Politics

Friday, July 13, 2012

The campaign trail has heated up this week as campaign messages have been getting nastier and nastier. Todd Zwillich reports on recent discrepancies in Romney's Bain record, and discusses the fallout and implications from this week in politics.

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Health Care Politicking in Perspective

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's a slam-dunk in the House, but it's destined to die in the Senate. Would Republicans be wise to back off the healthcare debate?

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Obama Calls for End to Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone who’s tax cuts are being extended next year, take a step forward. Not so fast, upper class! President Obama has big plans for the tax code. But is this a political gambit that will pay off?

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Countrywide Won Favor in Washington With VIP Loans

Friday, July 06, 2012

A new report found that Countrywide gave politicians and businessmen special, low-rate loans because Countrywide wanted preferential treatment. And Rep. Darrell Issa, chair of the committee that issued the report, says Countrywide got the preferential treatment they sought.

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Republicans Attempt to Turn SCOTUS Decision to Their Advantage

Monday, July 02, 2012


The GOP has shifted their hopes for ending Obamacare from the Supreme Court’s ruling to the November election. 
And over the weekend, Republicans sought to turn the Supreme Court’s ruling to their advantage … pushing the idea that the individual mandate is an tax increase on the middle class. 
Meanwhile, Republican State Governors are looking to stall any efforts to implement the affordable care act in their own states. 
Joining us is Politico White House Reporter Reid Epstein. 
Also on the line is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

The GOP has shifted their hopes for turning back Obama's health care law from the Supreme Court’s ruling to the November election. And over the weekend, Republicans sought to turn the Supreme Court’s ruling to their advantage by pushing the idea that the individual mandate is a tax increase on the middle class. 

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In the Wake of Yesterday's Decision, Republicans Discuss Their Next Steps

Friday, June 29, 2012

Republicans got to work immediately deciding how yesterday’s decision on the Affordable Care Act should inform their game plan going forward. A year and a half ago, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal the healthcare law. Those Republicans met again yesterday to plan out their next steps in the months ahead.

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House to Vote on Holder Contempt Charge

Thursday, June 28, 2012

While Washington is abuzz awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, lots of other news is taking place inside the Beltway. A deal to lower student loan debts inches its way to passage and the Keystone Pipeline might come back on the table.

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Last Night's Primary Results with Todd Zwillich

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich talks about the end of the primary race, new poll numbers, and tomorrow's Supreme Court health care decision.

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Both Sides Prepare for Aftermath of the Supreme Court's Healthcare Ruling

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Supreme Court says they won't issue their ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare bill until next week, but that hasn't stopped both parties from preparing for the fallout. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says a ruling against the law presents challenges not just for Democrats, but for Republicans as well.

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Obama Invokes Executive Privilege, Holder Contempt Vote Proceeds

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted yesterday to proceed with a full congressional vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress, despite President Obama's decision to invoke executive privilege. Todd Zwillich and Allan Lichtman discuss whether Obama's decision was a political move to stall the proceedings against Holder or if the administration was actually hiding their involvement in the operation.

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Possible Contempt Vote for Attorney General Eric Holder

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faces a possible Wednesday vote to hold him in contempt. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gets to the bottom of what's at stake.

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Republicans Struggle for a Unified Response to Obama's Immigration Order

Monday, June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a shift in his administration’s immigration policy that changes the lives of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, but the Republican Party is struggling to rally around a unified response.

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Jamie Dimon and the Art of Apologizing

Friday, June 15, 2012

Earlier this week JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon went up to Capitol Hill. He sat in front of a Senate committee, and Dimon... apologized. This got Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich thinking about other instances of public figures apologizing to Congress.

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Rep. Barney Frank On Marriage and Retirement

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rep. Barney Frank, who will be the first member of Congress to marry a same-sex partner, discusses his upcoming wedding and retirement plans with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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Holder Attempts to Plug the Leak

Monday, June 11, 2012

Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder announced two investigations into the leaks: one for the Stuxnet operation in Iran and one for the now well-known drone program. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses how these investigations could play out.

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Wisconsin Voters Decide Walker's Fate

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Voters in Wisconsin are heading to the polls to decide whether or not their governor Scott Walker stays or goes. Regardless of whether or not Wisconsin will actually matter come November, politicians in Washington are watching the state closely for hint of the national mood.

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