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 ...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.