Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

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Your Picks for the Best and Worst Holiday Music

Monday, December 24, 2012

What's the best holiday song? Ryan Roche picks Put the Lights on the Tree by Sufjan Stevens. Bobby Birch nominates Josh Groban's Oh Holy Night. The worst? Well, we'll just say that Paul McCartney made the list.

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After Killings, U.N. Stops Vaccine Work in Pakistan

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Following the murders of two additional vaccine workers in Pakistan, the United Nations has announced that they will suspend the program. Declan Walsh has been following the story for The New York Times.

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Congress Loses Its Most Senior Senator, Replaces DeMint, Debates Sandy Aid

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has the latest on potential gun control legislation in Congress, with the death of the Senate's most senior member, more on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, South Carolina’s new Senator, John Kerry for Secretary of State, and the fiscal cliff.

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Newtown Sparks Gun Debate, But Will Anything Change?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last week's school shooting in Newtown has sparked a debate on gun control, with many arguing within hours and days that the massacre should be politicized to prevent similar events from happening again. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, weighs the possibility of anything happening in Congress or the White House. Representative Carolyn McCarthy has been a vocal advocate of gun control for nearly two decades.

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The Debt Nightmare Returns

Friday, December 14, 2012

If Washington can’t reach a compromise over the debt ceiling by mid-February or early-March, things are going to look an awful lot like they did in 2011 when the country was on the brink of default. The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

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More Republicans Express Support for Taxes on Rich

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The chorus of Republicans supporting tax increases on the rich is getting louder, with Republican Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee recently jumping on board, along with Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, explains.

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As DeMint Steps Down, Reid Pushes for Filibuster Reform in Senate

Friday, December 07, 2012

With the election behind us and several new Democrats on their way to Washington, Senate majority leader Harry Reid intends to push controversial filibuster reform through Congress. But in order to do that, he’ll have to convince some fellow Democrats who are currently on the fence. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains. 

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Boehner Puts Forward Fiscal Cliff Counter Offer

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

On Monday, Majority Leader John Boehner introduced a $2.2 trillion plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. President Obama and the Democrats are looking to cut $600 billion in spending, with $1.6 trillion in tax increases, primarily through increasing taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000 per year. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and Diane Lim, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, analyzes the economic details.

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Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is the difference between the fiscal cliff and the threat of the government shut-down, last year? What are the chances that Congress will do nothing more than change the January 1, 2013 deadline? What will the fiscal cliff mean for my federal student loans? Takeaway listeners wrote in with these and other questions about the fiscal cliff. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is here with the answers. 

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Anti-Tax Icon Grover Norquist Losing His Grip on Some Republican Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Broken pledges — that's the story this week in Washington as several Republican lawmakers begin backtracking from a pledge to not raise taxes they signed with Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has been following the story.

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The American Tradition: Turkeys and PACs

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big-money politics and Thanksgiving have a lot more in common than the presidential turkey pardoning. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, explains.

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Many Opinions on the Fiscal Cliff, But Few Options

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The big issue facing Congress as it gets back to work is the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' To that extent, nothing is going to get much of a look in unless a deal is reached on a range of laws which, if unchanged by the end of the year, will result in tax increases and massive spending cuts. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains.

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Petraeus Scandal Grows as New Details Emerge

Monday, November 12, 2012

General David Petraeus' storied career in public service came to a sudden end on Friday as the details of an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell became known to the world. The general, who is credited with game-changing tenures in both Iraq and Afghanistan, had to resign his current post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency as details of an F.B.I. investigation revealed the affair.

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The President's Next Four Years

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, was in the heart of the action last night at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago. The last time Renee Amore and Hermene Hartman spoke, Renee, who is the Deputy Chair of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, tried to convince Hermene to vote for Romney. Today, they discuss the outcome of ...

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Which Party Will Control the Senate?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The president and his opponent are receiving most of America’s attention today. But there are crucial Senate races unfolding across the country with the power to swing control in either direction. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, is here to give an assessment.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania: Retail Politics Up Close

Monday, November 05, 2012

In a state most pollsters considered off limits, Mitt Romney and the Republicans say they're playing Pennsylvania for keeps. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich headed back to one small corner, his home town of Hershey, in Central Pennsylvania, for one last battleground report.

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Employment Report Beats Expectations

Friday, November 02, 2012

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its final unemployment report in advance of the 2012 election on Tuesday, November 6. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain the October numbers and what they mean for election day.

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Hurricane Sandy's Election Impact

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 2012 election is just six days away, and voters in swing states like Virginia and Ohio are still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. How might Hurricane Sandy impact affect early voting, and voter turnout on election day? Anna Sale, reporter for It's A Free Country, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain.

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Credit for Northeast Ohio's Economic Boom Not a Given for Obama

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ohio is on the economic mend — the Lordstown GM plant is humming, along with a brand new billion-dollar steel plant and the discovery of shale natural gas — but can Obama claim credit? Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talked with workers and undecided voters on this battleground to find out.

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Paul Ryan Budget Creates Friction in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Criticisms over the Paul Ryan budget's steep cuts to Medicare have made it a talking point for Democrats in tough Senate and House races across the country. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich took an in-depth look at the impact of the Paul Ryan budget on local races for a special airing Thursday night on PBS's NewsHour.

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