Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Is the DNC Favoring Hillary Over Bernie?

Monday, December 21, 2015

Is the Democratic Party giving Hillary Clinton an unfair advantage? Lisa Lerer, national politics reporter for the Associated Press, weighs in.

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The Future of Media? The NYT Ventures into Virtual Reality

Friday, December 18, 2015

The editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine discusses the future of media, the impact of entertainment on news, and the ethics of pursuing virtual reality as a news medium.

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Congress Says No Deal on Federal Budget

Friday, December 11, 2015

It's not likely that Congress will reach its budget deadline at midnight tonight. Instead, lawmakers are expected to push for a short-term budget bill to keep the government open.

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Congress Warns Secret Service is 'In Crisis'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A new report documents years of indiscretions made by Secret Service agents, including prostitutes, drunk driving, and failing to stop a White House intruder. Can the agency be fixed?

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History Rigged? This is Why Some Are Calling COP21 a 'Farce'

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Some are arguing that the Paris talks are rigged to reach a deal no matter what. Is COP21 more of a photo-op than an indicator of real change on climate policies?

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TURPAC: The PACs and Politics of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

From farmer subsidies, Turkey PACs, and potato-lobbying, Thanksgiving and political spending have more in common than you might think in determining what gets on your table.

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Congress Reacts to Refugees, Avoids Visas

Thursday, November 19, 2015

While politicians debate over 10,000 Syrian refugees, 20 million people visit the U.S. per year without a visa. We look at how Congress politicizes one issue, but ignores another. 

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How Politicians Are Reacting to the Paris Attacks

Monday, November 16, 2015

With the G20 summit on Sunday and Monday, as well as domestic political debates over the weekend, the attacks in Paris are being discussed by a number of lawmakers at home and abroad.

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A Short History of Charlie Brown, Lucy, and The Football

Friday, November 06, 2015

If there's one "Peanuts" moment that's seared in all of our minds, it's the one that appears after Lucy has yanked away Charlie Brown's football. Falling backwards, he cries "AUGH!"

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A New Direction: Secretary LaHood on the Dangers Ahead for the GOP

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ray LaHood, former secretary of transportation and an Illinois congressman, is a Republican, but he celebrates his bipartisan accomplishments and urges other lawmakers to do the same. 

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Mexico's Move to Legalize Marijuana a 'Train Wreck'

Friday, November 06, 2015

On Wednesday, a Mexican Supreme Court ruling declared that individuals should have the right to grow marijuana for personal use. One DEA agent says that's a terrible idea.

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The Russian Jet Crash: Capturing the Terror Narrative

Friday, November 06, 2015

As details surrounding the Metrojet crash continue to emerge, officials are being forced to consider whether this act of terror will force the U.S. to reshape its strategy in the region.

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American Jailed in Mexico for Taking on the Drug Cartels

Friday, November 06, 2015

Nestora Salgado is an American citizen who took on the drug cartels in her home state of Guerrero, Mexico. Now she sits in a jail cell awaiting justice. 

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Paul Ryan Suggests Government Shutdown Might Still Happen

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

During his first press conference as speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said he was open to attaching new policies to the budget before the December 11 deadline. 

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Republicans Choose Their Speaker

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

House Republicans begin the process of electing their new speaker today, and it's set to be Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Hear how he would change the role itself.

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Congress, White House Reach Tentative Budget Deal

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains how the two warring parties were able to reach a tentative agreement ahead of the Nov. 3 deadline. 

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Time to Go Vegetarian? Report Finds Processed Meats Can Cause Cancer

Monday, October 26, 2015

A new report from the World Health Organization finds that processed meats like bacon and hot dogs can cause cancer, and that red meat itself is a carcinogen. 

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The 'Gig' is Up

Monday, October 26, 2015

Companies like Uber and TaskRabbit have been thriving in the so-called "gig economy." But the gig may soon be up, thanks to a number of class action lawsuits. 

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Why Trump is More Like Reagan Than You Think

Monday, October 26, 2015

Populism, mastery of media, and even the hair make Donald Trump more Reagan-like than many Republicans want to admit.

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Fareed Zakaria on The Future of The Middle East

Monday, October 26, 2015

A new CNN documentary hosted by Fareed Zakaria reexamines the lead-up to the Iraq War, the diplomatic missteps on the ground, the debate over the troop surge and the American withdrawal.

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