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Keller @ Large: Why Can’t Congress Learn From Its Mistake?

Can you think of a group of Americans less entitled to self-congratulation than Congress?

07/24/2014

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Congress Passes Bill To Help Providence, RI WaterFire Event Go On

Congress has passed a bill that allows the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during the city’s popular WaterFire event.

06/07/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

A Dartmouth College student walks across the main campus February 28, 2001 in Hanover, NH. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Tax Education Credits And Deductions

College is very expensive. Congress and the IRS have given us ways to offset education costs.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/13/2014

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Some Social Security History

Social Security benefits are not just for folks with an AARP membership card.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/04/2014

Internal Revenue Service

Retirement At Age 70½

Congress and the IRS decided that you cannot leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin mandatory withdrawals.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/31/2014

SS, Benefits, Medicare, Retirement

Retirement At Age 65

Current thinking has 65 as the normal retirement age and that’s because at one time a worker could collect full Social Security benefits at age 65. No more.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/30/2014

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Keller @ Large: 2014 A Better Year For Fumbling Civic Institutions?

For my money, the most significant national news story of 2013 is really an old story: the failure of our civic institutions – including the branches of government and the press – to provide true leadership or even function competently at key moments.

12/26/2013

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Mass. Democrat Clark Sworn Into Office In Congress

Democrat Katherine Clark has been sworn in as the state’s newest member of Congress.

12/12/2013

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Voters To Decide Between Clark, Addivinola For Open U.S. House Seat

The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey’s old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District.

12/10/2013

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