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Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Ed Markey (Photos courtesy: Lynch and Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Markey & Lynch Both Want 6 Debates For Senate Primary

Congressman Edward Markey is proposing a debate schedule for the Democratic U.S. Senate primary which he said would include two general debates and four issue-specific debates.

02/15/2013

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Tax Education Credits and Deductions

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

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/14/2013

Banks, 100 Dollar Bills, Cash, generic, withdrawal, Counting Money

Age 70½: The Magic Number For Mandatory Withdrawals

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

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/01/2013

Medigap, Elderly Services

The Social Security Mentality 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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/31/2013

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Penalty Free At 60

The number I am looking for is actually 59½!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/30/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Unveils $500 Million Program To Curb Gun Violence

Without waiting for Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping $500 million program to curb gun violence.

01/16/2013

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Keller @Large: Who Will Run For Sen. John Kerry’s Seat?

The choice of Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State and who will replace him in Massachusetts was one of the topics, WBZ-TV and WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s political analyst Jon Keller reviewed on “Keller @ Large.”

01/06/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (3rd L) swears in U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) (2nd R) as his fiance Lauren Ann Birchfield (3rd R) holds a bible during a re-enactment ceremony after the first session of the 113th Congress convened, on January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Also present are family members of Rep. Kennedy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Joseph Kennedy III Takes Oath Of Office In Congress

Joseph Kennedy III was sworn in as the state’s newest congressman Thursday.

01/03/2013

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