Debt Ceiling

US Senator John Kerry, Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kerry Weighs In On Nation’s Debt Crisis

Sen. Kerry is blaming “a few ideological extremists” in the Republican Party for jeopardizing the nation’s economy by refusing to negotiate a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit ahead of an Aug. 2 deadline.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/16/2011


Shaky Week On Wall Street

It was a shaky week on Wall Street as investors wondered whether Washington would allow the debt ceiling to come crashing down.


Keller @ Large: The Debt Ceiling’s Effect On Social Security Checks

Amid the avalanche of increasingly strident political rhetoric coming out of the latest partisan fiasco in Washington, one line in particular seems to have really struck a chord with the public.


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Keller @ Large: The Looming Disaster Of Government, Trust & The Debt Ceiling

Political Editor Jon Keller explains why 3 in 4 Americans don’t want to raise the debt ceiling, despite the possibility of dire consequences.


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) looks on as the President meets with congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House July 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama continued the budget and debit limit negotiations with congressional Republicans and Democrats. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: The Debt Ceiling Debate

Lawmakers have until early August to come up with a plan before the country defaults on its loans. But, what will it take to get something done? Jon Keller is at large.


The National Debt Clock in midtown New York July 13, 2009. (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

How The Debt Ceiling Affects You

There’s been quite a bit of talk about the debt ceiling these days. But do you know what it is and how it affects you?