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Debt Ceiling

The Washington Report

Government Shutdown's Impact on Global Markets; and NSA Chief Defends Agency

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the ongoing government shutdown and its impact on global markets. They also discuss the head of the NSA's attempt to defend his agency's surveillance programs amid criticism from America's allies.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Debt Ceiling Update; Bloomberg and His Data; U.S. Senate Candidate Lonegan; and Arts Funding

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hear the latest on the fight over whether to at least temporarily raise the debt ceiling--and whether we're any closer to ending the government shutdown with NPR reporter Tamara Keith. Plus: the expansion of data analytics during the Bloomberg years; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey Steve Lonegan; and a conversation about arts funding under the next mayor of New York.

The Brian Lehrer Show

West Side Road Rage; NYC Safety Net; Jim Lehrer; Buddha at Work; Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

What really happened in the West Side Highway road rage incident? Murray Weiss of DNAinfo discusses what we know and what we don't know about the incident and the implications. Plus: what the mayor has to do with the NYC safety net; veteran journalist Jim Lehrer on the JFK assassination; how to be more Buddha-like at work; and whether or not raising the debt ceiling would really be so bad.

WNYC News

Senate Sandy Aid Vote Not Set Yet

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boosters of the more than $50 billion dollar Sandy relief bill that passed the House last week say they can't say for sure just when the bill will be scheduled for a vote in the US Senate, although they expect it to come to the floor sometime this week.

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The Takeaway

Debt Deal Slaps 1.2 Million Grad Students with New Loan Costs

Thursday, August 04, 2011

This week’s debt ceiling deal may have pulled the U.S. back from default, but 1.2 million graduate students just got slapped with another bill. About one third of all graduate students have a partial federal subsidy on their loan, so they don’t get charged interest while they’re studying. That willll be abolished from July next year, as part of an agreement to reduce deficits by at least $2.1 trillion over a decade. But it could mean thousands of dollars more in loan costs for about a third of the country’s 3.6 million graduate students.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade 'Inevitable'

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday’s debt ceiling deal might satisfy those rating agencies that warned of a possible downgrade of the United States' credit rating if the the parties did not end the political stalemate. But does the deal reassure agencies worried about the fundamental weaknesses of the U.S. economy? Gillian Tett, a managing editor of the Financial Times, says a downgrade is inevitable and she tells us what to expect from the different ratings agencies and how the markets will react to an impending downgrade.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debt Ceiling Deal

Monday, August 01, 2011

David Weigel, who covers politics and policy for Slate magazine, Reihan Salam, columnist for The Daily and blogger for National Review Online, and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, discuss the deal on the debt ceiling and deficit. 

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The Takeaway

As Debt Deadline Nears, Partisan Proposals and a Potential Contingency Plan Emerge

Monday, July 25, 2011

Democrats and Republicans will this morning release their separate plans to raise the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline. But only one plan can pass and Congress is running out of time. The lack of time has thrown a spotlight on the 14th amendment, which some say would allow President Obama to increase the debt ceiling on his own. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debt Ceiling: No End In Sight

Monday, July 25, 2011

There's down to the wire, and then there's this. Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico.com, discusses the continued intransigence in the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, and the various plans being crafted in the Republican and Democratic camps.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Closer to a Compromise on the Debt Ceiling

Thursday, July 21, 2011

As Democrats and Republicans get closer to a compromise on the debt ceiling, Roll Call staff writer Steven Dennis gives an update on the negotiations, the Gang of Six, and President Obama's position.

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The Washington Report

Debate Over the National Debt Limit: Two Weeks Left

Monday, July 18, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on the scenarios that could play out under various plans to raise the federal debt ceiling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Congress Member Hayworth on the Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nan Hayworth, Congress Member (R-NY-19) discusses the battle in Congress over raising the debt ceiling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can the 14th Amendment End the Debt Ceiling Debate?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

How might the Constitution affect the debt ceiling debate? Jay Wexler, law professor at Boston University, blogger and author of the forthcoming book The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions, discusses the meaning of Section 4 of the 14th Amendment and its potential role in the debt ceiling debate.

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Explainer: Does the 14th Amendment Say the Debt Ceiling is Unconstitutional?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

As the fight over the debt limit rages on in DC, some have been questioning whether the whole concept of a debt limit might not be unconstitutional. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has implied that President Obama might be able to push through an extension of the debt ceiling based on an interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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The Takeaway

The Debt Ceiling v. the Fourteenth Amendment

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

For months, the words "debt ceiling" have been hanging over Americans' heads, along with apocalyptic predictions of what might happen if President Obama and Congress don’t raise the ceiling or rearrange the budget before August.

But back in April, Garrett Epps proposed something completely novel, that’s just now starting to get a lot of attention: what if the president simply asserted that under the Fourteenth Amendment the debt ceiling is unconstitutional?

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The Takeaway

This Week’s Agenda: Unemployment, the Debt Ceiling, and Political Progress?

Monday, July 04, 2011

It’s Monday morning and that means it’s time to check out what’s on the AGENDA for the week ahead. We’re joined by Todd Zwillich, Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway. And Callie Crossley, host of the Callie Crossley Show at WGBH Boston.

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The Takeaway

Is the US in Denial Over Its Debt?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

With the deadline quickly approaching for Congress to make a decision on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling, President Obama warned that failing to come to a negotiation could significantly impact the nation's economy and investors' confidence in the United States. Beyond that, some experts say Congress's slowness in developing a plan to face the debt crisis may be symbolic of something more—namely that America is in denial over the gravity of its debt problem. 

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Debt Ceiling, Egypt, Economy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last Friday night, with a government shutdown staring them right in the eyes, Congress was able to come to temporary resolution over the 2011 budget crisis. President Barack Obama will lay out the details for reducing the deficit in a speech Wednesday night. What's the next big showdown in Washington? Raising the debt ceiling. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, sees the debt debate as "bigger and more troublesome" than what just transpired over the budget.

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