Debt Crisis http://nhpr.org en Senator Ayotte Sounds Off on Budget, Debt Ceiling Crisis http://nhpr.org/post/senator-ayotte-sounds-budget-debt-ceiling-crisis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expressed frustration with the budget stalemate and debt ceiling crisis on &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157051n" target="_blank">Face The Nation</a>&rdquo; Sunday morning.&nbsp; Host Bob </span>Schieffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> began by asking </span>her<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> where she thinks negotiations are since House Republicans&#39; failed bid to defund Obamacare.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36687 at http://nhpr.org Is The American Political System Broken? http://nhpr.org/post/american-political-system-broken <p>A week into a government shutdown, with a looming debt ceiling crisis, politicians remain rooted in their positions.&nbsp; Many people wonder if we&rsquo;ve become partisan to a fault, with both sides refusing to contemplate compromise. We&rsquo;ll look at how we got here and whether we&rsquo;ve run out of solutions.</p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36399 at http://nhpr.org Is The American Political System Broken? The Federal Debt and the Constitution http://nhpr.org/post/federal-debt-and-constitution <p>As another debt ceiling deadline looms, on top of a government shutdown, we&rsquo;ll look at what our nation&rsquo;s defining document, particularly the fourteenth amendment, says about federal debt, as well as the roles of Congress and the President.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36052 at http://nhpr.org The Federal Debt and the Constitution Greek Bailout Fuels Rise Of Extreme Politics http://nhpr.org/post/greek-bailout-fuels-rise-extreme-politics With Greece entering its fifth year of recession and dealing with harsh austerity measures imposed as part of a eurozone bailout deal to save it from default, its society is in upheaval. Opinion polls suggest the old political system is collapsing, and extremist parties are gaining popularity ahead of spring elections.<p>At a recent protest in Athens, a large bronze bell tolled as thousands of policemen in full uniform marched solemnly through the streets. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:29:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 2590 at http://nhpr.org Greek Bailout Fuels Rise Of Extreme Politics With Cutbacks, Greeks Say Antiquities Are At Risk http://nhpr.org/post/cutbacks-greeks-say-antiquities-are-risk At the Museum of the Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece, lush pine trees and olive groves are filled with chirping birds. The one guard at the site looks nervously at the few visitors.<p>There is still a sense of shock in Olympia following the theft last month at the museum, when armed robbers broke into the building and tied up the single guard on duty.<p>Archaeologist Kostantinos Antonopoulos says they ran off with 77 priceless objects, including votive figurines, chariots and horses.<p>"But the most precious and valuable exhibit that they took was a golden ring of the Mycenaean times. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 2404 at http://nhpr.org With Cutbacks, Greeks Say Antiquities Are At Risk The European Central Bank, As Seen From A Bar On The Coast Of Spain http://nhpr.org/post/european-central-bank-seen-bar-coast-spain "I have a little bar. A drinks bar," says Chadd Ritenbaugh. His bar is called El Catalonia. It's in the port of Marbella, on the Spanish coast. <br /> <br /> "Just sun, sand, and sea," he says. "It's just kind of empty at the moment."<br /> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2392 at http://nhpr.org The European Central Bank, As Seen From A Bar On The Coast Of Spain Uncertainty Looms As Greek Debt Deadline Nears http://nhpr.org/post/uncertainty-looms-greek-debt-deadline-nears Stock prices rebounded somewhat Wednesday, one day after their biggest sell-off of the year. What caused prices to plunge Tuesday was an all-too-familiar problem: the Greek debt crisis.<p>European officials have cobbled together a deal to keep Greece from defaulting, and investors all over the world who hold Greek bonds are weighing their options. They're worried about what could happen if they reject the deal.<p>"There's an offer on the table, and the bondholders have been given a deadline," says Richard Portes, professor of economics at the London Business School. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:37:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 2376 at http://nhpr.org Uncertainty Looms As Greek Debt Deadline Nears