Senate Raises Debt Ceiling to $315 Billion

This is a headline that’s still apropos today. Though, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that the rancor is far worse today when debating the debt ceiling. This was in The Washington Post 50 years ago today. Oh, for a frame of reference, our debt ceiling is close to $17 trillion today.

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November 22nd, 1963 headline
November 22nd, 1963 headline

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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