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Josh Rosenblum works in Media Relations for AARP. He has served on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to former U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) and as Communications Director to two former members of Congress from Texas and Ohio.

He has worked on political campaigns throughout the country including on Congressional races from field organizer to campaign manager, as a state house caucus director, and at a national political committee.

Rosenblum graduated from the University of Albany. He loves live music, hiking, mountains, skiing and his wife Amy.

Entries by Josh Rosenblum

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 10:15 PM

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week. We don't...

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Typhoon Makes Everyone Feel Better at the 9:30 Club

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 1:01 PM

This past Wednesday at the 9:30 Club, something happened that may not transpire again until the next time Typhoon comes back through town: from a vantage point above the main floor, no phone screens seemed to glow during the performance. That's right. Here in DC, founder...

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A Dozen Music Choices for All Ages

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:16 PM

This week, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry by giving a platform to over 2,200 music acts on over 100 stages. As SXSW kicks off, AARP has started developing several exciting music projects for launch in 2014....

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Has Washington Finally Woken Up to the Real Meaning of Social Security?

(6) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 12:41 PM

This week as the Senate worked to pass a bipartisan budget framework that doesn't cut Social Security or Medicare benefits; a hearing without the same fanfare took place just steps away. In a high-ceilinged, wood-paneled committee room, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) chaired a hearing that...

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Blurred Lines of the Budget Debate

(6) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 9:26 AM

The title of the undisputed hit song of this past summer, before the government shutdown, "Blurred Lines,"* lacks a reference to Congress (or rest assured it would have been a dud). But it captures what politicians and others in Washington have done in the hopes that voters don't...

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Strengthen Social Security and Medicare -- Don't "Reform" Them

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 5:14 PM

In the Washington Post this week, Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt writes about the need to "reform entitlements." Last week, AARP volunteers from every state in America came to Capitol Hill to ask their Democratic, Republican and Independent members of Congress to strengthen Social...

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What Washington Politicians Really Mean When They Talk About Our Benefits

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 2:16 PM

This week before the President's State of the Union address, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the President won't advocate for raising the age of Medicare beneficiaries but that he's absolutely willing to cut our Social Security benefits. Carney's tune dramatically changed the narrative from the...

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Cutting Social Security Would Leave Deficit in Obama Legacy

(51) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 12:36 PM

Until this week, the idea of making big cuts to modest Social Security benefits seemed to have taken a long walk off a short cliff. While President Obama and Wall Street acolytes on Capitol Hill continue to call the huge benefit cut the most beautiful girl in the...

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Older Americans Deserve a Substantive, Fair Debate

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 5:00 PM

After eating too much turkey and giving thanks for all we have with our extended family members, Congress returned to Washington this week with more opinions than my politically divided family about how we can reduce our federal deficit before the New Year when time runs out, and the federal...

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Speaker Boehner: Just a Regular Guy Who Only Backs Millionaires and Billionaires

(5) Comments | Posted December 14, 2011 | 5:40 PM

This morning at the Newseum, House Speaker John Boehner was asked by Politico's Mike Allen if he could produce any small business owner whose lives would face an impact if a millionaire surtax became law. Allen cited NPR's Tamara Keith, who couldn't find anyone in America who fit...

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The David Wax Museum Fast Gaining Music Fans

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 6:19 PM

The David Wax Museum brought D.C.'s 9:30 Club to their knees with joy on Wednesday, September 15, as Mr. Wax turned 30 at midnight.

Wax and his wandering band of troubadours got off from the stage and walked through the quieted audience...

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A Deficit Pitch Without Social Security -- The Only Chance of Winning

(3) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 10:43 AM

This past Friday night in Washington, a New York Mets pitcher threw the type of pitch President Obama must use in his march to stop any new proposals to cut Social Security if he plans to make it through the game of the deficit talks and his reelection. In the...

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