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Doctors Want a Second Opinion on TPP

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

By voting against the Trans Pacific Partnership, Congress has an opportunity to stand with thousands of doctors and public health experts, and remind America and the world that we should not be forced into false choices between staying healthy and facilitating commerce.

Do Financial Advisers Work for You or Wall Street?

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Did Wall Street win on Election Day? The U.S. Department of Labor's watchdog agency charged with protecting pension and retirement savings is on the verge of issuing new worker and retiree protections.

United Against the Secret Trade Agreement (TPP) That Blocks Affordable Health Care -- And Much More

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

This trade agreement is essentially being negotiated by large corporations behind closed doors and -- surprise! -- does not hold much promise for retirees and the middle class.

Reinvent 21st Century Retirement

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The same crowd that so easily adopts this century's newest communications technology is hopelessly stuck on ideas and institutions that were invented in -- and for -- an earlier time.

Alan Simpson's Latest Foul-Mouthed Outburst

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson is not happy with the California Alliance for Retired Americans. In an April letter full of bad language, the pugnacious ...

Mitt Romney Earns More by 6:00 a.m. Than Many Seniors Do in a Year

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Social Security is not just another pension fund for the Bain Capitals of the world to raid. Social Security is how each day millions of retirees are able to pay their bills and put food on the table.

Retirees Proud To Stand With Public Workers

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Barbara J. Easterling

In these difficult times, retirees across the country are proud to support public sector workers. We value the work these men and women do every day....

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Dems Ramp Up Attacks On Republicans Over Social Security | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With three weeks left before Pennsylvania's Senate race is decided, Democratic candidate Rep. Joe Sestak staked out social security as a battleground,...

Alan Simpson Does Not Belong on This Jury

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Imagine if Social Security were put on trial. There isn't a judge in the land that would let Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, stay on the jury.

Arthur Delaney

Daniel Webster, GOP House Candidate, Proposes Budget That Would Cut Social Security Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican House candidate in Florida wants senior citizens to share the burden of reducing the national budget deficit through cuts to Social Secur...

Medicare at 45: Health Reform Means New Benefits for Seniors

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings for serious diseases.

Keeping Social Security's Promise

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

In these unstable economic times, with declining pensions, personal savings and home values, Social Security is increasingly important for younger generations.

Seniors Must Keep Sharp Eye on Budget Cutters

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Retirees must keep a close eye on the bi-partisan commission President Obama created to lower the federal budget deficit. Many in Washington are urging the panel to recommend changes in Social Security as a way to reduce the debt.

Say NO to the Fast-Track Commission

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, January 19, 2010 OWL, AFSCME Retirees, AFT Program on Retirement and Retirees, Alliance for Retired Americans, American A...

AARP Seeks More Neutral Image After Shedding Thousands Of Members

USA Today | Mimi Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AARP, which has lost tens of thousands of members over its support for efforts to revamp the health care system, is preparing a post-Lab...

Hillary Clinton Rallies Senior Citizens And Union Members For Obama In Pittsburgh

Barbara White Stack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara White Stack

Pittsburgh, PA--At an event billed "Hot Dogs with Hillary," it was inevitable that an animal reference would pop up, after all, this campaign has been...