presidential race

Too Old to Be President? Really?

Posted on 09/26/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHillary Clinton, who’ll turn 67 next month, shouldn’t run for president because she is too old to serve in the White House, James C. Moore argues in a commentary published on CNN.com. Moore, the author of Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential, makes no mention of Vice President Joe Biden, another potential candidate. He’ll turn 71 in November. “Clinton would be 69 when she raised her right hand for the oath of office,” Moore writes. “She …

Presidential Politics Strain Facebook Friendships

Posted on 10/15/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayWe’ve all had them — those people in our Facebook news feeds whose political updates we find abhorrent or stupid or just plain irritating. But with Election 2012 drawing nigh, such updates seem to have increased tenfold, leaving us with that mighty modern quandary: To block or not to block? Or perhaps even – gasp – to unfriend altogether?

A Happy, Healthy 77th Birthday for Social Security

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Media RelationsToday marks Social Security’s 77th Anniversary.  That’s 77 happy and healthy years the program has run and never missed a payment to Americans who rely on it more than ever and want it there not just for themselves but also for their children and grandchildren.  But fewer jobs offer pensions and as younger Americans struggle to save for retirement, Social Security could hold even more importance, especially as more than one in three working households age 21 to 64 has …

How Much Does Your Candidate Give To Charity?

Posted on 03/6/2012 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s Super Tuesday and voters in 11 states are waking up to the opportunity to help determine who will be the republican candidate for president of the United States. From job creation to the deficit to the future of Social Security and Medicare, we put the candidates under our own microscopes in order to help us figure out which lever to pull. But what about their character? With all the mudslinging and canned debate rhetoric, how do you tap into …