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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sarah Palin

Posted on 02/11/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsSince she burst onto the national scene as a vice presidential candidate in 2008, former Alaska governor, political commentator, bestselling author, social media maven and reality show host Sarah Palin has remained in the spotlight. Here are some facts that you might not know about the outspoken conservative politician-turned-media personality.   Though one of Alaska’s most famous residents, Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on the same day in 1964 that the Beatles gave their first live U.S. concert in …

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 …

15 Things You May Not Know About Paul Ryan

Posted on 08/11/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsHis five favorite songs are “Gallows Pole” (Led Zeppelin), “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin) “Trucking” (Grateful Dead), “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Metallica), and “A Country Boy Can Survive” (Hank Williams, Jr.). He’s known as a gym rat who does 200 push-ups every morning, lifts weights, and likes the popular P90X workout program. He married Janna Christine Little, who was then working as a tax attorney in the Washington office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2000. He’s an avid hunter and fly-fisherman. He …