The Takeaway: DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Weigh Health Care Law; Federal Pensions Face Major Shortfall

U.S. Department of Justice asks Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate, a key part of Barack Obama's health care reform law … Retirement plans for veterans, members of Congress and other federal employees cost the U.S. government almost as much as the Social Security system.

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Wait, is that …   Princess Diana would have turned 50 today. To commemorate her birthday, the latest cover of Newsweek features a  smartly-dressed Diana walking with her equally sharp daughter-in-law Kate Middleton.   The Photoshopped image (Diana has even been digitally aged in the photo) has caused quite a stir among fans and journalists alike. The story, “Diana at 50: If She Were Here Now,” explores what the late princess would be like today. Apparently, she’d have an iPhone, take style …

The Takeaway: Japan’s Seniors; AIDS at 30

Japanese Seniors Volunteer to Work in Nuclear Zone Damaged by Earthquake: “They look like the planning committee for a neighborhood senior breakfast, not the leaders of a 250-member team attempting to defuse one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in history.”

AARP Responds to Congressional Report

In reaction to a report released by a few members of Congress, AARP President Lee Hammond released the following video and statement: Check out the video here. “Today, a few Members of Congress issued a report following their months-long and extensive review of AARP’s finances.  AARP fully rejects the conclusions of the report. “Most of the questions raised by the report have already have been asked and answered by previous Congresses.  Because we respect the role of Congress in these …

What Obama’s New Budget Means for You

Faced with mounting pressure to put the clamp on a hemorrhaging federal budget deficit, the White House unveiled Monday a $3.7 trillion budget highlighting a plan that aims to cut more than $1 trillion over the next decade. So what does this mean for you?

Sebelius Asks Members for Help, Unveils New Price Comparison Tool

Blog post on Kathleen Sebelius addressing AARP members at Orlando@50+ 2010