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Today, Social Security turns 81 years old.
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AARP Opens Field Offices in Seven States
It was once accepted conventional wisdom in politics that messing with federal retirement programs would sink a candidate with older voters. Want to win retiree-rich Florida? Then just attack your opponent as a threat to Social Security or Medicare or both. During the 1992 Democratic presidential…
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By Phil Galewitz, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News
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With President Obama  holding a narrow lead in the polls and looking to close the sale, and challenger Mitt Romney searching for a game-changing big play, the stakes in this year's presidential debates are probably even higher than usual. The initial debate, which will focus on domestic policy,…
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On Medicare and Social Security, the battle lines for the presidential election are now clearly drawn.
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Republican Mitt Romney routinely edges out President Obama among older voters. Yet in accepting his party's presidential nomination Thursday night, he made only fleeting references to the health and retirement security issues facing older Americans.
The lesson is clear: If you want to win a Republican primary this election season, you'd better make a persuasive case to voters 50 and older - because they're the ones tipping the scales in favor of the winning candidate.
Are older voters as angry as they were in 2010, when they formed the backbone of the Tea Party?
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