"Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on, let me stand. I am tired. I am weak. I’m worn. Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light. Take my hand precious Lord, lead me on."
On March 30, 1981, then-White House press secretary Jim Brady asked one of his aides to accompany President Ronald Reagan for a speech at the Washington Hilton. At the last moment, however, Brady himself went with Reagan.
AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond delivered the following speech on the impact of an aging America on individuals and institutions in an address to AARP staff and volunteers this morning:
The president's speech tonight addressed issues AARP has been working on since long before President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty began over 50 years ago. Social Security and Medicare have helped make a difference by protecting the middle class and keeping millions out of poverty, but many families and Americans of all ages continue to struggle.
Aug. 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. And, for many people, the day is intensely personal.
At the Democratic Convention, Bill Clinton Wades Into the Fray Over the $716 Billion in Medicare 'Cuts'
Former President Bill Clinton always reveled in his position as explainer-in-chief, and he reprised the role at the Democratic National Convention last night with a plain-spoken account of the running battle over $716 billion of "cuts" to Medicare.
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