state of the union

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By Nancy LeaMond
President Barack Obama at 2015 SOTU
In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced wide-ranging proposals he said would improve the economic prospects of the middle class, including helping families pay for college and child care, while giving more workers access to retirement plans.
The sheer determination of a 102-year-old Miami woman brought the U.S. government to its feet Tuesday night.
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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising star in the Republican Party, used his platform as the rebuttal speaker to the State of the Union Tuesday to talk about his personal connection to programs like Social Security and Medicare.
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President Obama told the nation Tuesday that programs aimed at retirement security need reforming but don't offer the solution to the nation's deficit woes.
If you're on Twitter... tonight's a good night to follow us - or to sign up if you haven't already... here's a great starter guide.) We'll be talking about the President's State of the Union speech tonight, and what it means for Americans 50 and older. Watch the conversation here - and please join in! Tag your tweets with #sotu (and include @aarp if you want to make sure we see your tweets.)
In a statement released tonight, after the State of the Union address, AARP CEO A. Barry Rand said:
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