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President Barack Obama speaks during a concert in honor of Memphis Soul music in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2013, as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Supporter: ‘This Is Not What I Expected From Him’

Liberal lawmakers from Congress and a coalition of like-minded groups rallied outside the White House on Tuesday, voicing frustration at the Democratic president they say has let them down by proposing cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

04/10/2013

A copy of President Barack Obama's budget proposal for FY 2014 is on display for the media at the Government Printing Office on April 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Liberal Groups Outraged Over Social Security Cuts In Obama Budget

Several liberal grassroots groups are opposing President Barack Obama’s soon-to-be released budget for cutting Social Security.

04/09/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Proposed Budget Not His ‘Ideal Plan’

Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama conceded Saturday his proposed budget is not his “ideal plan” but said it offers “tough reforms” to the nation’s benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy, a mix that he argued will provide long-term deficit reduction without harming the economy.

04/06/2013

Gay Marriage Debate Hits Supreme Court

Supreme Court Indicates It May Rule in Favor of Federal Benefits For Gay Couples

The Supreme Court is indicating it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to married people.

03/27/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Bypasses Congress With Public Economic Pitch

Weeks before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, White House aides were locking down a plan for the sales pitch that would follow during three days of travel focused on his main themes.

02/16/2013

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Criticize Cuccinelli for Book Remarks

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday denounced Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks in his new book about government programs like Medicare and Social Security.

01/31/2013

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Federal Benefits Recipients Must ‘Go Direct’ By March

Social Security and other federal benefits recipients who currently receive paper checks have just over one month to register for Direct Deposit.

01/25/2013

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Reprimand Rescinded for Flatulent Federal Employee

An official reprimand served to a Social Security Administration employee for repeatedly passing gas in the workplace has been rescinded.

01/11/2013

Venise Sinvil gathers with other protesters who are hoping that the government will not cut Medicare/social security benefits and will agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners in the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Budget Struggle Raising Anxiety For Health Care

Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 million Americans covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

12/29/2012

A bipartisan majority of Americans have received federal benefits at some point in their lives. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Survey: 55 Percent Of Americans Have Received Federal Benefits

A new survey shows that a majority of Americans (55 percent) have received government benefits from at least one of the major federal entitlement programs.

12/18/2012

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