Social Security

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U.Va. Creates Task Force Following Mailing Snafu

The University of Virginia’s policies and procedures will be reviewed by a task force to ensure the personal information of students and staff is protected.

07/23/2013

The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trustees: Baby Boomers Will Exhaust Medicare Trust Fund By 2026

The government said Friday that Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

05/31/2013

Judges Sue Social Security Over Case "Quotas." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judges Sue Social Security Administration Over Case ‘Quotas’

The union representing Social Security’s administrative law judges is suing the agency, claiming judges are forced to decide more than 500 cases a year, a standard that sometimes results in benefits that would otherwise be denied if judges had more time to review evidence.

04/19/2013

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks on the budget in Rose Garden of the White House on April 10,2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Dines With Republican Senators Over Steak Dinner At White House

Over a steak dinner, President Barack Obama dined with a dozen Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday evening in search of common ground on a range of issues, most notably the budget, entitlements and tax reform.

04/11/2013

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

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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

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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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