Topic: Social Security Act
The Obama administration says it did not consider politics when it asked for a ruling from the US Supreme Court on its health-care law. To be sure, both parties will hope to spin a positive story from the result.
09/29/2011 04:00 pm
When the retirement age was set at 65, Americans had a shorter lifespan. So now, maybe we'd do best to stay productive a little longer.
06/10/2011 11:54 am
The Senate rejected a bid to repeal Obama's health-care law on a party-line vote Wednesday. The GOP is ratcheting up pressure on potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2012.
02/02/2011 08:28 pm
Cost-of-living-adjustments to Social Security payments depend on changes to the Consumer Price Index. The CPI isn't moving, but politicians want to give seniors more, anyway.
10/15/2010 07:01 pm
House Democrats are trying to defend their record from GOP attacks. Here’s a closer look at a Virginia race, featuring freshman Rep. Gerald Connolly (D) and GOP challenger Keith Fimian, which could figure big in the November election.
08/26/2010 07:58 pm
The health care reform bill received no support from the Republican party, and faces a battle for its life if the GOP gains a majority after the 2010 election.
04/06/2010 02:51 pm
The number of long-term unemployed – 6.1 million – is the most since the US started keeping track in 1948. Here is a look at some of these people as they search for a job.
01/29/2010 02:25 pm
'These are big reforms,' Obama said of the Senate health care bill approved Thursday, before fleeing snow-encased Washington for Hawaii.
12/24/2009 12:04 pm
There won’t be a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next year. But lawmakers of both parties – and Obama – want to help Social Security recipients during tough economic times.
10/15/2009 01:00 am