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Rally: Hands off big 3 - Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (video)

It was billed as a vigil, but it was clearly a thumpin' rally of 300 people saying "Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."

Chicago rally: Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.

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Budget must "respect, protect" women, coalition says

National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.

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Cantor, GOP hoping to bring down Obama on debt ceiling

Republicans appear ready to cause mass havoc for the United States - all for the chance to bring down President Obama.

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Retirees mobilize to defend Social Security, Medicare

Rep. Murphy said that if the cap on Social Security taxes on high incomes was raised, the solvency of the fund would be secured for the future.

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There is no Social Security crisis (with video)

Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works, explains why the highly-successful program is stronger than you might think.

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GOP's privatization of Social Security would hurt veterans

Almost 800,000 veterans receive Social Security disability benefits, with an additional 2 million or more spouses and children eligible as well.

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Leaders demand GOP condemn Cantor call to abolish Social Security

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.,  and leading senior advocates demanded today that Republican lawmakers condemn Majority Leader Eric Cantor's call to abolish Social Security and Medicare.

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GOP budget would close Social Security offices

If Republicans have their way with the federal budget it would close Social Security offices across the country.

Fight over Social Security is on

The 112th Congress is barely under way and a fight has already broken out - on partisan lines, of course - over Social Security and Medicare.

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