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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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Latino leaders: "Hands off Social Security!"

Organization representing more than 50 million Latinos are joining forces to defend Social Security.

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After Sanders filibuster, tax deal passes and moves to House

WASHINGTON-- Capitol Hill resounded with angry denunciations of the Republican right for holding "hostage" unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers to force through tax giveaways for billionaires.

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25,000 Ohioans sign to "protect, preserve" Social Security

Dozens of senior activists rallied at the Cleveland AFL-CIO headquarters  Monday to "Protect, Preserve and Pass Along Social Security and Medicare" and to "protest the continuing assault on retirees."

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Connecticut to Congress: "Keep the promise on Social Security"

A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.

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Stop the Republicans from pulling the trigger on Social Security

GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.

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