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Congress super committee yields no deal

Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

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Congress eyeing backdoor route to slashing benefits

Republicans and Democrats inclined to go along with the slashers are reportedly considering adoption of a new formula that would allow progressively larger reductions in Social Security and other benefits.

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AFL-CIO ramps up campaign to protect Social Security

The AFL-CIO is ramping up its campaign to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from threatened future cuts by the congressional so-called "Super Committee."

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Attacks on Social Security called "un-American"

"The party that aggressively defends Social Security and Medicare will win the next election!"

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Missouri GOP rep feels heat on Social Security

Apparently, Congressman Akin or one of his staff had requested police presence in order to keep constituents off of the office property.

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Rally tells Sen. Feinstein: Fight for Social Security

They came from all over northern California - by bus, by train, by carpool - to deliver a powerful message to Senator Dianne Feinstein: Stand up and be a champion for Social Security!

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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