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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pro-life and pro-choice activists outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama’s Second-Term Agenda, Brinkley’s Historical Perspective

The rest of the Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama — the one in which the president refers to his Republican rival as “a bull-shitter” – focuses on the president’s view of the meaning of his first term and...

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A doctor visits an elderly patient in her home.

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A doctor visits an elderly patient in her home.

Obamacare Bonuses May Be Improving Medicare Advantage Plans

The Obama administration’s bonus system for insurers participating in Medicare Advantage, the private-market alternative to the government’s traditional health insurance program for the elderly, has been criticized by Republicans as a political giveaway and by the Government Accountability Office as...

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Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

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Social Security checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Pennsylvania.

Social Security Checks: 1.7% Bump — Critics: Seniors Falling Behind

Updated at 10 am EDT More than 55 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year, the government said today. The increase will be less than half of the 3.6 percent boost recipients received this...

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People listen as Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.Ryan spoke about his family's reliance on Medicare.

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People listen as Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the Victory Rally in Florida at Town Square, Lake Sumter Landing on August 18, 2012 in The Villages.Ryan spoke about his family's reliance on Medicare.

Study: Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan

Elderly people in Florida would have paid more than $200 extra for traditional Medicare if a system similar to Paul Ryan’s proposed overhaul of the program had been in place in 2010, according to researchers at the nonprofit Kaiser Family...

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With a broadcast of the presidential debate reflected in a mirror above the bar, customers at the Havana Social Club in Seattle watch President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debate.

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With a broadcast of the presidential debate reflected in a mirror above the bar, customers at the Havana Social Club in Seattle watch President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debate.

Obama-Romney Debate: Health Care

“Obama-care,” Republican Mitt Romney said, has made business owners hesitant to hire new people. “Let’s focus on getting the cost down for people,” he said. “We did work on this, alongside of working on jobs,” President Barack Obama said, embracing...

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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Sam Brownback, left, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, center, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in a GOP presidential debate at Saint Anselms College in this June 5, 2007 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Sam Brownback, left, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, center, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in a GOP presidential debate at Saint Anselms College in this June 5, 2007 file photo in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Where Was Romney June 5, 2007?

Guess what Republican Mitt Romney was doing on June 5, 2007 — the day that Democrat Barack Obama was videotaped speaking of racial injustice and giving a shout-out to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Touting his health-care mandate. Romney, who was...

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