October 15, 2010 The announcement wasn't a surprise but it could likely fuel voter anger at the majority Democrats. The White House tried to mitigate the damage by calling for passage of a bill to send $250 payments to recipients.
September 21, 2010 Democrats hope Social Security remains the third rail of U.S. politics so they can use it as an issue against Tea Party-backed Republican candidates for congressional posts.
August 2, 2010 After his partner of 32 years died, Bill Bowersock stopped receiving Social Security because on paper, their relationship doesn't count.
March 17, 2010 Someone at Social Security's getting paid to have a whole lot of fun making YouTube videos.