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Newly elected DNC Chair Thomas Perez — shown here in June 2016 as the secretary of the Labor Department under President Obama — says Democrats need a "50-state strategy" to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Plan To Redefine Their Mission

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Attendees wear t-shirts in support of presidential candidates committing to Social Security for all generations during a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 29. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Issues: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Social Security And Medicare

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Bad data in means bad data out. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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A voter enters a polling place on May 3 in Whiting, Ind. Older voters feel that the issues that concern them haven't been mentioned enough on the campaign trail. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Older Voters To Candidates: Don't Forget About Us

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Robin Bunevich and Alex Rivas in the Astoria, Queens, apartment they own. The unmarried couple set an agreement for how to handle the sale of their apartment if they break up. Courtesy of Robin Bunevich and Alex Rivas hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, stand together during the signing of the National Anthem, before the start of the Republican presidential debate Thursday in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Wall listens to violinist Fain perform during the Make Room concert at Wall's apartment in Annapolis, Md. The concert is a fundraiser to help Wall pay his rent and shine a light on the growing lack of affordable housing. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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Modern Rent Parties Highlight The Need For Affordable Housing

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

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A surprising number of Social Security numbers have been stolen, and that number keeps rising. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

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A watchdog review of the Social Security Administration found approximately 6.5 million Social Security numbers linked to people 112 years of age or older. iStockphoto hide caption

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While people can often estimate how much they might need for 10 or 15 years of retirement, that calculation becomes more difficult for retirement that could last 20 years or more. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

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President Obama very likely made Democrats' midterm campaign messaging easier by dropping from his new budget a proposal that would have reduced the size of Social Security checks. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund

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President Obama prepares to depart San Francisco on Thursday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama in Denver on Wednesday. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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