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  • End of an era: Yes, Charlie Rangel will retire

    02/25/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a sad day inside the Beltway, as a fixture of the New York Democrats’ political machine makes it official: Charlie Rangel will retire at the end of the current term. According to The Hill, Charlie has finalized a decision he hinted at last year primarily because he wants to exit the public stage at the same time as Barack Obama. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama,” the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. “And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things...
  • Embattled DEA chief Leonhart to retire: Justice Department

    04/21/2015 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 4/21/15 | Mark Hosenball
    **SNIP** EARLIER: WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressional panel will examine whether federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents divulged secrets at sex parties that Colombian drug lords may have staged to elicit sensitive information. Following revelations of misconduct by DEA agents, a senior Obama administration official told Reuters on Tuesday that DEA chief Michele Leonhart, who was grilled in a congressional hearing last week about the sex parties, was expected to step down from her post in the near future. A DEA spokesman had no immediate comment. A spokeswoman for the Republican majority at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
  • Best retirement places?

    02/13/2015 8:22:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 170 replies
    Myself ^ | 2-13-15 | TZ
    Looking for a place with moderate climate,stable government,low crime rate, predominantly English speaking and is not anti-gun .Where someone on a fixed lower income can afford to not have to live like a rat.
  • Pelosi Delivers Postmortem To Her Troops (Said Democrats Lost Because They Didn't Vote)

    11/06/2014 7:22:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 80 replies
    he Hill ^ | November 6, 204 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday provided a straightforward postmortem on the sweeping defeat her party suffered at the polls two days before: Democrats didn't win, she said, because Democrats didn't vote. In a 75-minute call with the members of her caucus, the minority leader acknowledged the Democrats' "terrible year" but argued that low voter participation not the party's message was the root of the problem. She's vowing an all-out push to get more voters of all political persuasions to the polls in the future, and called this effort part of Congress's "moral responsibility." "Next year has to...
  • Pope Francis hints he might one day retire

    08/21/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    RNS ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday (Aug. 18), Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have two or three years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated around the world, evident when crowds chanted his name on the...
  • Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

    05/29/2014 7:23:35 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/28/2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau 
    In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldnt rule out following Pope Benedict XVIs path. Pope Francis gave a candid midair press briefing to reporters traveling from back from the Middle East to Rome during which he talked about sex, money, and satanic Massand retirement. After a grueling but ultimately successful three-day visit to one of the most complicated regions on the planet, the idea of retirement probably sounded pretty good to Francis. So it is no surprise that when reporters traveling with him on the papal plane asked if he would consider resigning...
  • Government reform group launches public pension database

    02/07/2014 6:10:38 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/04/2014 | Jon Ortiz
    A conservative Southern California group has launched a public pension database that includes retirees names, their annual pension payments, years of service, last employer and year of retirement. ---SNIP-- A center press release announcing the database notes that nearly 100 former government employees received a quarter-million dollars or more in annual pension payments in 2012, that more than 1,700 CalPERS pensioners received at least $150,000 from the fund and that Californias two university systems paid 27,115 retired public employees pensions of $100,000 or more. Its indefensible, Bucher said.
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • Report: GOP operatives, former Boehner aides expect him to retire after midterms next year

    09/05/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    Nothing concrete, just speculation, but speculation from people who know Boehner well.Before you pop the champagne, ask yourself: How much of an improvement would Speaker Cantor be? “He has to say that [he's staying]. He can’t not say that. The minute you say [you're leaving], you’re done,” said one former GOP leadership aide who is part of Boehner’s circle. “Everybody around him thinks this is his last term.”Despite the effort by Boehner to tamp down speculation that he will depart the House after the 2014 midterms, multiple cooks in Boehner’s kitchen cabinet think the Republican is still strongly considering making...
  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months (Shares Jump)

    08/23/2013 6:52:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Friday that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer would retire within the next 12 months, once it has selected a successor, sending its shares up almost 9 percent. Ballmer said in a statement that he would have timed his retirement in the middle of Microsoft's announced transformation to a devices and services company. But he said: "We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction." The software company said its board had appointed a special committee to direct the process of appointing a new CEO.
  • Early retirement getting more rare for Minnesota public employees

    06/09/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-8-13 | MaryJo Webster
    More Minnesota public employees are staying on the job longer -- a result of the struggling economy and a change in the rules for public workers who have long enjoyed incentives to leave the workforce in their late 50s. Last year, about 60 percent of new retirees from Minnesota's public workforce -- not including public safety workers -- waited until they were 62 or older to retire. Just seven years ago, that figure was 40 percent, according to data from Minnesota's three statewide public pension plans. This trend is expected to accelerate sharply. Within the next decade, there won't be...
  • Jason Kidd Retires, Leaves $6 Million On The Table

    06/03/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2013 | Tony Manfred
    New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has retired after 19 years in the NBA. He's leaving money on the table. Kidd still had two years on his contract. He would have been paid $6 million if he finished out his contract. But after a disappointing playoffs where he looked over-matched against younger opponents, he has decided to hang it up. He also made $184 million in his NBA career, so another $6 million isn't make-or-break. Here's his statement (via Alan Hahn): "My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after...
  • Report: More Doctors Plan to Retire Early (Obamacare)

    03/23/2013 1:53:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    Newmax ^ | 3/23/2013 | Matthew Auerbach
    A majority of physicians see a somewhat bleak future for medicine, pointing to eroding independence and shrinking income, reports According to a survey from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions of more than 600 doctors, six in 10 physicians said they expect many of their colleagues to retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years. That perception cuts across age, gender and specialty. Another 55 percent of doctors surveyed believe many of their colleagues will cut back on their hours because of the way medicine is changing, although the survey didn't delineate on how it was...
  • DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns Ridiculous, Offensive

    03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST · by montag813 · 79 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-07-2013 | John Hill
    The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder:Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil? This followed a stunning commentfrom...
  • Exiting State, Clinton looks to writing, speaking

    01/30/2013 3:53:56 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 30JAN13 | CNN Staff
    She may be 65 years old, but outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not retiring. Instead, she's considering helping the foundation led by her husband and leaving the door open to a possible presidential run in 2016. "I have absolutely no plans to run," Clinton told CNN Tuesday -- political speak that does not rule out a change of plans -- as she prepared to hand over her State Department responsibilities to John Kerry. "I am out of politics right now."
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System (Occupy Your Savings)

    11/15/2012 12:47:45 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 116 replies
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administrations effort to nationalize the nations pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRAs and 401k plans, NSC is warning.
  • I Want To Retire In Costa Rica

    11/09/2012 6:00:52 PM PST · by kjam22 · 139 replies
    vanity | 11-9-2012 | kjam22
    Anyone know anything about retiring in Costa Rica?
  • Relocation site sought (vanity)

    11/08/2012 7:33:31 AM PST · by swift15 · 72 replies
    Now that the election has been completed, I know that I need to relocate. I am recently retired and I will sell my townhouse and move from Northern VA. But I havent yet narrowed the field of possible locations very much. GF and I have been entertaining the idea of purchasing a piece of rural property and constructing our own house. But we really want to be among conservative-minded folks. We have been actively reading this site for a long time and always appreciate the opinions of those involved. I would like to have as many opinions and suggestions about...
  • Contemplating a Post-Pelosi House (San-Fran-Gran-Nan to retire after elections?)

    08/01/2012 2:52:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/31/12 | Jonathan Strong
    Contemplating a Post-Pelosi HouseWho Would Take Up Leadership Mantle in Her Wake? By Jonathan Strong Roll Call Staff July 31, 2012, Midnight Facing an uphill battle to reclaim the House in November, many Democrats are speculating whether Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi might leave Congress after the elections and are wondering what sort of fallout the leadership structure would face if she did. While the California lawmakers intentions are essentially unknowable her top aides had no idea she would stay on in the wake of Republicans winning the House in 2010, when it was widely expected she would step down...
  • 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years.

    06/11/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 29 replies
    Atlantic Journal Constitution Blog ^ | 6/8/2012 | Ed Rust Jr. CEO State Farm
    We need you in Americas workforce. Some of our aging baby boomers may be delaying their retirement because of current economic conditions, but eventually theyll step away. In fact, we expect 40 percent of the U.S. workforce to retire over the next five years. What kind of workers will replace them? Where will the U.S. stand in the global economy if we dont have skilled and knowledgeable people to take their place?
  • Dennis Kucinich opts out of Washington state race, will retire

    05/16/2012 11:21:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/16/12 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Dennis Kucinich opts out of Washington state race, will retireBy Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket 9 hrs ago Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced Wednesday he has decided against running for Congress in Washington state, where activists had urged him to launch a campaign. In a statement, Kucinich signaled the end of his 16-year congressional career: *SNIP* Blah, blah, blah. *SNIP* "Dennis Kucinich has to decide what his legacy is going to be. Will he be remembered as a principled member of Congress or the narcissist who lost two Congressional races in two states the same year?" Democratic state...
  • Tea partyers trying to retire Sens. Lugar, Hatch

    04/07/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies ^ | 4/7/12 | Tom LoBianco - AP
    Indianapolis (AP) -- Sen. Richard Lugar sounded wistful in his gratitude when he thanked supporters packed in the skybox of the Indiana Pacers' home court, as though he could see the approaching end of a political career that has spanned nearly half a century. "I thank all of you, the 50 or 60 of you who are co-sponsors of the rally. We appreciate very much your willingness to put your own names on the line and be helpful in bringing together this assembly," said the 80-year-old Indiana Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1976. That characteristically understated...
  • Comedian Gallagher to retire from live performances

    03/23/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 3/23/12 | AP
    MARION, Ohio (AP) - The comedian Gallagher says he's had his fill of performing live onstage and is retiring after 32 years. The Los Angeles-based comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, told an Ohio radio station on Thursday that his retirement plans include posting his writings online and possibly appearing at private parties.
  • HOW TO RETIRE TAX FREE: Advice from a Retired National Radio Show Host

    03/22/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 11 replies ^ | 3-22-12 |
    Be one of the first to broadcast a never before told story on why millions of Americans can lose 40% or more of their retirement nest egg once they retire With 25 years as a nationally known radio talk show host, Jim Jorgensen can light up your phone lines and scare your listeners with how much money they can lose in their IRAs, 401(k)s or pensions once they retire. Jims not talking about the future the future is here as millions of retirees already pay more for Medicare premiums and receive less in their Social Security retirement check. Suggested...
  • Republican Pa. congressman Platts says he wont seek re-election, citing belief in term limits

    01/18/2012 3:49:11 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2012 | AP
    A six-term Pennsylvania congressman said Tuesday he would not seek a seventh term, calling himself a believer in term limits. Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Platts said he planned to remain an engaged servant of the people through the end of the year. Platts, 49, said he has sponsored bills that would have capped terms at 12 years since he arrived in Congress in 2001. His south-central Pennsylvania district is reliably Republican, and Platts, a York native, was a formidable campaigner, thanks to a dedicated cadre of family, friends and other longtime supporters. Platts district includes York and Adams counties and...
  • More retiring (Democratics) from Congress on the horizon (it "gets old")

    12/30/2011 4:49:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/11 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    More retiring from Congress on the horizonBy ALEX ISENSTADT Updated: 12/30/11 7:16 PM EST The holidays are drawing to a close, and for the political world a new season is dawning: retirement season. The new year marks the unofficial starting gun of the campaign season and traditionally produces a flurry of announcements from members of Congress that they will not seek reelection in the fall and officials from both parties predict this year will be no different. Its already begun. Two days after Christmas, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) announced that he will forgo a third term rather than embark...
  • Social Security/Ponzi Scheme

    12/30/2011 9:17:00 AM PST · by native texan · 27 replies
    I got this in an email this morning from a retired Col. in the Air Force. What do you think about it? It sounds pretty right. Subject: Soc Sec SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THIS CALCULATION IS THEY FORGOT TO FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY COLLECTED THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY!!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO????????????? This is another example of what Rick Perry called "TREASON in high places" !!! Get angry and pass this on! Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your...

    12/30/2011 6:07:08 AM PST · by DBCJR · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 29, 2011 at 4:19pm
    Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love and, apparently, paying out massive pensions to public employees who will continue working for the city. Marion B. Tasco, who has been described as being politically savvy, will retire from her sixth term as councilwoman, collect $478,057, and then be sworn in on Monday to serve her seventh term, Catherine Lucy and Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Daily News. How does she get away with this? Tasco, along with many of her fellow Council members, is enrolled in Philadelphias Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). DROP allows city workers to collect salary...
  • Nancy Pelosis office disputes daughters suggestion that Mom may be ready to retire

    12/29/2011 6:11:18 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/29/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosis office is downplaying statements made by the San Francisco Representatives filmmaker daughter Alexandra who reportedly told a conservative website that Mom is only sticking around Congress because of pressure from her big donors. Alexandra Pelosi, 41, a documentary filmmaker, is quoted in the conservative website, Andrew Breitbarts Big Government, as saying that her mother would retire right now, if the donors she has didnt want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think shes destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left, the Pelosi daughter is...
  • Pelosis office denies report that she wants to retire from Congress

    12/29/2011 5:12:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/29/11 | Daniel Strauss
    Pelosis office denies report that she wants to retire from CongressBy Daniel Strauss - 12/29/11 05:22 PM ET An aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is strongly denying a claim from her daughter that she is only staying in office because of her political donors. Pelosis daughter Alexandra Pelosi told the conservative site Big Government that the former Speaker wants to retire from Congress but has faced pressure from campaign contributors to continue serving. She would retire right now, if the donors she has didnt want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though,...
  • Report: Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to retire

    12/27/2011 12:42:39 PM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies · 7+ views
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  • Anyone ever lived in Ecuador or Costa Rica?

    09/15/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 94 replies
    9-15-11 | self
    Costa Rica sounds awesome. Ecuador sounds exotic. Are they as good as they sound?
  • You Can Live Well Here For Just $10/Day (Bucolic Setting with Stellar Telecom Infrastructure)

    07/26/2011 10:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/26/2011 | Tim Staermose of The Sovereign Man
    I first started coming regularly to Daet, in the Bicol region of the Philippines, more than 13-years ago.Its a sleepy, quiet, relaxed place without the bustle of Quezon or Manila perfect for people looking to live an easy, simple life. Despite the bucolic setting, though, the telecom infrastructure is pretty stellar.At my wifes hotel last week, I was able to utilize a mobile broadband connection, which cost me the equivalent of $0.25 an hour, to sit and do what I do every day no matter where I am in the world monitor and trade the Australian stock and options markets.I...
  • Phil Collins Retires For Good From Music, Cites Injuries and Hearing Loss

    03/04/2011 5:43:45 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 160 replies
    PHIL Collins has quit music for good after developing hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands from his 40-year career playing drums. The Easy Lover hitmaker also thinks people are sick of him and his music. Its a good time to stop, said the star, who has sold more than 150 million records. I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: I cant be in the same business as this. I dont really belong to that world and I dont think anyones going to miss me. Im much happier just to write myself out...
  • AP sources: Democratic Sen. Bingaman to retire

    02/18/2011 10:11:14 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials say Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico intends to retire next year rather than seek a new term. Bingaman would be the latest in a string of departures to hit Democrats as they look ahead to the 2012 election season.
  • 5 Places to Retire On Social Security Alone

    06/19/2010 7:39:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 142 replies · 2,795+ views
    yahoo ^ | Friday, June 18, 2010 | Kathleen Peddicord
    The average Social Security check is about $1,200. You can receive that payment while living anywhere in the world. In some countries, you can even have your Social Security check direct-deposited into your local bank account. Here are five places where you could retire on your Social Security income alone. Boquete, Panama. Panama offers super user-friendly options for foreign residency. Resident retirees receive a long list of benefits including discounts on everything from prescription medicines and in-country air travel to closing costs on the purchase of real estate. Granada, Nicaragua. Granada is ... home to a welcoming community of expat...
  • Are you prepared to live on $190 a month when you retire?

    12/08/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 8, 2010 | Blake Ellis, staff reporter
    Snips from excerpt only website: While most Americans predict they will need a nest egg of $300,000 to live on for 19 years in retirement, the average savings of 50-somethings is only $29,000, which comes out to an income of $190 a month over 20 years assuming a 5% rate of return. Even with Social Security or other sources of income, most people are not going to be able to cover basic needs with such a small amount of money, she added. The survey found that 72% of Americans now expect to work through retirement, with 39% saying they will...
  • America under ObamaCare, Day 253: physicians set to retire

    12/01/2010 8:07:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 12/1/10 | staff
    Modern Medicine reports: Healthcare reform will usher in a new era of medicine in which physicians will largely cease to operate as full-time, independent, private practitioners accepting third party payments. Instead, they will work as employees, as part-timers, as administrators, in cash-only "concierge" practices, or they will walk away from medicine altogether. These are some of the findings of a new report commissioned by The Physicians Foundation entitled "Health Reform and the Decline of Physician Private Practice". The report outlines provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and examines economic, demographic and other forces impacting the way doctors...
  • My Husband Left the Rat Race r

    09/15/2010 10:22:03 PM PDT · by Cowgirl · 22 replies
    self | 9/15/2010 | Cowgirl
    Last October my husband quit his State of Alaska job, withdrew all his retirement and left the workforce. He is 55 and in perfect health. He has since spent the time catching up with projects at home such as building and fixing, doing our mining claims (2000 acres of claims right here in the middle of gold country, put in a half-acre garden and went moose hunting and fishing.
  • Mayor Daley might retire with extra $1.5M (retirement windfall)

    09/10/2010 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9/08/10
    Daley might retire with extra $1.5MSeptember 8, 2010 The size of Mayor Daleys annual pension will ultimately depend on a number of questions only the mayor can answer, including which public pension plan he files under and when he files. But aside from those pension checks, the mayor could reap a retirement windfall of nearly $1.5 million. As of June 30, the mayor had $1,479,823 left in his campaign fund. And under state law, he can claim that as income as long as he pays taxes on it. In the late 1990s, state law was changed to prohibit politicians from...
  • Oprah's Post Retirement Gig?

    09/08/2010 7:38:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-8-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Its Oprah's final season. So what does a daytime television diva do after she calls it quits? The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Forced to Retire, Some Take Social Security Early (to stay afloat)

    08/08/2010 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/08/10 | MATT SEDENSKY
    Forced to Retire, Some Take Social Security EarlyUnable to find work, unemployed turn to reduced Social Security checks early to stay afloat The Associated Press By MATT SEDENSKY MIAMI August 8, 2010 Paul Skidmore's office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he plans to file this week for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned. "All I want to do is work," said Skidmore, of Finksburg, Md., who was an insurance claims adjuster for 37 years before his company downsized and closed his office last year. "And...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg to Retire?

    05/28/2010 4:50:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 1,043+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 28, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Senate staffers Thursday were hearing rumors (ultimate source unknown) that the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gingsburg is less than two months away. The plan reportedly is this: If Elena Kagan's nomination to the court can be confirmed early this summer, Ginsburg would then announce her retirement, so that confirmation for Ginsburg's replacement could be finished before the end of the year. Those who believe the rumor see the Ginsburg retirement scenario as a signal that the Obama administration fears Democrats may lose enough Senate seats in the mid-term election to make it more difficult to confirm...
  • Will Stupak Exit Left, Right Or Right Away?

    04/07/2010 10:03:29 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 17 replies · 592+ views ^ | 04/07/10 | CaroleL
    Representative Bart Stupak (D-Michigan), the House member who provided the votes that put Obamacare over the top, may be using his spring recess to make retirement plans. Rumors are circulating that the allegedly pro-life politician will not seek reelection, but his spokeswoman will neither confirm nor deny he has made that decision.
  • U.S. Rep. William Delahunt shells out $500G from coffers (the next Dem to retire?)

    02/27/2010 4:10:55 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 668+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/26/2010 | Jessica Van Sack
    U.S. Rep. William Delahunt blew nearly $560,000 in campaign cash last year - much of it on lavish meals and a family-friendly payroll that includes his ex-wife, son-in-law and daughter - stoking speculation the Quincy Democrat is emptying his war chest and wont seek re-election. -snip- Delahunt told the Herald last week that he was still weighing whether to seek re-election, but Democratic Party sources have privately indicated his departure is anticipated - and expected to draw a host of candidates-in-waiting out of the woodwork.
  • Jobless? Retire early (Every day another 10,000 boomers will get Social Security)

    02/16/2010 5:21:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 1,597+ views
    Times Union ^ | 2/14/10 | TONY PUGH
    Jobless? Retire earlyNew Social Security claims hit record as sour economy drives early filings; payroll tax drop By TONY PUGH First published in print: Sunday, February 14, 2010 WASHINGTON -- A surge of early retirements and a decline in payroll tax revenue caused by the recession have begun to cut deeply into Social Security's surplus funding. Led by aging baby boomers and older workers frustrated by the tough job market, record numbers of eligible Americans started receiving Social Security retirement benefits in 2009. According to government figures, more than 2.7 million new beneficiaries were added to the rolls in 2009,...
  • Chris Dodd to step aside (RETIRE)

    01/06/2010 2:26:09 AM PST · by woofie · 28 replies · 1,148+ views
    Drudge, WP ^ | 1/6/10
    Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans. Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
  • Chris Dodd Set to Retire Tomorrow

    01/05/2010 9:46:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,619+ views ^ | 1/5/10 | Jonathan Singer
    Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans. [...] State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats' chances of holding the seat.
  • Dorgan to Retire

    01/05/2010 3:19:43 PM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies · 515+ views
    Poltical Wire ^ | 1/5/2010 | Unk.
    Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) "dropped a late-day bombshell, announcing he will retire when his term ends this year," USA Today reports. "Dorgan's announcement represents an opportunity for Republicans: North Dakota is a Republican-leaning state, where President Obama got just 45% of the vote last year."