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Labrador: Up Retirement Age To 70

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions other than those to save the life of the mother. The freshman congressman took all three stands during a debate broadcast live Thursday night on Idaho Public Television. His Democratic challenger, Jimmy Farris, differed sharply on the retirement age and abortion, but found common ground with Labrador on trimming military spending. “I think there are a number of places that we would agree and admit that we can find savings,” Farris said. “If Pentagon staff is one of them, I’d certainly like to look at it.” The two faced off in the “Idaho Debates,” a three-decade-plus tradition in Idaho political races/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Would you support raising the retirement age to 70?

Muhammad Ali At 70

Earlier today, Shirlee Smith holds a copy of a Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper photo of her at Central High School's 1960 graduation showing student council president Jerry Link, 17, left, the then cheerleader Shirlee Lewis, 17, and Cassius M. Clay, 18, a light-heavyweight member of the U.S. boxing team headed to the Olympics the following August. Ali is preparing to turn 70 next week. He’s coming home for a birthday bash at the downtown Louisville cultural center and museum bearing his name. The private party Saturday night, Jan. 13, will double as a fundraiser for the 6-year-old Muhammad Ali Center, which promotes ideals of tolerance, respect and individual achievement. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)

Question: Do you have a favorite boxer other than Muhammad Ali?

Ringo Starr @ 70

Musician Ringo Starr gives the peace sign as he celebrates his 70th birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square earlier today in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Question: Is it possible?

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