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Could Gingrich Immigration Stance Be Shrewd Move?

The presidential candidate is getting lots of attention for his remarks about immigration in the latest GOP debate. But his statements are actually in line with the positions of Republicans from years past — Ronald Reagan included — and may help attract Latino votes.
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Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Automatic Cuts

Even as Congress' deficit-reduction supercommittee ran into a dead end this week, the resulting mandatory spending cuts were immediately targeted by interest groups and sympathetic lawmakers. No interest group stands to lose more than the defense industry.
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Pentagon Faces Significant Cuts

The Pentagon faces significant cuts in its budget — no matter whether the congressional supercommittee succeeded or failed at finding more ways to reduce the federal deficit. The military plans to cut nearly $500 billion from its budget. One place to look for cuts: in the Army and also the Air Force's stealthy and pricey F-35.
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Is An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack A Threat?

At Tuesday night's GOP presidential candidate debate, the last question was: What national security issue do you worry about that nobody is asking about? Answers ranged from socialist rebels to communist China to cyber attacks to joblessness. But Newt Gingrich mentioned a threat that certainly has not been talked about this campaign season: an electromagnetic pulse attack. Guy Raz talks with Noah Shachtman, who writes on national security for Wired magazine, about this potential national security threat.

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