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Fiscal Cliff Could Hit Civilian Pentagon Workers First

Unless Congress acts, the Defense Department faces some $55 billion in cuts after the first of the year. Salaries for uniformed personnel are the one major thing that's protected. Otherwise, it's about a 10 percent cut to everything from Pentagon civilian staff to the acquisition of new aircraft.

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Presidential Candidates Set Their Sights On Colorado's Latinos

Some Latino voters in Larimer County say they support President Obama because of his policies on immigration and education. But a Latino Republican says he thinks the GOP shares the values of "faith, family, freedom" with the Latino community.
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Advice For Moderators: Keep Order, Out Of Spotlight

Jim Lehrer was slammed for losing control of last week's presidential debate, and Martha Raddatz is confronting criticism in the lead up to Thursday's VP battle. But how much control can a moderator exert over ambitious and strong-willed candidates, especially when the stakes are so high?
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Romney's Remarks On Abortion Cause A Stir

The GOP presidential nominee told a newspaper that as president he won't push abortion-restricting legislation. The remarks, which Mitt Romney has since walked back, surprised those on both sides of the abortion debate.
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'I Was Just Too Polite,' Says Obama, Vowing To Hit Hard At Next Debate

President Obama told black radio host Tom Joyner that many Democrats might have gotten comfortable, believing an Obama win was inevitable. But inside his campaign, they always thought the race would be close.
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Romney, Obama Surrogates Clash Over Military Strategy

The Romney campaign is putting more meat on the bones of its defense policy, and the result is a muscular, almost hawkish posture. Foreign policy advisers to Mitt Romney and President Obama went toe-to-toe over military issues Wednesday.
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With 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,' Romney Can't Lose?

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been using a new phrase on the campaign trail that's borrowed from one of his favorite TV shows, Friday Night Lights.

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