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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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Cardin Still Waiting On Transparency Rules

Congress passed a law meant to create more openness in Wall Street more than a year ago, but as Sen. Ben Cardin notes, the SEC is dragging its feet.

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Iran Launches Some GOP Debate Rhetoric To Flights Of Fancy

If the U.S. continues to be the Great Satan in eyes of many Iranian officials, capable of inspiring over-the-top rhetoric in Teheran, Iran appears to have a similar affect on U.S. politicians, propelling them to flights of excess.
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Pro-Huntsman Ad Asks N.H. Voters: 'Why Haven't We Heard Of This Guy?'

A new campaign ad asserts that New Hampshire voters just need a chance to get to know Jon Huntsman. But the candidate's issues run deeper than lack of name recognition.
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Officials Go After Occupy Richmond Protesters

After being forceably evicted from their camp in a local park, Occupy Richmond protesters are now facing a challenge for their encampment on the property of a local resident.

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