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Tens of thousands of defense industry workers risk suddenly losing their jobs if automatic federal spending cuts are not averted in the next few weeks, the chief executive officer of the defense contracting firm Northrop Grumman said Monday.
"Regardless of the final results of the election, Wednesday, Nov. 7 continues a gigantic battle between small-government, constitutional conservatives and the big-government Republicans for the heart and soul of the GOP," longtime conservative maven Richard Viguerie tells Inside the Beltway.
If re-elected, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will raise taxes on small business in order to sustain the ginormous federal government they have built. The White House duo have done nothing to avert "Taxmaggedon," the massive tax hike scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1.
Addressing Iranian dissidents this week, Newt Gingrich, the fiery former House speaker who led a conservative revolt in Congress a generation ago, assumed the role of thoughtful professor — a historian of measured words — even as he accused the State Department of appeasement.
The Washington Redskins plan to meet with Chris Cooley sometime next week about the possibility of him returning to the team.
There may be some anxiety among male Marines as female officers work their way into infantry and other combat jobs that historically have been open only to men, the Marine Corps commandant said this week.
A team of reporters and editors for The Washington Times won first place in the spot news category of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual Dateline Awards for its coverage of the August earthquake in Virginia. The paper also captured first-place awards in sports, features and arts criticism categories.