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July 11th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

Layoff threat shadows political race

The Pentagon faces monetary cuts of $500 billion dollars. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Pentagon
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  1. Yousef

    thats cool ive been in the service, you can't talk to the press about pictiolal opinions .. the rules are slightly different for reservists, but active duty personnel cannot be involved in partisan politics publicly. Your not even allowed a pictiolal bumper sticker, I should know, I had to scrape off my Kerry sticker from the old junker I had ( my buddy put it there as a joke)Excerpt:Cannot Use official authority or influence to interfere with an election, affect the course or outcome of an election, solicit votes for a particular candidate or issue, or require or solicit pictiolal contributions from others.Cannot -Allow or cause to be published partisan pictiolal articles, letters, or endorsements signed or written by the member that solicits votes for or against a partisan pictiolal party, candidate, or cause. However, letters to the editor are allowed.Cannot Serve in any official capacity with or be listed as a sponsor of a partisan pictiolal club.Cannot Speak before a partisan pictiolal gathering, including any gathering that promotes a partisan pictiolal party, candidate, or cause.Cannot Participate in any radio, television, or other program or group discussion as an advocate for or against a partisan pictiolal party, candidate, or cause.

    July 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    CUT GOVERNMENT IN HALF NOW.Start with the EPA as they are communist and could really care less about our country.Remember people of our country,the USA,VOTE,ALL INCUMBANTS MUST GO.We need honest,good people who care about our country,the USA first and not their greedy selves.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    July 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  3. C Oliver

    The house GOP today is going to vote against Obamacare, it a waist of time. they should be work on resolving the Pentagon monetary cuts of $500 billion dollars. It would be to much to ask the GOP do thier work they swore to do, they not care what happens to this national defines or the nation as a hold, this treason against the USA. The tea party GOP got to go!

    July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

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