03 Sep '12, 7pm

Will looming defense cuts play role in elections? via @LeoShane

Will looming defense cuts play role in elections? via @LeoShane

Sen. John McCain speaks to leadership at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., during a visit to the base, Aug. 23, 2012. McCain was among prominent GOP lawmakers who went on a multistate town hall tour to speak out against the dangers of deep defense budget cuts. Sandra Welch/U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — Most lawmakers and Capitol Hill staffers concede that they have virtually no chance of finding a solution for looming defense budget cuts before the November elections. In lieu of trumpeting results or even progress on the issue, Republicans and Democrats are instead working to blame the other party for the yearlong game of budget brinksmanship — and to distance themselves from what all sides describe as a potential disaster for the nation’s military. It’s unclear which party faces more danger at the polls because of the ongoing failure to avert sequestration — or even if the issue ...

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