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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Jul 4, 2014 — The Defense Department said the decision was made following a runway fire incident June 23 at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The Air Force is investigating the cause of the fire.
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Feb 22, 2013 — At an estimated cost of $400 billion, it is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program. While ambitious in its scope, the program has had numerous stumbles.
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Feb 16, 2011 — The vote to kill a fighter jet engine was further proof of freshmen Republicans' resolve.
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Feb 16, 2011 — Even deficit hawks are finding it hard to cut spending and jobs in their own districts. An example getting a lot of notice this week is Speaker John Boehner's support for a fighter jet engine the Pentagon doesn't want. Making the engine provides thousand of jobs near his district.
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