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Democrats' last-ditch pre-election effort to pass gay-rights and immigration legislation fell short Tuesday after the Senate blocked the defense policy bill and as Republicans questioned Democrats' motives, arguing that now isn't the time for those politically charged debates.
The Pentagon will unveil new rules Tuesday aimed at ending years of massive cost overruns on major weapons programs, but congressional efforts to protect home-district jobs may turn Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cost-cutting drive into his toughest battle yet.
The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission.
A retired Marine Corps general who chaired a panel that helped pave the way for a series of cost-cutting measures, said the military has become wedded to "GM-style fringe benefits" such as taxpayer-subsidized grocery chains and low out-of-pocket healthcare costs.