With less than 50 days until a $500 billion, 10-year cut to planned Pentagon spending is set to kick in unless Congress and the president strike a massive deficit-reduction deal, talks began Friday at the White House. And everyone emerged upbeat. The word of the day was “confident,” uttered by all of the so-called congressional Big Four and the White House.
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