Comments for: Defense cuts, layoff notice dispute sets off tiff

Posted July 31, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Republicans accused President Barack Obama of trying to keep middle-class Americans in the dark about whether they’ll lose their jobs from impending defense cuts as a Labor Department memo cautioning contractors about layoff notices set off political recriminations. “The president doesn’t want people reading about pink slips in …

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