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The Late Edition: December 11, 2012

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NTU joins the Cato Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and the Project on Defense Alternatives in calling on Congress to keep its word on defense cuts as part of the sequester. Article courtesy of The Hill.

NTU’s vice president of government affairs Brandon Arnold appeared in Buzz Feed explaining why Congress shouldn't try to insert a farm bill into whatever Fiscal Cliff deal is hammered out in Washington.

By now you've heard the job numbers released last Friday showed a slight drop in the unemployment rate. Unfortunately, most of that reduction wasn't due to people finding jobs, but instead getting discouraged and departing the workforce altogether. Check out this graphic from the Mercatus Center at GMU detailing labor force participation since the beginning of the year up through November: