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Republicans Say White House Hiding Sequestration Lay Offs

Why would the Department of Labor ever want to wait till after the election for layoffs to be announced?

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Republicans accused the Obama administration Tuesday of intimidating defense contractors and seeking to hide job losses from pending cuts to the Pentagon's budget in order to help the president's reelection campaign. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans pointed to guidance issued Monday by the Department of Labor that said it would be "inappropriate" for defense firms to issue layoff notices to employees before the election due to the pending cuts.

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