Political Headlines - May 13, 2013

  • Proposed budget cuts imperil defense jobs in Mass.: Two plants in Massachusetts fear hundreds of layoffs when the Pentagon informs Congress that it plans to strip Army communications contract spending and use it instead for war spending. National security reporter Bryan Bender has more from Washington.
  • Pentagon's sexual assault conundrum: National security columnist Juliette Kayyem writes about how the only real solution to the military sex assault epidemic will come with the complete integration of women into an armed services that has, for too long, treated them as second-class citizens.
  • Gabriel Gomez an outsider or preset insider?: Columnist Adrian Walker writes about the GOP Senate candidate. Gomez has styled himself as an outsider who wants to shake things up, but his recent behavior smacks of everything he professes to dislike about Washington.