AirTalk for January 26, 2012

Californians are willing to pay higher taxes for education

California Governor Jerry Brown has found himself in a unique position for a politician – one in which his constituents support raising taxes. A recent poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California shows that 68 percent of California voters support Brown’s proposed November ballot initiative.
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In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Obama called for “a future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world.
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Dead heat sparks fiery fight for Latino vote

Accusations were hurled, ads pulled, foreign leaders threatened as presidential hopefuls aggressively court the Latino vote ahead of next week's Florida primary.
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Pentagon announces fundamental redesign

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has just unveiled how the Pentagon will deal with $487 billion in cuts over the next ten years. As "The Wall Street Journal" reports, money will shift away from troop numbers and toward special-operations bases and drones.
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