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Polls show that Democrats are regaining some confidence in the economy, but Republicans are convinced it's still in big trouble. That was the message in last night's GOP presidential debate as eight candidates appealed to the base of the party.

Later on the program, is the US military prepared for warfare in the Information Age?

Photo: (L-R) Governor John Kasich, former Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and Rep. Rand Paul pose during a photo opportunity before the Republican presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Christine Detz
Evan George

Virginia to Announce It Has Ended Veteran Homelessness 6 MIN, 30 SEC

At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama addressed the issue of homelessness among veterans. "We've now slashed the disability claims backlog by nearly 90 percent. We're reducing the outrage of veterans' homelessness, and have helped tens of thousands of our veterans get off the streets. Still, the unacceptable problems that we've seen — like long wait times, and some veterans not getting the timely care that they need — is a challenge for all of us if we are to match our words with deeds." Leo Shane, Congressional reporter for the Military Times, has more on Virginia's efforts to end veteran homelessness.

Guests:
Leo Shane, III, Military Times (@leoshane)

"It's the Economy, Stupid…" 34 MIN, 41 SEC

The economy was the subject of last night's fourth Republican presidential debate, and you could almost hear Bill Clinton's slogan from 1992. But the eight candidates struggled to define their differences, when they were almost unanimous: ‘cut taxes, cut spending; don't raise the minimum wage.' Despite a recovery that's driven unemployment down to 5%, polls show that Republican voters are anxious about the economy. We hear about last night's appeals to the base of the party and how the GOP's economic vision compares to the Democrats'.

Guests:
Molly Ball, The Atlantic (@mollyesque)
Jim Tankersley, Washington Post (@jimtankersley)
James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute (@jimpethokoukis)
Bruce Bartlett, journalist and historian (@BruceBartlett)

More:
Atlantic on who won last night's debate
Tankersley on baby boomers and the economy
Tankersley on why Republicans seem so angry in this election

The Future of War in the Digital Age 9 MIN, 20 SEC

The claim that the US has the world's most powerful fighting force is seldom questioned, but warfare is changing. Powerful as it may be, the US military is a relic of the Industrial Age and is struggling to prepare for the Information Age. That's according to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy, host of the ER podcast and author of National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear.


Operators in a control room pilot and monitor video feeds from a remotely piloted UAV
Photo: Gerald Nino, CBP, US Deptartment of Homeland Security

Guests:
David Rothkopf, FP Group (@djrothkopf)

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