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Here's some news that should warm Jeff Bezos and company's heart: Consumer interest in Amazon's Kindle Fire going into the holiday season is pretty high, with 22 percent of likely tablet buyers saying they want a Kindle Fire, according to the results of a new survey from market research firm ChangeWave (via Electronista).

While that pales in comparison to the 65 percent of likely buyers who said they wanted an Apple iPad or iPad 2, the result is significant because the Fire is the first tablet outside of the iPad to score double digit demand, dramatically outshining the third-place competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which registered just 4 percent of consumer demand.

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) endorsed Mitt Romney over the weekend, a big pickup for the man who has spent years making the Granite State the keystone to his political comeback. In an ironic twist, Ayotte and Romney have more in common than just being Northeastern Republicans: they've been accused of scrubbing their potentially damaging internal emails before gearing up for a run for higher office.

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One way or another, the U.S. will trim the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, President Obama said in a statement.

An armed man, apparently an employee of the U.S. Air Force, has over the past hour barricaded himself in a building that houses the primary control center for the nation’s GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites and other military satellites, located at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, the Associated Press reports.

A SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene. Satellite operations have not been disrupted at this time.

The airman, whose name has not yet been released, reportedly faces discharge due to a civilian court case.

An armed man, apparently an employee of the U.S. Air Force, has over the past hour barricaded himself in a building that houses the primary control center for the nation’s GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites and other military satellites, located at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, the Associated Press reports.

A SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene. Satellite operations have not been disrupted at this time.

The airman, whose name has not yet been released, reportedly faces discharge due to a civilian court case.

An armed man, apparently an employee of the U.S. Air Force, has over the past hour barricaded himself in a building that houses the primary control center for the nation’s GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites and other military satellites, located at Schriever Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, the Associated Press reports.

A SWAT team and negotiators are on the scene. Satellite operations have not been disrupted at this time.

The airman, whose name has not yet been released, reportedly faces discharge due to a civilian court case.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today said that the ratings and outlook on the U.S. (AA+/Negative/A-1+) are not affected by the announcement of the super committee indicating that it could not agree on fiscal consolidation measures to put to a congressional vote.

by Marian Wang ProPublica

Ask any campaign-finance expert about super PACs and you'll likely keep hearing one word: "coordination." That's because Super PACs -- the super-powered groups that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money from anyone -- have just one crucial restriction on their powers: By law, they're not supposed to coordinate with candidates.

Think that sounds clear? Think again.

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