Is the Sequester Beginning to Bite?

After bulling through March with strong spending despite the sequester, Pentagon contract awards fell off a cliff in early April. And what little money there was to spread around was often showered upon non-traditional recipients such as Madison Avenue advertising firm Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG  ) .

So what's really going on over there in Washington today? Is defense spending stalled, or will it rise again? And what does this mean for ultra-low-P/E-bearing stocks like Boeing (NYSE: BA  ) , Lockheed Martin  (NYSE: LMT  ) , Northrop Grumman  (NYSE: NOC  ) , and General Dynamics  (NYSE: GD  ) .

Motley Fool contributor Rich Smith let's you know the score...

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