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Any move by governments toward Big Brother is good for shareholders of

Nice Systems

(NICE) - Get Report

, Jim Cramer told viewers of his "Mad Money" TV show Friday.

Cramer said that even though the domestic-security stock has already run up 20%, "I need you in it." He said he likes that such stocks are immune to politics.

If Democrats fare well in this fall's elections, they may cut defense spending, but they won't want to look weak on security, he said.

If Republicans hang on to congressional control, "Nice will thrive," Cramer said.

There's still money to be made here, Cramer said, because Nice has seen some "incredible" deals in the last month, it's leaving its competitors in the dust and it's cheap on the fundamentals.

Cramer said that just three days ago, Nice expanded its deal with

Avaya

(AV)

and also recently agreed to help boost security at the Eiffel Tower, as well as securing a deal to improve the Boston subway system's automated fare-collection operations.

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Nice does have some competition, with

Verint Systems

(VRNT) - Get Report

,

Witness Systems

( WITS) and

Comverse Tech

( CMVT), he said.

But each of those stocks has its own problems. And none of them is "en fuego" like Nice, which is trading at 21 times next year's earnings, Cramer said.

A caller then asked Cramer whether there was another defense play in

Honeywell

(HON) - Get Report

, which the caller said was making engines for unmanned drones.

Cramer said that Honeywell has too many other parts to its business and that instead, he'd direct the caller to

L-3 Communications

(LLL) - Get Report

.

A second caller asked whether newly public defense contractor

SAIC

(SAI)

would pull back.

Cramer said that stock was "good to go."

Tech Spec

Cramer said the recent tech rally could help investors make money, but the way to make

mad

money is to find newly public companies in hot sectors.

It happened with

DivX

( DIVX), and Cramer said he would try to repeat that call with one on

Riverbed Tech

(RVBD)

.

Cramer said the stock went public on Sept. 21, and it's already up $3, but investors haven't missed that much, mainly because Riverbed is "beating

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

at its own game."

If you like Cisco, you will love Riverbed," Cramer said.

Riverbed's niche is supplying network appliances for companies that need to extend their wide-area networks, or WANs. The company does have some competitors, but it's making the superior product, Cramer said.

Though Riverbed is not yet profitable, that "gets us in

on the ground floor" because revenue growth is strong, and the balance sheet is "a thing of beauty," Cramer said.

Cramer said that Cisco,

Juniper Networks

(JNPR) - Get Report

and

Citrix Systems

(CTXS) - Get Report

are trying to take market share, but they can't move in.

Riverbed also has licensing deals with

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

, which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS,

McData

( MCDTA) and

NEC

( NIPNY).

He believes that the company will start showing results from those alliances during the next quarter.

The Coming Week

Cramer's trading game plan for next week centers around the continuing tech rally that he believes will continue through October and November. Up until now, semiconductors have been somewhat indifferent to the run-up, Cramer said, but he believes they could now join the rally.

Chief among chipmakers,

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

has shown some signs of life, moving higher in the last two weeks.

But Cramer said he doesn't know if that means the stock is finished climbing. Intel reports Tuesday, and Cramer believes that the company will raise guidance, giving its shares a boost.

He suggests buying before the earnings report, but even if traders wait until after the report, "there will be money to be made."

There also will be money to be made in other semiconductor stocks, such as

Broadcom

(BRCM)

. The company reports Thursday, and Cramer expects their number to be "hideous."

He said he likes the fact that Broadcom has become a hated stock because it will become even more undervalued compared with its growth rates. Eventually the stock will move higher, and "the shorts are going to have to eat it."

Outside of tech, Cramer said

General Electric's

(GE) - Get Report

earnings on Friday showed strong infrastructure operations, which, in turn, could help a purer play like

Foster Wheeler

(FWLT)

, which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS.

GE also showed that its medical business was strong; Cramer believes that can only be good for

Beckman Coulter

( BEC).

Likewise, GE's strong appliance showing could help a stock like

Whirlpool

(WHIR)

.

However, a company's bad earnings report can also be good for other stocks. Cramer believes that an "awful number" from trading company

LaBranche

( LAB) would help

NYSE Group

(NYX)

.

Cramer also suggested getting in ahead of next week's brokerage earnings by

Merrill Lynch

( MER),

Jefferies

(JEF) - Get Report

and

Knight Capital

(NITE)

.

Similarly, Cramer likes

American Standard

( ASD) and airline operators

AMR

(AMR)

and

Continental

(CAL) - Get Report

ahead of their earnings reports next week.

Cramer then interviewed

Arena Pharmaceuticals

(ARNA) - Get Report

CEO Jack Lief, who touted his company's progress in two of the largest health care growth areas: obesity and diabetes.

Lief said the company's lorcaserin drug has performed well in Phase II clinical trials, while a diabetes partnership with

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ) - Get Report

, which Cramer owns for his charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS, has garnered a $5 million milestone payment.

Cramer called Arena his "spec play of the year."

To view Cramer's interview with Lief, click here.

Lightning Round

Bullish

Cramer was bullish on

International Securities Exchange

( ISE),

Garmin

(GRMN) - Get Report

,

Walgreen

(WAG)

,

Rite Aid

(RAD) - Get Report

,

The Children's Place

(PLCE) - Get Report

,

Sears Holdings

(SHLD)

,

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Report

,

Immucor

( BLUD),

Johnson Controls

(JCI) - Get Report

and

Toyota

(TM) - Get Report

.

Bearish

Cramer was bearish on

Daktronics

(DAKT) - Get Report

,

Home Depot

(HD) - Get Report

,

Checkpoint Systems

(CKP)

,

Intermec

(IN)

,

Avanir Pharma

(AVNR)

and

Rambus

(RMBS) - Get Report

.

For more of Cramer's insights during the most recent Lightning Round,

click here.

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.

At the time of publication, Cramer was long Foster Wheeler, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard and Sears Holdings.

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