Senate passes FAA extension with two days to spare

(link to post)The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to extend the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration for another 14 months, just two days before the FAA’s current authorization expires. The bill, which passed the House 89-4 on Monday, will now head to President Obama’s desk for his signature into law. The legislation is…

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'Thank God they're trying': Contractors applaud Senate plan to shake up Pentagon purchasing

(link to post)The Senate’s plan to reform the Pentagon’s acquisition system may be getting pushback from military leaders, but some contractors are excited that the Defense Department is at least trying something new to fix its difficult-to-access procurement system. The Senate-passed version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would split the Pentagon’s top…

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'Thank God they're trying': Contractors applaud Senate plan to shake up Pentagon purchasing

(link to post)The Senate’s plan to reform the Pentagon’s acquisition system may be getting pushback from military leaders, but some contractors are excited that the Defense Department is at least trying something new to fix its difficult-to-access procurement system. The Senate-passed version of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would split the Pentagon’s top…

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Clinton: The party of Lincoln is becoming 'the party of Trump'

(link to post)Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the wave of race-related violence in the United States shows that America is still divided, and argued that Donald Trump is promoting this division. “America’s struggle with race is not finished,” she said in Illinois, in the same chamber where Abraham Lincoln gave his “House Divided” speech in…

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Clinton: The party of Lincoln is becoming 'the party of Trump'

(link to post)Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the wave of race-related violence in the United States shows that America is still divided, and argued that Donald Trump is promoting this division. “America’s struggle with race is not finished,” she said in Illinois, in the same chamber where Abraham Lincoln gave his “House Divided” speech in…

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Paul Ryan: Clinton email server was 'calculated,' not 'careless'

(link to post)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday rejected the FBI’s conclusion that Hillary Clinton was “careless” in how she handled sensitive material while she was secretary of state, and instead said Clinton’s actions were the result of political calculation. “[H]er actions do not seem careless at all,” Ryan wrote in a Washington Post op-ed…

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Paul Ryan: Clinton email server was 'calculated,' not 'careless'

(link to post)House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday rejected the FBI’s conclusion that Hillary Clinton was “careless” in how she handled sensitive material while she was secretary of state, and instead said Clinton’s actions were the result of political calculation. “[H]er actions do not seem careless at all,” Ryan wrote in a Washington Post op-ed…

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WH: Responses to Obama speech show U.S. is 'making some progress'

(link to post)White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s “provocative” Tuesday address at the memorial service for five officers slain in a sniper attack, and said the fact that his speech was well-received shows the country is moving in the right direction. “There are some things that the president said in the speech that…

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WH: Responses to Obama speech show U.S. is 'making some progress'

(link to post)White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s “provocative” Tuesday address at the memorial service for five officers slain in a sniper attack, and said the fact that his speech was well-received shows the country is moving in the right direction. “There are some things that the president said in the speech that…

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New York Times calls out Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Trump scorn

(link to post)The left-leaning New York Times editorial board is calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon for many liberals, to stop her public criticism of Donald Trump. Ginsburg has used three media interview opportunities to rail against the Republican nominee, calling him a “faker,” inconsistent on policy and unfit for the presidency. But…

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