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November 7th, 2018 - 4:53 pm § in Science

Science Matters: 9 New Congress Reps Have Science Credentials.

All but one replaced a Republican: Edited from article in Business Insider When the 116th Congress heads to Washington in January, there will be more scientists in the Congress, one senator and eight members of the House. The members of the 115th Congress include one physicist, one microbiologist,[...]

July 25th, 2017 - 9:24 pm § in Politics

Renewed GOP Push To Repeal Obamacare Crashes Spectacularly

Emboldened by winning a procedural vote Tuesday afternoon, the GOP Senate leadership pushed Obamacare repeal to a vote Tuesday night, and the maneuver crashed spectacularly. Needing 60 votes to pass, it got only 43, with all Democrats and 9 Republicans voting “nay.” Read story here and h[...]

October 26th, 2016 - 11:51 am § in Misc.

Principal Contributor to Adam Smith Wins Bomber Contract

David Brewster Bad news for Boeing. Its appeal of the award of a bomber contract to Northrop, lower than Boeing’s bid, is flatly rejected by the reviewing agency. The review managed to pry out some facts about the B-21: $556 million per plane. Northrop’s $80 Billion Bomber Win Spelled Out in[...]

March 16th, 2015 - 10:08 am § in Politics

The coming federal budget fight

This spring and summer, Congress must wrestle again with issues of military and entitlement spending, deficits, austerity, sequesters, debt ceiling, government shutdown and default, the GOP’s hatred of Obamacare and Obama’s immigration policies, and its burning desire to get Keystone XL [...]