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Was Missing Flight Taken Down By Lithium Battery Explosion?
This makes more sense than all the other scenarios. Read more...
While the White House Easter Egg Hunt was saved from sequestration, other programs haven't been so lucky. Here's our guide to what's happened since the across-the-board budget cuts took effect. Read more...
I'd say these members of Congress ought to be ashamed of their behavior and taking care of themselves first when it comes to fixing any of this budget sequester debacle that's causing real pain and economic harm to many of the most vulnerable among us, but as Jon Stewart noted in his opening segment this Monday, they really do have no shame. Read more...
Chris Hayes points to the thousands of low-income Americans suffering under sequestration as Congress rushes through a fix for the FAA cuts that were delaying their flights and takes a look at just who members of Congress are responsive to. As you might have guessed, it's the affluent and the donor class and not your average citizen and certainly not the poor. Read more...
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday told 149 regional airports across the country it would begin closing their air traffic control towers in April, but said it would spare another 40 towers that had been on the chopping block. Read more...

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Don't worry, the defense contractors who make drones will cover up enough of these reports to make their widespread civilian use seem like a fine idea! An inexperienced military contractor, operating by remote control in shorts and a T-shirt Read more...
Ed Schultz spoke to the Association of Flight Attendents' Veda Shook about the Senate Democrats caving into the Republicans with the passage of the FAA reauthorization bill. Senate Dems Greenlight Key Anti-Union Bill: With the help of Senate Read more...
Despite losing the most egregious anti-union measure in the Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization bill, the so-called 'compromise' that Congress has settled on remains staunchly anti-union and assaults the rights of workers in the Read more...
Listen to the radio spots here The Communications Workers of America launched new ads targeting vulnerable Republican incumbents Sean Duffy (WI) and Chip Cravaack (MN) in an attempt to get them to vote in favor of an extension of the Federal Read more...
The Hill reports: The Senate will pass the House's bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through September to end the week-and-a-half long partial shutdown of the agency, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday. Read more...