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Monday, June 18, 2018
Air Force One, Trump, Boeing

With Lockheed Martin and Boeing, Trump Creates Another Spectacle

Trump extracted a “promise” from Boeing’s CEO that the cost of replacing Air Force One would not exceed $4 billion. This is Trump’s latest move to use the bully pulpit to pressure companies to make it appear as if he is advancing an economic agenda.

December 22, 2016
Trump, Twitter

Trump Drives Misleading News Coverage 140 Characters At A Time

Since his victory, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to generate positive news about himself across the spectrum of media platforms, implanting misleading narratives about his business and economic acumen into national news.

December 12, 2016
Air force one

Trump Tweets: Boeing Targeted For Cost Of New Air Force One

“The plane is totally out of control. I think it’s ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money,” Trump told reporters.

December 6, 2016

Failing Programs Kept Alive By Lawmakers

Members of Congress whose states or districts benefited from missile defense spending fought doggedly to protect three of the programs long after their shortcomings became obvious.

April 7, 2015

Boeing Says 533,000 New Pilots Needed In Next 20 years

Paris (AFP) — U.S. planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet. It said 584,000 new maintenance technicians would also be required between 2014 and 2033. “Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 percent of the […]

July 30, 2014

Asiana Pilots Switched Off System That Might Have Averted Crash, NTSB Says

By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A federal safety panel on Tuesday concluded that the pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, 2013, mismanaged their landing approach and inadvertently shut off an automatic speed control system that might have prevented the accident. Meeting in Washington, […]

June 24, 2014

Romney Courts Far Right in NLRB Attack

Mitt Romney did the usual Republican anti-labor routine today when he slammed Obama for the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing in South Carolina: The NLRB handles union issues, including claims of unfair practices by employers against labor unions. In a complaint, the board charged that Boeing built a $750-million airplane factory in nonunion […]

June 28, 2011