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  • Chuck Schumer says a President ‘deserves his choices’ for cabinet positions 2009, that is

    02/10/2017 9:45:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Robert Laurie
    Laments alleged 'new tactic' of delays and obstruction Chuck Schumer is now the official king of obstruction. He’s vowed to fight, delay, withhold, and complicate every single Trump nomination and confirmation for the entirety of the President’s four-year term. So far, he hasn’t actually stopped any of Trump’s picks, but he and his ilk sure do enjoy gumming up the system.
  • Two sections of First Coast Expressway construction behind schedule

    12/07/2016 11:00:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | December 6, 2016 | Teresa Stepzinski
    Construction of two of the three sections of the multi-lane First Coast Expressway running through Clay County and neighboring Northeast Florida communities is behind schedule, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials, who cited a variety of factors for the delays. The expressway is a limited access toll facility is touted by elected officials and economic development authorities in Clay as being a gateway to new residential and commercial economic growth, which translates into an increased tax base. When completed, the expressway will span 46.5 miles. It be a connecting road outside of the existing Interstate 295 Loop between Interstate...
  • Will next governor pave the way for more public-private partnerships?

    10/11/2016 7:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Indiana Lawyer ^ | October 11, 2016 | Hayleigh Colombo, IBJ Staff
    The controversial 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road paved the way for highway projects funded by public-private partnerships in Indiana — including the relatively smooth and nearly finished building of a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville and the beleaguered construction of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Indiana’s next governor — whose road-funding agenda will likely shape discussions at next year’s budget session of the Indiana General Assembly — will have a major role in crafting future deals to fund projects and maintain the state’s infrastructure. The question is whether the state will...
  • I-69 construction woes lead to another bond downgrade

    10/11/2016 1:03:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | September 20, 2016 | Susan Orr
    Continuing delays on the construction of Interstate 69 between Bloomington and Martinsville have led to another ratings downgrade on the bonds issued to help finance the project. Standard & Poor’s has lowered its rating from BB+ to BB- on $244 million in bonds issued by the Indiana Finance Authority in 2014 for the interstate project. “The rating action reflects our view of increased construction risk at the project, which is eight months behind schedule and about 56 percent complete,” S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Tony Bettinelli said in the ratings agency’s statement on the downgrade last week. The 21-mile project,...
  • KDOT sweeps: Kansas is going backward with more projects stalled

    09/16/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Garden City Telegram ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dena Sattler / Topeka Capital-Journal
    Kansas has more than 140,000 miles of public roads — the fourth most in the U.S. Such a massive network requires substantial public investment in maintenance and new projects, and some transportation advocates are worried that the state’s revenue crisis will prevent much of this necessary work from getting done. For example, the Brownback administration has transferred more than $1 billion from the Kansas Department of Transportation to the state general fund over the past few years. … Earlier this year, $185 million was removed from the highway fund to counteract meager state revenue collections. This sweep was announced alongside...
  • NJ county threatening to sue state DOT over highway project shutdown

    09/16/2016 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Passaic County, NJ, has announced its intention to sue the state's Department of Transportation for costs resulting from Gov. Chris Christie's order to shut down all projects funded through the near-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), according to The Record.Citing safety issues, Passaic County officials said they used their own funds to continue with certain state projects after the shutdown, such as a $330,000 repaving project that left raised manhole covers exposed. The county has a multimillion-dollar lineup of infrastructure projects now on hold.Passaic County Counsel William Pascrell, who notified the state DOT of Passaic's intention to sue over...
  • Burr cites WBTV investigation in Senate testimony on VA legislation

    03/16/2016 4:27:15 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3/16/16 | By Nick Ochsner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBTV) - Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) cited a recent On Your Side investigation into problems with the VA Choice Program in testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Tuesday. Burr was testifying before the committee in support of legislation he introduced last week with a group of Republican senators aimed at making changes to the Choice Program. In his testimony, Burr cited the case of Marine veteran Jim Bancroft who told On Your Side Investigates about his problems receiving treatment by an outside provider through the Choice Program because the program's third-party administrator had...
  • Veterans, families call WBTV for help with delays at VA medical centers:VANITY, I AM IN THIS NEWS

    02/25/2016 3:48:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/25/16 | By Nick Ochsner
    I am one of the vets in this story. This is me in this story. I had a CT scan July 2014 and they confirmed the hernia I went to see them for, but they also found a cyst in my liver the size of a jawbreaker and found my spine was fusing between L2 and L3. I requested to see a surgeon for the hernia but they refused. I requested to see a hepatologist for my liver and they refused. I requested to see a spinal surgeon for the fusion and they refused. I only got care when I...
  • I will be interviewed tomorrow night at 6pm about VA delays

    02/24/2016 7:53:30 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/24/16 | RaceBannon
    I am one of the veterans who was interviewed for this show tomorrow night
  • State Department Delays Full Hillary Clinton Email Dump Until After Early Primaries

    01/29/2016 10:26:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The State Department will release 2,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails Friday, but that’s a fraction of the remaining Clinton emails still in its possession. The Department has 7,000 more pages of Clinton’s emails that it chooses not to release yet. The State Department’s Friday dump represents less than 23 percent of the remaining emails. Vice reporter Jason Leopold is suing the State Department in District Court in Washington, D.C. for the full release. So when will the emails all be released? Not until February 29, by which point Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina will already have pledged
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Secrets and Lies about Obamacare

    03/28/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    In Casablanca, Captain Renault feigns surprise by famously declaring, “I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Moments later, a croupier hands Renault a pile of money, saying, “Your winnings, sir.” Just as Renault wasn’t really surprised that Rick’s Café would break the law, none of can be surprised this week that President Obama and the implementers of Obamacare are breaking the law – again. After all, they’ve played fast and loose with the law creating Obamacare since it was (sloppily) written and (barely) passed almost exactly four (long) years ago. The most notorious of Obama’s...
  • Follow ObamaCare Delays at Your Peril: The IRS can still penalize you

    03/13/2014 12:00:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2014 | Anthony Ciani
    Despite being “the law of the land”, President Obama is telling a lot of people to ignore ObamaCare; but does that absolve you from following it? The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, is now in full effect, or it is supposed to be. To avert certain political disaster for the Democratic Party, Obama has issued, as of March 5, 2014, 20 unilateral executive actions to “delay” ObamaCare mandates and taxes. The President has the authority to pardon, but he cannot pre-pardon your crimes, just as a priest cannot pre-absolve your uncommitted sins; and just as a priest...
  • As Obama Delays Obamacare Again, Julie Boonstra Strikes Back

    03/05/2014 6:33:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 3/5/14 | John Hinderaker
    As Scott noted a little while ago, the Obama administration has again pushed back the deadline for individual and small group policies to comply with Obamacare’s requirements. They are doing this, obviously, because they are trying to put off the political fallout when millions of Americans lose the coverage they had, and find that coverage under Obamacare will be more expensive and/or more limited. Which gives a special resonance to the story of Julie Boonstra. Mrs. Boonstra, as you likely recall, is a Michigan resident who suffers from leukemia. She filmed a television ad for Americans For Prosperity in which...
  • Insurers warn MNsure: Coverage delays possible

    12/07/2013 11:58:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-6-13 | Chrissy Snowbeck
    Minnesota health insurers say they still aren't getting complete information about enrollees in MNsure, the state's health insurance exchange, and the delays could prevent people from having coverage Jan. 1. Data being sent to the health plans contain inaccuracies, omissions and in some cases conflicting information about which policy an enrollee is selecting, according to a letter sent to state officials Friday by Julie Brunner, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, a trade group. Insurers also say time is growing short to manually fix the problems -- particularly with an expected surge
  • Chinese Cabin Crew Learn Kung Fu as Mobs of ‘Unstable’ Passengers Attack Staff Over Flight Delays

    07/29/2013 3:13:53 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 14 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | Sunday, July 28, 2013 | Malcolm Moore
    China has spent billions on building some of the largest and most modern airports in the world, but, much to everyone’s embarrassment, it seems unable to get planes to fly between them on time. Last month, only 18 per cent of the 22,000 flights out of Beijing’s Capital airport departed on schedule, according to the aviation research company FlightStats, making it the world’s worst major airport for punctuality. Not one Chinese airport managed to get even half of its flights to leave on time. The delays have seen mobs of angry passengers mount at least eight large protests at departure...
  • FAA Flight Delays An Old Bureaucratic Game

    04/24/2013 2:38:09 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 April 2013 | Editorial
    Government: The FAA has done an incompetent job of making tiny sequester budget cuts, leading to flight delays across the country. It's time for Congress to haul these people in and make them explain their real priorities. By the Federal Aviation Administration's logic, all it takes is a 5% cut in the FAA's $12.5 billion budget, as the 2011 Budget Control Act requires, to throw the whole air transportation system out of whack. The result? Three-hour delays for 1,200 flights at America's busiest hub airports — including all three in the New York area, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta —...
  • Obama delays budget until April, slams Ryan’s plan

    03/12/2013 3:01:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/13 | Neil Munro
    The White House announced Tuesday it would not release its budget request until early April, and unloaded on the GOP’s 10-year budget plan, which was designed by House budget chief Rep. Paul Ryan. Ryan’s budget would punish middle-class Americans by cutting taxes on the wealthy by a third, claimed White House press secretary Jay Carney. “The burden is doubled or even tripled on everyone else,” he claimed. Ryan’s “voucherization” reform of federal health-care programs “does not nothing to deal with the fundamental problem, which is rising health-care costs, but actually exacerbates that problem,” Carney claimed, as he repeatedly reminded reporters...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Metro Green Line reopened with likely delays

    07/08/2012 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2012 | Meredith Somers
    High temperatures caused a “heat kink” along a stretch of Metrorail track, officials said, closing a portion of Green Line service throughout the weekend and likely impacting the Monday morning rush hour. Service between Fort Totten and Prince George’s Plaza was suspended Saturday and Sunday while crews repaired the 1,000-foot section of track bent out of shape because of the hot weather. Metro officials announced Sunday night that service had restarted between the two stations, but trains were single-tracking.
  • U.S. delays drilling off Virginia's coast to at least 2017

    03/22/2012 12:13:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Times-Dispatch ^ | 3/22/12 | Olympia Meola
    Offshore drilling has been pushed further onto Virginia's horizon. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Tuesday announced the oil and gas leasing plan for 2012-2017, and Virginia did not make the list. The proposed program includes 15 potential lease sales, with 12 in the Gulf of Mexico and three off Alaska. Virginia's lease sale was scheduled for 2011, but the federal government delayed it until at least 2017 after the April-July 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Gov. Bob McDonnell, who wanted to use the millions that...
  • Shell losing $1 billion a year on U.S. Gulf drilling delays

    02/02/2012 8:07:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | 2/2/12 | bloomberg
    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, is losing about $1 billion a year from drilling delays in the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 Macondo disaster. Shell’s production in the region will be curbed by about 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent this year, similar to 2011, Chief Financial Officer Simon Henry said. The company expects to return to planned operations off the Gulf coast by 2014. “The cash flow implications are a billion dollars or more per year relative to where we want to be,” Henry said in London today. “We are catching up.” The company, which in...
  • Obama delays oil pipeline plan, discards 20,000 jobs

    11/10/2011 1:57:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/10/11 | Neil Munro
    Roughly 20,000 oil industry construction jobs are being thrown under Obama’s 2012 campaign bus, largely because the president needs to pump up his sagging support among the environmentalists. The pitch came Thursday when President Barack Obama put his leadership behind a State Department plan to study alternative routes for the pipeline, which is intended to bring oil from Alberta in Canada to oil refineries along the Gulf Coast. “We should take the time to ensure that all questions are properly addressed and all the potential impacts are properly understood,” said Obama’s afternoon statement. The construction jobs, and the revenue from...
  • Flotilla faces serious delays, might sail only next week

    06/28/2011 4:16:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Technical difficulties, dwindling participation and possible sabotage sap momentum of Freedom Flotilla 2; 350 people expected to participate, as opposed to 1,500 originally expected by organizers. Withdrawn insurance deeds, alleged sabotage and Greek bureaucracy have dealt a setback to organizers of Freedom Flotilla 2, who said on Tuesday that departure to the Gaza Strip might be postponed until next week. In addition, a mere 350 people are expected to participate in the flotilla, as opposed to the 1,500 originally expected by the organizers. “There have been many obstacles and complaints. Some boats are not ready and it is not clear...
  • Hill panel votes to delay gays in the military

    05/12/2011 1:53:26 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 5/12/2011 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON – A House panel approved a defense bill early Thursday that would delay President Barack Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military and limit the commander in chief's authority on slashing the nation's nuclear arsenal. By a vote of 60-1, the House Armed Services Committee approved the broad, $553 billion defense blueprint that would provide a 1.6 percent increase in military pay, fund an array of aircraft, ships and submarines, slightly increase health care fees for working-age retirees and meet the Pentagon's request for an additional $118 billion to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • EPA delays stricter smog, mercury limits

    12/08/2010 2:19:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/8/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying new rules that would impose stricter limits on two key pollutants—smog and mercury—drawing complaints from environmental groups who say the Obama administration appears to be caving in to political pressure from congressional Republicans. "It is hard to avoid the impression that EPA is running scared from the incoming Congress," said Frank O'Donnell, president of the advocacy group Clean Air Watch. Republicans took control of the House and gained in the Senate in the midterm elections, and many GOP lawmakers have vowed to target the EPA for what they call a series...
  • Navy delays new combat ship contract

    08/23/2010 5:21:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/23/10 | Roxana Tiron
    The Navy indicated Monday there would be a several-month delay in awarding a high-profile combat ship contract. The Navy was expected to announce the winner of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract this summer. Instead, it will take several more months to weigh the competitors’ offers. Lockheed Martin, teamed with Wisconsin-based Marinette Marine and Alabama-based Austal USA, a unit of Australian Austal Ltd., are competing for the contract, which is initially worth about $5 billion for 10 shore-hugging combat ships and includes combat systems for five additional ships.
  • Oil Disaster: All Hands Not On Deck -- Why?

    05/03/2010 3:39:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 638+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Doug Ross notes that this oil spill was not treated as earlier ones were: "On April 29th, Ron Gouget, who once managed Gulf spill response teams, publicly pilloried the administration's response to the tragic oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Gouget is an expert when it comes to these matters: he helped created the 1994 plan that allowed expedited burning of oil as soon as a major spill had occurred -- without having to wait for permission or approvals. Federal officials should have started burning oil off the surface of the Gulf last week, almost as soon as...
  • A 16-hour flightmare

    03/16/2010 1:05:31 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 26 replies · 1,657+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2010 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    They were supposed to be taking a direct flight from LAX to JFK -- but wound up on a 16-hour nightmare tour by air and bus of New York state. ... "One guy said he had a question, and the flight attendant started shouting at this guy, 'You are really getting on my freaking nerves! You need to shut the hell up!' " Martin said. He added, "Carrie Anne and I tried to bring cookies on the plane to the mothers with babies, and the flight attendants started snapping at us." ...
  • Obama’s Delay Is Turning Afghanistan Into A Quagmire

    10/10/2009 11:19:14 PM PDT · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 31 replies · 708+ views
    Barack Obama we are told is a smart man. He attended Columbia University and Harvard Law. He lectured Constitutional law at the University of Chicago, but does any of this qualify him to be Commander-in-Chief? On the campaign trail, candidate Obama famously called Afghanistan the “good war”. But the truth of the matter, Afghanistan was the stagnant war. The enemy shifted its focus to Iraq because that is where we chose to fight. The Taliban and al Qaeda where chased out of Afghanistan and into Pakistan and needed to be regrouped. So they called on Islamic “freedom fighters” to engage...
  • Obama Care in 60 seconds or less

    07/18/2009 2:39:50 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 904+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2009 | Cliff Thier
    I saw the most effective commercial I've ever seen. The commercial, very quickly, puts forward the best argument against government-controlled health care. (snip) If this commercial gets a wider audience it could be the nail in the coffin.
  • Lightning delays shuttle launch

    07/11/2009 2:38:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 464+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/11/09 | BBC
    The launch of US shuttle Endeavour is to be further delayed after a thunderstorm around Cape Canaveral, Nasa officials say. Blast-off has been postponed for 24 hours to allow technical teams to assess the effects of lightning strikes near the launch pad on Friday. Two previous launch attempts in June were scrapped because of a potentially hazardous leak in a hydrogen vent line. The craft is to take and install a last piece of Japan's space station lab. Lift-off had been scheduled for 1939 local time (2339 GMT). But on Friday evening, the area surrounding the launch pad was hit...
  • Gov't delays release of report on interrogations

    06/20/2009 3:00:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 291+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/09 | Pamela Hess - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is delaying by a week its release of an internal CIA report on the agency's Bush-era secret detention and interrogation program. The roughly 150-page report was expected to be released Friday, .. "We continue to review the document to see what additional material can be released in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act," said CIA spokesman George Little. The American Civil Liberties Union, .. said it was disappointed by the delay.
  • SOWELL: The bottom line is medical care. Entering the zone of dead-wait treatment delays

    04/22/2009 3:53:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 742+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    Much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I must report the shocking facts. Medical care is medical care. Nothing more and nothing less. This may not seem like a breakthrough on the frontiers of knowledge, but it completely contradicts what is being said by many who are urging universal health care because so many Americans lack health insurance. Insurance is not medical care. Indeed, health care is not the same as medical care. Countries with universal health care do not have more or better medical care. The bottom line is medical care - but the rhetoric...
  • Administration lawyer delays Supreme Court debut (no courtroom experience)

    04/19/2009 10:36:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 669+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 4/19/09 | AP
    Elena Kagan, the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, is passing up the chance to make her first high-court argument in a big case over minority voting rights. Instead, Kagan, confirmed by the Senate last month as solicitor general, will wait until the fall to make her debut, Justice Department spokeswoman Beverley Lumpkin said Tuesday
  • State Cuts Delay U.S. Benefits, Official Says

    04/12/2009 9:05:28 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 16 replies · 531+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 4/12/09 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top Social Security official says benefits for tens of thousands of people with severe disabilities are being delayed by furloughs and layoffs of state employees around the country. The official, Michael J. Astrue, the commissioner of Social Security, said Sunday that “governors are hurting their own states, their own citizens, and increasing the backlog of claims” by furloughing workers who make disability decisions.
  • Bad air could delay major freeway projects

    07/10/2008 5:46:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 229+ views
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 10, 2008 | James Burger and James Geluso
    Dust storms that fouled Kern County’s air in May could mean months of delay for two major Kern County freeway projects. A project to widen Highway 46 from Holloway Road west to Highway 33 at Blackwells Corner will almost certainly be delayed for five months or more, said Ron Brummett, executive director of the Kern Council of Governments. And the Westside Parkway in Bakersfield, a freeway that’s to run west from a point near Highway 99 to Heath Road, might also be delayed if dickering over air quality standards goes on too long. The Environmental Protection Agency, Brummett said, is...
  • Some buyers will get 787s 2˝ years late Delays could cost Boeing $4 billion in fines

    05/09/2008 6:47:51 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 17 replies · 67+ views ^ | May 8, 2008 9:00 p.m. PT | JAMES WALLACE
    Although The Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner may be only 15 months or so behind schedule, delivery delays will be as much as twice that long for some customers that bought the fuel-efficient composite jet. The extent of the delivery delays, which likely will cost Boeing several billion dollars in penalty payments, became more apparent Thursday when two important 787 customers disclosed just how late their planes will be. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the parent of International Lease Financial Corp., the biggest customer for the 787 with 74 on order, disclosed that its planes will be...
  • Boeing delays delivery of 787s to Air Canada

    05/08/2008 8:48:21 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 6 replies · 124+ views
    Financial Post ^ | May 08, 2008 | Scott Deveau
    Air Canada will have to wait at least two years longer than originally expected to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner, the airline revealed on Thursday. The Boeing Co. has told Air Canada that it will deliver the first of the 37 aircraft it has on order at least 24 to 30 months later than the carrier had previously expected, at the earliest in January 2012. Air Canada will be seeking compensation from Boeing for the delays, Montie Brewer, Air Canada chief executive, told a conference call on Thursday. In April, Boeing announced that the first deliveries of the...
  • Flying the Oberstar Skies

    04/11/2008 12:25:29 AM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 97+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Journal readers tend to get around, so there's a good chance that the person reading this editorial has been among the hundreds of thousands of travelers stuck on a tarmac or waylaid in a hotel by the recent wave of flight cancellations. And if you're wondering where to point the finger, we'd suggest Capitol Hill. Allow us to explain. After the Federal Aviation Administration fined Southwest Airlines more than $10 million last month for inspection lapses, Congress rounded up the usual scapegoats for some hearings. FAA officials told the House Transportation Committee that the Southwest situation was "an isolated problem,...
  • Airlines lining up for Boeing 787 compensation

    04/10/2008 5:52:58 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 21 replies · 91+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 10, 2008 | Adrian Bathgate and Aiko Hayashi
    WELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Airlines lined up on Thursday for compensation after Boeing Co announced a further six-month delay for its new 787 Dreamliner plane, with Air New Zealand, Air India and Japan's two big carriers eyeing redress. The U.S. plane maker announced the third major delay for the revolutionary plane on Wednesday, promising first delivery in the third quarter of 2009, more than a year after the original target of May this year -- with an indefinite delay for a short-range model favoured by the Japanese carriers. Air New Zealand and Air India AI.UL said they would seek compensation. All...
  • Weather Grounds Flights; Strands Travelers

    03/19/2008 6:08:33 AM PDT · by Newsradio 740 KTRH · 9 replies · 294+ views
    Newsradio 740 KTRH ^ | March 19, 2008 | By KTRH's August Skamenca
    Driving winds and rain ground flights in Houston and Dallas after a massive weather system rolls across Texas. The stranded traveler syndrome was repeated hundreds of times at Bush Intercontinental Airport where airlines reported cancellations and delays of more than six hours. American Airlines diverted some flights from Dallas to Houston to avoid thunderstorms. Travelers weren't pleased with the outcome. "[We] landed in Houston. We taxied around burning fuel for about 15 minutes -- went to to the gate, the hangar refuel [with] still no information whether Dallas was gonna open or not," one woman said. At Dallas-Fort Worth International...
  • Snowstorm shuts down Kansas City International Airport; 4 inches and counting

    02/17/2008 9:23:27 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 150+ views
    AP/WLNS ^ | Feb. 17, 2008 | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Heavy snow and slush has forced officials at Kansas City International Airport to close and cancel numerous flights. Airport spokesman Joe McBride says the runways were closed around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when testing showed conditions were too slick to safely operate planes. The airport sees about 440 flights a day. Four inches of snow had fallen at Kansas City International as of 10 a.m. Forecasters predict snow will continue well into the afternoon.
  • Voting delays in Benson, clerks call in the cavalry

    02/05/2008 5:00:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 137+ views
    KVOA News4, Arizona ^ | Ryan Morris
    More election clerks are heading to Benson to help relieve long lines and wait times at the polls. Callers to the News 4 Newsroom have complained of two to three hour waits. Elections Officer Tom Shelling tells News 4, two more clerks have been added to the staff there, with two more on the way. That's a grand total of ten clerks. New voting regulations require polling places to have at least 2,000 registered voters each under their jurisdiction, says Shelling. That means many smaller polling places had to consolidate, and Shelling says they weren't quite ready for the rush....
  • TxDOT: Need more funds

    01/20/2008 8:05:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 190+ views
    Amarillo Globe-News ^ | January 20, 2008 | Karen Smith Welch
    The Texas Department of Transportation says it can't afford to build new roads without more funds, but a Panhandle lawmaker called the move an attempt to hold projects for ransom. TxDOT argues costs have skyrocketed and federal and state lawmakers have diverted millions to other priorities, Amarillo District Engineer Mark Tomlinson said. State legislators moved more than $1.5 billion from the 2008-09 state highway fund for other missions, he said. So TxDOT must cut $1.1 billion from its 2008-09 construction budget and focus on maintenance of the state's 79,000 miles of existing roadways, Tomlinson said. Next week, Tomlinson will list...
  • Federal judge delays even further Calif's stalled death penalty

    11/06/2007 2:52:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 107+ views
    A federal judge canceled plans to tour California's new execution chamber later this month and temporarily halted proceedings in a lawsuit challenging the state's death penalty. U.S. District Court Jeremy Fogel (FOE-gol) in San Jose delayed litigation in the federal lawsuit filed by condemned killer Michael Morales because a state court judge on Oct. 31 invalidated the state's death penalty on administrative grounds. The U.S. Supreme Court has also been halting executions nationwide while it considers a challenge to Kentucky's lethal injection execution method. Fogel ordered lawyers to return to his courtroom in Jan. 17 to consider the next steps.
  • After delays, 'virtual fence' nearly ready for acceptance testing

    10/17/2007 6:52:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 86+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/17/07 | Arthur H. Rotstein - ap
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Defense contractor Boeing Co. has told the government it believes it has solved most of the problems that have delayed use of the first section of a high-tech “virtual fence” along the nation's borders for months. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, however, said they'll wait until acceptance testing now set for late October is done before passing judgment. The 28-mile section of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona is the first of thousands of miles planned on the nation's southern and northern borders. Boeing personnel who briefed federal officials “sounded real optimistic” about the...
  • Gridlock in the Air - If your plane is late, call your Congressman.

    07/20/2007 9:04:21 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 431+ views ^ | July 21, 2007 | Editorial Staff
    No one who has traveled by plane recently needs to be told that our commercial air-travel system is overstretched. Statistics support the anecdotal evidence of crowded airspace, taxiways and airports. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey recently noted that 2006 was the worst year on record for delays and cancellations and that 2007 bids to be worse still. On one day this past week, fewer than half the planes at JFK in New York City were on time. Nationwide for the month of June, more than 30% of all flights were delayed. It's enough to make you think they should just add...
  • Israel delays major US arms deal to Arab states

    04/05/2007 7:24:25 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 761+ views
    Israelinsider ^ | 4-5-2007 | staff writer
    A major US weapons deal to Saudi Arabia and other regional allies has been delayed due to Israeli objections, the New York Times reported.
  • Iraqi PM delays official trip to Iran (for "technical reasons")

    09/10/2006 11:02:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 196+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/06 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has postponed his first official visit to Tehran for "technical reasons," officials said Sunday. Al-Maliki was supposed to visit Iran Monday. It was unclear how long his trip would be delayed. Iraq's ambassador to Iran, Mohammad Majid al-Sheikh, and Ali al-Adeeb, a legislator and senior member with al-Maliki's Dawa party, confirmed that the trip had been postponed, with both citing "technical reasons." They did not elaborate. Meanwhile, iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency quoted unidentified Foreign Ministry officials as saying that talks were still under way with Iraqi officials to set a...