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SecAF James: Russia Is ‘Biggest Threat'; F-22s May Come Soon

SecAF James: Russia Is ‘Biggest Threat'; F-22s May Come Soon

PARIS AIR SHOW: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James came out swinging today here, forcefully telling reporters that she was here and traveling throughout Europe tp deliver a message of reassurance in the face of a “resurgent Russia.” “I would say, the biggest threat on my mind [is] the activities of Russia,” she said when asked by… Keep reading →

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At long last he did it – he came out with a strong, unequivocal statement on the need to fight climate change. Yep, actor Mark Ruffalo is urging action. I’m angry that we are still debating climate change, and that despite the reams of science-based evidence for it, there are still those who ignore the… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment in Alabama inched up another notch over the past year, reports the 2015 Alabama Manufacturers Register ®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, Alabama manufacturers added 2,013 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, a half-percent… Keep reading →

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There’s no question that variable resources like solar PV and wind present unique grid challenges, but with the Clean Power Plan pointing to higher penetration levels, there’s a lot of debate about how big an issue integration really is. The North American Electrical Reliability Corporation set off alarms bells in late April with a report that said… Keep reading →

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In the wake of the ongoing legal battle that has suspended President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, workers and labor leaders have gathered in Miami over the weekend to build immigrant worker power by mobilizing workers to apply and fight for deferred action. At an event today, workers and labor leaders sent a strong message… Keep reading →

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Lindsey Graham has had a bit of a confused relationship with climate change. In 2009, he joined with his then-Senate colleagues John Kerry and Joe Lieberman in crafting a climate bill, only to withdraw his support when it came time to make a big push for it. But it looks like Candidate Graham – he announced a… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON: In what looks very much like an opening shot in a fundamental fiscal battle between the four armed services and the Office of Secretary of Defense, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus came right out today and said we should preserve fighting forces by cutting Defense Department agencies that are “pure overhead,” His prime candidates? Thetesters who make sure the services’ weapons actually… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment in Mississippi was little changed over the past twelve months reports the 2015 Mississippi Manufacturers Register ®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, Mississippi manufacturers added 252 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, its second… Keep reading →

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)has been identified as crucial in the efforts to reign in CO2 emissions that are causing climate change by leading agencies such as the UN IPCC, the International Energy Agency and the World Bank. But CCS, the process of physically capturing CO2 emissions from industrial systems like power plants, pressurizing the… Keep reading →

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Not every vote on a Pentagon program is cast in Washington, DC. Today, the Arkansas state legislature convened in special session to decide on an $87 million bond issue to benefit aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. The “super project” at stake — to use the Arkansas statute’s term of art — is the expansion of Lockheed’s… Keep reading →

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Manufacturing employment increased in California for a third straight year, reports the 2015 Directory of California Manufacturers® an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, California manufacturers added 31,525 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, an increase of 2%, slightly ahead of the… Keep reading →

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