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Pravda notes with disdain weakness of American people in U.S. descent into Marxism.
May 30, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Keahey/Albritton showdown; Don't tread on me; James builds team in Baldwin; Old Shell's summertime blues; Full force; Sparks on the trail; Mobile mad for moonpies; Rally for change (but dollars welcome, too).
JPMorgan may face SEC charges over bond deals that helped push Alabama’s most populous county to the brink of bankruptcy.
May 7, 2009
Steve Flowers: Census too important to get lost in next year's election shuffle.
Handicapping the field in the scrum to replace Souter on U.S. Supreme Court.
May 5, 2009
Sessions tapped to lead GOP forces in likely battle over Obama nominee to U.S. Supreme Court.
May 4, 2009
Specter suggests he abandoned GOP for its role in the death of Jack Kemp. Unlike Specter, Kemp had the power of the happy man.
May 2, 2009
On PAC-to-PAC transfers, Alabama Democrats' actions mock their words.
May 1, 2009
Winnie the Pooh & Piglet: Best friends face swine flu scare.
Murtha Won't Add Tanker Provision To Supplemental
House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, D-Pa., is abandoning efforts to attach language to the FY09 wartime supplemental spending bill that would require the Air Force to split a hotly contested contract for aerial refueling tankers between Boeing Co. and a team led by Northrop Grumman and the European consortium EADS.
Murtha has touted the so-called split buy as the only way to get new tankers to the field quickly.
"Chairman Murtha remains committed to working out a plan that gets tankers in the air faster," his spokesman said today. "The committee will address this issue in the coming months within the FY10 [defense appropriations] bill."
Last year, the Northrop-EADS team won the contract to build a fleet of tankers, worth an estimated $35 billion. But GAO upheld Boeing's protest of the award and the Pentagon canceled the contract.
Murtha and others fear the new competition will have the same ending and cause more delays in replacing the KC-135 tankers.
Defense Secretary Gates has called the idea of splitting the contract a "very bad mistake for the U.S. taxpayer."