Political Capital

Posts tagged: boeing

Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

Air Force One (Both of Them) in Shop

Sometimes even Air Force One has to go into the shop. Both of them. At the same time. Reporters en route to Michigan with President Barack Obama were asking why they were flying a smaller aircraft, one modeled on a...

Read more »

The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

Photograph by NASA via Bloomberg

The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

Congress Serving Pork — Not ‘Rocket Science’

When Congress agreed with President Barack Obama in 2010 and shut down the Constellation program to send astronauts to the moon and beyond, it did so with one condition: NASA finishes construction of a tower to test an engine for...

Read more »

A Boeing Co. 747-8 aircraft during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013 in South Korea.

Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A Boeing Co. 747-8 aircraft during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2013 in South Korea.

Contractors Who Opposed Shutdown Give to Lawmakers Who Prolonged It

Political action committees of the 10 biggest federal contractors, including Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., contributed to more than 60 percent of House Republicans even after they opposed ending a government shutdown that caused “serious disruptions” in the companies’...

Read more »

Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

Photograph by Sharon Steinmann/AL.com via AP Photo

Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

Boeing, Airbus: Alabama Donors in State Where Assembly Deal Struck

Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne is a shoo-in to secure a seat in the House of Representatives Dec. 17 after winning a fiercely contested runoff election last month in a Republican-leaning district in and around Mobile. Byrne, a former state legislator,...

Read more »

A Lockheed Martin Corp. Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hangs above the exhibition floor at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) unmanned systems conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A Lockheed Martin Corp. Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) hangs above the exhibition floor at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) unmanned systems conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13, 2013.

Companies Decrying Shutdown Backed Republicans Who Pushed It

The political action committees of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co. contributed to the campaigns of Tea Party-aligned House Republicans just before the partial government shutdown that ended this week. Lockheed, the largest U.S. contractor, was among the companies forced...

Read more »

Air Force One after landing prior the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

Photograph by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Air Force One after landing prior the G20 summit on September 5, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

Competition for New Air Force One Aircraft May Dethrone Boeing

Written with John Hughes The search is on for a new presidential plane. Air Force Material Command issued an announcement canvassing the aerospace community for a new presidential aircraft today, according to a government website. Boeing since 1962 has built the...

Read more »

A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 27, 2013.

Photograph by Seth Wenig/AP Photo

A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 27, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 14,075.37

That’s where the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed yesterday, its highest level since October 2007. The Dow added 175.24 points and closed within 90 points of its record. The advance was led by JP Morgan Chase & Co., Caterpillar Inc.,...

Read more »

President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Photograph by Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Governors Gathering

Trade is at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House today. Aides said removing Japanese barriers for U.S. automakers is “an important pre- condition” to Japan’s potential entry into...

Read more »

President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Building next to the White House in Washington, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Building next to the White House in Washington, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Sequestration

While President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans trade blame over who’s responsible for the budget stalemate gripping Washington, a new poll shows the president may have the upper hand in the eyes of most Americans. A Bloomberg national poll released...

Read more »

U.S. military drones in Kandahar.

Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images

U.S. military drones in Kandahar.

Washington Daybook: Question Time

It’s question time in Washington. Expect questions on drones and U.S. policy to take center stage at John Brennan’s Senate confirmation hearing as CIA director. Lawmakers will be shown classified legal documents today that justify drone strikes on Americans suspected...

Read more »