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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

Koch Brothers vs. Ex-Im Bank

Big business will be lining up to save the Export-Import Bank, right? Not all big business. Not the billionaires Charles and David Koch, whose Americans for Prosperity has been on the record for some time as opposed to the “corporate...

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Shelby: Protecting Taxpayer, Not Boeing

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he’s trying to help U.S. taxpayers, not Boeing Co., by requiring companies competing to send astronauts to the International Space Station to file detailed financial and accounting reports justifying their costs. “NASA and its contractors have a...

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Twitter Inc.

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Twitter Inc.

Can Twitter Save the Ex-Im Bank?

Updated at 3:58 pm EDT The biggest business lobbyists in Washington are turning to Twitter to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nuclear Energy Institute, Financial Services Roundtable and Aerospace Industries Association...

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An AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile manufactured by Raytheon Co., is seen on a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft, during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2014.

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An AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile manufactured by Raytheon Co., is seen on a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16D Fighting Falcon aircraft, during the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on Feb. 12, 2014.

Defense Companies Play Offense in 2014 Elections

Government contractors are putting their money where their mouths are. The top 10 contractors, as compiled by Bloomberg Government, have increased their political action committee spending by 29 percent for the 2014 congressional elections, compared with their donations for the 2012 races....

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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’...

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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.

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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

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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...

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