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Where Does Sandy Aid Go from Here?

January 29, 2013 As expected, the Senate passed a $50.5 billion aid package on Monday evening to help rebuild areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. With the $9.7 billion increase in national flood insurance that was passed earlier this month, Sandy victims now have $60.2 billion coming to their rescue. But who exactly gets ...

President Obama does not want to talk about 2016

January 28, 2013 On Sunday night, 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft sat down with President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, neither of whom seem very interested in talking about the next election. If anything, it was a feel-good 30-minutes of chatting -- and a rare sight to see the two politicians ...

North Korea's plan to target the U.S. in a nuclear test

January 24, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow North Korea and its sometimes zany ruling family is fun in the form of a Tumblr or a silly tech executive pretending to be a diplomat. It gets pretty real when they start talking about pointing nukes at the United States, though. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday night, when ...

Google wants to own the airwaves, now

January 24, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As if Google's launching a free Wi-Fi network in New York City earlier this month wasn't curious enough, now the search giant is asking the Federal Communications Commission for a license to create an "experimental radio service." What's an experimental radio service, you ask? Well, Google won't say exactly what ...

Cleared of wrongdoing, General Allen wants to get back to his old life

January 23, 2013 Over two months after allegations surfaced that he'd carried on an inappropriate relationship with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite at the center of the Petraeus scandal, General John Allen is off the hook. The Pentagon's inspector general sent Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, a nice letter last Friday ...

Evidence that Syria used chemical weapons is stacking up

January 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a report last week presented some startling evidence that Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people, a follow up this week only bolsters the case. The news came fromForeign Policy's Josh Rogin who'd managed to nab some snippets from a cable signed by the U.S. consul ...

FAA grounds all 787 Dreamliners operated by U.S. carriers

January 17, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It just got real for Boeing. On Wednesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it was grounding all six of the 787 Dreamliners operated by U.S. carriers due to safety concerns. India followed suit in a matter of minutes, grounding its six Dreamliners despite having told The New York ...

Japan's largest airline just grounded its entire fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

January 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Wednesday marked another day in Japan and another emergency landing for a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This time it's serious, though. Smoke in the cockpit, serious. And as a result, 24 out of the 50 Dreamliners to have come off of the assembly line have been grounded. A brand new 787 ...

On its way out, the U.S. will give Afghanistan its own fleet of drones

January 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In his first media appearance since visiting President Obama in Washington, Hamid Karzai announced that the United States had agreed to give his country a fleet of drones. The Afghan President didn't specify how many or which kind of drones Afghanistan would get, but he was careful to explain that ...

iPhone fever is fading

January 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple's once unwavering grasp on the smartphone industry is showing more signs of weakening, as it cuts iPhone orders by about 50 percent "due to weaker-than-expected demand." Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported the news on Sunday night after fan boy blogs had been buzzing about the waning ...