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Lift Off: Private Sector Bringing Manned Spaceflight Back to U.S.

by Dan Barrett / /

NASA made a big announcement yesterday that is out of this world: two companies (Boeing and SpaceX) have been selected to ferry humans from earth to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has completed all of NASA's testing and will receive $4.2 bi
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D.C. and California: Consider New Costs in New State and State Split Discussions

by Dan Barrett / /

While discussion continues over granting Washington, D.C. statehood and splitting up California into six separate states, reformers need to consider the new costs that will almost certainly face them as their citizens gain new rights.
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Can Two Senators Get Along on a Desert Island? How About on the Budget?

by Dan Barrett / /

I found myself reading an article combining politics and reality television on Entertainment Weekly. No Really. Senators Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich will be morooned on a desert island for 6 days and 6 nights in a series titled Rival Survival. Can they
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New Jobs Report Disappoints

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The latest jobs figures are out and though 142,000 jobs were added in August, officials were expecting much more growth. The labor participation rate also dropped to levels comparable to the recession.
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