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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat sort through the week's top political news, including their takes on the American public's disgust with Washington, the July jobs report and the partial FAA shutdown.
Congressional leaders announced Thursday they had reached a bipartisan agreement to temporarily extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, which would end the nearly two-week partial shutdown but leave long-term funding in question. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with Public…
Since July 23, the FAA has furloughed nearly 4,000 employees and shut down construction grants for workers at airport facilities. Judy Woodruff discusses the budget impasse, which is costing the FAA millions in lost revenue, with Public Radio International's Todd…
LaHood on FAA Furloughs: Congress Needs to Pass Long-Term Funding…
The Federal Aviation Administration's top air-traffic control official resigned Thursday following another report of a controller sleeping on the job, forcing a medical flight to land without tower guidance in Reno. Judy Woodruff discusses the safety concerns with Alan Levin,…
By PBS NewsHour
A US Airways passenger plane bound from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C., crashed into the frigid waters of the Hudson River shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon, but all passengers appeared to survive.
Ray Suarez examines Chicago O'Hare Airport's battle to increase its capacity and problems with the entire air traffic system.
American Airlines canceled some 900 flights Thursday for a third day of deep-reaching schedule changes due to a new round of tighter FAA safety inspections. An airline safety expert and an FAA representative examine the impact on the airline industry…
Flight delays continued Thursday as American Airlines moved to cancel another 900 flights and expectations grew that cancellations are likely to spread to other U.S. carriers as regulators tighten their safety audits of airlines.
Veteran Federal Aviation Administration inspectors told a House committee Thursday that safety violations by Southwest Airlines were ignored by their supervisors due to the "cozy" relationship between FAA officials and the airline. An analyst examines federal oversight of commercial airlines.
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