July 9, 2020

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McConnell “OK” Renaming Military Bases

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GOP legislators remain divided on the renaming of bases named after Confederate Army officers, but the top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell has signaled he is “OK” with the renaming.

Boeing Says 737 Ban to Lift By End of Year

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Boeing tells shareholders the ban on its 737 Max planes will be lifted before the end of the year. Grounded since March after two fatal crashes, 737 Max production costs rose in the quarter by almost $1 billion. The company is sticking to its plan to increase production of the planes to 57 a month by the end of 2020, up from 42 currently.

McConnell Says, “Russians Are Not Our Friends”

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Senate Majority Leader notes alleged meddling in US and European elections and the 2014 annexation of Crimea, saying, “The Russians are not our friends … [they] are acting like the old Soviet Union used to act,”

McConnell Suggests Garland for FBI

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McConnell, refused to schedule hearings last year for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, now suggests Trump appoint Garland as an apolitical director of the FBI.

Senate Readied to Take Up Defense Policy Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell positions Senate to take up defense policy bill, procedural votes could come today, June 2, 2015