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Boeing let their mechanics inspect their own work: report

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Boeing is falling under increased scrutiny after it was uncovered that the company knew that there were problems with the 737 Max 8 prior to the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes. But Boeing’s problems just got worse.

Reports are surfacing of recurring errors on the assembly line for the 787 Dreamliner plane. According to The The Post and Courier, the problems likely came from a manufacturing process that has mechanics to “self regulate” the work. The errors are believed to have stemmed from a manufacturing process that allows mechanics to self-inspect their work, The Post and Courier reported, citing Boeing workers.

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Debris was discovered in airspeed sensors, rags and bolts were also found in planes, and loose cabin seats, the paper reported. There were tires for the plane that had cuts in them, untested gears and “malfunctioning hydraulics systems” that workers spotted.

According to the report, 90 percent of the aircraft’s production fell under the “self-inspect” program but most of the mistakes were discovered before the plane was turned over to airlines.

President Donald Trump has argued over the last two years of his presidency that regulations are the enemy of business. In the pork industry specifically, inspectors are now allowing “self-regulation” or “self-inspection.” Trump now wants to let nuclear plants do the same self-regulation.

Read the full report at The The Post and Courier.

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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

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New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

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Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

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