Defense Contracting

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    GE Aviation in Santa Ana to Pay $6.58 Million to Make Shoddy Inspection Claims Go Away

    General Electrics Aviation Systems, a Santa Ana subsidiary of GE, is letting $6.58 million fly away to settle allegations it submitted false claims for multiple U.S. Department of Defense contracts, according to the Justice Department. GE Aviation employee Jeffrey Adler leveled the allegations about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Orange County Defense Contractor Who Cheated Air Force Gets Punished

    A federal judge in Orange County has punished a 59-year-old Huntington Beach businessman and national defense subcontractor for cheating the United States Air Force.Keith Randell Faber, owner of A&M Bearings LLC and Mesa Bearing Company, successfully bid between 1997 and 2008 to supply a specifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    News Flash! Dana Rohrabacher is Spontaneous!

    ​Monday must have been an exceptionally slow day over at The Hill, a publication that covers politics in the nation's capital. Reporter Christina Wilkie wrote a sweet little post ("Rohrabacher's Triplets Get a Sweet Surprise") based on a Twitter entry made a day earlier by Dana Rohrabacher.Ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Dana's Selective Memory

    Can Bishop Brown Utter The Truth? Frank Mickadeit has an excellent column this morning on yesterday’s press conference by women who have been victimized at least three times--that would be: molested, ignored and then harassed--by Catholic Church officials. There will be more festivities today. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: Target Practice on the 55?

    Dana’s Idea of Sacrifice: Ex-Dana Rohrabacher aide Erik Prince and other Blackwater USA corporate officials have been dodging congressional questions about their private army’s alleged corruption, including killing innocent, unarmed Iraqi citizens. Mainstream news accounts thoroughly detail the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: The Drake Two-Step

    Dancing With the Fibber: UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake has inspired a new dance. We’re calling it the Drake Two-Step, and it goes like this: hire, lie, fire, lie, rehire, wiggle. For a story in today’s Times, Drake admits that he “bungled” the firing last week of Erwin Chemerinsky as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    OC Lawyer Tossed From CA Republican Bribery Case

    A federal judge in San Diego removed Mark Geragos from a sensational bribery case yesterday because the (in)famous Orange County-based defense lawyer refused to agree to a federal background check before receiving classified national-security-related data. Geragos—who worked for convicted wife-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Fallujah Strikes Again!

    One of the most gruesome episodes in the U.S. war on Iraq began calmly enough as two SUVs with darkened windows negotiated the dense traffic of downtown Fallujah. It was the morning of March 31, 2004, and the vehicles—each containing two American civilians guarding kitchen supplies for the U.S. mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    You win some. You Laos some

    Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone is conspiring to overthrow the government of Laos these days? Apparently, Vang Pao, a former Laotion general from Orange County, and Harrison Ulrich Jack, a retired California National Guard lieutenant colonel, were arrested this morning and accused of do ... More >>

  • Film

    October 5, 2006

    Money for Nothing

    Iraq for Sale loads more anti-war cannon fodder

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Only Pawns in Their Game

    Orange County lawyer seeks justice for families of slain U.S. security contractors in Iraq

  • Culture

    February 27, 2003
  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Ho-ing for Boeing

    $50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts